Construction of New Art, The Seeking Place, Begins Soon at Riverfront Park

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 8:40 a.m.

SPOKANE – A new piece of local art will soon be installed in Riverfront Park.

The Seeking Place, by Coeur d’Alene artist Sarah Thompson Moore, is made is made of perforated anodized aluminum panels, with inspiration drawn from our region’s basalt outcroppings. The panel perforations cast unique light and shadow that change throughout the day, and LED lights mounted along the top cast light downward and create a glow in the evening while also keeping it well lit at night.

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This installation will engage visitors to participate in a collaborative experience with art and nature, and adds a colorful, accessible artwork to the park’s collection, including the addition of an ADA-friendly pathway leading to the sculpture.

The structure is roughly 40’ x 23’, and up to 12’ tall in places. It will be sited near the Pavilion, in a grass area known as the Central Green immediately north of the orange bridge along the Howard Street Promenade and Oak Allée

Installation is anticipated from August through October. The project cost is $168,000, funded by the Riverfront Park Redevelopment Bond. The Seeking Place will be the second bond-funded piece of new art in the revitalized park. Stepwell by artist Meejin Yoon, was selected as the “signature” art piece for the park’s redevelopment, and is slated to open by the end of the year on West Havermale Island.

The Seeking Place was unanimously chosen by the Joint Arts Committee and the Spokane Park Board in 2020. A construction contract for site preparation and installation was approved by the Park Board this month, and Spokane Arts will continue to oversee the project through completion.


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