Lynnwood community encouraged to send photos for new signal box

LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 19, 2023—The Lynnwood Arts Commission in partnership with the City’s History & Heritage Board are calling on community members to send photos and/or stories for a traffic signal box wrap project to honor Lynnwood veterans.

This would be the twelfth art box in the city that tells stories about people and history. Only family friendly photos of uniformed veterans and active military members will be eligible for the Traffic Signal Box that is to be located at 196th Street and 40th Ave. The deadline to send photos is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

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Other Signal Box Wraps around Lynnwood

Chilpancingo Friendship City

On October 5, 2021, a signal box art wrap was inaugurated at the city of Lynnwood at the Alderwood Mall Parkway and Alderwood Mall Boulevard. The inauguration is a collaboration between the City of Lynnwood and the Mexican city of Chilpancingo to strengthen the cities’ cultural and economic relationship.

Traffic Signal Box
Chilpancingo Friendship City signal box art.

THANK YOU to Essential Workers

Location: 188th and 44th This design pays tribute to the thousands of essential workers in Lynnwood who have worked in the field during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions starting in March 2020. Many essential workers are our BIPOC neighbors. They continue to contribute to our health and well-being. We thank them.

Lynnwood signal box art
Lynnwood signal box art

Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow

Location: 188th and 33rd Let’s poke a little fun at ourselves. This design celebrates a fun slice of Lynnwood’s past in the 1980s and 90s. “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” were immortalized in a skit about the Lynnwood Beauty Academy from the local KING-TV show Almost Live.

signal box art
signal box art

About the Arts Commission

Founded in 1987, the Lynnwood Arts Commission supports universal access to diverse arts to enrich the community’s quality of life and economic vitality, according to its Mission Statement. The Arts Commission, like all other commissions in the city, is a group of volunteers, but Fred Wong, Community Programs Coordinator for the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department is a city employee that works with the Arts Commission.

Some past and present accomplishments of the commission include public art wraps on Traffic Signal Boxes, art galleries in City Hall and the Rec Center, EGGS-plore Lynnwood 2019, supporting events such as Shakespeare in the Park and the advocation for a public art ordinance that sets 1% of capital construction budget for public art.

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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