In response to vandalism and graffiti that tarnished Seattle’s Chinatown-International District after protests earlier this summer, a variety of vibrant public art was created, and now the community is celebrating with a contest.
Northwest Asian Weekly will honor winners of the first “Marvelous Community Art Mural Contest.”
There are 30 finalists, and the public can vote online. Voting ends Aug. 13.
The works, created by more than 100 volunteers, feature themes of unity, love, and Asian-Black multiculturalism.
The art is found on storefronts throughout the neighborhood, although some murals already have been taken down.
All artists will be recognized in a special edition of the Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post. Winners will be announced in August in a special issue, and a virtual celebration will live-streamed at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 on Facebook.
While you’re in the neighborhood: Support International District businesses by buying takeout