Murals have been popping up on Seattle storefronts (PHOTOS)

Apr 7 2020, 3:01 pm

If you’ve been going out to run essential errands over the past few weeks, you may have noticed wooden panels set up to protect a number of stores while they’re closed.

Rather than leaving the plywood bare, the shops in Ballard and Capitol Hill have taken it up a notch by asking artists in the community to paint murals on their storefronts.

The Ballard Art Community, NOVO Painting and Property Services, Ballard business owners and the Ballard Alliance teamed up this past weekend to make the Ballard neighborhood a little brighter, while the Derschang Group led the movement in Capitol Hill.

The Derschand Group seemed to be the first to put out the call in the neighborhood, asking their followers on Instagram if anyone was interested in painting their plywood boards with “something positive, something beautiful, thought-provoking, or funny.”

Expectedly, many artistic Seattleites delivered.

Here are some of our favorites:

 

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