Community Input Sought on Utility Box Beautification

Public art enriches our lives without us even knowing it and becomes part of our experiences, says sculptor Toby Mendez. Wallingford is full of outdoor art—from the whimsical mosaics of the Boys and Girls Club to the Animal Storm sculpture outside Wallingford Center to the eye-catching murals found throughout the N. 45th St. business district.

With this as inspiration, a collaborative neighborhood group, Wallingford Beautification, is working on plans to add to Wallingford’s artistic landscape, to enhance visual interest and raise community pride in Wallingford. With guidance from project manager Juan Martinez from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, this group is focused on adding graphics to three utility boxes along N. 45th St.—at the SE corner of Meridian and 45th in front of Silver Tray Thai; on the north side of 45th in front of QFC; and on the SE corner of 45th at Densmore by Wells Fargo.

The group invites your input on potential graphics for this project. Your feedback will assist the committee in charting the path forward as it enhances the utility boxes in Wallingford.

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