UP for Art
Welcome to the online map of the 2008 University Place Public Art Tour. This is the first of what we expect to be a series of routes to view different pieces of public art in our community. The project is a partnership between the City of University Place and UP for Art, a non-profit group dedicated to public art.
This 8-mile loop is a series of art installations selected to give visitors and residents a better idea of the reasons for public art, plus the opportunity to discover and enjoy both the art and the stories behind each piece. All but the City Hall pieces are available on weekends and after business hours.
The pieces were selected to reflect our values as a community: commitment to education, environmental stewardship, an eye for enhanced functionality, a knack for partnering and the generosity of residents and friends.
How to Use the Map: The route is marked by the blue line. You can start at any green pin but the numbers start to the north end. Please note there are four pieces in close proximity in the Homestead Park/City Hall area. The red dot designates Raindrops and Slug in Homestead Park. The green dot marks where you will find the Architect's Rendering and Quilt in City Hall. If you can’t see both dots, use the map's zoom function to make the two spots farther apart.
Each pin on the map marks the location of a piece. Clicking on that pin will open an information box with an image, details of the art and directions to that piece. Clicking on the small photo will provide a larger view.
Any part of the page can be printed. However, the best way to print directions to the sites and a map of the entire loop is to click on the car icon to the right of the blue"8 Mile Art Loop" title at the center bottom of the page.
University Place is blessed with a large amount of public art. This year’s map is just a sampling, but we hope you enjoy it and our community.