A Great Day In Lake City
Saturday, September 9th, Lake City Future First was joined by about 30 neighbors to dedicate artist Andrew Miller’s mural on the retaining walls of Value Village. LCFF funded the mural and looks forward to continuing to work with the Lake City Young Leaders, local business, Lake City artists and Andy to keep the momentum going on murals in Lake City. Thanks to the Double J Saloon for hosting the after party. Attendants were treated to some music, insights from Andy and his process and a dinasaur themed cake in honor of the mural motif.
Earlier that day – Lake City came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Lake City Skate Park. Our local hero, Kevin Hilman, who shepherded this project through over the course of about 9 years, was joined by Mayor Ed Murray, Parks Superintendent Jesus Aguirre, Dwight Preveo with Wells Fargo, members of the Virgil Flaim Family and Andrea Meyers with Children’s Home Society. The park was buzzing with youth of all ages and beyond showing their tricks and enjoying this incredible addition to the community.
LCFF presented Kevin with a special award at our August Community Conversation for his dedication and perseverance throughout the project. Kevin is a true example of the positive impact an individual can have on a community.
Challenging Area to Get a Paint Job from Artist Andrew Miller
LCFF has had the great privilege of supporting the mural work being completed around Lake City by Mark Mendez’s, Lake City Leaders program. The person who has guided the youth and brought their visions to the walls of Toyoda Sushi, Elliott Bay Brewery and the North Helpline Food Bank is local artist Andrew Miller. Andrew has committed a great deal of his time and talents to this effort demonstrating a belief in the power of community projects and commitment to the visions of our future leaders.
Working with the Value Village in Lake City, LCFF has created the opportunity to get Andrews work up on “those brown walls” that line the parking lot of the Value Village store and the large parking area to the south. The Value Village management has been fantastic to work with and relayed to us that this was a project they had in their minds for quite some time. Store manager, Allison Hughes, was immediately receptive to the proposal and was the one who made the conceptual suggestion (dinosaurs) which Andrew quickly ran with.
If you would like to volunteer to help fill in the mural we are having a painting party on Saturday, August 12th from 10am-4pm. Volunteers will have the opportunity to paint and fill in the design with brilliant colors, while contributing to the creative process!
Continue reading “LCFF and Value Village Partner On Mural Project”