PHOTOS: New Mural Project About 1/3rd Done; Meet the Artist Saturday, Aug. 4


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Progress is being made on Burien’s new Mural Project on the side of the Dollar Tree store on 4th Ave SW (click image to see larger version). Photo by Scott Schaefer.

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer

Work is progressing nicely on Burien’s new Mural Project on the side of the Dollar Tree store on 4th Ave SW, near the City Hall/Library building.

The mural, by Artist Augustina Droze (read our previous coverage here), appeared to be about one-third done as of Thursday afternoon, July 26 when we dropped by to check in. Helping Droze Thursday were Intern Debbie Pitzer of Federal Way, along with Volunteer Artists Vivian Yamakoshi and Irene H. Kuniyuki, both from Seattle.

MEET THE ARTIST SATURDAY, AUG. 4
The City of Burien will be holding a community ‘Meet and Greet’ with Mural Artist Augustina Droze from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Dollar Tree back parking lot.

“Come by to learn more about the mural process, have some cake provided by the Dollar Tree, find your own creativity with a hands-on art project, and meet Bucky the Dollar Tree Mascot!” reads an announcement.

Funded by the City of Burien 1% for Art Fund, the aim of the new mural is to “bring a new focal point to our city. The work is being created by Augustina and a fabulous group of community volunteers.”

The Burien Dollar Tree Back Parking Lot is located at 4th & 151st SW.

Event is weather permitting.

For more information please call Burien Parks and Recreation at 206-988-3700.

Here are some iPhone Photos taken Thursday afternoon (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Depiction of what the final mural art being painted on the side of the Dollar Tree Store will look like. Click image to see larger version.

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4 Responses to “PHOTOS: New Mural Project About 1/3rd Done; Meet the Artist Saturday, Aug. 4”
  1. I says:

    Still haven’t figured out how this represents Burien!

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  2. Robbie Howell says:

    Great pictures Scott. Classic and beautiful!

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  3. turtle says:

    how many people applied for this mural project, how many people from this zipcode applied? why did they not choose a local artist? what were the reasons to choose this artist? why did the project not team up with a local teen group? “volunteer” means not paid.– budget allocation? burien is an INTERNATIONAL city, as it is comprised of people from many ethnic backgrounds, where is that representation in the mural imagery?

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    • TcB says:

      Maybe in the simple imagery of all the multi-colored hands perhaps? It’s a nice mural.

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