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Seattle to hand out supplies in its new anti-graffiti campaign

The city of Seattle wants you to help fight graffiti.
Jake Ellison
The city of Seattle wants you to help fight graffiti.

The debate over whether graffiti is art or just plain old vandalism has been raging for decades. But if you fall in the camp that thinks it’s a blight on society, or just your property, Seattle Public Utilities wants you to participate in its Summer Paint Out program.

From now until the end of August, the city will give volunteers free paint, rollers and brushes to remove graffiti from neighborhood walls.

Michael May is with Seattle Public Utilities. He says,

“Graffiti is a problem in urban areas and a lot of people don’t appreciate it in their neighborhoods so this is a great opportunity for them to increase the livability of their neighborhoods.”

Supplies can be picked up at the Seattle Public Utilities warehouse at 3633 E Marginal Way S  on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • July 16
  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 20

In order to receive the supplies, you must register –  or email or call 206-684-7790.

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