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About the Program
Pierce County's One Percent for Art ordinance directs publicly-funded construction projects, with costs exceeding $100,000, to allocate one percent of the project budget for public art.

This program supports our mission to increase access to the arts for all Pierce County residents through a lasting legacy of publicly held artwork.

Call to Artists
The Pierce County Arts Commission has issued an RFP for an art project:

County City Building West Entry Canopy Handrail System Project
Pierce County has improved the west entrance of the County-City building, a building visited by thousands of people each year. The final phase of the entrance was the construction of a canopy to protect visitors from the weather as they enter the building. With 1% for Arts funding, the Pierce County Arts Commission is seeking qualified metal artists to add aesthetic elements to the handrail system.

If interested, please refer to RFP 1751 on the Purchasing Department's Current Bids and RFP webpage and submit a proposal by September 16, 2016.


A Map to Public Art in Pierce County


Public Art Projects
Roadworks Roadworks, 2008 by Paul Sorey 
Steel, LED lights, computer processor
Central Maintenance Facility
4812 196th St. E, Spanaway
Reemergence Reemergence, 2008 by Benjamin Moore and Dick Weiss 
Hand-blown and leaded glass
Emergency Operations Center
2501 Building, Tacoma
Cribbage Benches Cribbage Benches, 2007 by Paul Sorey
Stainless steel and concrete benches
East County Maintenance Facility
11701 Prairie Ridge Dr. E, Bonney Lake
13 Compositions 13 Compositions, 2007 by Garth Edwards
Brushed aluminum relief on panel, enameled frame
County City Building, B Wing floors 2-4
930 Tacoma Ave. S, Tacoma
Naches Pillars Naches Pillars, 2005 by Douglas C. Granum
Basalt columns and benches
Heritage Park (128th St. E at 94th Ave. E)
South Hill, Puyallup
Leaf Fence Leaf Fence, 2005 by Ries Niemi
Textured stainless steel
County City Building, West Entrance Court
Nollmeyer Lane, Tacoma
Points of Perspective Points of Perspective, 2003 by Laura Brodax
Sixteen mosaic tile panels
Detention Center, interior hallway
Ninth & Yakima, Tacoma
Note: Not open for viewing
Continuum Continuum, 2001 by Kelly McLain
Patinated copper on glass blocks
Detention Center, exterior windows
Ninth & Yakima, Tacoma
As Above, So Below As Above, So Below, 2000 by Richard LaLonde and Michael F. Dupille
Fused glass panels
Parking Structure
Ninth Ave. & Yakima, Tacoma
Spiral of Life Spiral of Life, 2000 by Mark Eric Gulsrud
Glass, powder coated steel
Remann Hall, parking turn-around
5501 Sixth Ave., Tacoma
Aqua Heart Aqua Heart, 1998 by Steve Jensen
Aluminum sculpture
South Hill Sheriff's Precinct
271 John Bananola Way E, Puyallup
LESA bldg Eye of the Storm & Escape, 1991 by Douglas J. Hansen
Glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel
LESA Building
2415 S 35th St, Tacoma
Courage Courage, 1990 by Elizabeth Mapelli
Fused glass, metal panel
County City Building, Entrance Court
930 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma

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Tacoma, WA 98402

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