Over the weekend, an ornate turtle design will take shape on the pavement in the intersection of Interlake Avenue N and N 41st Street. During the work on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, the intersection will be closed from 9 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. each day. In order to prepare the “street canvas,” on Saturday the street will be pressure washed, brush scrubbed and then the design will be chalk out-lined. On Sunday the artwork will be re-chalked, painted and dried. At least 50 neighbors are expected to lend a hand to the work effort.
The street mural is a culmination of many months of planning by the neighborhood and Bill Lindberg, the resident who spear-headed the project, and the artist, Rachel Marcotte. The mural is funded in part by the city’s Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund. The Neighborhood Traffic section of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has provided oversight and coordination to help bring this project to fruition.
In late September, the North Green Lake district will also bring artwork to its street at the intersection of Stone Avenue N between N 80th Street and Green Lake Drive N. The project, which features “The Swirl” design, is a collaborative effort of the Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) organization and the Bethany Community Church, with guidance from SDOT.