Join Atlas Obscura Society Seattle and SODO Track Project Manager Tamar Benzikry for a walking tour of a three-year project transforming an industrial busway into a contemporary street art corridor. Tamar will be joined by Erin Goodman, Executive Director of the SODO Business Improvement Area, a key project partner. Together, they will speak to the history and team process involved in undertaking this public art project.
Throughout July, SODO Track will be reactivated with 20 artists painting 15 properties along the 5th Avenue South Busway: A passage that shuttles more than 50,000 transit riders every day and welcomes visitors to Seattle with an iconic art experience. The artists selected this year represent the U.S. and the world – from Seattle to Sao Paolo, Italy to Taiwan, Australia to Romania – with half hailing from the Pacific Northwest. They will add their own spin to the Track’s theme of Motion, Speed and Progress.
We’ll provide an intimate look at the art and behind-the-scenes stories about the process.
ABOUT TAMAR BENZIKRY
Tamar Benzikry designs and manages mission-driven art projects for 4Culture. Her partner portfolio includes King County Metro and Sound Transit, which invest % for Art in the production of contemporary art for shared public space.
- A portion of ticket revenue will be donated to SODO Track.
- Your ticket includes the cost of a single-use bus fare.
- Please wear closed-toe shoes; surfaces will range from pavement to gravel to railroad tracks. We will hop on a bus for a short ride down the Track.
- Recommended for adults only.
- We will start and end at Canvas, 3412 4th Ave S. There is parking available, as well as bus access.
Email Shin Yu Pai at ShinYu.Pai@atlasobscura.com.
Advance tickets only. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.