Join Atlas Obscura for a fascinating, fact-filled tour of these large-scale artworks found around the Alaska Junction neighborhood of West Seattle with Clay Eals, former editor of the West Seattle Herald and former executive director of the Seattle Southwest Historical Society.
These larger-than-life artworks that contain a treasure trove of local history and cultural significance. With origins tracing back to the late 1980s, the murals of West Seattle depict glimpses of long gone local history, from Elliott Bay’s once-thriving "mosquito fleet" to the “Old Mud Hole” of Lincoln Park.
You’ll get the whole story of how these murals were created by civic leaders and a team of world-class artists, discover the tricks of their trade, learn which local luminaries were depicted in various scenes, and get more inside scoop on these unique achievements.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the West Seattle Junction Association’s mural restoration project.
This event runs rain or shine. The tour is all outdoors and will last about 90 minutes. Participants will walk approximately 1 mile.
Street parking is available. Please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion. Metro Routes 37, 50, 55, and 128, as well as Rapid Ride C Line, are within a five-minute walk.
Questions? Email Keith Bacon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 20 spots available on this experience.