Public Art

Overview

In 2017, Snohomish County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism began oversight of the Snohomish County Arts Commission. The Arts Commission cultivates and enhances a vibrant community of artists and arts organizations by connecting citizens with a range of cultural opportunities to celebrate, appreciate and participate in the diverse arts and culture of the County.

The Commissioners, who represent districts throughout the county, and at large, establish eligibility requirements, review requests, and select winning candidates, to provide visual and/or performing art for the public. Works of art are funded through an annual 1% allocation from certain constructions projects within the County.

Park Artworks

While commissioned artwork can be found in many public places, the following pieces can be found in Snohomish County Parks:

Evergreen State Fairground

"A Day at the Fair" by Cheri O'Brien. Glass and steel, 2016.
Arlington Trailhead (Centennial Trail)

Kayak Point Park

"Tulalip People" by James Madison. Aluminum, 2012

  Lake Stevens Community Park

"A Comic Balancing Act" by Glen Anderson. Mosaic tile, 2011

Martha Lake Airport Park

"Nosegrab" by Michael Whiting. Stanless steel, 2010
"Simple Arrow" by Peter Reiquam. Stainless steel, 2010
"Winging It" by Rocinante Studios. Mild steel, 2010

Miners Corner Park

Paine Field Park

"Landing Zone" by Peter Reiquam. Mild and welded steel, 2010

Tambark Creek Park

"Up the Mountain" by Will Robinson. Basalt, 2011

Public Art at Paine Field Community Park

Paine Field Art