View the most recent draft of the Feasibility Study.

FRIENDS OF Art on Pier 86




·       Public Art is possible on the Pier 86 Grain Elevator & Silos

·       Work could be done without interference with Pier 86 operations & security


What art is possible


·       Paint, Banners, Lights, Video Loops, Stencil Art & even Reverse Graffiti

·       Temporary or permanent installations;  large scale or small adjacent to path

·       Not practical nor suitable: Plant growth  or plant sculptures on the silos 



·       Recommendation preference:  “Celebrate Seattle’s Waterfront Heritage”


·       Upon  approval of the Port of Seattle and sufficient funds available

·       Installation would occur during the slowest time of the year for the operator, June-September, which coincides with the best weather for outdoor work


·       Silos, any or all sides, & grain elevator

·       It would be difficult to put art on the chutes & conveyor belt over the water

·       Easiest side would be on the waterfront side

Estimated costs

·       Range: $126,000 to $3.1 million on other silo sites 

·       Encompass finalist awards, artist fees, travel, accommodation, administrative costs, materials, insurance, installation, curation, maintenance

·       Range depends upon number of structures & type of art


·       Maintenance & curatorial fees will depend on art type selected   

Funding Sources

·       Private fundraising, local & national philanthropists & businesses

·       Public: Grants & Competitions

Public Support

·       Steering Committee: Representatives from neighboring community councils & alliance, unions, businesses 

·       Letters of support from neighboring groups for a Feasibility Study

·       Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small & Simple Grant Award

·       Community survey shows over 60 % favor public art on site

·       Continual communication via two all community meetings & monthly updates to community groups

Next steps

·       With approval of the final Feasibility Study, the Port of Seattle will decide whether and how to move forward. 

·       They might keep the FAP86 Steering Committee or assemble a new cross-functional community/stakeholder committee to oversee a selected project manager to finalize a theme, issue a Call for Artists and raise funds.