Cost for Pacific Avenue streetscape art: $200,000

Tacoma News TribuneDecember 3, 2013 


Artist Elizabeth Conner installs a temporary plug Nov. 27 before the final finish of her "Green Flash" art piece in the rain garden on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma.

PHOTO BY LUI KIT WONG — Tacoma News-Tribune Buy Photo

Kate Martin's Q&A of Elizabeth Conner, the Vashon Island artist whose round sculptures grace the new rain gardens on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, was missing one key detail that we would have liked to include for readers: The cost. 

The city couldn't get that number to us in time for the story, which came together late last week when City Hall was closed.

But city officials followed up this week with the information. Here's spokeswoman Maria Lee:

The art budget was $200,000 in total. It was a design-integrated contract which means that Elizabeth did a lot of work with the landscape architects and other designers to conceptualize ideas and develop the concept of the Green Flash. Actual production included the tile fabrication and installation (ed. note: the tiles were done by a different artist), and the fabrication and installation of the sculptures in the gardens.  


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