Public Art Development Records, 1977-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Title
Public Art Development Records
Dates
1977-2014 (inclusive)
1992-2007 (bulk)
Quantity
4.4 cubic feet, (11 boxes)
Collection Number
7408-01
Summary
Records relating to public art projects funded by the City.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Arts Commission was established in 1971 to support public arts programs and promote public awareness of the performing and fine arts. Staff support was originally provided by the Seattle Center. In 1973, SAC began administering the City's One-Percent-for-Art Program. The fifteen-member Commission replaced a predecessor agency, the Municipal Arts Commission. In 2002, a reorganization abolished the existing SAC, created a new Seattle Arts Commission and a new Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and divided the functions of the old SAC between the two new agencies.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records relating to the development of public art projects overseen by the Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Most of the projects were funded by the City's 1% for Art program, in which a portion of the budget for capital projects goes toward public art. Records cover artist selection, project development, coordination with city agencies and contractors, and public outreach. The series includes calls for artists, correspondence, budget information, proposals, artist background information, press releases, and publicity materials. Projects range from permanent artworks in City Hall to installations in City Light substations to art elements in new libraries and community centers. Records also cover artist-in-residence programs and purchases for the City's permanent art collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Public Art Development Records, Record Series 7408-01. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Bergen Place Park 2002-2004
1 2 Mineral Springs Park 2000-2004
1 3 Pratt Park 2002-2005
1 4 Bell Street Park Boulevard 2010-2014
1 5 Albert David Park - Lake City Civic Core 2003-2005
1 6 Westcrest Park 2005-2008
1 7 Ernst Park 2007
1 8 Ballard Civic Center / Ballard Commons Park 2001-2007
1 9 Ballard Civic Center / Ballard Commons Park 2001-2005
1 10 Bitter Lake Open Space 2004-2005
1 11 Maple Leaf Park 1996
1 12 I-90 Viewpoint / Sturgus Park 1984-1996
1 13 Community Centers 1992
1 14 Community Centers 1993
1 15 Community Centers 1993
2 1 Community Centers 1994
2 2 Community Centers 1995
2 3 Community Centers 1996
2 4 Community Centers 1996
2 5 Community Centers - Artist Selection 1992-1994
2 6 Community Centers - Community Meetings 1992
2 7 Community Centers - Living Histories 1994-1996
2 8 Community Centers - NEA Grant 1992-1997
2 9 Community Centers - Workshops 1994
2 10 Bitter Lake Community Center 1992-1997
3 1 Delridge Community Center 1992-1996
3 2 Garfield Community Center 1992-1994
3 3 Green Lake Community Center 1988
3 4 High Point Community Center 2002-2004
3 5 International District Community Center 2002-2004
3 6 Laurelhurst Community Center 2004-2005
3 7 Meadowbrook Community Center 1992-1997
3 8 Miller Community Center 1995
3 9 Montlake Community Center 2004-2007
3 10 Northgate Community Center 2003-2006
3 11 Rainier Community Center 1992-1996
3 12 Southwest Community Center 2003-2005
3 13 Van Asselt Community Center 2004-2007
3 14 Yesler Community Center 2003-2004
4 1 Lake City Multi-Modal Project 2002-2005
4 2 5th Avenue NE Streetscape 2005-2006
4 3 University Way Multi-Modal Improvements 2001-2005
4 4 University Way Multi-Modal Improvements 2002-2006
4 5 University Way Multi-Modal Improvements 2000-2005
4 6 Beacon V 1998-2001
4 7 West Galer Street Bridge 1998-2002
4 8 SDOT Sidewalk Development Program Artwork 2010-2012
4 9 Sodo Urban Arts Corridor 1996-1999
5 1 Seattle Center Founder's Court 1993-1995
5 2 AKOD Restoration 1999-2001
5 3 Park 90/5 2001-2004
5 4 Wall of Death 2000
5 5 West Police Precinct 1994-1999
5 6 West Police Precinct 1996-1998
5 7 City Hall 2000-2004
5 8 City Hall 2000-2003
5 9 City Hall 1999-2002
5 10 City Hall/Civic Center - Design Commission 1998-2001
6 1 City Hall - Glass Bridge 2001-2005
6 2 City Hall - Native American Artwork 2001-2003
6 3 Justice Center 2001
6 4 North Service Center 1995-1999
6 5 South Service Center 1997-1999
6 6 Creston-Nelson Substation 1995-2002
6 7 Viewlands-Hoffman Substation 1977-1981
6 8 City Light Hildt Memorial Conference Room 2007-2008
6 9 City Light 32nd Floor Renovation 2006-2007
6 10 Union Street Substation Electric Gallery 2001-2005
6 11 Union Street Substation Electric Gallery - Artists 2004-2007
6 12 City Light Unprogrammed 1997
6 13 Operations Control Center 2004-2007
6 14 Water Quality Lab 1997
6 15 Lincoln Reservoir 1995-2003
6 16 Lincoln Reservoir 1997-2004
7 1 Lincoln Reservoir 1997-2004
7 2 Lincoln Reservoir 1997-2002
7 3 Lincoln Reservoir 1997-2004
7 4 Lincoln Reservoir 1996-2005
7 5 Cedar River Watershed n.d.
7 6 South Park Drainage Artwork 2008-2010
7 7 Water Conservation Art Project (includes photos) 1989-1997
7 8 Water Conservation Art Project 1989-1998
7 9 Sustainability Award 2002
7 10 Meadowbrook Pond Environmental Learning Center 1999
7 11 Salmon in the City 2000
8 1 Library Unbound 2004-2006
8 2 Carnegie Libraries 2003-2005
8 3 Beacon Hill Library 2004
8 4 Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center 2002-2005
8 5 Capitol Hill Henry Library 2000-2003
8 6 Central Library 2001-2003
8 7 Columbia Library 2002-2004
8 8 Delridge Library 2000
8 9 Douglass-Truth Library 2002-2006
8 10 Greenwood Library 2000-2005
8 11 High Point Library 2000
8 12 International District Library 2003-2005
8 13 Lake City Library 2000-2005
8 14 Madrona Library 2007-2008
8 15 Magnolia Library 2005-2008
8 16 Montlake Library 2003-2006
8 17 Northeast Library 2001-2004
8 18 Northgate Library 2003-2007
8 19 Rainier Beach Library 2001-2004
9 1 South Park Library 2003-2006
9 2 Southwest Library 2003-2006
9 3 Wallingford Library 2000
9 4 McCaw Hall 2000-2002
9 5 McCaw Hall 1997-2002
9 6 McCaw Hall 2001-2003
9 7 McCaw Hall 1999-2002
9 8 West Seattle Cultural Trail 1995-2001
9 9 West Seattle Cultural Trail 1995-1997
9 10 West Seattle Cultural Trail 1995-2001
10 1 Longfellow Creek Trail 2001-2004
10 2 West Lake Union Pathway 1999-2003
10 3 West Lake Union Pathway 1994-1999
10 4 West Lake Union Pathway 1999-2001
10 5 In Public: Seattle 1991 1989-1991
10 6 In Public: Seattle 1991 1989-1991
10 7 Eyes on Public Art 1994
10 8 Public Art 101 Conference 1998-2001
10 9 Water Dept. Artist in Residence 1995-1998
10 10 City Light Artist in Residence 1998-2001
10 11 City Light Artist in Residence 2001-2002
11 1 SDOT Artist in Residence 2007
11 2 SDOT Sign Shop Artist in Residence 2004-2005
11 3 City Light Photographer in Residence 2000-2002
11 4 SPU Photographer in Residence 1998-1999
11 5 Water Conservation Portable Works 2007-2008
11 6 Water Marks 1998-1999
11 7 SPU Emerging Artists 2008-2009
11 8 SPU Midcareer Artists 2007-2009
11 9 Seattle Artists 1988 1988-1989
11 10 Seattle Artists 1990 1990
11 11 Seattle Artists 1991 1991-1993
11 12 Seattle Artists 1992 1994
11 13 Seattle Collects (Master Artists) 1999
11 14 Seattle Collects (Visual Arts) 1999
11 15 Seattle Collects 1999-2000 (Media) 2000
11 16 Seattle Collects 2000 2000-2001
11 17 Seattle Collects 2001 2001
11 18 Seattle Collects 2003 2003
11 19 Printworks 2001 2001
11 20 Printworks 2002 2001
11 21 Printworks/Photoworks 2003
11 22 Northwest Masters 2002-2004
11 23 Northwest Masters 2007
11 24 Textile Purchase 2001-2002
11 25 International Purchase 1992
11 26 Los Angeles Purchase 1989

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Artist-in-residence programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public art--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
  • Seattle Arts Commission (1971-2002)