New temporary artwork installed in four Seattle parks

A handful of Seattle parks now have a new attraction to interest and inspire visitors (as soon as the wildfire smoke clears up). Temporary public art installations have been placed in Dr. Blanch Lavizzo Park, Judkins Park, Pratt Park and Salmon Bay Park thanks to a joint effort between Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.  

The series is titled “Emerging Together” and features works by artists selected through the Arts in Parks program. In addition to the five art installations listed below, two more will be installed in the coming month. The art pieces below, which were each installed at different times in August, will be in place for about 45 days.

For more information please contact Seattle Parks at 206-233-5168 or send an email to artsinparks@seattle.gov. You may also visit the Arts in Parks website.

“The Judges” by Craig Jacobrown is a metal welded sculpture depicting birds. At Judkins Park, on the rest room rafter on west side adjacent to St Charles Street.
“Vibrant Palette art installation” by Diane Knoll is at Pratt Park, on the west side by Kawabe House community garden. Some of these painted fabric lanterns glow at night with solar battery powered LED lights.
“Lesbianism is Good” by Khadija Tarver is a multi-piece work at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park, with its four locations immediately adjacent to pathways that provide access for all. The stones are engraved with names of lesbian bars appealing to lesbians of color.
“Emerging Together Installation Project” by Abigail Maxey, in place at five locations around Salmon Bay Park, consists of woven fiber shapes and tunnels attached to tree limbs.
“Fairy Living Forest” by Naoko Morisawa
Salmon Bay Park, 5 locations in the northeast quadrant near children’s play area.
Handcrafted, oilstained wood and paper mosaic, water proofed and attached to tree trunks.