Miniature horses, an aluminum can collage, and painted street signs are just some of the extraordinary sights popping up along Rainier Valley neighborhood greenways as part of Art Interruptions.
This annual art program, created by the Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation, is designed to create moments of surprise and reflection, interrupting our everyday routines. The works will be on display now through January, in neighborhoods including New Holly, Othello, Brighton, Lakewood, and Seward Park.
You can explore the artwork on your own, or join the artists for a tour on October 1 as Seattle kicks off WALKTOBER. The event is hosted by Feet First on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon, at John C. Little Sr. Park (6961 37th Ave S), more info here.
Artists include Ruben David, Melissa Koch, Vikram Madan, Ulises Mariscal, Kemba N. Opio, little talia, and Junko Yamamoto.
The installations include stencils of various community members, tiny sculptures inspired by Seattle’s transportation history, and a collage of butterflies representing cultural diversity.
Art Interruptions is funded by Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds.
Get out, enjoy the greenway, and experience art before the installation ends in January. Mark your calendars for October 1 to meet the artists themselves and learn more. See you there!