The Troll The funky Fremont neighborhood is home to so much public art that the neighborhood has put out a walking guide; for kids, the troll under the Aurora Bridge is sure to be the favorite. Inspired by the “Three Billy Goats Gruff ” fairy tale, artist Steve Badanes used rebar, wire, concrete and a Volkswagen Beetle to re-create the story. See another fairy-tale character, Rapunzel, letting down her long neon hair at the Fremont Bridge as you walk from the billy goats’ troll to the Fainting Goat for gelato.
Sasquatch Pushing Over a House You may never see Sasquatch hiking in the woods, but at the University Playground (4745 Ninth Ave. N.E.), Rich Beyer’s Sisyphean aluminum creature has been trying to knock over a house frame since the early 1980s. Bonus: The sculpture is on the playground and almost with-in sight of the University District Farmers Market, held on Sundays.
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‘A Sound Garden’ “A Sound Garden” is the most iconic public artwork on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) local campus. Douglas Hollis’ organ-like pipes make sounds in the wind that inspired the band Soundgarden’s name. Get a pass from the security guard (photo ID required) at the Sand Point Way entry on weekdays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., or enter through Magnuson Park’s off-leash area between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays. Once inside, you can find several other public artworks on the campus. (Note that “Berth Haven” is no longer accessible due to decay.) ■ Gemma Alexander is a Seattle-based freelance writer. She blogs about the arts and spends too much time on Twitter (@gemmadeetweet).
Want more? Since 1973, Seattle’s 1 Percent for Art program has ensured that 1 percent of the cost of municipal capital improvement projects be applied to public art. There are now 400 permanent public art installations (and more than 3,000 temporary and portable ones) throughout the city. Down-load the free STQRY (pronounced “story”) app to find more public art near you.
Meet the Snowﬂake Lane characters at the Lincoln South Food Hall every Monday–Thursday from 5:30– 6:30 pm during Snowﬂake Lane: November 23–December 24, 2018. Food + drink specials + fun activities For more information about this one-of-a kind experience, visit lincolnsfh.com/events or ﬁnd us on social @lincolnsfh. For more information about Snowﬂake Lane visit snowﬂakelane.com. parentmap.com • Family Adventure Guide • 17