Wedgwood resident artists worked together with Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods, the Wedgwood Community Council and the residents of Wedgwood to create a welcoming message for our community.
The scope and purpose of this project was to create a sense of unity in our neighborhood, through art, that sends the message"Wedgwood welcomes all" . Our neighborhood has a history of red-lining ( intentional exclusion of some and not others) So we designed an art campaign that sends a message to every person who visits Wedgwood, lives in Wedgwood or works in Wedgwood, that they are welcome here.
John Lavin is a Wedgwood-based artist who works in the film industry. He has Art Directed feature films, television shows, music videos, and commercials. John has a long history as a painter and illustrator, with numerous commissions and clients. John and his wife Carrie Stacey moved to Wedgwood in 2003, and raised their two children here.
John collaborated with the Think Big community in Wedgwood and then created the concepts and gorgeous original art for the Wedgwood Banners.
Jules is a self taught graphic designer and painter, with a bold and abstract style.
As an Asian American, Jules believes in giving a voice to diversity through art. Since art impacts daily life, it’s a way that BIPOC culture can be highlighted and celebrated. She teamed up with Think Big Wedgwood to design branded swag and finalizing neighborhood banners. Jules hopes to continue working with organizations that stand for inclusion of BIPOC community members.