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In remembrance: Ted Jonsson

The Seattle area recently lost an important member of our arts community. Artist Ted Jonsson, passed away June 19 after a one year battle with ALS. Jonsson was one of the first artists commissioned for an artwork under the 1% for art ordinance. The work, Chimera, completed in 1975 is located near the entrance of […]


Weekly Art Hit: Seattle Public Utilities’ artist-in-residence Peter de Lory

Cityworks: Seattle Public Utilities Revealed is a series of 66 artworks comprised of 170 black and white photographs by Peter deLory, who was the artist-in-residence for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) from 1998 to 1999. He explored SPU facilities and operations including Water, Drainage and Wastewater and Solid Waste, talking with staff and observing their work, […]


Jean Shin to create an artwork for SPU’s new North Transfer Station

New York City artist Jean Shin will create a permanent artwork for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) new North Transfer Station at 1350 N. 34th St. Shin will work with SPU and the design team to integrate art into the new facility that will replace the existing station. Shin creates elaborate sculptures and site-specific installation using […]


Artwork by Native American artists at Seattle Municipal Tower

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) recently purchased 12 artworks by eight Native American artists for its Portable Works Collection. The recent purchase, along with eight other artworks by six Native American from a previous purchase, will be on view at the Seattle Municipal Tower in the exhibition Native American Artwork in Seattle Public Utilities’ Collection, April […]


Seeking atmospheric or weather-related artwork

We’re seeking two-dimensional or three-dimensional artworks depicting weather-related or atmospheric phenomena for a competitive, direct purchase for Seattle Public Utilities‘ Portable Works Collection. Artwork should reference air, water, temperature or light and may or may not be representational. All types of media will be considered. Artists working in color are encouraged to apply. The call […]


Catch Stokley Towles’ performance on stormwater this Wednesday

Stokley Towles’ takes his performance Stormwater: Life in the Gutter on the road this week. Check out the performance at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.  The performance is free and open to the public. Towles reveals the world of drainage and stormwater while entertaining his audience […]


Check out the July eNews

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Artwork dedication at Salmon Bay Natural Area, July 17

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs invites you to join the city of Seattle and Groundswell NW at the dedication celebration of A Salish Welcome, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 17, at the Salmon Bay Natural Area. Salmon Bay Natural Area is located at 3419 NW 54th St., Seattle, along Ballard’s shoreline next […]


New date for Salmon Bay Natural Area artwork dedication, July 17

The dedication of Marvin Oliver’s A Salish Welcome at Salmon Bay Natural Area has been moved to 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 17.


Save the date for two public art dedications, June 12 and July 17

Join us to celebrate “A Salish Welcome” by Seattle artist Marvin Oliver at Salmon Bay Natural Area, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 12. Also on June 12, we’ll dedicate “Thornton Creek”, a new artwork by Los Angeles artist Stephen Glassman, 1 to 3 p.m., at the public opening of Lake City’s new Fire Station 39.