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December 9, 2016

Nonprofit brings art to Point Ruston

  • The developer established a nonprofit program that brings art to the neighborhood “in a big way.”
  • By BUSTER BABA
    Art at Point Ruston

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    When my husband and I first walked the Waterwalk along the shore of Commencement Bay we knew we had found a place that would feed our soul, a place we could call home.

    Photo courtesy of Art at Point Ruston
    Artworks on display include this otter by Georgia Gerber, known for her Rachel the Pig sculpture at Pike Place Market.

    When I met Mike Cohen, the developer for the waterfront project at Point Ruston, and spent time talking with him, I knew I had found a kindred spirit. Mike explained that from the beginning of Point Ruston’s concept, “artful living” was always in the forefront of his mind when designing this new enterprise.

    And with that, a concept and relationship were born: Art at Point Ruston.

    Art at Point Ruston is a nonprofit charitable organization invested in bringing art in a big way to Point Ruston. The organization is dedicated to curating and exhibiting public art throughout the Point Ruston neighborhood, offering a year-round venue that showcases an ever-changing and expanding exhibition of local, regional and nationally significant art and artists.

    Point Ruston’s stunning waterfront backdrop offers a world-class setting for artists to exhibit their works, and Art at Point Ruston provides participating artists a safe and insured venue to market and sell their art to the public.

    As part of its commitment to the arts, Art at Point Ruston is pledged to purchase a minimum of one piece of art per year to add to the permanent collection on display throughout Point Ruston. This year that work is by nationally renowned sculptor Georgia Gerber.

    The first round of 15 works were installed last fall. And efforts are currently underway to bring the next group to the property over the coming months.

    Buster Baba is the executive director of Art at Point Ruston.





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