Sunshine is a good reason to check out Shoreline's public art works

Friday, April 24, 2020

Interactive map here with information about each piece

If the sun isn't out, then know that Saturday April 25, 2020 is International Sculpture Day; which is also a good excuse to check out some of the 40+ public art and sculptures in the City of Shoreline. 

Some pieces are playful, some merely beautiful. Some provide deeper context and help create meaning. During the current pandemic and all its challenges, public art remains accessible.

Photo courtesy City of Shoreline
Visit John Zylstra's temporary sculpture at Town Center Park along Midvale and Aurora, "Tsunami Memorial," which has become a de facto shrine to a loved one lost to the virus, including several flower vases left at the base of the sculpture. 

Since the sculpture is a kind of ritual bell in honor of the people who died in the Tsunami disaster at Fukushima, Japan in 2011, it can double as a shrine to our collective grief.

As hard as it is to imagine the loss experienced by some in our community, it is revitalizing to see public art serves it greatest purpose, which is adoption by the community in unexpected and surprising ways that help affirm art's enduring capacity to provide solace during difficult times.

Here's the link to the map which shows the location of all the sculptures, and murals. Create your own art walk.



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