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Artwork copyright Jill Anholt. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Site-Specific Artworks

Each one of these site-specific artworks in Washington's State Art Collection enhances its location, reflects the values of the community, or provokes you to see your environment in a new way.

When Washington constructs a new building, we reserve one-half of one percent of the state’s cost for art. We work with local committees to acquire artworks created especially for their buildings or campuses. They first select an artist from the Public Artist Roster. They then review the artist’s design, and approve the final proposal. All of this ensures that the artworks are embedded within our public spaces and relevant to the local community.