SODO Track artwork by Kyler Martz.

SODO Track artwork by Kyler Martz.

For many years, Seattle’s community of artists and advocates imagined turning the SODO busway into a vibrant street art corridor. This summer, after years of conversations with the SODO BIA, Sound Transit, and Urban ArtWorks and nearly a year since teaming up with Planning Artist Gage Hamilton, we’re finally bringing that vision to life!

We’re kicking off the project in style, and you’re invited. Head to SODO and make this exciting launch event part of your Seattle Art Fair celebrations:

Saturday, August 6, 6:00-9:00 pm
Metropolist, 2931 First Avenue South, Suite A, Seattle
A suggested $20 donation at the door includes two drink tickets (21 and over) and a special guest music performance. See street art in progress on the big screen, enjoy food trucks, find out how you can help out with this project, and more!

The first phase of painting is underway! Artists from Germany, the Netherlands, Los Angeles, Portland, and, of course, Seattle are hard at work in SODO, painting through August 10. Get to know them at sodotrack.com, and get a peek at what they’re each creating for the SODO Track on Instagram by checking out #SODOtrack.

Artist Ola Volo at work on a mural for the SODO Track. Photo by @wiseknave.

Artist Ola Volo at work on a mural for the SODO Track. Photo by @wiseknave.

If you’d like to join the team, stay tuned to 4Culture this summer for information on a call for artists for a Muralist Roster. This list of pre-qualified artists will be used as a resource to staff projects for the SODO Track and throughout King County. We’ll be taking applications through October! The SODO Track will transform 2 miles of SODO building backs into an international arts destination over the next three summers. Artists from around the world will paint alongside the Pacific Northwest’s best, marking SODO as the creative gateway to Seattle, and making your experience of traveling through the neighborhood so exciting you won’t be able to look away.