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:
- Ballard site: Angie Hinojos Yusuf and Carlos Jimenez; and Barry Johnson
- East Ballard site: Katie Miller, Hugo Moro, Shawn Parks
- Fremont site: Minh Carrico , Whitney Lynn
- Wallingford site: Crystal Christopherson and Kalee Nelson; and Janelle Abbott
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.