Josh Keyes + Urban ArtWorks

Josh Keyes selected his 60 x 120” painting, Stampede to be brought to life at mural scale by Urban Artworks’ artist mentorship and youth program. Using detailed drawings and color charts provided by Keyes, Seattle artists Lina Cholewinski, Connie Fu, Megan Lingerfelt,and Connor McPherson worked with 12 King County youth, ages 14 to 18,  in this collaborative effort.

Owned by Jim and Syd Eland, this building houses R&K Foods, Re-PC, and Brinks.

Josh Keyes (MFA, Yale University School of Art) is known primarily for his intricate oil paintings. Born and raised in Tacoma, WA, and currently residing in Portland, OR, Josh’s work focuses on nature and manmade decay. Frequently featuring animals in motion, the subjects of his work can be seen moving forward amidst signs of a post-apocalyptic scene.

Urban Artworks provides opportunities for undeserved youth and contemporary artists to work together to create public works of art. Originally established in SODO, and maker of the first murals along the SODO Busway, Urban Artworks’ youth engagement with SODO Track artists continues the legacy.