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Archive for 'Public Art'

Congratulations, Kristen!

We are thrilled to learn that our own Kristen Ramirez has been honored with an Americans for the Arts Year in Review award for her Wayne Tunnel project on the Burke-Gilman Trail, completed under the guidance of 4Culture. Ramirez, a Public Art Project Manager in the Office of Arts & Culture, is also an artist. […]

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Georgetown Festival Street Dedication

This Saturday, June 13 from noon to 10 p.m. Georgetown will be celebrating at the Georgetown Carnival. In addition to tool races and performances there will also be a dedication for the newly redeveloped Georgetown Festival Street, featuring Revolution an artwork by Georgetown resident Chris McMullen. The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with […]

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Kite Hill re-opening at Gas Works Park

Monday, June 15, 2015; Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation are celebrating the reopening of Kite Hill at Gas Works Park. On Monday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a short ceremony honoring the architecture of Gas Works Park and the artwork […]

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Welcome, Jenny Ku, our new event coordinator

Jenny Ku is the newest member of the Community Development and Outreach team. As the event coordinator, she will coordinate events such as summer concerts, public art dedications, and the Mayor’s Arts Awards. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, she moved to Seattle in June of 2002 and has been an active member of our vibrant arts […]

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Jen Dixon selected to create artwork for Westlake Cycle Track

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation has selected Seattle artist Jen Dixon to create a permanent, site-specific artwork along the Westlake Cycle Track route. The Westlake Cycle Track Project will build a protected bicycle lane in the Westlake corridor and provide a direct connection between the Fremont Bridge […]

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Police Precinct Art Tour

  Seattle Police Precincts art tour This month on our city art tour we will visit all of the Police precincts and headquarters. Whether you are there for work, fun or other reasons, the city’s police precincts serve as an in important hub in our community and the art work commissioned for the buildings reflect […]

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Public Art Boot Camp Training

This spring the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is offering an intensive two-day basic training overview on how to work successfully in the area of commissioned public artwork. Invested in cultivating and training the next generation of public artists, ARTS has created a free training to prepare artists who are ready to translate their […]

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New Staff: Welcome Kristen Ramirez

Please join us in welcoming Kristen Ramirez, as the new Arts Program Enhancement Project Manager at the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Department of Transportation. Prior to ARTS Ramirez worked at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in a variety of capacities including: Art Faculty, Manager of Summer & External Programs, […]

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Three artists selected to create solar-based art projects

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle City Light has selected Seattle artists —  Britta Johnson and Tivon Rice — and the interdisciplinary team SuttonBeresCuller to create semi-permanent, site-specific, solar-based artworks. These projects are undertaken in conjunction with City Light’s Green Up program, which enables customers to invest in new, renewable energy […]

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Seattle Fire Stations art tour

Public artwork has been a mainstay in Seattle since the 1% for public art ordinance was passed in 1973. Seattle is home to more than 400 artworks whose locations span public buildings, and public spaces including parks, neighborhoods and community centers. With so much art to see in Seattle it can be overwhelming so today […]

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