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Columbia City mural unveiling


Sunday, January 20 at 2pm. 5021 Rainier Ave S. The wall of LEMS Bookstore, in the parking lot next to Full Tilt Ice Cream.

Community Arts Create (CAC) has started the installation of what is known as the Columbia City Mural Project. CAC and artist Emily Taibleson have worked alongside various South Seattle organizations and groups, gathering stories, personal reflections and imagery, in an attempt to conceptualize, design, and paint a mural to capture the past, present and future of Columbia City. With help and support from local businesses and the many, many community residents, CAC is proud to finally unveil this piece of art, truly created by the members of the South Seattle community.

Join us afterwards at 3pm for pizza and refreshments at Tutta Bella.

We partnered with 10 organizations:

BikeWorks, Washington Services for the Blind, Consejo Counseling and Referral Services, City Year at Wing Luke Elementary, Rainier Valley Lions Club, Valley & Mountain Community Church, Horn of Africa Services, Seattle Urban Academy, Vietnamese Friendship Association, and the Rainier Valley Food Bank.


All of these organizations participated in conception workshops to help create and identify imagery for this mural that was historically, and currently relevant. For the summer months, ArtWalks and random Saturdays, hosted community painting sessions, where members of each of these organizations, as well as community residents, were able to come and add their creative touch to the project.

This mural covers a wall damaged by time and weather, and livens up the parking lot of many small, sprouting, local businesses. We hope that this art installation helps revitalize the community south of S Hudson St, along with businesses like the Royal Room, Paris Bakery, Safari Restaurant and Full Tilt Ice Cream.

We hope that you join us this Sunday for our unveiling ceremony. Bring a jacket, we're in the dead of winter!


Columbia City mural unveiling
Sunday, January 20th @ 2pm,
meeting in the parking lot of 5021 Rainier Ave S.

Meet afterwards at Tutta Bella @ 3pm for pizza and refreshments

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