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City Seeking Artists to Create Art Interruptions for Sidewalks and Parks

Suzanne Tidwell, Artificial Light, a large-scale knitting (acrylic yarn), 2011. Located at Occidental Square as part of ArtSparks 2011. Photo by Suzanne Tidwell.


Whether you’re a seasoned public artist or newbie, and you’re residing in Washington State, now’s your chance to help enliven Seattle’s sidewalks and parks!

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is partnering with Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Seattle Parks and Recreation on a project called Art InterruptionsArt Interruptions encourages artists to install artworks on city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day with a moment of surprise, beauty or humor. Possible locations for artworks include street and park infrastructure and street furniture such as utility poles, railings, stair risers, walls, tree pits, or even on trees, without causing damage. 

For all the details on this exciting project, please visit the following website: