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Temporary artworks Seasons All Around brightens up Lincoln Reservoir Gate House in Cal Anderson Park

This spring the historic Lincoln Reservoir Gate House at Cal Anderson Park will host Seasons All Around, 14 original temporary artworks created by nine Washington Middle School students. The artworks will grace the windows of the gate house through December 2016 and feature images inspired by the four seasons. On Sunday, May 22 from 11 […]


New artwork in West Seattle

The recently installed artwork, Fitting by Rebecca Cummins on SW Barton Street, features two camera obscuras perched at the top of the stairs that lead down to Henderson Street in West Seattle. The “cameras” are converted water gate valves that provide inverted, panoramic 350° views of the area, which includes the Delridge Combined Sewer Overflow […]


New acquisitions on view in the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery

Cultural Perspectives: Recent acquisitions featuring 45 Pacific Northwest artists in a three part exhibition at the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery Part 1: April 8 – June 29, 2016 Part 2: July 1 – September 30, 2016 Part 3: October 4 – December 29, 2016 Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, 3rd Floor; Reception for Part 1, April […]


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 […]


ARTS commissions Wayne Chabre for artwork at SPU’s Cedar Falls Administration Building

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) will commission artist Wayne Chabre to design and install a new site specific artwork for the new Cedar Falls Administration Building at the Cedar River Watershed. Chabre will work collaboratively with Cedar Falls […]


SPU selects artist Adam Kuby to create art for the South Recycling and Disposal Station Rebuild Project

Portland, Oregon-based artist Adam Kuby was selected to create a permanent art piece for the rebuild of Seattle Public Utilities South Recycling and Disposal Station Project located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Kuby was selected by an open call reviewed by a panel of artists, designers, community advisors and Seattle Public Utilities […]


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 […]

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