AUSTIN PICINICH –
SAVE OUR SALMON THROUGH ART
Austin is currently developing several more large-scale murals to bring salmon awareness to additional Greater Seattle communities. He is also designing vivid, salmon-themed vinyl wraps for traffic signal boxes at intersections along area streams to raise awareness as drivers sit at red lights. And in addition to all of this, Austin also designs SOS t-shirts, stickers, bookmarks, and prints that are sold in twelve local shops, and uses all proceeds to support salmon. He has raised more than $17,000 to fund salmon awareness and stream restoration projects benefiting the University of Washington’s Salmon Watchers program.
Austin was a 2022 Winner of the Barron Prize.
IYH Behind the Scenes
We filmed Austin’s story in several locations around the Seattle, WA area, including at the Community Paint Day in Lake Forest Park, and at the iconic Ballard Locks.
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