WEST SEATTLE ART: Junction BLM street mural, phase 1

(SDOT camera image)

Looking north from California/Alaska’s SDOT camera, that’s the view this afternoon of the first phase of the street mural that West Seattle Artists for Social Justice is creating at Walk-All-Ways. The lettering of BLACK LIVES MATTER was done while that block was closed for today’s West Seattle Farmers’ Market.

(WSB photos from here)

Organizer Stevie Kramer was overseeing the work:

She explained that the nine artists – four youth (Saiyana Suzumura, Gloria Cropper, Vanessa Musonwa, Raquel Stewart) and five adults (Lashanna Williams, Adonis Piper. Jasmine Iona Brown, Jaymin Brown, Jolyn GC) – will be on site during next Sunday’s market. They will each paint one or more letters of the mural – no pre-planned design, they will show up and paint (Stevie says they’ve already been given guidelines on what’s appropriate for this type of mural). T

The paint they’re using is fast-drying and self-sealing. WS Art for Social Justice says their crowdfunding wiil cover future maintenance too – like a touchup next year.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE ART: Junction BLM street mural, phase 1"

  • BLM July 19, 2020 (6:09 pm)

    Love it!! Thank you WS peeps. 

  • LisaS July 19, 2020 (8:49 pm)

    Thank you it’s beautiful!!!

  • Sassy July 19, 2020 (9:36 pm)

    This is wonderful! Thank you, artists!

  • Melissa July 19, 2020 (10:00 pm)

    Beautiful. Well done, muralists!

  • Ryan July 19, 2020 (11:14 pm)

    Looks good!

  • Lina Rose July 20, 2020 (8:03 am)

    Love!  I look forward to having this important message, and the beautiful art to convey it, in our community.  Thank you to the artists and community members who planned and are implementing this.

  • Richard July 20, 2020 (9:42 am)

    @WSB do you know if there are any protests scheduled today around West Seattle in support of today’s strike?

    • WSB July 20, 2020 (10:08 am)

      Nothing that we’ve been notified about.

  • Bri July 23, 2020 (11:06 am)

    Who approved this mural?

  • DNDA July 27, 2020 (10:53 am)

    This is so great. Thank you, WS Art for Social Justice! Thank you, Artists! ❤️

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