Public Space Projects

McGraw Square Pop-up Gallery

From May 2022-February 2023, the Downtown Seattle Association, with funding from the Metropolitan Improvement District, installed a pop-up gallery in McGraw Square as part of DSA/MID’s efforts to bring local, vibrant art back into our daily lives and 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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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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