Welcome to Pop-Up Pianos
July 22 – September 23, 2019
From the streets of London, L.A., Anacortes, Seattle, Federal Way, Spokane -- to our very own Shoreline, street pianos have emerged in the 21st century as a primary means of enhancing urban space and contributing to local culture. Altered and decorated by local artists since 2012, we anticipate commissioning up to 4 new pianos for our 8th year of continuous experimentation in 2019 for a goal of 10 pianos. Donations of pianos and offers for placement in front of businesses with rain protection are welcome at email@example.com.
A series of temporary eco-art installations, Groundswell offers a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces. The artwork is on view during daylight hours. Tours by arrangement: David Francis, Public Art Coordinator, 206-801-2661; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site-specific poetry based on artistic interpretations of the park is coming to North City Park and Paramount Open Space. Poems are on temporary signboards that will rotate all summer.
Currently on View
at Brugger’s Bog Park
19553 25th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98133
City Meditation Crew
Banners hang in the trees above five meditation stations in Hamlin Park. In addition to fostering mindfulness as an important practice in today’s world of screens, the installation also encourages visitors to imagine recreation (especially walking in urban forests) as a form of public art. Read the full Press Release
Listen to an interview with City Meditation Crew Guest Artist Anne Beffel and David Francis, Shoreline Public Art Coordinator.
Significant sculptures are currently on display at the Park at Town Center, City Hall campus, and Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. Many are for sale for private ownership or donation to the City's permanent collection. Download the Artscape collection [pdf]