Word On The Street Typewriters Are Back In Downtown Everett


Photo courtesy Everett Cultural Arts

If you hear a little clicking and clacking when you’re in downtown Everett, Washington here’s the reason.

Look for a bit of nostalgia coming to downtown Everett this summer. Word on the Street, an interactive art project,  brings nine vintage typewriters to Everett sidewalks.

The manual typewriters range from 40 to 70 years old. They are installed on classic typewriter tables decorated by local artists and placed outside downtown businesses.

Community members and visitors are invited to take a minute to type out a response to the question of the day. Answers will be shared on social media.

“This is a fun way to be a part of a local art project, and try your hand at using a manual typewriter,” said Carol Thomas, cultural arts manager.

The typewriters will be on display from July 17 to Aug. 6, before Street Tunes rolls into downtown on Aug. 7.

Typewriter Locations:

Jonn Laurenz Fine Cuts, 2908 Wetmore Avenue
Narrative Coffee, 2927 Wetmore Avenue
Wetmore Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Avenue
Silver Cup Coffee, 2707 Colby Avenue
J. Matheson Gifts, 2615 Colby Avenue
Renee’s Contemporary Clothing, 2820 Colby Avenue
Major League Pizza, 2811 Colby Avenue
Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue
Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall Street

Typewriters are displayed on artist-embellished tables, reflecting the theme of the written word.

Artists Include:

Amber Forrest
Lyussy Hyder
Roxann Jaross
Jesse James Jeter
Erin Mee
Dawn Westmoreland
Josey Wise

Visit everettwa.gov/events for a list of summer events and programs throughout Everett.


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