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Art for Pier 86 – Feasibility Study – Seattle, WA

Art for Pier 86 – Feasibility Study – Seattle, WA2018-02-22T21:18:46-08:00

The Friends of Art on Pier 86 have a vision — to transform a 50-year-old iconic grain silo structure into a canvas for art.  The group procured funding from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to explore the feasibility of creatively activating the grain elevators without damaging the 50-year-old structure or the fragile ecosystem of Seattle’s working waterfront.  Framework Cultural Placemaking took the role of project lead.  Over the course of three months we examined this “canvas” from every angle, conducted community outreach meetings, and presented our findings to key stakeholders and elected officials.  We were able to move the conversation from “is it possible?” to “what’s preferable?”  The first artworks are set to be installed in late 2018.