Public Space Projects

Shine a Light Gallery

The Downtown Seattle Association, alongside Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and downtown property owners, invites you to check out the new Shine a Light Gallery on 5th Avenue. The installation fills several large bay windows and glass storefronts between Pike and Pine streets with paintings, sculptures, neon art and more by local artists. Each featured piece stems from the theme “Shine a Light” and is inspired by the artist’s personal interpretation of the phrase. With this gallery, we hope to improve existing blank spaces in the public realm while elevating Seattle’s creative talent. Please enjoy our curated collection through this spring!

Currently featured artists at the Shine a Light Gallery:

Cady Bogart
French Exit

Hailey Tayathy
Free the Light

Irene June

Jen Vickers

Kelsey Fernkopf

Scott Méxcal
¿A Qué Le Vas A Dar Luz? What Will You Give Light?

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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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