Just the Beginning

Youth Leaders Unveil LC Mural

EBB Mural Community gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the dedication of the Mural Project created by Lake City youth as part of the Parks and Recreation’s youth leadership program organized by Lake City’s Mark Mendez. In partnership with local artist Andrew Miller, who donated his time to the process, the group created a wonderful expression of their experience in Lake City. With the tag line “We Are Lake City” the youth demonstrated that they are both leaders now and leaders for our future by bringing their voice and perspective to this community in such a thoughtful and creative way.

Brent Norton and Elliott Bay Brewery continue to show their commitment to Lake City by offering up their North Wall for the project. After the dedication the youth were treated to a meal at Elliott Bay to celebrate the day. Mark’s programming and the youth involved have already made a huge impact on Lake City from the STEP programs “Vacation In Lake City” film advocating for a new Community Center and more recreational opportunities to this expression that is hopefully and very likely the beginning of many more murals to come.

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Lake City Murals

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).