The Voices in the Forest project connects residents and visitors with the work of local poets who have written about specific places in Shoreline. All of the poems are tied to physical locations, providing details that readers will recognize from their own encounters in the field.
The locations occur mostly in Shoreline Parks near features of the landscape like glacial erratics or madrone trees. Twelve are currently on view, each one appearing on custom-fabricated signposts meant to evoke Forest Service signage. Visit the website
Virtual Juneteenth Exhibition
Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when the Texas legislature formally announced the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Lincoln had issued almost 3 years before. Juneteenth became a holiday in Texas in 1980 and is celebrated today for the ways in which it shows how far we have come as a nation in the past and how far we have to go in the present.
In recognition of Juneteenth and its importance for all Americans, Shoreline Public Art is curating a gathering of voices. Visit the Facebook group for curated videos created by Black Lives Matter - Shoreline. The project will continue for several weeks as residents post more stories.
Facebook Juneteenth Exhibition
The Galleries at Shoreline City Hall and Spartan Recreation Center
Sculpture & Painting from the Portable Works Collection
The Public Art Program extends sincere apologies that after 10 years of hosting group and solo exhibitions in the gallery at City Hall, the status of large receptions for artists is uncertain going forward. We will continue to display loaned artwork from time to time and the Portable Works Collection will continue to provide staff and visitors to City Hall and Spartan Recreation Center with purchased work in addition to occasional loans. As a record of previous exhibitions, we invite the public to take virtual tours in our Archives of Previous Exhibitions.
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.
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 the Portable Works Collection enhances interior public spaces across the city with local and regional contemporary artists. The Shoreline Art Cottage Residency Program, started in 2020, offers a series of public engagements with artists. Begin your tour with the Public Art Map or by browsing this site.
Visit the Calls for Artists web page for information about open calls.