WEST SEATTLE ART: Here’s who will create ‘art interruptions’ along greenway

(2017 WSB photo)

Remember those goats and other art under the bridge in 2017? Those were “art interruptions,” temporary installations as part of a city program. Next round is in the works, as this week the city announced the artists chosen to create some along one of West Seattle’s greenways:

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation has commissioned four emerging public artists to create temporary art installations along the Delridge-Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway for Art Interruptions 2022. The artworks will be installed on city-owned infrastructure and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day through moments of surprise, beauty, contemplation, or humor.

The artists selected are:

Va’eomatoka “Toka” Valu
Clare Johnson
Malayka Gormally
Tommy Segundo

Look for the latest artworks in Delridge-Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway summer of 2022! Artists were selected by a panel of artists, community members, and city staff. Art Interruptions is an ongoing program funded by the SDOT 1% for Arts Fund.

You can find a map of the greenway here.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE ART: Here's who will create 'art interruptions' along greenway"

  • Gina May 8, 2022 (12:51 pm)

    Bring back the Groucho dogs!

  • anonyme May 8, 2022 (1:07 pm)

    I’m all for public art, but it’s beyond understanding why “interruptions” (i.e. distractions) are a good idea along motorways.  Aren’t there enough of those already?

    • Delridge resident May 8, 2022 (3:50 pm)

      Haha no fun allowed, huh? Remember, this is along a *greenway* – slow, relaxing streets for everyone! If you’re concerned about distractions on a greenway, the problem may lie between the wheel and the seat.

      • anonyme May 8, 2022 (6:10 pm)

        Exactly my point. And btw, some real goats eating that invasive ivy would be a far more beneficial (and safe) interruption.

    • StuckInWestSeattle May 8, 2022 (4:05 pm)

      Its a lot less of a distraction that advertising billboard or homeless camps and RVs. Personally I wish the goats were permanent.

  • BD May 8, 2022 (5:17 pm)

    This is why I’m totally against funding for the arts, Nature is Art itself.

    • KM May 8, 2022 (6:09 pm)

      It’s a roadway, pal. 

  • 22blades May 9, 2022 (10:17 am)

    Please install them under the Admiral Bridge. “That Guy” is wrecking our beloved green belt. I’ve sent it to the city but all I get is a boilerplate of homelessness.

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