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Wednesday - August 19, 2009 02:07:32 PM
Seattle Times: The Hostel Art Collective
"Each bedroom is wildly different from the next. One shows the Seattle skyline surrounded by what appear to be spray-painted polka dots, the result of reverse ink photo transfers.

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Another's walls are milky white with small, whimsical patches of blue, which gives the impression of being inside a cloud. Inside another, gnomes resting on mushrooms smoke from a hookah.

Having up-and-coming artists paint the rooms is just one of Kindell's ideas for City Hostel Seattle. Other plans include a rainwater-collection system. And a wall on the outside of the hotel will be turned over to artists to craft an art insect to be placed near a sign that says "Infestation." The insect idea was inspired by the gum wall in Post Alley at Pike Place Market, Kindell said.

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The lobby will become an art gallery for young artists, including those who painted rooms inside the hostel.

A stay at City Hostel Seattle runs between $33 and $95 a night, depending on the room. Slonecker, whose company paid $3.1 million to buy the building and another $750,000 to remodel it, said he believes the art adds value and marketability to the property.

The hostel's Aug. 14 opening attracted so much attention that Kindell said all rooms will be available to be toured during Belltown's Second Friday Artwalk from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 11."

Here is a link to the rest of the article;
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Here are 2 of our favorite rooms;



You can also check out our self proclaimed employee of the universe 179 at her show same night at The Whisky Bar!

Here is another chance to check out the rooms in case you missed out on the last opening. Rooms will be open for viewing!
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Second Thursday Art Walk
September 11th 2009, 6-9pm

Quick mention, this project was modeled after the Hostel in San Fransisco here is a link to information regarding that project;
www.sfhoteldesarts.com
so in the spirit of SF, I dedicate this post to Piece by Piece.

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