Temporary art installations coming to Ship Canal Water Quality Project sites

Nine local artists have been selected to beautify the work sites of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project.

The City’s Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Public Utilities are commissioning the artists, who will create temporary art installations on the walls and fences surrounding the four construction sites in Ballard, Fremont, and Wallingford.

The artwork will change every six months, with a new round of artists each time. Here’s the first round of artists:

SPU says the artists represent a broad diversity of style, use of material, and ideas that will, “invigorate the construction walls and fences,” beginning early next year.

The Ship Canal Water Quality Project involves the construction of a 2.7-mile-long, 18-foot-wide stormwater collection tunnel that will extend from Ballard to Wallingford.


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terryj
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terryj

as long as they are NOT paid with taxpayer monies. want to support the ARTS,knock yourself out.
I am not going to force you to support my likes, don’t ask me to support yours.

cheers

Paintking
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Paintking

I believe all public projects MUST spend 1% of the budget on said “art”. If nobody buys it or wants it, is it still “art”? If I or others here can do it, is it still “art”? Some have dipped a cross into a jar full of pee and called that “art” too. Some have covered themselves in chocolate and danced around, and called this “art”. Seems subjectivity is a lost “art” too.

Truth
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Truth

Yeah, the rest of us don’t want our public infrastructure to look bleak and desolate.

I am not going to force you to support my likes, don’t ask me to support yours.

This is not about your “likes”, this is public infrastructure. You must be fun at parties!

terryj
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terryj

So your speaking for “the rest of us” . I spoke for myself. your arrogance overrides your integrity. That happens with Liberals and YES! Spend ART $$$ instead, at local food banks, where it will actually DO SOMETHING. What have the “art” sculptures done for anyone crossing the Ballard Bridge? The viaduct did very well for 66 years without art adorning it.
Spend YOUR $$$ on what you wish.

Truth
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Truth

So your speaking for “the rest of us” . I spoke for myself. your arrogance overrides your integrity.

Well, you are one of the only people I’ve ever had discourse with that wants our infrastructure to look as ugly as possible and have us live with it for the life of that infrastructure; maybe Tim Eyman would be another example. Hell, even Paintking didn’t speak against the 1% for Arts, he just criticized some hypothetical art, although his critiquing skills are somewhat iffy. So I feel pretty comfortable with the phrase “the rest of us”.

Spend ART $$$ instead, at local food banks, where it will actually DO SOMETHING.

These two actions are not mutually exclusive.

terryj
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terryj

thank you. i take that as a compliment. the Ballard Bridge is just that, a Bridge.
How many times do you ponder those sculptures travelling 35 miles an hour???
How many times do you think you will walk down and ponder the water quality project?? I will take a food bank everytime, as i use them.