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Street Art in Seattle

Street Art in Seattle - Artificial Tree Stretching Into the Sky in Ballard

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.

Damask - Street Art Seattle - Home made damsal fly board outside shop

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.

Zak - Street Art in Seattle - Multicolored sign for a burger joint with cartoon face in Ballard

Free and on the street, which as I’ve mentioned before, is pretty much my definition of street art.

Teddy BEar Street Art in Ballard, Seattle

Ballard Street Art, Seattle, Public Sculpture of a Tree Against the Clouds

Ballard Art, Seattle, Blue and white flowery domes on wire trunks, Public Street Art

My favourite street art in Seattle? Saved until the last moment – Enjoy!

Street Art in Seattle

6 Responses to Street Art in Seattle

  1. Camels & Chocolate February 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    I love how all these photos POP. Street art is something I’ve never been so great about photographing, sadly.

  2. Wanderluster February 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    I spend a good amount of time in Ballard, and I love how you’ve captured it here.

  3. Sarah Wu February 14, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Really interesting arts you took photo of.

  4. Abi February 20, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Thanks everyone. I just love finding splashes of creativity where I least expect it…

  5. Kayla March 24, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    Interesting that there are so many representations of trees…

    Great photos!

    • Abi September 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

      Yeah..Perhaps they can still see the water and mountains in Seattle on a clear day but miss the trees…?!