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Green Lake’s new street mural can’t be missed

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dragonflySEATTLE — One of Seattle’s most popular neighborhood’s has a new attraction: a giant dragonfly in the middle of a road in Green Lake.

The idea behind the artwork is to build a sense of community by painting a giant mural.

The result is a gigantic green darner dragonfly painted onto the intersection of 4th and 60th Avenue Northeast.

It took more than a year and a half of planning, permits, and donations.

The wingspan alone is 120 feet.

“You know, people in Seattle, you live next door to each other for 10 years and you don’t know your neighbors. You don’t know the people 4 doors down. You don’t, you’ve never even seen them, but  they come out for a project like this and suddenly you have a whole world of friends right next door,” said community organizer Lisa Cach.

Dozens of adults and kids picked up a paintbrush and got to know their neighbors during the Labor Day weekend project.

The team picked the dragonfly because it is the state insect of Washington.

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