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Archive for 'Public Art'

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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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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