The murals in Leavenworth strive to capture the towns unique Bavarian culture
The Gibb's are part of the new generation keeping the mural tradition alive. "Most of our murals are narrative - so they have a story to them."
Leavenworth's murals date back to the late 60's - when the town transformed itself from a dying mining town to Washington's Bavaria. Rusty and Amanda Gibbs own 'Gibbs Graphics' - the sign shop that helps keep the trademark Leavenworth look on point.
Long before the Gibbs' started painting the town, Herb Schraml left his mark on Leavenworth. "In 66 I did the first murals on the Eidelweiss Building." You can still find Herb's murals on buildings around Leavenworth. His painting style is distinct.
One of the trademarks of a Gibb's mural is that they put their pals in the picture. "We actually modeled it, had some friends dress up in clothing, and pose."
Herb and the Gibbs' can agree on one thing - for them the biggest sense of accomplishment is when people stop to admire their artwork.