Duwamish Revealed launches!

IMG_0051Duwamish Revealed, a large scale artistic celebration of Seattle’s only river, is coming to life! Thanks to funding from ArtPlace America and 4Culture, the vision that Nicole Kistler and I have been developing for the last several years will hit the Duwamish River in the spring / summer of 2015. After bringing The Living Barge to the Duwamish in 2006, we are thrilled to be back on the Duwamish again. We have a great set of partners, including our nonprofit partner ECOSS, as well as the Port of Seattle, the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, Equinox Studios, and Feet First.

The Duwamish River corridor is at a major transition point. In December 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency will announce their Superfund Cleanup plan for the river. Real estate prices and rents are skyrocketing yet again, threatening the neighborhoods of Georgetown and South Park with gentrification and displacement, especially with the re-opening of the South Park bridge and other investments in neighborhood infrastructure. We hope that Duwamish Revealed can bring people together to celebrate the river and think about its future, and build the community of advocates for the river and its neighborhoods.

Currently we have a call for proposals out for Duwamish Revealed. Check it out and submit your idea for an art installation, activity, event or performance. Proposals are due October 15, 2014.

See more at www.duwamishrevealed.com – we are also on facebook at www.facebook.com/duwamishrevealed