“CAP HILL” may be dead but murals are alive and well on Capitol Hill. A tradition of artful walls has seemingly carried over into the new multi-story Capitol Hill future. This week, you’ll find two new works of note and super large scale on the Hill.
In the alley outside the new E Pine home of Bauhaus, cafe employee and artist John Tingley was hard at work completing a giant rendering of the coffee shop’s motorcyclist logo.
Meanwhile, on 14th Ave, the REO Flats project is getting an auto row-era appropriate paint job that will mix a colorful vision of the past into the Hill’s growing cityscape. CHS wrote about the REO Flats project’s inspiration from the area’s auto row past here. Residents are starting to claim the new apartments and we’re told Blue Sky Cleaners and Porchlight are making preparations to move back around the corner onto 14th after their temporary displacement during construction.
Later this year, the Hill is slated to make space for four more giant works of (authorized) art. We also have noted some of the recent un-authorized efforts.