West Seattle weekend scenes: Mural; car wash; film crew

Saturday afternoon, we showed you the young artists preparing the south wall of Super 24 (Delridge/Findlay) for a mural – now, here’s the finished artwork. Here’s what Philippia Goldsmith from DNDA added tonight in a comment on our Saturday afternoon update:

This project is part of a larger initiative to transform the local corner stores into destinations where local residents have an ‘option’ to purchase affordable, delicious, and healthy food for their families. We will be having more projects like this in the coming months. If you’d like to volunteer or contribute to this effort. Send me an e-mail: phillippiag@dnda.org

Now to Alki:

Abby Suplizio tipped us to the “Save the Tata’s” Breast Cancer 3Day fundraising car wash at Alki Auto Repair this morning/afternoon. The 3Day route skips West Seattle again this year (it went through here in 2007 – WSB pix here) but more than a few West Seattleites are participating; breast-cancer survivor Diana McCasey organized this fundraiser. (If you missed it, you can donate through her page at the 3Day site.) East from Alki, to Schmitz Park:

That’s about the closest Shauna Causey got to the crew filming the online series “Star Trek: Phoenix” again this weekend in Schmitz Park, which had limited public access as a result (Friday night preview here). Shauna reports:

Entering the park from Admiral (Way), there is a sign that says “no admittance” and explains the filming. We came from the Alki Elementary entrance so we did not see this, or any signs that the film crew was still there until we got to the stream and could clearly hear a generator running not too far away in the park. Walking down the trails, we came upon the filming and saw some alien costumes laying on the trail (black helmets covering the head) and looked over to see a man with moss, sticks and brush covering his entire body. The only thing showing was his face, otherwise he looked like a giant pile of moss. I snapped a photo from fairly far away and they wouldn’t let me take any photos closer up.

More about “Star Trek: Phoenix” – which bills itself as “a not-for-profit Internet series and the largest, all volunteer, consistent film production in the Pacific Northwest” – at stphoenix.com. Posted notices said the crew’s work was to be done by 10 pm tonight, so tomorrow Schmitz should be back to normal.

8 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: Mural; car wash; film crew"

  • Mike D. August 31, 2009 (7:14 am)

    -What a transformation of that Super 24 wall! Thanks for the new bright spot artists!
    -Now if the chefs/bakers that lease all the kitchen space across the street do something fun with their really bland building both sides of that intersection would really perk up.

  • LA August 31, 2009 (8:17 am)

    I love this idea! I hope it catches on and more stores start to brighten up with art. It’s easy, cheap and sooo much nicer than most of the bland spots on Delridge. Thank you!

  • Julie August 31, 2009 (8:48 am)


  • lashanna August 31, 2009 (10:16 am)

    aweseome… the owners of Super 24 are an awesome family. i don’t like down the street anymore, but i still like to pop in every once and a while to say hi. what an awesome mural- i hope everyone is really proud!

  • lina August 31, 2009 (10:33 am)

    I love it! it is absolutely beautiful!! i too hope this spreads!

  • D.A. August 31, 2009 (11:10 am)

    I think the mural looks lovely!!! However, I’m a bit dubious on the “affordable, delicious, and healthy food” statement. I’ve only been in the Super 24 a few times, and most of what I’ve seen is a lot of processed crap that is hardly healthy. Can anyone point out what specifically they offer that is “affordable, delicious, and healthy food”?

  • WSB August 31, 2009 (11:19 am)

    Have you been in lately?
    I haven’t, so I don’t know for sure if this is a recent development or part of a planned progression, but DNDA has been part of administering the King County Food and Fitness Initiative, with this just part of the focus.

  • lashanna August 31, 2009 (3:05 pm)

    both the super 24 and the shell have a TON of fried quick food. it’s not really healthy. however, both seem to be owned by people who are interested in the neighborhood- i can’t imagine them not being willing to stock things healthier- if people go there to buy those items.

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