I always keep an eye out for street art whenever I travel, although perhaps my definition of “street art” may differ from yours. Here’s what I found in Seattle:
Street Art in Seattle
Ballard, a northerly neighbourhood of watery Seattle, has a history of seafaring, sailing and shipbuilding. Salmon and Scandinavia are the words you’ll hear around here, in between the neat rows of wooden houses with oh-so-American front porches.
I didn’t find much graffiti, but I did find art. Right there in the heart of consumerism.
Ballard doesn’t over-indulge in chains and you won’t find many prescriptive plastic signs. Yet this small corner of the city overflows with creativity, from advertising to public sculptures.
Free and on the street, which as I’ve mentioned before, is pretty much my definition of street art.