Seattle Channel tells the STQRY

STQRY screen

Seattle Channel recently joined staff members from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture and Visit Seattle, as well as mobile STQRY app manager Jennifer Smith to highlight public art in downtown Seattle. The resulting video is short but sweet, to our minds (there’s a lot of art to talk about).

As the manager of the Public Art program for the City of Seattle, Ruri Yampolski speaks eloquently about the layers of meaning and experience in public artworks, discoverable through STQRY. Visit Seattle’s Tracey Wickersham celebrates new and emerging tools that help connect the public to the art that’s all around them, and 4Culture’s Tina Hoggatt talks about the many organizations throughout King County who are using STQRY to highlight public art, heritage sites and historic landmarks. Jennifer Smith says it most succinctly: STQRY is two apps in one, an exploration and discovery tool, and an on-site interpretation app.

You can download the free STQRY app by scanning one of the QR codes on signage throughout Seattle or by visiting the app store for Apple, Android and Windows phones. Get started exploring the cultural landscape around you.

All of the sites and artworks on STQRY are available for browsing online. Check out Seattle’s public art collection on the app and 4Culture’s public art and heritage sites.

And in the blowing your own horn category, we are excited to place our sites and artworks in the larger cultural landscape through STQRY, but for a bird’s eye view of these sites on their own (quite beautiful) map, explore Map 4Culture with links to more info all around on our website. It’s mobile friendly too – you can download a Map 4Culture shortcut to your smartphone.

It’s very exciting to provide tools that make it easier for us all to discover the art and culture near at hand. Thanks for the shout out, Seattle Channel!