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Artsy PARK(ing) Day spots

Parking DayIt’s that time again – PARK(ing) Day in Seattle! On Friday, September 20, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., PARK(ing) Day temporarily turns parking spaces into parks. The event is intended to raise awareness about creating a walkable, livable, healthy city. The original PARK(ing) Day concept was developed by Rebar in San Francisco and has grown into a global movement; close to 1,000 parks in more 35 countries participated in 2012. This year, SDOT approved applications for 45 parks around the city, and below we have your list of the arts focused parks. To see all parks throughout Seattle, check out this link.

Artsy Parks by Neighborhood:


Ballard Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW – Art-making playscape by Light Table Design Collective

Capitol Hill

12th Ave between Pike and Pine – Plants, seating, and art by Schemata Workshop

E Pine and Crawford Alley – Artistic “stairs” installation by Sustainable Capitol Hill

Melrose and Pine – A “dream workshop” complete with a bed and a bicycle spin-art station by Sustainable Capitol Hill

Near 11th Ave and Pike Street – Curved seating elements by Atelier Drome Architecture, LLP

Pine and Boylston/Belmont – An interior-designed park by Gillian Graham

Melrose and Pine – Life-sized Jenga and letter seating by Freiheit & Ho Architects, Inc.

Columbia City

Rainier and Edmunds – Games with prizes, acoustic music, art projects by Bike Works

First Hill

12th Ave and James Court – Seattle Academy student designed


University St between 1st and 2nd – Art installations and art-making opportunities by Seattle Art Museum


15th Ave W and W Blaine St – “Mini Art Walk” with live demonstration painting by Goodman Real Estate: Interbay Worklofts

Phinney Ridge/Greenwood

N 71st St and Greenwood Ave N – Piano and plants by A-1 Piano Sales, Rentals, Moving & Storage

Pioneer Square

1st Ave and Cherry St – “Baaloony Shed,” a colorful art shelter by LMN Architects

Rainier Beach

North end of S Henderson St. between 52nd and 53rd – An interactive museum with a pop-up greenway by Rainier Valley Greenways

S Orcas St and Rainier Ave S – Games and art-making by Valley and Mountain

South Lake Union

Cornish College of the Arts takes over the South Lake Union area with installations at:

Thomas and Westlake – “Carmageddon” installation and putt putt by Weber Thompson


NE 40th St and 15th Ave NE – An “urban boardwalk” with hexagonal seating platforms, oversized checkers, tic tac toe, and puzzle by UWASLA

West Seattle

California Ave SW and SW Walker Street –  interactive art project by Mind Unwind Gallery