Over half of the State Art Collection is now online
More than half of the State Art Collection’s 4,600 artworks are now online and available to explore through My Public Art Portal on the ArtsWA website. You can search the Collection or browse over twenty-five Web Exhibitions.
For each artwork published on the Portal, the work includes condition assessments, digital editing of photos, researching artwork information, writing interpretive descriptions, and identifying locations, including GPS coordinates.
The Washington State's Art in Public Places Program was established in 1974 to acquire artwork for K-12 public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies, funded by ½ of one percent of the state's portion of construction costs. Today, the State Art Collection includes more than 4,600 artworks in public spaces across the state.