Art Interruptions

Each year, The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), select seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations in Seattle neighnorhoods.

Art Interruptions are artworks that inhabit city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, eliciting a moment of surprise, beauty, contemplation or humor. Art Interruptions is funded by the Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Arts Funds.

Past Exhibitions

2018

Going Places - Rainier Valley by Susan Ringstad Emery

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), selected seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations in the Rainier Valley Greenway. Artists include Lana Blinderman, Isobel Davis, Angie Hinojos Yusuf, Karey Kessler, Lawrence Pitre, Susan Ringstad Emery, and Miya Sukune.

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Image: Going Places - Rainier Valley by Susan Ringstad Emery

2017

Goats of Many Colors by Tia Matthies

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), commissioned seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations within the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway and Delridge Connector Trail. Artists include: Susan Brown, Ryan Burns, Maria Jost, Tia Matthies, Akira Ohiso, and Shawn Parks.

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Image: Goats of Many Colors by Tia Matthies

2016

Huitzilopochtli 233 by Ruben David

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), selected seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations in the Rainer Valley East-West Neighborhood Greenway. Artists include Ruben David, Melissa Koch, Vikram Madan, Ulises Mariscal, Kemba Opio, little talia (Talia Silveri Wright), and Junko Yamamoto.

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Image: Huitzilopochtli 233 by Ruben David; Photo by Mark Woods

2015

Central District Children Stories: Memories and Messages by Carina del Rosario

The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), selected seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations in the Rainer Valley East-West Neighborhood Greenway. Artists include Ruben David, Melissa Koch, Vikram Madan, Ulises Mariscal, Kemba Opio, little talia (Talia Silveri Wright), and Junko Yamamoto.

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Image: Central District Children Stories: Memories and Messages by Carina del Rosario; Photo by Robert Wade