More art, more color for NW Market Street.
The project to wrap a few of Ballard’s utility boxes is still underway, with a new one featuring art from Sarah Simon (photo above). Simon won first place in the contest to design the five boxes — her art will wrap three of the boxes between 17th and 20th.
Stevie Shao (below) came in second place, and her art can be seen on 22nd and Ballard Ave.
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Second Ballard utility box up now on the intersection of Market St and 22nd 🎉🦑🤖🌟 thanks again to everyone for all the support… It’s been a huge trip hearing the community response to these!! Y’all really know how to make a gal feel special!🤘🏼🤘🏼 #seattleillustrator #seattleartist #publicart #publicartwork #thatsamore
If you want to see them all, here are the locations of the wrapped and soon-to-be-wrapped boxes:
- Market St & 17th
- Market St & Barnes
- Market St & 20th
- Market St & 22nd
- Market St & Ballard Ave
The project originated from the Ballard Alliance and the Ballard Public Art Committee, who put a call out for artists last year. The wraps are made of heavy-duty vinyl, and consist of five panels, each of which must be digitally designed in order to be professionally printed on the vinyl, according to Visit Ballard.
Featured photos by Lauri Miller