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Art Interrupts Again!

On Tuesday we shared a story about temporary art showing up along Greenwood Avenue. Guess what? It is now popping up along the Central Waterfront. The art is part of the Art Interruptions project and is funded by SDOT 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. To see the artwork, start at Marion Street just west of First Avenue. There you’ll see two recent installations by Mary Iverson and Nickolus Meisel

Mary Iverson has created an animated mural on the Marion Street pedestrian bridge near Seattle ferry terminal. It consists of 29 illustrated panels that describe a story of a container coming off a cargo ship at port.

Nickolus Meisel hung a banner with the text “begin” beneath the pedestrian bridge on Alaskan Way to First Avenue on the southern corner of Marion and Western avenues. The artwork offers the word “begin” to serve as a marking point of the beginning in time that you are passing through this space.

Head north toward the Pike Place Hill Climb and you will come to a series of birdhouses created by Jennifer and Allan Kempson. 




Jennifer and Allan Kempsons series of birdhouses  are created out of wood, metal, paint, found materials and mini-LED-display scroll signs. They are mounted on light poles along the Hill Climb adjacent to the Central Waterfront. Entitled Tweethouse, the work captures the experience of urban wildlife in creating birdhouses that provide a network of homes for urban birds. The artwork doubles as a continuous feed of information to people on the web through Twitter, and on the street through digital signage that relays the Twitter feed. Twitter handle is @mktmockingbird.

These are just three of seven installations. Take a moment to walk the waterfront and let art interrupt your day.