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Seeking an artist for Burke-Gilman Trail

We’re seeking an artist or artist team to create a permanent, multi-site outdoor artwork at select points along the Burke-Gilman Trail. The artist will create a durable, permanent outdoor artwork for two to five select locations along the trail. Each part of the installation will enliven its location on the trail and collectively create a larger cohesive artwork.

Established professional artists living in Washington state are eligible to apply. The budget for the project is $80,000 all-inclusive to design, fabricate and install the artwork. Application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1.

Go here for the guidelines and a link to the online application.

The artwork is funded through Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art Funds.

Image: Burke-Gilman Trail. Photo by Vaughn Bell.


Comment from Sheldon White
Time June 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

With all the problems the city has (potholes, school funding etc), why the **** would I as a homeowner want to pay for art along the Burke Gilman trail???

Comment from Lori Patrick
Time June 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Public art improves our public spaces. Good design and art enhance the urban landscape and contribute to the creation of livable communities. Public art also creates jobs through the employment of local engineers and fabricators who work on the projects. Public art is funded through the city’s percent-for-art ordinance, which designates one percent of municipal capital project budgets for public art.

Comment from Sheryl Nash
Time July 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Well said…and not a single ****!

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