Art Project to Light up Jackson Plaza at King Street Station

On May 3, 2012, the Rebar artist group will unveil their new temporary installation at Jackson Plaza, called “Seattlight.”  Commissioned to celebrate and bring attention to this new public plaza that was created as part of the King Street Station restoration, the artwork enlivens the plaza with light.

“Seattlight” is a nighttime interactive art piece installed at the newly refurbished Jackson Plaza located in the front /Jackson Street side of King Street Station in downtown Seattle.  Designed to directly engage the unseen pathways of pedestrian traffic through the plaza, “Seattlight” will highlight the habits of use in this newly created public space.  Lighting up in response to the movements of people as they walk past and through the space, “Seattlight” will not only define the path of the individual plaza-goer, but will reflect the merging movement of multiple walkers as they encounter and pass by each other.

“Seattlight” was commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and funded by Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds.

Why not stop by and  visit the artwork site and meet the artists on Friday, May 3, from 8 to 9 p.m., as they launch this temporary art project and light up the plaza.  The artwork will remain on view throughout 2012.