WEST SEATTLE ART: New mural near entrance to Lincoln Park

(WSB photo)

That’s artist Mike Dupille, who is painting a mural on a garage door in the 7100 block of Beach Drive SW, near the north entrance to the Lincoln Park shoreline – visible to people walking, biking, running, or rolling to and from the park. The mural will spotlight some of the wildlife who live in and near the park. The mural was commissioned by the garage’s owner, Sharon Best, who tells WSB, “This project serves three goals. The first is to allow me to use my small voice to help develop an appreciation of art in the community. The second is to provide one artist a little money he might not otherwise have at a time when arts funding is desperately lacking. The third is to highlight the place of parks as homes for wildlife in the community.” Dupille, who has a West Seattle studio, says he hopes to finish the mural next week, depending on how much the forecast rainy weather gets in the way.

16 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE ART: New mural near entrance to Lincoln Park"

  • Art is Life! March 12, 2022 (11:17 am)

    Marvelous! Many thanks!

  • Kalo March 12, 2022 (11:38 am)

    LOVE this!!

  • andreea March 12, 2022 (1:03 pm)

    Just noticed this on our daily dog walk today, it’s just so lovely! Thank you both!!!

  • John March 12, 2022 (1:24 pm)

    Love it! Really like the incorporation of local wildlife as well

  • Norm March 12, 2022 (2:03 pm)

    Sharon has earned her last name! Thank you for being awesome!

  • Insertname March 12, 2022 (2:29 pm)

    This 👍👍

  • Kris March 12, 2022 (5:20 pm)

    Thanks Sharon & Mike for your big hearts & beautiful art. A great tribute to a very special park and the wildlife we so enjoy sharing the magnificent place we live in.

  • J West March 12, 2022 (5:36 pm)

    Cool mural!

  • Wendell March 12, 2022 (6:21 pm)

    Thank you for bringing some respite from the current mood of anger that we all witness on a daily basis.

  • Kathryn Smith March 12, 2022 (8:43 pm)

    Love it! 

  • john206 March 12, 2022 (9:35 pm)

    Cool! I’ve been watching it develop, Nice to know the story finally. Great work!

  • Kristina March 13, 2022 (10:11 am)

    I saw it today for the first time and I absolutely love it. Thank you for this gift to our community!

  • emcat8 March 13, 2022 (12:18 pm)

    How lovely!

  • Jim March 14, 2022 (2:39 pm)

    Super! FINALLY an artistic mural! So unlike those around the junction, which are simply bad paintings done large, that never go away. They are eyesores. This mural is a delight. Thank you to Ms. Best.

  • Sharon E. Best March 15, 2022 (8:53 am)

    I thank everyone who commented .  I also urge everyone to do something to support the arts in affordable ways.  You can donate to talented buskers who entertain you while you stand in a long, otherwise boring, line. You can buy original art from galleries who represent new artists, or from the artists themselves in street fairs or who sell out of their homes or work shops.  This is a lot easier in this time of the internet.  Lastly artists could make themselves better known if they emerged from their studios occasionally and gave classes to teach aspiring artists the fundamentals of their mediums.  I would also love to hear music coming from kids developing  their own styles on street corners as happens in  other, probably dryer, cities. 

  • snowskier March 15, 2022 (12:11 pm)

    Great stuff Mike and Sharon!!  Can’t wait to enjoy it while out running and walking.

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