Another Delridge mural project, with an invitation for you

June 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm | In Delridge, How to help, West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 4 Comments

Last year, the signal boxes – this year, the retaining wall. The newest newsletter from Youngstown Cultural Arts Center notes that the arrival of summer means a new public-art project involving local youth in the Work Readiness Arts Program, which last year resulted in colorful sea-life designs on otherwise drab and vandal-targeted signal boxes (see video above):

This year, volunteers and students will work with artists Louis Chinn and Tess Gamez to design and paint the 210-foot retaining wall across from the Delridge Skatepark, adding depth, color and art along the busy thoroughfare. The goal is to create a mural that honors the rich history of the Delridge area, and celebrates the bright future being created as a community.

Youngstown has launched an online survey asking for suggested themes and elements for the mural – you can share your ideas here.

4 Comments

  1. Love that this is on the Delridge agenda! Awesome.

    Comment by lox — 2:16 pm June 10, 2014 #

  2. cool! i will fill out the survey.

    regarding the signal boxes. just this past Saturday, on our way home, our son (5 y.o) said “you know what I REALLY LIKE about the area we live in? the fish paintings on those boxes.”
    :)

    Comment by sam-c — 2:19 pm June 10, 2014 #

  3. Food for thought:
    http://mashable.com/2014/06/10/google-street-art-project/

    Love the rainbow!

    Comment by lox — 2:35 pm June 10, 2014 #

  4. So excited to hear there’ll be another project! I love the fact that the signal boxes have been mostly left untouched by taggers. I still always smile as I drive down Delridge and see the murals.

    Comment by m — 9:40 pm June 10, 2014 #

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