The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), will be celebrating the opening of the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway and Art Interruptions on Saturday August 11th from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Playfield.
About the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway
The Neighborhood Greenway is a route over 6 miles stretching from the Rainier Beach Branch of the Seattle Public Library to Mount Baker. The route includes improvements like crosswalks, curb ramps, speed humps, and pavement repairs that make walking and biking around the neighborhood easier.
About Art Interruptions
SDOT and ARTS commissioned seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations along the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway for Art Interruptions 2018. The artworks inhabit city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, eliciting a moment of surprise, beauty, contemplation or humor.
Participating artists are:
- Lana Blinderman
- Isobel Davis
- Angie Hinojos Yusuf
- Karey Kessler
- Lawrence Pitre
- Susan Ringstad-Emery
- Miya Sukune
Art Interruptions is funded by the Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Arts Funds.
All community members and kids are invited to join in the celebration on August 11. We’ll have cold treats, prizes, bike safety tips, and more! Check out the flyer to learn more. #SeattleArtInterruptions
Saturday, August 11 | 12 – 4 PM
West side of Rainier Beach Playfield
And don’t forget to stop by the Rainier Beach Action Coalition’s annual Back 2 School Bash, located nearby, at the Rainier Beach Community Center, from 12 – 4 PM!
The following organizations will be at the event:
- Parks Department Greenway Initiative
- Trees for Neighborhoods – apply for free trees
- Seattle Department of Transportation – vision zero information and games
- Office of Arts & Culture – art scavenger hunt with a chance to win a free popsicle
- Play Streets – Info on making your street a “Play Street”
Photos by Minh Carrico.
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