Protecting public art from natural disasters

BY: - November 1, 2023

The natural world can inspire artists. But it’s also capable of damaging or destroying works of art, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, where threats range from flooding to earthquakes to volcanic eruptions. With this in mind, the Washington State Arts Commission has embarked to better gauge and prepare for the risks that different types of […]

At the state Capitol, a longstanding tribute to lives lost in WWI

BY: - May 29, 2023

Eighty-five years ago, on Memorial Day in 1938, a crowd gathered on the state Capitol grounds in Olympia to dedicate a war memorial that had been nearly two decades in the making. The idea for a statue honoring those from Washington state who died in the war was first put forward by Gov. Ernest Lister […]