North Ave Mural Project now on Video

The Sanctuary Art Center was awarded $13,360 from the Small and Simple Projects Fund for creation of the North Ave Mural on the wall of J’s Market on the SW corner of University Way and 50th Street NE.   One of the primary goals of the mural was to beautify and activate an area that has been a U-District crime hotspot.  The group did a call to artists and based on community input, hired Heidi Barnett to design and paint the mural, with the help of volunteers and youth from Sanctuary Art Center.  The City contribution was matched by a community contribution of $13,480 consisting of volunteer labor, cash, and donated services.  The mural represents a partnership between the City, Urban Artworks, the U-District Livability Partnership, local business owners, and Sanctuary Art Center.

Check out the video.