New art decorates Covington streets

Bellevue artist helps create wraps for utility boxes on 272nd Street

Some of Covington’s utility boxes have received a makeover with new art wraps decorating the streets. More utility boxes will be wrapped in the near future as well by local business Schmitt Graphics and Designs.

The new art installations can be found on 272nd Street near the Jack in the Box and one by the Timberlane entrance, according to a city press release.

Schmitt Graphics and Designs is working on the design and installation of seven more locations in the city, including the storage container at Covington Community Park.

“The Covington Arts Commission is excited to see the projects they’ve been working on!” the press release stated.

The two recent installations were designed by Alesha Krehbiel, a freelance artist and illustrator from Bellevue. One of the wraps is titled “PNW Under the Sea” and the other is titled “Birds of Paradise,” according to the press release.

Krehbiel works mostly with water color and acrylic while also exploring digital painting. She graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in humanities with two concentrations on fine arts and anthropology.

Be on the look out for future art installations, bringing a pop of color to Covington.

More in Life

Replica of Vietnam Memorial making Enumclaw stop

A local vet has spent six years trying to secure this opportunity.

One mission — serve veterans through volunteer work

QMissions searches for new funding models after fireworks ban in Covington

New art decorates Covington streets

Bellevue artist helps create wraps for utility boxes on 272nd Street

Photos courtesy of the City of Covington.
Firefighters spread holiday cheer

Local firehouse collects food, money and toys for families in need.

Mayor’s Corner – Commissioners helps city work for residents

Volunteer for one of Covington’s commissions this year

Residents discuss hard topics in effort to grow together

Maple Valley leaders host a “Black and White” panel

Covington holiday light show benefits Black Diamond Food Bank

The Very Merry Christmas House is having its light show until Jan. 3, 2020.

Local ban ready to jam for Maple Valley Food Bank

The Green River Distillers introduces their holiday album at fundraiser

Wreaths decorate graves of fallen soldiers

Civil Air Patrol Cadets, veterans, families and other military members honored fallen… Continue reading

Mhoon, Harto wish Covington Council a farewell

Both women were presented keys to the city by Mayor Wagner

Covington enters the Hollydaze season

The annual Hollydaze event had snow, mistletoe and a giant holiday tree.… Continue reading

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Turkey rescue: No bird on Thanksgiving menu at this King County sanctuary

“There’s a huge need for roosters. They often end up neglected and abused.”