Public Space Projects

McGraw Square Pop-up Gallery

A new public art gallery popped up into McGraw Square from May 2022 to February 2023. This fully outdoor gallery was part of DSA/MID’s efforts to bring local, vibrant art back into the daily lives of Seattle residents, workers and visitors. The curated selection featured a rotating display of local artists and mediums to help revitalize the local arts sector.

Artists featured:
  • Alexis Hilliard, “Great Seattle Fire of 1889,” Handmade paper collage on panel
  • Cannupa Hanska Luger, “The One Who Checks & The One Who Balances,” Beadwork, surplus industrial felt, ceramic, riot gear, afghan
  • Eric Fisher, “A Feeling,” Digital Illustration
  • Tariqua Waters, “NO,”  Self-portrait, mixed media
  • Jenny Zwick, “Speaking Loudly With Gentle Materials (YES),” Archival pigment print
  • Monyee Chau, “Just Adequate,” Digital painting
  • Lauren Max, “Nadia & Abigail,” Photograph

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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

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