NOTICE: The Public Art Program extends sincere apologies that all indoor exhibitions are closed until further notice. We are planning to adjust the schedule later in the spring with tentative art openings beginning again in early June. Our deadlines for Art calls have been adjusted as outlined below and may need to be further postponed depending on circumstances beyond our control. We anticipate replies and offers in mid-April for "Voices in the Forest," and by mid-May for the Shoreline Artist Residency Program.
Public Art in Shoreline
Shoreline’s 1% for Art program has funded public art in the City since 2002. Since then, we have added more than 25 permanent sculptures, ranging from integrated design to conceptual installations, banners, murals, utility box wraps, and more. New temporary projects since 2012 add to the City’s cultural fabric, and City Hall hosts a number of exhibitions, showcasing the work of 50+ artists each year. Begin your tour with the Public Art Map or by browsing this site.
Calls for Artists
Shoreline seeks artists for a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits throughout the year. These calls are currently active:
- Voices in the Forest: Call for Commissioned Poetry (NEW DEADLINE - April 6, 2020)
- Shoreline Artists Residency Committee (Open until filled)
- Shoreline Artist Residency (NEW DEADLINE - April 20, 2020)
- Groundswell: Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork (ongoing)
- Indoor Gallery Exhibits (ongoing)
Visit the Calls for Artists web page for information.
Notations by Lucy Garnett
A solo art exhibition presenting themes of migration, music, health, and family through multimedia installations, sculpture, print, and painting. More information
Coming Home: Youth Art Exhibition
Curated and juried by teens from area high schools in conjunction with Seattle Artists League (studentartspaces.org);
“Last Train Home” by Emily Chen
Significant sculptures, eco-art in urban forests, and pianos popping up seasonally all around Shoreline.
Permanent Collection [pdf]
Find locations and information about Shoreline's permanent public art collection.
by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan
at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Over 25 works of art have been commissioned or maintained for community enjoyment. New works of art are purchased through the City's 1% for the Arts municipal arts program.