Bellingham-area artist to walk giraffe painting to Whatcom Museum


BELLINGHAM - People driving around Bellingham Sunday, June 16, may see a 20-foot-tall giraffe taking a stroll down the road.

Artist Lorna Libert is planning on walking her giraffe painting, "Long Tall Sally," from her home on Noon Road to downtown Bellingham Sunday morning so that it can be part of Whatcom Museum's "Nature in the Balance" exhibit on climate change.

Libert and her boyfriend are putting casters on the painting so they can make the approximately seven-mile trip to the museum. They plan on walking down Mount Baker Highway, then taking Woburn Street to Alabama to get downtown by about noon.

She thought walking the painting to the museum would be appropriate considering the exhibit's focus on climate change.

"Instead of renting a truck, we thought, 'Why not?'" she said. "We thought we'd take it for a walk instead."

Reach Zoe Fraley at 360-756-2803 or

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