We are painting the Cheasty Staircase that runs through the Cheasty Green Space as part of Seattle Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School. This is the 2nd Staircase they have funded, the 1st being The South Park Staircase. The goal is to create safer spaces for pedestrians to use. We can accomplish this by beautifying the spaces in our communities to initiate use. In South Park’s case, since painting the staircase in 2017, many neighbors now not only use it for transit, they also exercise on it, take selfies, and point it out to visitors as a community staple. Public Art wins again!
There will be 2 community info meetings hosted in May + we’re looking for community partners and volunteers.
Send me an email if you’re interested in details; firstname.lastname@example.org
SLIDESHOW LINK: http://bit.ly/Cheasty_Staircase_Slide
This event is FREE & Open to All.
Tuesday April 24th 5:15pm: Community info & promotional material ready. Promote May 5th Clean up. Jefferson Park Community Center
Sat, May 05: South Park Staircase Clean-up, FB Invite Community info & promotional material handy South Park, Seattle (come see what’s in store for BH at this event)
May 07: (Week of) Community info & promotional material ready.
May 14th: (Week Of) Discuss design direction and plan for implementation based on community meeting. Meeting with SDOT at the staircase to talk about initial design ideas, implementation plan, etc.
May 21st: (Week Of) Turn in design concept for review by SDOT; propose implementation schedule Tentative: Weekend Painting Sessions
Saturday, June 2nd: Begin implementing mural! FB Invite
Saturday June 9th: Continue Painting Mural! FB Invite
TBD: Dedication & Celebration
Special Thanks to our community partners;
Photo Credit By Dennis Valente