Salmon Bay Natural Area sculpture dedication postponed

The dedication of the 16-foot bronze sculpture at the Salmon Bay Natural Area has been postponed from this Saturday to July 17th because of some last minute fabrication issues. Marvin Oliver, a Seattle artist of Quinault heritage is building the welcome figure “to celebrate the transformative powers of the salmon life cycle and to remind all of us of the stories, history, and creativity inherent in local indigenous cultures,” a release from Groundswell states.

The Salmon Bay Natural Area, which sits at the 34th Ave NW shoreline preserves nearly 700 lineal feet of shoreline habitat and native vegetation which is important for salmon migration, according to Elizabeth Dunigan with Groundswell NW.

The artwork is funded by the Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund and Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Arts program.

The dedication ceremony is now scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 17 at the Salmon Bay Natural Area.

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