Public & Community Arts

We connect professional artists with developers and community groups to design, fabricate and install artworks in public and private spaces. We also coordinate neighborhood arts events and youth art workshops for both public and private educational institutions and other community organizations.

Public Art Installations

SEEDArts responds to a need for affordable, high quality, artist-made construction elements for a variety of in-fill, commercial, multi-unit residential and landscape development and/or renovation needs in Southeast Seattle. We offer professional guidance and project management in the planning, commission, fabrication, and installation of art in public places to private developers, community groups, and schools.

Services include:

  • Development of an integrated, site-specific art plan in conjunction with architectural design plans;
  • Project scope and budget development;
  • Access to a roster of experienced, Puget Sound-based professional public artists;
  • Artist selection process and/or design competitions;
  • Skilled project management;
  • Facilitation of community forums, outreach programs, artist residencies and art events;
  • Fabrication oversight and technical consultation;
  • Long term maintenance plans.

Current Projects

SEEDArts is working with Tukwila Village Development Associates to create integrated permanent and temporary artworks for its multi-use neighborhood center on International Boulevard.

Community Art Events

Art in the Alley
Each August, the Columbia City Gallery hosts Art in the Alley, an outdoor arts festival that features the work of local artists, designers and craftspeople. Art in the Alley is held in conjunction with the Rainier Valley Heritage Parade.

Open Studios Tours
SEEDArts Studios open their doors quarterly for their Open Studios. In conjunction with the Collaboratory’s first Sunday neighborhood BBQ and Bazaar, you can come see what the artists in the studios are working on! more info

Art Classes
SEEDArts coordinates weekly after school art classes for the residents of the Lake Washington Apartments. If your organization is interested in hosting art classes, please contact Kathy Fowells

Upcoming Events

Aug16
Gimme Shelter

Columbia City Gallery’s 12th Annual Juried Exhibit “Gimme Shelter” speaks to the many types of dislocation in society today. Artists working in 2D, 3D and video address issues of homelessness, gentrification and refugee dislocation. Artists’ Reception: Saturday, August 19, 5-7pm

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Oct21
Arts Gumbo: Celebrating Indian & South Asian Arts

Experience traditional and contemporary Indian & South Asian culture with local artists and performers. Event will include food, performances, and more! Details at rainierartscenter.org/artsgumbo

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