Temporary Art Project Will Enliven Jackson Plaza at King Street Station

 

Artists at work!

 

If you walked by Jackson Plaza at King Street Station last week you may have noticed some work going on around the planters.  The Rebar artist group  ( http://rebargroup.org/ )  has been working on installing their interactive light artwork called “Seattlight.”  They are still hard at work behind the scenes on the interactive software components of the artwork.  Once it is up and running in July, passers-by will be able to interact with the lights on the planters, as they respond to the movements of pedestrians in the plaza.

The artists have faced an uphill climb as critical pieces of the artwork were damaged during shipment last month.  Not to be undone, they have forged forward with this exciting interactive artwork.

“Seattlight” is a nighttime art piece created for the newly refurbished Jackson Plaza in front of King Street Station in downtown Seattle to celebrate and bring attention to this new public space that was created as part of the King Street Station restoration http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/kingstreet.htm.

Designed to directly engage the unseen pathways of pedestrian traffic through the plaza, “Seattlight” is funded by Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.