Celebrate the dedication of new public artwork by Sheila Klein at the new Bell St. Park in the Belltown neighborhood. The Seattle Parks and Recreation opening celebration will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 12.
Klein’s new artwork, Souvenir, consists of four bronze sculptures that are featured on each of the blocks that Bell St Park occupies (1st Ave – 5th Ave). In the 1980s, Klein and her husband lived and rented their artist studio in the Belltown neighborhood. Belltown was then inhabited by many artists, writers, dreamers, fashion designers and other creative types eating toast on the sidewalk, sharing with other inhabitants and reinforcing the idea that they were a community. The four sculptures that make up Souvenir (Toast, That was something we used to do, Sunch, and To Be Determined) speak to Klein’s Belltown, serving as a physical love letter to the neighborhood and encouraging those who live in and visit Belltown to find their own path.
Photos by Jason Huff.Klein’s new artwork was commissioned with Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Parks and Green Spaces Levy 1% for Art funds.