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Tag: Public Art

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 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 […]


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 […]


Office of Arts & Culture participating in Seattle Design Festival 2015

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is participating in Seattle Design Festival 2015 with two unique events; a workshop that will explore the vision of an equitable city and a hands-on art making workshop with Portland artist Horatio Law for his temporary public artwork South Park Crisálida. The Seattle Design Festival celebrates the ways […]


Temporary Artworks emerge at two sites this fall

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, August 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016 Art Interruptions: Central Area Neighborhood Greenway, September 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016  Temporary art installation programs from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture return for fall, 2015 with two locations and 14 works of art. Art Interruptions offers ephemeral moments of surprise […]


Artist Charles Sowers selected for Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has selected artist Charles Sowers to be a member of the design team for the proposed Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project. Sowers will work with SDOT and project designers to develop and design artistic elements that will be integrated into […]


Artists interpret the Duwamish for Duwamish Revealed, a summer celebration of Seattle’s only river

Duwamish Revealed is a series of outdoor art installations, performances, community activities and other adventures to celebrate the Duwamish River. Four art installations, SuperfunSuperfund, Clear, Duwamish Lighthouse and ALONG. STANDING. IN THE MIDDLE OF DARKNESS. INVISIBLE. were directly supported by the Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 1% for Art Funds. […]


In remembrance: Ted Jonsson

The Seattle area recently lost an important member of our arts community. Artist Ted Jonsson, passed away June 19 after a one year battle with ALS. Jonsson was one of the first artists commissioned for an artwork under the 1% for art ordinance. The work, Chimera, completed in 1975 is located near the entrance of […]