Colorful, Student-Designed Banners Will Transform Burien’s SW 153rd Street
The City of Burien’s Arts Commission has been busy working with Highline School District students over the last year to create a new “Banner Project” on SW 153rd Street.
Forty-four (44) large banner flags, each measuring about 2-feet by 5-feet, will be installed on light poles between 2nd and 6th Avenues SW in February.
Eleven different designs were created with a theme of “culture, community and neighborhood” by students of Gregory Heights Elementary School, Sylvester Middle School, Highline High School, and the Puget Sound Skills Center. The designs were chosen from 95 textile-like submissions from students last winter.
After being installed, these beautiful banners will be up for one year. A reception to recognize the students will be scheduled after installation.
Funding for the banners will be provided by the City of Burien’s Public Art Fund.
The banner poles will be donated by Discover Burien.
Past Arts Commissioner Maureen Hoffman originally proposed this project idea, and current Commissioners Victoria Hall and Donna DeFiore organized the effort. Maureen is now continuing the work to transform each student’s design into the banner production process.
Here’s a sample of 11 of the banner designs; note that each has the Artist Student’s name at the bottom: