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Tag: Public Art

ARTS Presents: Lunch + Learn

Celebrating Black History Month Friday, February 19 | 12-1 p.m. Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 Please join us for a special Lunch + Learn, celebrating Black History Month. Artists Barbara Earl Thomas, Aramis Hamer and C. Davida Ingram will present their work and Ingram will moderate a […]

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Celebrating Black History Month in Seattle

February marks the beginning of Black History Month, but residents of Seattle are able to celebrate and learn about the rich cultural history of Blacks and African-Americans all year long. In honor of Black History Month we have compiled a few events to mark on your calendar in February and throughout the year. Northwest African […]

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Upcoming Installation by artist Jean Shin

The artwork RECLAIMED by artist Jean Shin is close to being installed permanently at the North Transfer Station, located at 1350 North 34th Street in Seattle, WA. Shin worked with the design team to develop a permanent artwork that will be integrated at Seattle Public Utilities’ new facility. RECLAIMED references the topography of the site […]

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New poetry and art at Seattle Center

Seattle Center is expanding their investments in temporary artworks with the new Poetry Garden Art Series Four artists have been commissioned to create temporary interventions in the Seattle Center Poetry Garden to call attention to the unique character of the site, a space designed to ask visual artists to draw inspiration from the written word. […]

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Gear up: public art boot camp is back

The 2015 public art boot camp was so successful that ARTS decided to bring it back for 2016! Applications are now open for a FREE two-day intensive basic training overview to artists who are ready to translate their exhibition experience into the public realm. In 2015, 30 artists participated in the boot camp training. Over […]

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City Light art highlight tours

When it comes to art, what’s your preference? Maybe you’re a traditionalist who wants a painting of a dog to look like a dog. Maybe you’re more experimental and can imagine the dog emerging from a few splashes of color. Whatever your tastes, you’re bound to find something that catches your eye during upcoming art […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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