On January 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the brand new Fire Station 20 will host an open house, inviting the community inside for tours and to meet the firefighters. The new station is located at 2800 15th Avenue West, in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle.
There will also be an opportunity to meet Rob Ley, the artist of the new public art piece at the site, Wind and Water. Ley will be at a table inside the station between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to discuss his process creating the piece, including working with the firefighters at the station, and other inspirations. Ley will also have images on hand to show the work in progress, shipping and install and give a sense of the process. We invite the public to meet the artist and find out more about the fire station’s artwork Wind and Water.
Ley installed Wind and Water at Fire Station 20 in December. The artwork is created with more than 100 one-inch stainless steel tubes, stands over 14 feet tall, and can bring to mind the flow of water, or the movement of the wind. The sculpture engages passing pedestrians, and frames the entrance to the building. The fire station also includes state-of-the-art sustainability upgrades and increased space for more fire engines.
The Office of Arts & Culture commissioned Wind and Water with Department of Finance and Administrative Services Fire Facilities and Emergency Management Levy 1% for Art funds. Photos courtesy City of Seattle.