Art Renewal Day

It’s Art Renewal Day and You Are Invited!

If you haven’t had the pleasure of stepping foot into the historic building that houses Aki Kurose Middle School you might not know that the hallways are covered in inspirational murals. As you travel through the hallways you’ll notice that each mural speaks to a community value. On your way to the lunch room you’ll find Malcolm X speaking truth about the power of knowledge. When walking past the library you’ll see a piece inspired by Einstein that reiterates the role of the teacher.


But just like all things in this world these murals have aged and succumbed to the wear and tear of a well populated school. Some murals are chipping, where others are simply spelled wrong. It is a belief at Aki Kurose Middle School that if we respect our environment we are in turn respecting ourselves. It is our intention to create a culture of respect and care in our community by renewing our hallways. When we connect with our school we can connect with each other.


We invite you to be a part of our community by joining us in this special event at Aki Kurose Middle School!

The Art Renewal Day
for Global Youth Service Day
The Aki Kurose Community believes that
When we renew our hallways, we renew our community!
Join us for a day of renewing, refreshing and repainting!
Aki students and community volunteers will be working together to clean and repaint our hallways murals.
April 27th 9-4pm
At Aki Kurose Middle School
3928 S Graham St, Seattle, WA 98118

For community volunteers we are offering half-day shift or a whole day shift. All shifts include lunch and ArtsCorps entertainment from 12pm – 1pm.

The Morning shift: 9am -1pm
The Afternoon shift: 12pm – 4pm
Full Day: 9am – 4pm
Please register by emailing your shift preference to Jaala Smith, the resident ArtsCorps Teaching Artist at 
Childcare is not provided at this event. Due to the nature of the event we ask all volunteers to be 18yrs or older.
Bring: refillable water bottle, clothing appropriate for painting and cleaning and your enthusiasm for ART!
Provided: Tools, supplies and lunch.
We look forward to seeing you!
– Aki’s Art Renewal Team