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Opening Reception | SDOT Bridge Artists In Residence Showcase

Thank you for joining us on First Thursday! We were thrilled to bring over 250 community members together to celebrate the 2023 SDOT Bridge Artists In Residence Showcase. Artists Vivian Li and Mariah Vicary shared their data visualization work produced during their unique project-based residencies in the Fremont and University… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Bridge Artists in Residence Showcase Exhibition open First Thursday through Feb. 10, 2024

Data visualization artists share their work from the Fremont and University Bridges.

Perspective on Public Arts by Toka Valu

Toka Valu, an artist currently on the existing Public Art Artist Roster, shares some encouraging words for fellow artists to apply.

Bridge Artists in Residence Showcase – ARTS at King Street Station Gallery

Come celebrate and view the culminating work of Vivian Li and Mariah Vicary, the 2023 SDOT Bridge Artists in Residence, this First Thursday, February 1, 2024, in the Gallery space at King Street Station! The Pacific Northwest-based artists will be showcasing their data visualization work produced during their unique project-based residencies in the University and Fremont bridges, respectively.

Public Artist Roster Application Now Open

The Public Art Artist Roster is the primary method in which ARTS select artists for public art commissions with budgets of up to $500,000. Artists are invited to submit an application for upcoming public art projects with the City of Seattle.  The Office of Arts & Culture maintains a public art roster that selects and places artists for each new project.  All experience levels welcome and deadline to apply is March 6, 2023 (5pm PST).

Alki Pump Station 38 Improvement Project

The ARTS office worked with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and artist Sarah Thompson Moore to create Tracing Alki | Alki Pump Station 38 in West Seattle. Located at 1411 Alki Ave SW, Tracing Alki is both a functional pump station and a public artwork. Inspired by a topographical map of… [ Keep reading ]

Public Art Boot Camp Artwork On View

Since September 2022, twelve local artists have participated in the Public Art Boot Camp project managed by the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). These individuals took a variety of workshops and trainings (available online) including how to develop concept proposals, how to hire subcontractors, post-installation rights and responsibilities, as… [ Keep reading ]

New permanent artwork by Buster Simpson was installed on Seattle’s waterfront this summer

New artwork by Seattle artist Buster Simpson anchors the waterfront Park Promenade near the Pioneer Square Habitat Beach, just south of the Colman Dock ferry terminal. The artwork, Migration Stage, consists of two groupings of cast concrete sculptures: Anthropomorphic Dolosse and SeaBearers. Taken together, the project is a response to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Directed $2.56M in Federal Recovery Funding to the Creative Sector 

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) has successfully directed $2.56 million in federal recovery funding for the City’s arts and cultural sector to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. In August, the City released the Seattle Rescue Plan: 2023 Performance Report (Aug. 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023)…. [ Keep reading ]

FLOW: Art Along the Ship Canal, Summer 2023

FLOW: Art Along the Ship Canal concludes with these ten artists this summer: Ballard East Ballard Fremont Wallingford Commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), these temporary installations tell a visual story of the unifying nature of water, how it… [ Keep reading ]