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Art in the Right of Way

Many Seattle residents are familiar with the Bicycle Master Plan, Freight Mobility Plan and the new Pedestrian Master Plan.  But did you know that we also have an SDOT Art Plan?  Developed in 2005 in conjunction with the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Art Plan methodically lays out a plan for bringing art to the nearly 30% of our city that is public right-of-way.  The SDOT Art Plan is focused on action, employing the work of artists, the creativity of residents and the ingenuity of SDOT employees.  Through their combined efforts, the gradual implementation of this plan since 2005 is contributing to a Seattle where streets and sidewalks celebrate life, discovery and creativity.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting examples of successful implementation of the Art Plan.  In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about the SDOT Art Plan, click here .  Questions on the plan can also be sent to SDOT’s Art and Enhancements Project Manager, Vaughn Bell, at

Stay tuned for more news on Art in the Right of Way!