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Reminder: 63rd Street Mural Project meeting is tonight

Don’t forget that tonight is the first meeting of the 63rd Street Mural Project group. They’re working on a replacement mural for the underpass below Aurora Avenue at North 63rd Street. A previous mural there was repeatedly tagged with graffiti, then painted over by the city. The group wants to reclaim that now grey wall.

Tonight’s meeting is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 3 of the Blue Building. Everyone is welcome to bring their ideas and enthusiasm to the project.

Here’s the project timelines:

  • Tuesday, April 30 – Steering Committee (SC) issues Request for Qualification (RFQ) to solicit artist applications.
  • Tuesday, May 14 – Artist applications due.
  • Sunday, May 19 – SC selects three artists based on the RFQ.
  • Monday, May 20 – SC subcommittee meets with three artists to review the project parameters.
  • Monday, June 17 – Mural designs due.
  • Monday, June 24 – Artists present designs at community meeting at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (PNC) and month-long voting begins. Community members will have the following opportunities to vote for their favorite designs:
  1. June 24 meeting at the PNC
  2. June 24-July 20 in the PNC lobby
  3. June 21 and 28 and July 5, 12 and 19 at the Phinney Farmer’s Market at the PNC
  4. July 12 Art Up & Chow Down Art Walk along Phinney and Greenwood
  5. July 20 Summer Beer Taste at the PNC.
  6. Saturday, July 20, Voting ends.
  7. Sunday, July 21, SC tallies the votes, announces the winning design and the fundraising begins to raise $5,500 for materials and four years of follow-up maintenance.
  8. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22 – Painting the mural.

To volunteer or donate, email N63rdStreetMural@gmail.com.