The World is Our Canvas
Do you know who painted those colorful murals around the Lake City Community Center? At the request of the community, and thanks in large part to efforts spearheaded by Chuck Dickey – a Lake City resident, volunteer, community advocate, and Chamber and Lion’s Club member – the Lake City Mural Arts Project employed 30+ Seattle Community Court defendants doing court-ordered community service to design and produce these beautiful public artworks in late 2009. The theme of the mural facing Albert Davis Park reflects the history and character of Lake City.
The next time you stroll by, take a moment to pause, look closely, and appreciate the vision, care, and elbow grease given by so many people.
Read Seattle Community Court News, December 2009 (PDF) for project details (page 2), including awesome step-by-step photos that show the artists at every stage of work (page 9) and the dedication ceremony (page 8).
Eyes on Lake City
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 LAKE CITY PHOTO CONTEST WINNER!
Our website photo contest received 22 gorgeous submissions for 2016. We are thrilled to applaud and congratulate KJ Shasho for his striking street-level-view (make that ant’s-eye-view) photo of our beloved neighborhood. It is featured on our home page. KJ Shasho received <prize>, and a hearty handshake!
1st Place was KJ Shasho
2nd Place was Nancy Osborne
3rd Place was Carol Cummings
Thank you to all our participants for your eye-satisfying submissions. We see ourselves in every one of your portraits, and look forward to enjoying more of your work in years to come.
Download a pdf of all photo submissions here (22 page, 3MB file).
Thanks again to all who attended the May 28th event. We will be working on setting up Work Groups and developing a Volunteer Bank in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Below is a scalable graphic showing the card responses from the event. This information will help us with focusing attention on issues that matter most.
Welcome to Lake City Future First. Tomorrow ( April 1st ) we will be formally accepting the award of contract for an Only in Seattle grant from the Mayor and the Office of Economic Development. More info to follow….