Reminder: ‘I Love Lynnwood’ movement launching with sculpture unveiling at convention center Feb. 14

A digital visual of artist BK Choi’s sculpture for “I Love Lynnwood”

“I Love Lynnwood” is officially launching on Feb. 14, and everyone is invited.

“I Love Lynnwood” was started by the Lynnwood Public Facilities District (LPFD) to increase tourism, highlight and support local businesses and shed light on the diversity that Lynnwood has to offer. This event has been in the works for over three years.

Mayor Christine Frizzell will open the event with a speech about the community, followed by the unveiling of a new sculpture by local Korean-American artist BK Choi. 

The 12-foot, heart-shaped sculpture will be covered in jogakbo, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. Choi’s jogakbo will have pink, blue, green and yellow in honor of Lynnwood’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission decals with the message “All Are Welcome.”

Jogakbo, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth, will cover Choi’s heart-shaped sculpture.

Choi’s design was selected out of more than 25 applications. City of Lynnwood Community Programs Coordinator Fred Wong said Choi’s design was selected because it tells a captivating story of both his Korean and American heritage.

“He (Choi) always felt that Lynnwood was a welcoming city for him and his family,” Wong said. “This is his idea to combine his heritage and his love of Lynnwood.”

In addition to Choi’s sculpture, a 30-foot-wide “Lynnwood” sign will be installed in front of the Convention Center. There will also be a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the launch of the event.

It’s rumored that the first 62 people who show up will receive a coffee card for a local coffee shop – in honor of 62 years of Lynnwood.

The LPFD is also encouraging community members to use the hashtag #Ilovelynnwood on social media posts when visiting local businesses or parks in the area.

The launch is being held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, located at 3711 196th St. S.W., and will start at 11 a.m.

    1. Betty, so good to hear from you and thank you! I really do hope you are able to make it as you certainly had a hand in this!

  1. Congratulations! I will make plans to come see the sculpture.

    But – I’m asking respectfully and am open to suggestions – I’m at a loss when it comes to tourism in Lynnwood, and I live here! When people come from out of town I don’t take them to see Lynnwood – where would I take them? The Convention Center maybe, but only some would be interested. What restaurants in Lynnwood stand up to others in nearby cities? What quaint shopping areas? I’m truly interested in this subject. Is there a website, a newsletter, a Facebook page that could help me out?

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