Guess what – it’s our birthday! 40 years ago today the city signed the ordinance that specifies that 1% of eligible city capital improvement project funds be set aside for the commission, purchase and installation of artworks. Seattle was one of the first cities in the United States to adopt a percent-for-art ordinance in 1973. For 40 years, our public art program has integrated artworks and the ideas of artists into a variety of public settings, advancing Seattle’s reputation as a cultural center for innovation and creativity.
Here’s a couple of images to celebrate. Let us know what your favorite work of public art is.