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Tag: Public Art

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Weekly Art Hit: ‘The Unity and Oneness of All’ by Monad Graves Elohim

You open the door at the Columbia Public Health Center and are instantly greeted by a floating array of colorful, furry fabric creatures in the two-story skylight atrium. The artist, who goes by the name Monad, created The Unity and Oneness of All (1992) using a variety of colors and textures of upholstery fabric, cotton […]

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‘Pillar of the Community’ installed at Mt. Baker fire station

Last week, artist Brian Goldbloom installed his new artwork Pillar of the Community at Fire Station 30 in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. The carved granite sculpture features a classical column as a 14-foot-tall fire hose with fittings inspired by firefighting equipment and the architecture of nearby Franklin High School. At the bottom of the column […]

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Weekly Art Hit: ‘Ballard Sculpture Garden’ by Jeffry Mitchell

Weekly Art Hit heads into the ‘90s with Seattle artist Jeffry Mitchell’s Ballard Sculpture Garden from 1995. Mitchell created the two-part artwork consisting of a concrete frieze and a sculpture garden for Seattle City Light’s System Control Center in Ballard. The cast concrete frieze follows the upper portion of the center’s curving façade with a […]

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