Why We Love Seattle Public Art

seattle public art installationIf you are an artist, curator, community organizer, or public art council member involved in the Seattle public art space, we are aware of the significance and far-reaching impact of your work. For the past 31 years, the team members at Art Work Fine Art Services have partnered with community builders who bring dynamic ideas, memorials, and celebrations across Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

The artists of Seattle require installation services with the unique identity of Seattle in mind The distinguished climate, city structure, and topographical considerations of Seattle, along with Seattle’s artistic identity, require unique accommodations, which our team has considered in the creation of our services.

The Unique Identity of Seattle Public Art

The art community of Seattle is steeped in reverence for history, diversity, and resilience in the face of adversity. Seattle artists appreciate the origins of the Pacific Northwest, the Indigenous nations, and the industrialization that began the formation of Seattle into the way we see it today.

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Kate Blackstock and  Frida Clements painting on the Tractor

A strong sense of perseverance and community defines Seattle art. One of our favorite stories to tell about Seattle public art is the effort by artists across the city who created art on top of boarded-up shops when COVID hit its peak in 2020. Even in times of uncertainty, the community of Seattle artists transformed something that was a symbol of hardship into a beautiful and colorful encouragement for the people in our city. 

We conducted research to understand the impact of public art on the community and found that many community members believe that public art is crucial for establishing a sense of community and city identity.

Fine Art Services that Support Seattle Public Art

To support this growth and the art professionals who are a part of the Seattle public art community, we designed our services to best partner with you and your team. Our storage warehouse, located in Seattle, is designed with accommodations to perfectly keep your public art sculptures secure in between displays or until it can be permanently installed. Our fine art storage services keep your pieces protected with 24/7 live monitoring, climate and humidity control, and a custom-designed rack.

Both indoor and outdoor art, no matter how elaborate or complicated, can take advantage of our installation services. Our clients have presented us with complicated installation projects, including those which involve getting art sculptures into high or hard-to-reach places, such as the center of an enclosed courtyard. If completed installations in public venues where visitors have continued using the space, conducting business as usual. You may rest assured in our securing and weathering techniques, which are specifically designed to combat the eroding effects of Seattle weather.

Whatever your public art needs are, our team has an on-the-ground understanding of your fine art storage and installation needs.

Specialized Knowledge From Our Experts

For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics partner to some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in expert and custom solutions for fine art handling, domestic and international shipping, warehousing, and preservation of artwork. 

Our team is made up of passionate experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. Art Work FAS offers services in Portland and Seattle, in addition to California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.  To request an estimate or find out more about our fine art storage services, contact us or complete the form below.