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Celebrate new Squire Park artwork by SuttonBeresCuller, Aug. 21

Celebrate Salon, a new public artwork by artist team SuttonBeresCuller, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Spruce Park in Seattle’s Squire Park neighborhood. SuttonBeresCuller’s interactive sidewalk artwork invites the public to use chalk to create their own works of art inside a series of frames stamped into concrete.

Salon’s museum-style frames are stained in rich tones and assembled gallery-style in the sidewalk’s surface. The ever-changing, community-created artworks will add to the vibrancy and character of the neighborhood and its park. The artist team will greet guests and answer questions at the dedication, which will be part of the neighborhood’s annual Art in the Park festival.

In 2008, SuttonBeresCuller was commissioned to create the artwork at two sidewalk locations in the city. The first edition of Salon was installed at Morgan Junction Park in West Seattle in 2009.

Salon was funded with Seattle Department of Transportation Emerging Funds, 1% for Art funds and Bridging the Gap transportation levy funds.

Image: Salon, SuttonBeresCuller, 2009, stamped concrete, concrete stain. This first edition of Salon is located at Morgan Junction Park in West Seattle. Photo by the artists.