VIDEO: West Seattle Junction’s new Mural Alley debuts

A new look and new identity for the midblock passage on the west side of the 4700 block of California SW, between Northwest Art and Frame and Puerto Vallarta – it’s now Mural Alley, dedicated during tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk. Lora Radford of the Junction Association was joined by contributors for the ceremony.

Maybe you joined muralist Stacey Sterling – seen in our video – during Summer Fest?

(WSB photo from last July)

Also part of tonight’s ceremony, Bob Henry, who’s been renovating West Seattle’s historic murals (as well as the new Mural Alley), talking about how he got involved:

Of course there was a ribbon-cutting:

The murals, like the one Blue Geisha Tattoo artists painted of movie star Hedy Lamarr, have plaques:

Go see the rest for yourself!

12 Replies to "VIDEO: West Seattle Junction's new Mural Alley debuts"

  • ws res October 10, 2019 (10:54 pm)

    Nice! We can stop calling it Pee Alley now that it is all cleaned up with some great artwork!

  • justme October 11, 2019 (6:52 am)

    Thank you to everyone who made this happen!

  • Chuck H October 11, 2019 (8:38 am)

    Fantastic!  Long overdue for this rundown pass through.   I sure hope the images are protected from vandalism in some way.  

  • 2 Much Whine October 11, 2019 (9:20 am)

    Get a camera in there.  Won’t be long till some jerk tries to deface one of the murals.  I thought twice about posting this but then realized that people that do that type of thing probably don’t read the West Seattle Blog and there is also a strong likelihood that that type of activity is already on their mind and this post would wouldn’t have much influence (if any) on their actions.  Anyway, I think the murals are great!

    • RayWest October 12, 2019 (4:58 am)

      So glad to see this and it looks wonderful. I’ve used this passageway for decades as I usually park in the lot behind. I hated going through it because it was dark and dirty and I never knew what to expect while passing through. Often I’d go through Husky’s or NW Art & Frame just to avoid it. I also have concerns about vandalism, but hopefully it will stay unblemished.

    • west sea neighbor October 14, 2019 (11:54 am)

      There are several new cameras in there covering almost every angle. They are up high and out of easy reach.

  • Peter S. October 11, 2019 (9:39 am)

     Walked through there yesterday.  Looks great!! 

  • Yma October 11, 2019 (9:53 am)

    Beautiful it’s sad, but my very 1st thought was, wondering how long it’ll be until they get tagged.I know we don’t want surveillance in general ( I sure don’t) but maybe something specific to that corridor?

  • Gill October 11, 2019 (10:24 am)

    Nice job.  Can’t wait to walk through the Mural Alley SW next time we’re in the Junction.

  • Alex S. October 11, 2019 (12:23 pm)

    I hope those sniveling little tagger punks stay away from it!Although I know that is not likely.  I see these weasels destroying all kinds of nice murals and public art all over the city. 

  • Junction Lady October 11, 2019 (8:29 pm)

    Thank you for this thoughtful renovation!

  • Ws res October 12, 2019 (8:25 am)

    I don’t understand why the ugly murals that were original to the alleyway were left in there. Those need to be replaced. A great idea would be to have a  classroom from Gatewood Elementary, which has an amazing art teacher,  make a murals to replace the old ones. The new murals are beautiful.

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