Seattle Times

“Aurora Avenue Draws Attention to Art”
by Gabriel Campanario the Seattle Sketcher
March 19, 2010

Sketch by Gabriel Campanario

This empty storefront at 7615 Aurora Avenue N. will burst with new color this spring.
A mural by local artists John Osgood, Zach Bohnenkamp and Kevin “Sensei23” Sullivan will hang in the six large windows, featuring the theme of waking up to a new Aurora — which means dawn in Spanish.

“It’s better than looking at empty space,” said property owner Andy Wang, who hopes the art will prevent graffiti and break-ins and attract new tenants

Cindy Potter, of Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors — one of the groups responsible for the project, said Columbia City did something similar in the 1990s and the locations were rented within a year.

Muralist Osgood said 90 cans of spray paint were used to cover the six 8-by-4-foot wooden panels, which will be unveiled Tuesday.

Judging from my sneak peak, the piece looks as promising as the community effort.

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