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Waterfront call for artist series presents Stephen Vitiello

Stephen Vitiello has been commissioned for an integrated, sound-based artwork on the Elliott Bay waterfront. Working with the sound-filled setting of the Seattle Waterfront, Vitiello will use sound as a major component in a new work that will expand visitors’ experience. “The Seattle waterfront is beautiful and ever-changing—misty, then sunny, then rainy. It inspired the idea of […]

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Spring 2015 Exhibitions at Seattle City Public Galleries

Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, City Hall Gallery, Ethnic Heritage Gallery and Seattle Presents Gallery Seattle Downtown Historic Theater District City Hall Lobby and Anne Focke Gallery March 3 – April 30, 2015 The exhibition includes over 60 images, text and objects from the Seattle Downtown Historic Theater District, comprised of ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, […]

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“Universal Signs of Life” goes up in Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery

On April 17th, Universal Signs of Life goes up in the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery in the Seattle Municipal Tower! This exhibit will feature new and selected paintings by Rajaa Gharbi. Rajaa Gharbi, a multidisciplinary artist, was raised in Tunisia, and has also lived in Morocco. She moves between Tunis and Seattle, where she creates […]

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Ann Hamilton selected for Waterfront public piers project

We could not be more thrilled to announce that internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton has been selected for a commission on the new public piers as part of Waterfront Seattle. Hamilton, known for large-scale, sensory installations, is the recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” and has also represented the United States at the Venice Biennale. […]

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Announcing Chris McMullen as artist for Georgetown Festival Street

Chris McMullen, a Seattle-based artist out of the Georgetown neighborhood, has been selected to create artwork for Seattle Department of Transportation’s Georgetown Festival Street project. This street, 12th Ave. S. from Vale to Bailey Streets, is home to a cluster of businesses that form the unofficial hub of Georgetown, including Georgetown Records, Fantagraphics, All-City Coffee […]

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Weekly Art Hit: dePelecyn’s “Memento” and “Short in the Tooth”

Bridges are created to carry goods, people and animals across bodies of water, and other divides. When bridges start to wear out and become unsafe, what happens to them can be dispiriting. Despite their years of service and reliability, they are replaced by younger, shinier versions of themselves who haven’t experienced years of people and […]

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Weekly art hit: “Points of View”

Walking into the north lobby of the Seattle Justice Center on 5th Ave. and James St., you will find two nearly identical cones; one reaching down from the ceiling and the other rising from the floor. Aligned so that their tips nearly touch, the construction is 28 feet tall, with forms and materials (granite and […]

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Weekly Art Hit: Paul Sorey’s “Tree Bench”

  At a point where two paths meet in Pratt Park, visitors will come across what seems to be a fallen, cross section of a metal tree – Paul Sorey’s Tree Bench. This twisting branch serves as a non-traditional bench, and also symbolizes the Central Area’s multiculturalism. Sorey believes that trees are appropriate symbols of […]

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Weekly Art Hit: Nobuho Nagasawa’s “Water Weaving Light Cycle”

Nobuho Nagasawa’s Water Weaving Light Cycle, the artwork suspended above the Cherry Street  stairs in City Hall, connects visitors to the ever-changing environment outside.  In this dynamic,visual and auditory experience, blue light pulses along a fiber-optic cable sculpture, imitating flowing water, with movement ebbing and flowing according to outdoor weather conditions. As you’re watching the […]

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Seattle hosts Public Art conference

  On November 7 and 8, our Office’s  Public Art team hosted a gathering of the Northwest Public Art Administrators Consortium, a regional convening of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network. Administrators from programs throughout the northwest – Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia – met at MakerHaus, a co-working space in Fremont, to share […]

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