Street art to brighten Crown Hill

The Crown Hill Business Association has received a $3,000 grant to paint signal control boxes at five intersections in Crown Hill. Signal control boxes are the big gray boxes that sit at every signalized intersection. Catherine Weatbrook with the CHBA made the announcement at the last Ballard District Council meeting, saying that each box is about an 80 square foot canvas for an artist to work with. Each of the murals will “reflect some aspect that is specific to Crown Hill,” Weatbrook told the group. Examples she gave were the 13 natural ravines, the old orchards, the history of the area in logging and the village. The CHBA is still deciding on artists.


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Magda
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Magda

Please don’t let it be Henry again! His stuff is ludicrous.

Sarah
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Sarah

I like Ryan Henry’s stuff, personally.

I also like the idea of painting these boxes. They’ve already done so on a lot of boxes downtown, and I think it’s a really cool way to add a little life and color to the street level. I haven’t spotted a large amount of graffiti on the boxes since they were painted, either, though I haven’t checked recently.

Just Curious
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Just Curious

Should we place bets to see how long until someone with a can of spray paint comes along and ruins them?

Magda
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Magda

I like the idea also. Personally, I like the fire mural in Greenwood. Not sure who the artist was…

Webster21
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Webster21

> Should we place bets to see how long until someone with a can of spray paint comes along and ruins them?

I wager 1 weekend. Graffiti in Sunset Hill / Crown Hill has become as bad as everywhere else.

Scott
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Scott

Sure makes me feel wonderful about living in Berkley North. How many children would this $$ feed? Why not send the guys in the green city of Seattle vans out and let ’em paint those green? Guess there’s nothing else pertinent or urgent out there to remedy. Thanks mayor Fuzzy Wuzzy

The Mayor
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The Mayor

ah i dont like it… with that henry painting on the side of value village and now these.. makes it looks like we live in a fairy tale…

Webster21
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Webster21

It adds a lot of character to a fabulous neighborhood. Trust me I’ve lived in seem real crap holes!