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Tag: Public Art

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Weekly Art Hit: ‘Focus’ by Perri Howard

Tried skateboarding lately? Weekly Art Hit heads into the 2000s with the Seattle Center Skatepark artwork Focus (2009) by Perri Howard, located at Thomas Street and Second Avenue North. In 2007, Seattle City Council called for the creation of a new Seattle Center Skatepark after the former skatepark at the Center was closed. Early in […]


Celebrate new artwork at Jackson Park Golf Course trail celebration, Sept. 28

You’re invited to the dedication of Celeste Cooning’s artwork Bounty at the Jackson Park Golf Course Perimeter Trail opening celebration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. The trail is located at 1000 N.E. 135th Street. Bounty serves as a threshold for the trail and creates a sense of place at a prominent entry […]


Weekly Art Hit: ‘Gazebo’ by Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle

A blue structure, activated with bright and bulbous flora and fauna, stands in a natural divide between the Maple Leaf Park playground and ballfields. Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle’s 12-foot Gazebo (1996) contains sculptural forms of plant and animals indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. Forged steel components of the gazebo include 10-foot steel crescents holding […]


Introducing our updated map and guide of downtown public art

We’re excited to announce our new and improved map and guide of public art in downtown Seattle.  Located on plazas and in streetscapes, parks, and civic and corporate buildings, public artworks enrich Seattle’s urban landscape. This guide features nearly 200 artworks in downtown Seattle from the collections of the city of Seattle, King County (administered […]


Weekly Art Hit: ‘Equality’ by Rolon Bert Garner and Ken Leback

On the northeastern edge of Beacon Hill along a narrow stretch of Sturgus Park above I- 90 sits a grid of 35 small identical granite houses on top of polished gray pavers. One house is missing from the grid. This 36th house appears on a column atop a grassy hill facing the smaller houses. This […]


Restoration of the ‘Story of North Island’ totem pole

Thanks to a generous donation by the Committee of 33, conservators Corine Landrieu and Tiffany Hedrick restored the Story of North Island totem pole in July. The totem pole, located on the Montlake Cut near the University of Washington, was carved by Haida Chief John Dewey Wallace in Waterfall, Alaska in 1937. The pole was […]


Weekly Art Hit: ‘West Seattle Cultural Trail’

As many Seattleites know, one of Seattle’s public beachfront treasures is the shoreline between Alki Point and Duwamish Head. From there, one can look out to the city’s shimmering downtown across Elliott Bay, and also catch views of the islands, beaches and coves of Puget Sound that surround our city in natural beauty. With the […]