Seattle is a city full of public art. Art put in places where you can see it as you make your way through the city streets and sidewalks. There are over 300 pieces of public art on downtown streets, mostly there thanks to a program called 1% for the Arts which was established in the mid-1970's to insure that whenever public tax money is spent to build or remodel public buildings - 1% of the construction budget is spent on permanent arts installations for all to see and enjoy.
Our bicycle tour will wind it's way past 100+ pieces of art that are seen on downtown streets, buildings and alleys. We will even make a brief foray into the downtown transit tunnel to see some of the art that resides underground. Youll see the traditonal; Frank Tsutakawa, Henry Moore and Fernando Botero. Giant murals along the SODO busway, crazy looking clocks in Belltown and giant flowers at Seattle Center and on Union Street. And of course fancy utility covers under our feet
This approximately two and a half hour tour is available March 22-24 mornings and afternoons. See availability by clicking on "2018 schedule book now" to the right.
Seattle Cycling Tours- Public Arts Tour Is 3 hours in length and covers about 6 miles in the downtown core of Seattle. We supply the comfy, easy to operate, 21 speed commuter bike, a helmet, a stainless steel water bottle and an informed local tour guide to show you around. Cost is $89 per person plus local tax. This tour not on regular schedule. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. to set up a time.
To learn more about public art in the region visit our public art resource page.
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