The mission of Seattle's public art program is to integrate artworks and the ideas of artists into a variety of public settings. Artworks commissioned through the program should be an expression of our time, displayed in spaces accessible to community members and employees as they participate in city-related activity and engage in public life.
Major indoor and outdoor permanently sited and integrated artworks are found in prominent locations across the city. Supported by 1% of city construction budgets, public art appears in streets, parks, community centers, libraries, utility facilities and municipal offices.
Click on the links below to see a sampling of public artworks in the city.
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Temporary Public Art Projects
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In our Galleries
An exhibition featuring visuals and stories from The Vera Project community, including posters, photographs and ephemera.
Highlighting 25 works from Native American artists acquired for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Portable Artworks Collection.
An installation project featuring handmade beads that will transform the gallery through color from Seattle artist Carolina Silva
Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery presents Jazz Brown, "the sea stands for clarity."