63rd St Mural / Calls & Submissions
May 31, 2023
Organization Name: Phinney Neighborhood Association
Organization Location: Seattle, WA
Type: Calls & Submissions
The 63rd St Mural has a long history as being a prominent focal point in Seattle. It is located on the north side of N 63rd St at Aurora Ave N, an area that receives high foot and wheel traffic. There have been murals at this site since the 1990s, the most recent of which was Michiko Tanaka’s mural (pictured above), created in 2014 by a group of community members with support from the PNA. Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers this mural outlasted its 5-year life expectancy and was painted over in 2021.
Now, the PNA, with support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the local community, is leading the effort to paint a new 63rd St Mural during the summer of 2023 that is both created by and a reflection of our vibrantly diverse Seattle community. The theme of this project is Belonging.
The mural is divided into five connected sections (shown below) that make up a total span of over 200 feet. Applications for both artists and community groups are open through May 31, 2023. A committee of community members and arts leaders will select five artists and five community groups to work together on painting one section each. The new mural will be complete by the end of August 2023.
Artists can apply to paint one of the sections of mural in collaboration with a community group. Information about eligibility, compensation, and your responsibilities is available in the Info Packet, which can be downloaded at https://www.phinneycenter.org/63rd-st-mural/. The application deadline is 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
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