There’s a bit of new color downtown on Lincoln Street after eight banners featuring scenes of Sitka were installed by city electric crews on Tuesday, courtesy of the Sitka Downtown Revitalization project.
The banners replaced several older banners that were showing their age (more than 20 years old) and the effects of the weather. The Sitka Downtown Revitalization project, like Walk Sitka a community health project from the 2012 Sitka Health Summit, commissioned three local artists — D.J. Robidou, Cara Murray and Laura Kaltenstein — to design the new banners in an effort to help spruce up Sitka’s downtown and make a friendlier walking environment.
The Sitka Downtown Revitalization project is looking to commission a second batch of eight banners by local artists in the near future. Sitka artists are encouraged to contact Jill Scheidt at 747-3510 to learn more.