About

The Ballard Public Art Committee (BPAC), a committee of the Ballard Alliance, formed in 2018 from the desire to incorporate more public art throughout the streets of Ballard. The BPAC includes local artisans, residents, and people who work in the area – all with a passion for public art. The committee is dedicated to facilitating public art projects in the Ballard neighborhood while ensuring that the needs and values of the community are upheld throughout the process of these projects.

The BPAC strongly believes that incorporating art into the public realm has numerous benefits. Beyond adding an element of beautification to the street, it develops and promotes neighborhood character, while fostering a sense of community identity. Public art turns ordinary spaces into recognizable landmarks, promotes community dialogue and most importantly, it is accessible to everyone. The Ballard Public Art Committee is able to use public art projects to display Ballard’s unique spirit and to foster the changes that the community desires to see.

From eyesores to beloved landmarks, the Ballard Art Committee is committed to creating more aesthetically enhanced spaces throughout the Ballard neighborhood.

Board Members

Devin Reynolds
Kiana Ballo
Kim Peterson
Sam Slater
Aliza Jensen
Katie Kulseth
Matt McConeghy
Tavo O’Connell
Andrew Miller

Current Projects

UTILITY BOX BEAUTIFICATION: The two featured artists are Sarah Simon and Stevie Shao. Sarah Simon is the first place winner of the public voting contest and a local Seattle artist who specialized in watercolor painting. Stevie is a Ballard native who graduated from Ballard High in 2015 and graduated from Seattle Pacific University this year. Stevie placed second in the public vote and specializes in digital illustration.

Currently, the project is in the installation process. The complete installation of the wraps is planned for mid November.

Artist Stevie Shao

MARITIME MURAL PROJECT: Ballard/Maritime themed mural sponsored by Western Towboat Company.
Location: AMLI 24 (concrete wall next to gas station) 2428 NW Market Street
Artist: Gretchen Leggitt
Cost: $2,000 (sweetheart deal)
Funding Source: Western Towboat (private source)
Timeline: Project started in October 2018. Mural completed September 2019
Paint Supplies: 10 quarts of paint donated by Miller Paint
Size: Approximately 10′ x 30′ 

Proposed Projects (not funded or approved)

TBD