Friends of Art on Pier 86
Cycling or walking along the Elliott Bay Trail from the downtown waterfront offers one of the best views of Seattle. Sailboats and ferries glide over the sparkling bay, and on a clear day the Olympic Mountains come into view.
But as you near Interbay, the public space around the trail becomes less scenic and more industrial, with a massive grain elevator and silos dominating the view at Pier 86. In an attempt to beautify this area – just as the Olympic Sculpture Park has improved the southern section of the trail – the Friends of Art on Pier 86 are exploring a public art project in the area.
The Friends are currently discussing options for a wide range of art that is open to all types of artistic expression. The project will include working closely with the Port of Seattle and their tenant at the pier, Louis Dreyfus Company, with the goal being to complement the city’s efforts are revitalizing the entire downtown waterfront while also coexisting with a working industrial area.