A local muralist is looking to bring some color and life to the concrete area below the Ballard Bridge.
Andrew Miller is an active local artist who has been involved in several community mural projects in Seattle. Ballard resident Erika Nagy has started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help cover costs for the mural. The goal is $15,000 — so far, in the two days since the campaign started, they’ve raised $300.
Here’s an excerpt from the campaign page:
Directly put, Andrew is a damn good human and artist, and his latest project is to build an expansive mural on all sides of the concrete portions underneath our very own Ballard Bridge. This is a huge undertaking, will take a lot of time and resources, but will help bring art and vibrancy to our area and will be enjoyed by so many on foot, on bikes and in cars.
Miller’s other projects include the Lake City Mural Project, in which he donated his time and materials and mentored young artists to create many murals for Lake City. He’s also painted murals for Camp Korey and other various business and residential areas around Seattle. After the Greenwood gas explosion, he painted murals in and around businesses who were impacted.
The mural under the Ballard Bridge would be around the concrete structure on all east and west sides of the ramps on and off the bridge at the intersection of 15th and Leary. Miller has submitted paperwork to finalize permits, and the mural project is currently awaiting city approval.
“As Andy would say, Ballard Loves You, and I personally would love if you can help bring his amazing art to the Ballard Bridge,” Nagy writes.