Junction Plaza Park was dedicated in 2010. Its development resulted from a tremendous community effort that transformed an old gas station site into a park and plaza. The original park design called for the installation of an art piece, but at the time of construction, funds did not allow. Now funding ($50,000) has been allocated for the creation of a significant piece of public art to be installed at the north/central border of the park. Through an international “call for artists” and formal selection process, West Seattle artist Troy Pillow was selected as the sculptor. The Junction Plaza Park Public Art Selection Committee reviewed many applications and selected Troy based on his work alone. It is exciting though that he also happens to be a local artist and that such a significant piece of public art will be made for Junction Plaza Park by a West Seattle resident. This public art initiative, and the committee created to shepherd it, is a collaboration between the West Seattle Junction Association (WSJA), the Junction Neighborhood Organization (JuNO), and Seattle Parks and Recreation. At this time we are inviting the broader community and Junction neighborhood to give us feedback on the direction of the artwork. We hope you can attend! The meeting will be held at Cupcake Royale (on the corner of California and Alaska in The Junction) from 6-8pm on Thursday, February 11th, during West Seattle Art Walk. Troy will be on hand to present the designs he has been working on for the park. Representatives of WSJA and JuNO will also be attending and will be available to answer questions. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, we will be posting the proposed designs and a link to a short survey to gather public feedback online. This will all be available at 6:00pm on February 11th and will be open for one week (until February 18th). Please join us at this important meeting and lend your voice to help shape the public art that will become a key feature in our neighborhood park!