Temporary public art has been installed at Denny Way, Westlake Park and Seattle Center. Hurry, though — the final piece at the All Rise site on Denny is truly temporary and will only be up Friday-Sunday.
Summer might be over, but with some warm weather predicted to be heading our way again, there’s no better time to get outside and stroll the new crop of temporary public art installations in Seattle.
The most fleeting is final project in the ALL RISE series of temporary art installations at the future location of the Denny Substation. Artist Jesse Sugarmann will be presenting four video and sculpture works from his “Wake Up Sleeping Giant” series. Sugarmann describes the video experiments as “challenges to the visual dominance of the horizon.”
The piece will only last through the weekend. Sugarmann will install it on Friday and take it down on Sunday.
Public programs will run 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Sept. 25-26) at 1250 Denny Way. The events are 21+ after 8 p.m.
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Nearby is the Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, comprising seven pieces, each from a different artist. There are six installations and one project consisting of four interactive performances. “Dar Uma Palvara: Give a Word,Take a Word,” by Timea Tihanyi, invites participates to share a word in their native language and exchange it with a stranger. The three remaining performance dates are Oct. 11, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6, with each performance 1-3 p.m.
Downtown’s addition is hard to miss: “Exhibit:Growth,” installed by Umpqua Bank in Westlake Park, is housed in a 40-foot dome. In the dome are three large screens that viewers can control with their body movements in an experience “designed to liberate through movement, transforming obstacles into inspiration, and releasing innate human potential,” according to the bank.
It’s open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily beginning Saturday (Sept. 26) through Oct. 4.