Georgetown Festival Street Dedication

This Saturday, June 13 from noon to 10 p.m. Georgetown will be celebrating at the Georgetown Carnival. In addition to tool races and performances there will also be a dedication for the newly redeveloped Georgetown Festival Street, featuring Revolution an artwork by Georgetown resident Chris McMullen.

The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), selected Chris McMullen to create a permanent site-specific artwork. McMullen’s work Revolution integrates with the function of the street, focuses on improving the pedestrian experience, and creates a conceptual identity for street festivals and community events.

Revolution is a large kinetic sculpture, lit from within and reflecting Georgetown’s industrial character, located at the NE corner of S Vale Street and Airport Way S. McMullen has also developed a large stamp that will be used to press an image into some of the sidewalk pavement sections, shown below:




What is a Festival Street: A festival street is a public place that has been designated for recurring temporary closure to vehicular traffic use for the purpose of pedestrian-oriented special activities.

The Georgetown Festival Street will be on 12th Avenue S between S Vale (All-City Coffee) and S Bailey Streets (at the end of the block – past the overpass). It will also include S Vale Street between 12th Avenue S and Airport Way S. For more information visit:


Images courtesy the Office of Arts & Culture and SDOT.