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 historical photos from the archives of City Light as well as photographs by the Artist in Residence Lyn McCracken completed in 2001.
Two part exhibition encompasses Seattle City Light’s recent artwork purchases which portray Seattle and its surrounding landscape.
An exhibition of works by Joseph (wahalatsu?) Seymour, Jr. in the Coast Salish form, the style of art of the people of Puget Sound.
Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery presents Jazz Brown, "the sea stands for clarity."