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Vaughn Bell selected as Seattle Public Utilities artist-in-residence

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has commissioned Seattle artist Vaughn Bell to be the Green Infrastructure and Waterways artist-in-residence at SPU for a six month period starting in January 2016. Bell will work closely with SPU staff to develop an art master plan to guide future public […]


A new life for cloud haiku

At a pedestrian triangle bordered by Westlake, Seventh and Virginia Avenue, passersby will be surprised by an unexpected series of sculptures that resemble pillows.  The sculptures, titled cloud haiku, (2011) are the work of artist Squeak Meisel. Meisel explains that the artwork was inspired by Zen gardens and cloud watching.  “These bronze pillows imply motion […]


Fall 2015 Public Art Conservation Highlights

Whether you live, work or play in the city, chances are good that you’ve run into construction resulting from the Mercer Corridor Project, an improvement project stretching along Mercer Street from I-5 to 5th Avenue West. Portions of the project included sidewalk renovations in front of the Phelps Center, where two Chinese Guardian Lion sculptures […]


ARTS commissions Wayne Chabre for artwork at SPU’s Cedar Falls Administration Building

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) will commission artist Wayne Chabre to design and install a new site specific artwork for the new Cedar Falls Administration Building at the Cedar River Watershed. Chabre will work collaboratively with Cedar Falls […]


ARTS Presents: Lunch + Learn

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month Friday, November 6 | 12-1 p.m. Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 Please join us for a special Lunch + Learn, celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Several artists from local tribes including Joseph (wahalatsu?) Seymour, Jr, who are engaged in public art projects for the city will […]


ARTS Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Last year Seattle began celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day to celebrate the cultures and values of Indigenous Peoples in our region. In addition to celebrating this day, ARTS is highlighting three public artworks in our collection that honor our region’s rich culture and history. Seattle’s public art program expands the public experience with visual art and […]


Spotlight Art Tours shines a light on City of Seattle artwork

Seattle City Light, the nation’s greenest utility, has been a supporter of the city’s public art program, and its portable artwork collection since the city adopted a 1% for Art ordinance in 1973. The city’s Portable Works Collection is a rotating collection of artworks in all media including sculpture, site-specific commissions, painting, mixed media, prints, […]


SPU selects artist Adam Kuby to create art for the South Recycling and Disposal Station Rebuild Project

Portland, Oregon-based artist Adam Kuby was selected to create a permanent art piece for the rebuild of Seattle Public Utilities South Recycling and Disposal Station Project located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Kuby was selected by an open call reviewed by a panel of artists, designers, community advisors and Seattle Public Utilities […]


Introducing our digital Report to the Community!

I’m thrilled to introduce our 2014 Report to the Community – in an all-new digital format. While I’m a little abashed about publishing a 2014 report when we’re three-quarters of the way through 2015 already, I think this one was worth the wait. The Office of Arts & Culture has been publishing a paper Report […]


The James and Janie Washington Foundation is hosting a special Friday Sit and Sip for Central Area Art Interruptions

Friday, September 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. 1816 26th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 The James and Janie Washington Foundation hosts Sit and Sips on the third Friday of the month at the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Washington in the Central Area. On Friday, September 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. the foundation […]