Joe Feddersen's "Plateau Fish Trap" (2015) celebrates the ingenuity and architectural beauty of the Plateau Native fish trap and the historic relationship to the land and fisheries. Installed at Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane. Photo courtesy of the artist, by Joe Nuess. Part of Washington's State Art Collection.
"Plateau Fish Trap" by Joe Feddersen, at Spokane Falls Community College
This glass and aluminum sculpture celebrates the Plateau Native fish trap and the historic relationship to the land and fisheries. Photo courtesy of the artist, by Joe Nuess.

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Public Art

Our Art in Public Places program (AIPP) purchases and cares for artworks in state buildings, colleges, universities, and schools throughout Washington. The State Art Collection includes nearly 5,000 artworks, located where people study, work, and live. The Collection includes a wide range of materials, sizes, and styles. It represents notable artists from Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. The public selects and owns the Collection.

Read the legislation that formed our program: RCW 43.46.090 | RCW 43.46.095

Read the Washington Administrative Code that guides our program: WAC 30-40

How do we acquire Public Art?

When Washington constructs a new building, we reserve one-half of one percent of the state’s cost for art. Construction funds for K-12 schools are combined each biennium. Eligible K-12 schools may apply for a commissioned artwork. 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. In some cases, AIPP and the committee may decide to purchase existing artworks with the help of our Curator Roster.

Annual Reports

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