West Seattle scene: Alki rocks! New sign catches attention

(Photo courtesy Mark)
Have you seen the sign? ALKI, spelled out with 53 rocks in the 59th SW median south of Admiral Way. We noticed it in passing last week and tweeted a photo, but got caught up in other things and didn’t get around to mentioning it here. Since then, though several other people have called it to our attention, and wondered whose work it is – we don’t know either, so we’re publishing the photo to ask if YOU know!

15 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Alki rocks! New sign catches attention"

  • alki resident April 22, 2015 (12:39 pm)

    I love it, I hope it stays.

  • Guy Olson April 22, 2015 (1:10 pm)

    Someone should make one for Upper Alki too.

  • m April 22, 2015 (1:15 pm)

    awesome. Need one in each neighborhood

  • Amrakx April 22, 2015 (2:07 pm)

    Born and raised in Hawaii, I love this sign and feel the artist should be recognized for their contribution.
    I like the understated beach character, it’s very much like the white coral rocks used for lettering on black volcano terrain in Kona!
    Lucky we live Alki!

  • abovealki April 22, 2015 (2:42 pm)

    The rock design is the work of Fritz, who has maintained this center median for a while now. He lives up 59th a block or two.

    • WSB April 22, 2015 (2:57 pm)

      Thanks, AA!

  • pam April 22, 2015 (3:26 pm)

    I love it! Thank you, Fritz! It has me thinking about how things like this really give us a sense of place and pride. We do need more of this- like the signs in Pigeon Point, it helps to add character to our awesome neighborhoods!

  • Frtiz April 22, 2015 (6:21 pm)

    Love Alki and the positive support. Onward Alki.

  • M April 22, 2015 (6:42 pm)

    Nice to see something like this again. We were sad to see the iconic Welcome to Alki beautifully painted boat vandalized over the years. That was also local art representing our neighborhood, thank you for filling that niche again.

  • Ronnie April 22, 2015 (8:06 pm)

    Not a fan.. Kinda think it looks tacky. Perhaps it is the bright white.

  • Harmonic April 22, 2015 (10:43 pm)

    Loved seeing this new addition after returning from SPS spring break. Did a double take Monday morning…

  • AM April 23, 2015 (7:22 am)

    This reminds me of the “LOVE” rock at Lincoln Park just past Colman Pool, it’s been there forever.


  • m April 25, 2015 (6:54 pm)

    Can we add beach glass? We would love to contribute but would wait for permission first. My kids find at least a couple handfuls every time we go to the beach.

  • Real Estate Gals April 27, 2015 (12:20 pm)

    I love seeing personal projects like this! It’s so wonderful seeing people take pride in their community!

  • Steve43 May 9, 2015 (11:56 am)

    It’s local branding at it’s best. Just ask Fritz.

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