Don’t miss the biggest (and last) Viaduct party ever!
Saturday, Feb. 2, 12:30 – 6 p.m.
In celebration of the future waterfront and new tunnel and part of the overall StepForward99.com series of events, the Office of the Waterfront and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will activate the top deck of Alaskan Way Viaduct with a once in a lifetime arts festival featuring unique performances, activities, artworks, installations and interventions from over 100 regional artists and organizations. All arts activities will take place on the top level of the Viaduct.
12:30 p.m. – Musical and Performance Procession: Hello | Goodbye will begin with a processional featuring music and performances from Orkestar Zirkonium and Friends, Vamala, Fremont Art Council, Hālau Hula ʻO Lono, LelaVision, InterPlay, SANCA, Leela Kathak, Sara Lovett’s Giant Puppets, The Cabiri and more. The public is invited to join the procession which begins at Seneca St.
- Akira Ohiso, Native fish windsocks
- Scott Trimble, Olympic Mountains 3-D installation
- Aubrey Derush and Patrick Knie, Large scale wooden boat
- Ulises Mariscal, Spray panted panels
- Cedric Bomford, RV selfie station
- April Soeterman, Revised road signs
- Minh Carrico, Hidden message flags
- Naomi Haverland, large scale 3-D mural
- Roger Fernandez, Display of Native carved canoes with local tribal families
- Tia Matthies, Whimsical goats
- Lela Vision, Interactive, large scale bird sculpture
- Seattle’s Art Cars
- A series of vintage Shasta trailers
Office of the Waterfront info container and KUOW on site capturing histories of the viaduct.
- Dewa Dorje & Friends
- Emmett Montgomery & Friends
- AU Collective
- Fabulous Downey Brothers
- Hello/Goodbye Drag Queens
- Lukas Spivey and Culture Hustlers
- Evan Flory Barnes
- SuttonBeresCuller’s Department of Bearing and Orientation
We advise guests to wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, dress warmly for the weather, and prepare for possible rainfall.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation
The Hello Goodbye Viaduct Arts Festival will feature activities, installations, and artworks from over 100 artists. ASL interpretation will be provided at storytelling and comedic performances occurring on the North end of the Viaduct between 2:00-5:30 p.m. ASL interpreters will also be available from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at programming stations operated by the Office of the Waterfront, located near the Pike Place Market overlook.
Wheelchair access and Viaduct slope grade information
Alaskan Way Viaduct was formerly an active roadway and has not been outfitted for full wheelchair access – guests should take care to avoid occasional potholes, gaps, and other irregularities in the pavement. Wheelchair-accessible portable restrooms will be available for use near both the northern and southern entrances to the Viaduct festival. Production staff members will be on site and available for additional questions and accessibility needs.
From Lenora to Pike Street the roadway’s longitudinal grade is 3.73% northbound and 4.04% southbound. The Viaduct is flat at a 0% longitudinal grade North and South of this area. Cross-slope of the roadway can be up to 4.0% around Virginia Street.
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture strives to make its events and programs accessible for everyone. For additional disability accommodations or accessibility information, contact Grace Chai at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest opportunity.
Getting there / parking
Please visit https://99stepforward.com/getting-there.htm for additional information on planning your transportation to the Hello Goodbye Viaduct Arts Festival.
Hi Erika, Back in 2017 there was a great list of events happening in Seattle for Black History Month put together. Would you consider doing something like that for this year?