Public Space Projects

Shine a Light Gallery

Alongside Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and downtown property owners, the DSA invited guests to visit the Shine a Light Gallery on Fifth Avenue. The installation filled 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 stemmed from the theme “Shine a Light” and was inspired by the artist’s personal interpretation of the phrase. 

The gallery shined bright in downtown in April and May 2021, eventually evolving into the Shine On Seattle series.

Featured Artists in Shine a Light Gallery:
  • Cady Bogart, “French Exit”
  • Hailey Tayathy, “Free the Light”
  • Irene June, Untitled
  • Jen Vickers, “Un-Anaglyph”
  • Kelsey Fernkopf, “HYDRA”
  • 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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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.
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  • Littering
  • Skateboarding, roller-skating
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  • Urinating or defecating

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  • Depriving others of their use or enjoyment of the park
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  • Disrupting Parks and Recreation activities.
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