No fail whale: When to see the Twilight Exit mural painters in action

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Don’t mean to turn this site into TwilightExitNews but this is what happens when you add another to the CD’s rich collection of wall art. Here’s more from Karl Addison about the whale mural he is painting on the side of the Twilight Exit and your chance to stop by to see the artists in action:

The owner of Twilight Exit wanted something painted on the wall to make it look better and nicer for the neighborhood.  He asked his employees about it and Kiley who is a bartender … asked me if it was something I would like to do.  I do a lot of artwork all throughout the city, and it is what I do for a living.  I draw every single day.  I came down and talked to Stephen about the wall and he informed me that I could do whatever I wanted on it.  That is when I called my good friend Michal to see if he wanted to work on the wall with me.

Michal and I had a brainstorming session to figure out something we both wanted to work on.  Our main goal was to work on a project that would both challenge use artistically and technically.  Michal has been painting for years now – so he is coming in to this project with a lot of experience.  We finalized our idea of an ocean scene with a Squid and a Whale battling it out in the water.  We have been working on the wall for almost two weeks now.  Our goal is to get it done and have an opening party/release for the wall on either the 28th or 29th of this month.  We just need to finalize the date with Stephen about it – then start promoting it.  Ha, the Wyland comment is awesome.  The concept is just something that we thought would be fun to paint.  We do a lot of other artwork as well.  We will be down there painting [Wednesday] after 7pm and should be [Thursday] as well.  Then all day on Saturday and Sunday.

0 thoughts on “No fail whale: When to see the Twilight Exit mural painters in action

  1. I LOVE it! Can’t wait to see it… But I’m curious why it went on the wall of the building next door, instead of the wall of the Twilight?

  2. We are holding an opening for this mural on August the 29th, 6PM @ The Twilight Exit. 2514 E Cherry St. Seattle, WA 98122-4932 (206) 324-7462. Come out and check out the finished piece then and support local art. Thanks! – karl addison
    PS: That wall has a really old mural on it that was not looking so hot over the years. Was time to spruce it up. :)

  3. I just picked the side of the alley that looked the worst. would love to have the other side done someday as well.