Green Lake Dragonfly Mural Showcased In International Art Guide

October 29, 2019 1:57pm
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Green Lake’s dragonfly mural is featured in Bloomberg Philanthropies & Bloomberg Associates Asphalt Art Guide, which was released earlier this week. The guide showcases the way that “cities use art and community engagement to improve street safety and revitalize public space.”

The art effort led by Greenlaker Lisa Cach in 2013, is truly a neighborhood labor of love. The volunteer group likes to call themselves Team Dragonfly. The project was made possible thanks to a matching funds program through Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods. Earlier this year it was repainted with the help of the community. Best seen from above, the dragonfly sits at the intersection of 4th Ave. NE and NE 60th St. Lisa reached out to me recently with this news and shared a bit more about the mural. You can tell from the time-lapse video of the painting project that this was a beloved neighborhood effort. According to the video it was created to “both slow traffic, brighten the neighborhood and bring good friends together.”

You can download the link to the guide for free here. In it you will find projects from around the world, including our sweet little corner right here in Green Lake.