This Saturday, June 13 from noon to 10 p.m. Georgetown will be celebrating at the Georgetown Carnival. In addition to tool races and performances there will also be a dedication for the newly redeveloped Georgetown Festival Street, featuring Revolution an artwork by Georgetown resident Chris McMullen.
The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), selected Chris McMullen to create a permanent site-specific artwork. McMullen’s work Revolution integrates with the function of the street, focuses on improving the pedestrian experience, and creates a conceptual identity for street festivals and community events.
Revolution is a large kinetic sculpture, lit from within and reflecting Georgetown’s industrial character, located at the NE corner of S Vale Street and Airport Way S. McMullen has also developed a large stamp that will be used to press an image into some of the sidewalk pavement sections, shown below:
What is a Festival Street: A festival street is a public place that has been designated for recurring temporary closure to vehicular traffic use for the purpose of pedestrian-oriented special activities.
The Georgetown Festival Street will be on 12th Avenue S between S Vale (All-City Coffee) and S Bailey Streets (at the end of the block – past the overpass). It will also include S Vale Street between 12th Avenue S and Airport Way S. For more information visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/btg_nsf_georgetownfestivalstreet.htm
Images courtesy the Office of Arts & Culture and SDOT.