Volunteers needed for new 63rd St. underpass mural

by | Sep 16, 2023

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

We are in need of volunteers to help prep and clean the wall on 9/23, and to paint on 9/30. The PNA will provide snacks on the 23rd, and lunch on the 30th.

  • Prep: Saturday, 9/23 from 9AM to 1PM
  • Paint: Saturday, 9/30 from 9AM to noon and/or 1 to 4PM
  • Learn more and sign up for one or both shifts here

For information about volunteering, contact LeAnne Chow, Volunteer Program Manager, at [email protected]

The mural is divided into five connected sections that make up a total span of over 200 feet. Four artists—Odette AllenAi-Chun HuangDozfy, and Craig Cundiff—plus the artist team of Aiste Rye and Amelia Milling will paint one section each. The five sections will be tied together by a piece of text that spans the length of the mural. Check out the mock-up below for reference.

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