Tag: Public Art
If you’ve taken advantage of Seattle’s beautiful summer days by taking a dip at Green Lake Community Center’s Evans Pool, you’ve seen Seven Figures (1989) by artists Ann Troutner and Paul Marioni on the north wall of the pool. Evans Pool is one of the most heavily used public swimming pools in[More]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: Ann Troutner, artworks, Evans Pool, Greenlake Community Center, Paul Marioni, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit
Check out Portland, Ore. artist Adam Kuby’s artwork Hydro-Bio-Geo at the celebration for the completion of Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Madison Valley Stormwater Project. Join city of Seattle elected officials, SPU staff and community members at Washington Park to celebrate the completion of the project, take a self-guided tour of the new[More]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Art Beat, Events, Public Art.
Tags: Adam Kuby, artwork, Hydro-Bio-Geo, Madison Park, Madison Valley, Madison Valley Stormwater Project, Public Art, stormwater
Here come the ’80s! Weekly Art Hit has featured artworks from the ’70s to celebrate our public art program’s 40th anniversary, and now we move on to the next decade with Black Lightning, created by Ronald Bladen in 1981. The artwork was a collaborative project of the Seattle Arts Commission and Seattle Center,[More]
Posted: May 3rd, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: '80s, artwork, Black Lightning, Public Art, Ronald Bladen, Weekly Art Hit
In 1972, when the Seattle Arts Commission was only one year old, Ted Jonsson answered our agency’s call for a work of art involving a great quantity of water—one that uses water as the primary sculptural element. In 1975, Jonsson created Chimera, a fountain artwork that continues to fascinate us today with[More]
Posted: April 26th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Chimera, Public Art, public art collection, Ted Jonsson
Happy Earth Day, folks! To celebrate, the beloved "Parking Squid" bicycle rack at Seattle Center has found a new long-term residence at the base of the Pike Street Hill Climb directly across from the Seattle Aquarium on Alaskan Way. "Parking Squid" will offer accessible bicycle parking along the Central Waterfront. This functional[More]
Posted: April 22nd, 2013 under Art Beat, Events, Public Art.
Tags: bicycle rack, Parking Squid, Public Art, Susan Robb, sustainability
While wandering around Pioneer Square, you’ve probably seen the 50-foot carved cedar Seattle Totem Pole standing in the southwest corner of Pioneer Place Park. The totem was created in Alaska in 1940 by native carvers of the Kyan and Kinninook Indian families. The pole was part of a Civilian Conservation Corps[More]
Posted: April 4th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Pioneer Square, Public Art, Seattle Totem Pole, totem, Weekly Art Hit
In partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we're seeking emerging public artists to create temporary art installations along the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway and the Central Waterfront for the project Art Interruptions 2013. The artworks will inhabit city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day,[More]
Posted: March 26th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art.
Tags: 2013, Art Interruptions, calls to artists, Public Art, temporary artworks
It's the 40th anniversary of the city's public art program, and we're celebrating! Weekly Art Hit is featuring artworks every week from the '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s. Learn about older artworks, lesser-known artworks, and find new information on pieces you know and love. The city established its 1% for Art program[More]
Posted: March 15th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: 1% for Art program, 40th anniversary, artwork, Black Sun, Isamu Noguchi, Public Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park
Celebrate the dedication of Fire Station 6 and the artwork The Call by Steve Gardner at an open house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16. The station is in Seattle's Central District neighborhood at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. Gardner will be present to talk about his artwork.[More]
Posted: March 12th, 2013 under Art Beat, Events, Public Art.
Tags: art, Dedication, Fire Station 6, open house, Public Art, public artwork, Steve Gardner
With the dedication of South Park Vortex by Horatio Law coming up this Saturday, we thought we’d feature another public artwork in South Park - The Unified Playing Field Theory (1989) by Ginny Ruffner. The artwork at South Park Community Center was one of the earliest design team projects in which the[More]
Posted: February 28th, 2013 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Ginny Ruffner, Public Art, South Park, The Unified Playing Field Theory