Bubble Bath Seattle 2014- Yay Today!

I don’t recall this parable from Dr. Seuss, but I like the idea of a bubblefest! If you want to recapture your childhood this weekend, head to Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, WA, with a gallon or so of soapy liquid for Bubble Bath Seattle, the biggest bubble fight this city has ever seen. From […]

Remembering to play even as the sun goes away

Happy Friday! Now that we’re officially into fall, with the weather getting colder and wetter by the day, and all back to school or indoors,it’s important to remind ourselves of opportunities to get out and play. Idea is Free Museum and Park Day tomorrow; September 28: over 1500 museums, and national and state parks, are […]

Happy Park(ing) Day 2013!

Today is PARK(ing) Day, “an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.” Every year I see some amazing games, maps, and other cool uses of parking spaces set up all over Seattle. Go out and explore the different parklets! more via Park(ing) Day 2013 | PARK(ing) Day 2013 […]

Tiny superheroes combat big challenges with capes made by Seattle mom | Local News | The Seattle Times

Have you ever had days where you felt you had super powers, or felt you needed them? One woman in Seattle is making that a reality for over 1,700 kids with illnesses and disabilities in 50 states and 14 countries, with a new workshop opening to help out more kids:   Gabby has epilepsy and […]

Energy drink maker Red Bull proposes skate-able art investment for Myrtle Edwards Park

The Seattle City Government Parks & Recreation site recently hosted a public meeting to gather input on a proposed public art piece in Myrtle Edwards Park that will be used for skateboarding. Energy drink maker Red Bull has approached Seattle Parks and Recreation about making a community investment that would include commissioning an artist to […]

Want to support music? Support green space and parks!

OK, maybe that’s overstating it a bit, but that’s the headline/thesis that Grist Editor Jess Zimmerman proposes in his short article about Seattle rapper Macklemore, and I gotta admit I like his thinking… In this video for the Nature Conservancy, rapper Macklemore explains how municipal green space in his home city of Seattle influenced his […]

Adding art to Belltown, Seattle

Originally posted on Storefronts:
Storefronts Seattle is proud to announce the first two of three projects in the Belltown neighborhood! Ingrid Lahti One Pacific Tower, 2006 First Avenue, Belltown Through June 2013 Ingrid Lahti traditionally works in neon, but has branched out into illuminated lighting gels in her new installation at First and Virginia.  Inspired by…

Seattle City Hall is at least thinking about happiness, even if haphazardly

I read this article in Seattle’s The Stranger: Can City Government Make Us Happy? The authror of the article was pretty snarky about the whole process, and I admit it’s not the best thought-out initiative, but my first thought was, “at least they’re interested and trying.” I actually thought the task force (let’s call it […]

Public art makes people invested in the land: an OpenIDEO idea

OpenIDEO asked “How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better?” One of my responses:   Install public art to create community, sense of place Install public murals and other public art to create a sense of place and add beauty to urban spaces, which leads to […]

Why Public Art Is Important « The Dirt

ASLA blog The Dirt has been reporting on their annual meeting, and mentioned a talk discussing why public art is important. I couldn’t agree more! …art occupies a unique position within the art world. In comparison with big-name gallery shows, public art is often “under appreciated” much like landscape architecture. But there’s lots to laud: […]