The Seattle waterfront has been through a lot in the past year. Between pier closures, construction, and the pandemic, it’s certainly been a roller coaster. But now we’re happy to announce that Coast Salish art will be added to the new waterfront park.
This is a welcome change as Seattle has historically not done a good job of telling Coast Salish history. But now the city is working to change that by adding several Coast Salish artworks to the waterfront park. This will not only honor the past but also support contemporary First Nations artists. Some of the artists include Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, Malynn Wilbur-Foster, Tamela Laclair, and many more.
Major public art works by several #CoastSalish artists will be central to Seattle’s new waterfront park. These works will be installed by late 2024. Read more here: https://t.co/jDphmkip4T #WaterfrontSeattle #Seattle pic.twitter.com/a6TBd8QkeH
— Waterfront Seattle (@WaterfrontSEA) February 12, 2021
Art pieces will include things like cedar house posts, steps, welcome figures, and more. Plus the featured artists are from First Nations bands across our state. So we’re excited to see how these works will be incorporated into the park. Which by the way, is set to be finished in 2024.
If you’d like to learn more about the new Seattle waterfront park you can click here. When it’s completed it will be 1.5-miles of park land, play areas, and connection to neighborhoods. We have to say, it’s going to be much cooler than the old viaduct.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=