West Seattle Crime Watch: Art stolen from Avalon storefront

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Mark Hewitt, former owner of Tillicum Village, called with news that the native artwork that decorated the front of the former TV headquarters on Avalon Way (see left side of the Google Street View image above) is now gone; he noticed this around 7:30 last night. This photo taken a short time ago shows plywood where it was removed:

Hewitt says it’s a 6 foot tall by 1.5 foot wide piece of art that was designed on Vancouver Island, and he is offering a $100 reward for its return w/no questions asked. You can call him at 935-1413. ADDED 10:26 PM: We’ve received a better photo of the panel:

9 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Art stolen from Avalon storefront"

  • miws October 8, 2009 (4:51 pm)

    I just walked by there a couple of days ago. In fact, I stopped in front of the building for a moment to catch my breath.


    Don’t recall if the art work was there at the time, but it missing wouldn’t have neccesarily caught my eye, what with my infrequent trips along Avalon, which are normally on the bus heading downtown.


    Hope this gets found and returned.



  • Mel October 8, 2009 (8:12 pm)

    I drive by the store nearly every day. Since the shop was gone, I thought someday I’ll call and ask if the artwork is for sale – but never did.
    Last week or even the week before I saw that the artwork was gone. So I thought – they have finally sold it. It is gone for a while, not just since yesterday evening.


  • christopherboffoli October 8, 2009 (10:33 pm)

    When you say it was a former “TV headquarters” does that mean it was a TV store or that it was some kind of TV studio?

  • WSB October 8, 2009 (10:36 pm)

    TV = Tillicum Village.

  • Bikejuju October 8, 2009 (10:42 pm)

    TV = Tillicum Village. Oops Tracy beat me to it.

  • Bikejuju October 8, 2009 (10:42 pm)

    So sorry to see this artwork gone. Bummer.

  • christopherboffoli October 9, 2009 (7:55 am)

    Ah. Thanks. Acronym confusion.

  • de October 9, 2009 (1:48 pm)

    sorry to hear. that just chaps my hide. whatta loser and i bet this person reads the ws blog. well read this, we’re looking for you. please return asap otherwise, i am totally into singapore caning as punishment once you’re caught!

  • Vic Royer October 10, 2009 (9:01 am)

    ..why not just put a sign on my back that says “kick me”. ..yes, this person will get caught.

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