Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a painting party from 12-8 p.m. Tuesday (in conjunction with the annual Night Out Against Crime) to create a temporary mural on the old Greenwood Quick Stop building on the northeast corner of Greenwood Avenue North and North 81st Street. All painting materials will be provided.
The design was created by Michiko Tanaka, the same artist who designed the new 63rd Street/Aurora Avenue underpass mural. When I stopped by the site this afternoon, Tanaka has just painted the mural’s outlines.
Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the site three years ago for a future park, but development funding is not currently available (but is included in the new Metropolitan Parks District proposal on Tuesday’s ballot). The Greenwood Quick Stop moved three blocks north several months ago, and Aloha Ramen moved to Lake City in February. Manna Teriyaki is the only business remaining in the building.