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City of Shoreline Public Art

Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project

  • Deadline:
  • Budget: $140,000
  • Eligibility: Professional artists and or artists’ teams residing in the United States with public art project experience that matches the scope of the project, who have successfully managed and completed at least one publicly-funded commission on schedule and on budget.

The City of Shoreline seeks an artist or artist-team to design, fabricate, and install a dynamic, site-specific artwork with the primary goal of serving as a landmark for the center of this young and growing city directly to the north of Seattle. Placement will occur on an approximately 1-acre triangular-shaped project area located along the city’s main arterial, Aurora Avenue (aka SR 99), between North 175th Street and North 178th Street, and Aurora Ave North and Midvale Ave North.

Currently, the site is flat, with a few small trees and a preserved section of historic brick road, a relic of the Interurban trolley line (1902 – 1940; see map). The site is frequently used by trail riders, dog-walkers, families, and numerous others, with many thousands driving by in cars at maximum speeds of 40 mph. As a work of public art located along a transportation corridor, it should not create a distraction for drivers.

Proposals that include solar panels, sound, kinetic, or interactive elements, projections, water features, time-based components, landscaping / earthworks, or light elements are especially welcome as a reflection of the city’s environmental ethic.

More Information: shorelinewa.gov