23rd Avenue Corridor to get fancy public artwork

The Central District, as part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project, will soon be getting some new public art. Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture announced last week that artist Martha Jackson Jarvis will create the piece.

Among the project’s many improvements to the area around Union, Cherry, and Jackson includes art focusing on “historically relevant narratives of the neighborhood and stories of the people who have lived or created significant impact in the neighborhood.” Jackson Jarvis, creator of many public art projects, will be tasked with meeting that goal. The Washington, D.C.-based artist has shown work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Studio Museum of Harlem (New York) and Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow).

We don’t yet have details on where the art will go, when it will be installed, or what Jackson Jarvis will choose to focus on.



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