The building that was home to Ballard Blossom will soon be covered in murals by local artists.
The Ballard Alliance’s Ballard Public Art Committee has chosen five artists to paint the building, which will eventually be turned into a 7-story hotel. Since Ballard Blossom moved to their new location, the former flower shop has been covered in graffiti.
The artists chosen are Craig Cundiff, Dozfy, Josie Rice, Juan Angel Roman, and Victor Melendez. Local businesses NOVO Painting and Property Services and Annie’s Art & Frame will be supplying the paint, and the property management company will be donating a 60-foot lift.
Ballard Alliance has launched a GoFundMe to help pay the artists for their work: “We are asking the community to help support the selected artists through a donation toward an equitable payment of each artist’s time and talent,” they say in an announcement. All donations will be divided equally among the five artists.
Work will begin this weekend; we’ll update as the mural grows.
Photo: Ballard Alliance