11:05 AM: Happening right now at California/Alaska – art!
As we’ve previewed, today is the day 9 artists commissioned by West Seattle Art for Social Justice are finishing the Black Lives Matter street mural.
They’re working in two shifts – 9 to 11 and 11 to 1 – so they can safely distance while painting. Artists including two family groups were working during our first stop, at the west and east ends.
The mural creation, in partnership with the West Seattle Junction Association, WS Art Walk, and WS Farmers’ Market – is crowdfunded, to compensate the artists as well as to pay for the supplies and to fund future maintenance.
The artists are:
Jasmine Iona Brown
Each artist was assigned one or two letters and artistic license to paint them. Organizer Stevie Kramer says it’ll be complete no later than 2 pm so it’ll be dry before the farmers’ Market barricades come down at 4 pm. We’ll be going back for updates.
12:33 PM: Just back.
We’ll return one more time to see the finished mural.
3:56 PM: A few closeups:
Still to come … the list of which artist did which letter(s), plus a video tour of the entire mural (the SDOT traffic camera is unfortunately turned the wrong way for an overview). ADDED: Here it is:
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