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Public art master plan to be unveiled at June 16 event in Georgetown

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A free event sponsored by 4Culture to present details of a public art master plan for King County wastewater infrastructure projects will take place on Thursday, June 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Oxbow in Georgetown.

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Two internationally acclaimed artists will appear at the intersection of culture and infrastructure in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood on Thursday, June 16.

The “Evening of Art + Water” is a free event from 7-9 p.m. at Oxbow in Georgetown, 6118 12th Avenue S., to share details of a public art master plan developed for King County’s Protecting Our Waters Program. The event is sponsored by 4Culture.

Artists Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc of Sans façon will present plan recommendations from 7-8 p.m., followed by a panel discussion from 8-9 p.m. on how artists can participate.

As part of its Protecting Our Waters Program, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division will invest nearly $1 billion over the next 14 years in projects to control combined sewer overflows, or CSOs, that send stormwater mixed with small amounts of sewage into local waterways during very heavy rains.

The CSO Art Master Plan will guide 4Culture and King County to commission artists to create public art pieces for water quality improvement projects scheduled for construction in the Seattle neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Pioneer Square, SODO, Montlake, University District, and the Duwamish area industrial corridor.

The Wastewater Treatment Division, working in partnership with 4Culture, incorporates art into its capital projects under the guidelines of the 1% for Art Program.

The projects are carefully integrated into facility plans and designed to educate people about the utility’s mission to protect public health and water quality through wastewater treatment process. For more information, visit King County's Protecting Our Waters Program at http://kingcounty.gov/protectingourwaters or 4Culture at http://www.4culture.org.

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