Public Art

Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture, has commissioned a suite of artworks, both temporary and permanent, that will help tell the story of the underground storage tunnel. Aligned with the goals outlined in the Ship Canal Water Quality Project Drainage and Wastewater Master Plan by Vaughn Bell, the artworks seek to make the invisible visible and to provide visitors with an understanding of the flow of water on site and through the surrounding neighborhoods.

Temporary artwork

Beginning in summer 2020, four artworks by a variety of local emerging artists will begin to appear at some of the construction sites. These temporary works will be on view for six-months and then be changed to feature new artwork by artists including Barry Johnson, Hugo Moro, Shawn Parks, Whitney Lynn and Janelle Abbott.

Get on your bike or put on your walking shoes and visit all four locations listed below this summer!

Permanent artwork

As a part of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, five new permanent artworks will be developed and displayed. Explore below for more information about each artist and their inspiration or take a look at our public art fact sheet.