Update: 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor work halfway completed

The Installation of "Luminous Forest" by Iole Alessandrini will continue into next week.
The Installation of “Luminous Forest” by Iole Alessandrini will continue into next week.

According to City of Edmonds Arts & Culture Manager Frances Chapin, the interim artwork for the 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor is half way to completion.

A city spokesperson told My Edmonds News Thursday evening that “The artist [Iole Alessandrini] is finishing up the first half of the installation. “

The project installation began at Daley Street and 4th Avenue North Monday, June 6. The artist and her crew started embedding solar LED light elements in the roadway along 4th Avenue North from Daley to Bell Streets. Work continued into Thursday evening.

On Monday, Alessandrini will begin at Bell Street and 4th Avenue North, continuing toward Main Street as she completes her installation, “Luminous Forest.”

— By Emily Hill

  1. Very nice and interesting. Can’t wait to see it in action!
    However, since the city is paying money for infrastructure improvements (of which I approve!), I would like to suggest that they also spring for three new sets of crosswalk signs for 5th Avenue South, preferably large, yellow, and obnoxious, telling drivers to STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS! Today crossing 5th in one direction with my dog, I stood there in the crosswalk while 10 cars drove by in both directions – not one even slowed down. Coming back, I and a mother with a baby carriage stood there while two cars passed without even slowing down – once traffic was clear, we could cross.
    This is the normal state of things nowadays. Every time I try to cross, I ALWAYS have to stand there waiting in the crosswalk until all cars have passed in both directions before I can make the attempt.
    Why did Edmonds spend all that money to put those three new crosswalks on 5th when cars NEVER stop for pedestrians? The signage that the city did put up with the new crosswalks was to warn pedestrians to cross only in the designated crosswalks – nothing directed at the drivers.
    Sorry to hijack the topic.

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