A Mural for Leschi
At the December Leschi Community Council Executive Board Meeting, Tom Goedde from Mt. Baker, Lawrence Pitre, Director of the Central Area Chamber of Commerce and Stephanie Tschida presented the idea to create a giant mural on the retaining wall on the corner of 31st and Jackson.
The wall is a perfect candidate for a mural depicting the rich cultural history of Leschi and the Central Area. Tom, Lawrence and Stephanie put out a few proposals of ideas for what to put on the wall, though the most important aspect of it is to get community involvement in the creation of this work of art. We want to engage the community and help make this wonderful art project be a beacon of cooperation for all of us in the Central Area.
The group mentioned the work of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and how they have modeled a way to garner deep community involvement in public arts works. We would seek out a similar model for developing this wall. You can read more about the Philadelphia Mural Arts Project and their process at www.muralarts.org.