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Art Seen

Slow down and hit pause with us as we re-engage with the people and places around us by exploring the hidden art of the everyday.

The Art of Isolation and Protest

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Seattle artists began painting murals on boarded-up windows of businesses to deter vandalism and beautify the neighborhoods. And as social isolation evolved into a social movement protesting racial injustice and the killing of Black people by police, artists continued to take the streets with spray cans and paintbrushes. In this video, a few of the many artists who have painted messages of heartbreak and hope reflect on the role of art amid social upheaval.