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:
- June 24 meeting at the PNC
- June 24-July 20 in the PNC lobby
- June 21 and 28 and July 5, 12 and 19 at the Phinney Farmer’s Market at the PNC
- July 12 Art Up & Chow Down Art Walk along Phinney and Greenwood
- July 20 Summer Beer Taste at the PNC.
- Saturday, July 20, Voting ends.
- 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.
- Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22 – Painting the mural.
To volunteer or donate, email N63rdStreetMural@gmail.com.