Seattle Arts Commission Meeting Materials, 1972-2013

Overview of the Collection

Seattle Arts Commission (1971-2002)
Seattle Arts Commission Meeting Materials
1972-2013 (inclusive)
4.6 cubic feet, (12 boxes)
Collection Number
Minutes from meetings of the Seattle Arts Commission.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.


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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes from Commission meetings, including reports from subcommittees on public art, budgets, education, public information, neighborhood arts, and other issues. Minutes address various programs undertaken by the Commission as well as some developed by other groups that were of interest to the Commission. Also included in these records are the minutes from the Public Arts Advisory Committee. They include art proposals for public art, budgets, and Municipal Art Plans. This subcommittee of SAC focuses on the selection, creation, and deaccessioning of public art pieces. Some notable art installations and issues include the Thornton Creek installation, many firehouse art pieces, and the controversial Second Ave Bench art piece in Belltown.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Records are arranged chronologically.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Arts--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle Arts Commission (1971-2002)

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)