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Spotlight Art Tours shines a light on City of Seattle artwork

Seattle City Light, the nation’s greenest utility, has been a supporter of the city’s public art program, and its portable artwork collection since the city adopted a 1% for Art ordinance in 1973. The city’s Portable Works Collection is a rotating collection of artworks in all media including sculpture, site-specific commissions, painting, mixed media, prints, […]


Three artists selected to create solar-based art projects

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle City Light has selected Seattle artists —  Britta Johnson and Tivon Rice — and the interdisciplinary team SuttonBeresCuller to create semi-permanent, site-specific, solar-based artworks. These projects are undertaken in conjunction with City Light’s Green Up program, which enables customers to invest in new, renewable energy […]


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 […]


What we’re reading this week

Our weekly round-up of arts and culture news in the greater Seattle area. Capitol Hill Seattle Blog Egyptian Update: Request for proposals, Seattle media weighs in, rent and more datapoints June 21, 2013 With CHS breaking the news that the longtime operators of The Egyptian Theatre are planning to pull the plug on the Capitol Hill movie […]


Lead Pencil Studio and Ned Kahn selected for Denny Substation artwork project

Seattle artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio and California artist Ned Kahn will be members of the design team for Seattle City Light‘s (SCL) proposed Denny Substation project in Seattle’s Cascade neighborhood, near Denny Way and Stewart Street. The artists will develop permanent artwork that connects the new substation to the […]


Seeking curator for temporary artworks at new City Light facility

We’re seeking a multi-disciplinary art curator or curator team with established curatorial experience to develop and manage temporary arts programming at the future site of Seattle City Light’s proposed Denny Substation in the Cascade neighborhood. The new Denny Substation will serve South Lake Union and north downtown and provide added capacity for serving the Denny […]


Mobile artwork ‘Blue House’ provides tips on energy conservation, Nov. 24 and Dec. 8

The mobile artwork There’s No Place Like Home, also known as the Blue House, will travel to Seattle Center for Winterfest  at 4 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 24 and to the Green Lake Festival of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 8. Created by Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders, the nearly 14-foot-tall Victorian house is accompanied by singing bears and gnomes […]


It’s electrifying!

Last week Lanny Bergner installed his work Electrifying the Grid at Seattle City Light’s (SCL) South Service Center.  The piece is located in a conference room and consists of seven wall mounted painted MDF (a type of fiberboard) panels, each serving as backing boards for 16 patterned and burned stainless steel, mesh 3-D forms. The mesh forms are […]


Seeking artist for new City Light facility

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL), seeks an artist or artist team to develop permanent, site-integrated artwork for SCL’s new Denny Substation. The substation will provide a new electrical power distribution system to serve the South Lake Union and Denny Triangle urban centers. The call is […]


Artists selected for City Light service centers

    Detail of Kate Sweeney’s proposed artwork for City Light’s North Service Center.   Artists Kate Sweeney and Lanny Bergner will create new artwork for Seattle City Light’s North and South Service Center auditoriums, respectively. The North and South Service Centers are hubs for City Light’s work. Sweeney is a Seattle artist who explores […]