Tukwila Parks & Recreation
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206 768-2822
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Arts in the Park
Arts-in-the-Parks, a mural program, improves the visual vibrancy, connection, and interest to Tukwila’s beautiful parks system while supporting the local art scene. Tukwila Parks and Recreation worked with Urban Artworks in the summer of 2021 to create the Arts-in-the-Parks program. The program put out an open art call and artists were chosen by the Tukwila community. Artists were stipend and painted murals onsite over July and August. In addition to the 10 large murals, 11 different artists created artwork for a Pop-Up Banner Gallery that will move throughout the park’s system over the next year.
Below is a map and information on the murals and the artists. Please take some time to visit the art in person.
A Day in the Garden, Ground Mural, Artist Angelina Villalobos, 179
On the site visit at Riverton Park, Angelina noticed the beautiful Gully Gardens P-Patch in full bloom and children playing in the field. Her goal was to create a design that represented the flowers of each season in the Pacific Northwest, along with the endangered native bird, Varied Thrush. The ground murals are vibrant and encourage play and conversation. Artist contact & info: onesevennine.myportfolio.com
Pop-Up Banner Gallery
The Pop-up Banner Gallery will move from park to park, bringing art to different neighborhoods. Keep an eye out when it might pop up in your neighborhood.
URBAN ARTWORKS’ MISSION IS TO ENGAGE YOUTH AND COMMUNITIES IN THE CREATION OF PUBLIC ART THAT INSPIRES CONNECTIONS AND HONORS THEIR VOICES. WE ENVISION A WORLD WHERE ALL PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF CREATING PUBLIC ART. urbanartworks.org
To learn more about this program or questions reach out to Olena.Perry@TukwilaWA.gov
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