COVID and Black Lives Matter brought an explosion of street art to Seattle. But graffiti was already having a moment

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In 2017, Crick Lont (known as Dozer) had an opportunity: a Beacon Hill warehouse scheduled for demolition and a bunch of graffiti artists in town for a festival — so he threw a painting party. Three years later, the warehouse is still standing — but no longer hosts regular events, due to the pandemic. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
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Seattle Times arts and culture reporter

To some, graffiti will never be anything more than a nuisance and, occasionally, a menace.

For the rest of us, who regard graffiti with curiosity, confusion and/or admiration, summer is the season for discovery. Even during normal years, the long days and lingering twilights invite trips through Seattle’s most chaotic museum, where the artists are the curators, every surface is a canvas and the city of Seattle’s graffiti rangers (actual job title) hustle to keep it blank.

But this is not a normal year.

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