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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Awake to a New Aurora" Mural Unveiling on Tue, Mar 23rd

Mural in progress shown above.

On Tuesday, March 23 from 6:30-7:30pm join the Aurora Avenue N neighborhood in celebrating the unveiling of the first of two murals. Sustainable Green Lake, Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) and the City of Seattle envision Aurora as a street full of thriving businesses and shoppers – one with a vibrant business center that attracts local residents to walk and bike to stores and restaurants for their weekly shopping and entertainment. To encourage this, a temporary installation of artwork is being placed in the windows of an empty storefront. A second location is being sought.

Sustainable Green Lake received funding to do a mural from a grant through the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. GAIN provided some additional funding. The project is modeled after a similar and successful one done in the Columbia City neighborhood in the 1990s.

Zach Bohnenkamp, John Osgood and Kevin Sullivan from Seattle Mural Art, a local muralist team whose most recent work was installed next to Taproot Theatre after the arsons, have been commissioned for the new Aurora murals. The mural features the theme “Awake to a New Aurora” with a vibrant scene transitioning from green space to a rising sun backdropped with the downtown cityscape view as you go over the Aurora Bridge.

“This is a great project bringing together artists, community groups and businesses to improve Aurora," said Andy Leong, property owner of 7615 Aurora Avenue N.

Come watch the mural unveiling, meet the artists and your fellow neighbors and enjoy free pizza and soda.

7615 Aurora Avenue
Seattle, WA 98103
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
6:30 – 7:30pm
(unveiling at 6:45pm)

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