The city's Portable Works Collection is a rotating collection of more than 2,800 artworks in all media, representing hundreds of artists collected by the city since 1973. The collection includes sculpture, painting, mixed media, prints, photography and textiles.

The artworks are exhibited primarily in public areas of municipal buildings. Using percent-for-art funds from city construction budgets, the portable collection includes the work of emerging and established artists.

The purpose of the Portable Works Collection is to increase public awareness of and support for the arts by displaying works in the working environment of public buildings. Here, the employees are able to experience a wide array of artistic and cultural expression.

View a sampling of featured portable artworks.

Welcome to yet another week of fab-oh artsy fun! The wonderful Marcie Sillman tours Seattle's impressive portable art collection ... our favorite movie master, Robert Horton, talks movies ... we profile painter/photographer Thuy-Van ... and we light up the studio with the high octane sound of Manhooghi Hi!