By Belltown is a multi-year community inspired mural project to celebrate the past, present, and future of Belltown — in Seattle WA.
Each of the 8 distinct murals features site-specific historic imagery accentuated by statements from Belltown community members — to encourage us all to appreciate our past and to work towards a shared vision for the future.
“…There is great wisdom in these historic images of the past and there is even greater wisdom in these neighborhood voices of the present…but it’s only when we combine the two that we can start to see a more inspired vision for the future…”
The finished murals consisted of almost 500 square feet of printed imagery, pasted on to the surfaces of historic structures throughout the neighborhood to transform the streets into a gallery showing images of our past and words from the community — to celebrate Belltown
By Belltown was developed in partnership with Belltown United, the Downtown Seattle Association / Metropolitan Improvement District and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture — with image support from the Seattle Municipal Archives, University of Washington Special Collections Library, Washington State Office of the Secretary of State Division of Archives and Records Management, and the Washington State Department of Transportation. Video support from Harley Pan & Green Ghost Studios, and special project support from Boomslang Creatives, Darren Edwards, Erica Bush & Jennie Kovalcik.