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Magnuson Park and the Sand Point penninsula are home to some of Seattle's most iconic and engaging works of public art. Each is notable for respecting and interacting with both the natural environment and the viewer. We invite you to visit and enjoy these outdoor works throughout the year.   

The Fin Project: From Swords into Plowshares
John Young, 1998

High-tensile steel fused to syntactic foam; carboline mb 133 satin black paint; concrete
12' x 300' x 500'

Gift to the city of Seattle by the artist and the Swords Into Plowshares Corporation,
Max Gurvich, benefactor

Photo courtesy of
the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture


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Straight Shot
Perri Howard, 2010

12 six-foot ink jade limestone columns

Commissioned by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture with Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art Funds

Photo © Spike Mafford

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A Sound Garden
Douglas Hollis, 1981

One of five works of the NOAA Art Walk
12 21-foot tall steel towers with aelolian pipes mounted to wind vanes.

Funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Project assistance from National Endowment from the Arts and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (formerly Seattle Arts Commission)

Photo courtesy of
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

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