WEST SEATTLE ART: Pigeon Point street mural to be repainted

(Photo courtesy SDOT)

Thanks to Kate for the tip, via a question about a big circle in the intersection of 21st and Genesee on Pigeon Point – too big to signal a future traffic mural, as she described it. SDOT tells us they’re planning to repaint the mural that community members painted in that intersection in 2015 (WSB coverage here), with “durable, long-lasting paint.” SDOT says they “got in contact with the original artist and have been working with her to design a refreshed version of the artwork that can be installed with more durable paint that will last for years to come.” Here’s that design:

The repainting is expected to happen within the next month or so; some prep work will be done this Sunday – grinding the road to “create a smooth surface for the plastic-based paints to stick to.” As noted in this flyer for the project, which is on the Delridge-Highland Park Greenway, they also plan some paving work, “filling cracked pavement,” and “improved trail lighting” along the greenway.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE ART: Pigeon Point street mural to be repainted"

  • Delridge resident August 4, 2022 (6:06 pm)

    Neat! I was wondering what was going there. Always a pleasure to see public arts.

  • Sidewalk Chimer August 4, 2022 (6:14 pm)

    Now, all we need is for people to stop at the Andover/21st STOP sign and the our cute little pocket-hood will be Perfect.

  • Chuck Jacobs August 5, 2022 (5:16 am)

    Grinding the pavement smooth and applying a tough, plastic based paint… I hope there’s enough traction left to make a turn without spinning out.

  • Wake up August 5, 2022 (6:15 am)

    All the paint that was applied on the street the last time for the last mural gradually eroded and is now in the Puget Sound/Satish Sea, or the living things in or near it. So we’re going to do this again. I wonder why water and living things are getting more and more toxins, plastics, and cancers?

    • SlimJim August 5, 2022 (1:10 pm)

      Amen to that. It’s our unthinking “little” actions that are all adding up to affect Puget Sound. We’re really going to put plastic-based paints on the street? Why not use some naturally based pigmented paints even if they are temporary and let people refresh the artwork occasionally?There’s such a disconnect between our words and actions. It’s not just the city, but the city should be leading the way in examining all of its actions large and small. But this is SDOT we’re talking about here – perhaps there’s not much hope of that happening.

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