Public Art

At DSA, we believe in the power of urban art to enhance the public sphere and create a people-friendly downtown. A colorful mural can turn a drab cement wall into a beautiful canvas. Painted crosswalks improve pedestrian safety and are a lively addition to busy intersections. With support from public and private partners, we implement a steady stream of art and interactive projects throughout DSA/MID-managed parks and public spaces.

Current Art Projects

Recent Art Projects

Calls for Artists and Spaces

DSA is looking for partners to help bring more art into downtown and create a richer urban experience.

Artists, we want to hear from you!

DSA is looking for creators and fabricators of various media who want to showcase their art in downtown. If you have a vision for a great public space project, contact us today.

Artists Contact

Calling all building owners and managers!

The wall or storefront display of your building might be the perfect canvas for our next colorful mural or multimedia installation. If you are interested in vibrant neighborhood enhancements and have the space, contact us today.

Building Owners and Managers Contact

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Contact Info

General Park Info:

Michael Johnson, Director of Parks & Public Spaces


Jennifer Casillas, VP, Public Realm & Ambassador Operations

Art and Public Space Projects:

Seth Geiser, Manager, Urban Planning & Design

Park Rules

The Seattle Municipal Code prohibits:

  • Placing any structure or obstruction in the park without a permit
  • Dogs or other pets that are not leashed; person with dog must carry and use equipment for removing feces.
  • Sale of merchandise without a permit
  • Amplified sound without a permit.
  • Camping
  • Liquor (open or closed container)
  • Littering
  • Skateboarding, roller-skating
  • Illegal gambling
  • Urinating or defecating

Parks Code of Conduct (enforceable under SMC 18.12.040) prohibits:

  • Depriving others of their use or enjoyment of the park
  • No smoking
  • Unattended items
  • Creating a risk of harm to any person or property
  • Obstructing pedestrian traffic; interfering with the provision of services or the use of park property
  • Disrupting Parks and Recreation activities.
  • Abusive or harassing behavior