A street mural was painted today (Friday, Oct. 1, 2010) on Stone Ave N between N 80th St and Green Lake Drive N, next to Bethany Community Church and across the street from Daniel Bagley Elementary School.
Truly a collaborative effort, the street mural came alive after over a year of planning. On behalf of Sustainable Green Lake, Megan Horst and Pennie O’Grady proposed the street mural and coordinated with Sarah Buehler Neill, Operation Director of Bethany Community Church, and the Green Lake community.
Residents, including City Repair Consultant Cheryl Klotz, attended several meetings and selected the water theme (which includes little bees). The theme was chosen to honor and reflect nearby Green Lake, the Daniel Bagley Elementary School “Bagley Bees,” and the surrounding neighborhood. The water theme also alludes to Bethany Community Church’s annual campaign to provide funds for clean water projects in Uganda.
The mural is funded by the city’s Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund and a Small and Simple grant. Neighborhood Traffic Operations at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) provided oversight and coordination.