The project to beautify utility boxes on Market Street is finally happening.
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So pumped to see the first of my utility box designs for Ballard installed on the corner of Market St. and Ballard Ave! I was born at the Swedish down the street from here and grew up stomping around this neighborhood. Thanks to everyone who was involved in the public voting process and supported! Love Ballard and it means so much to me to be able to work on a public art project like this ❤️❤️🦑🎉
The five boxes are at the following intersections:
- Market St & 17th
- Market St & Barnes
- Market St & 20th
- Market St & 22nd
- Market St & Ballard Ave
Kiana Ballo from Ballard Alliance told My Ballard that they asked the artists to consider each other’s color palettes and to include a unifying element in on each box. Ballo says the element is a surprise, and will be like “an easter egg on each box”.
While some SDOT permitting issues caused delays, the boxes should all be finished by mid-November.
Photo: One of the boxes designed by Stevie Shao. Courtesy Visit Ballard