Duwamish Revealed: A creative celebration of Seattle’s only river

Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS)

Funding Received: 2014
Seattle, WA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Duwamish Revealed is a project of the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS), in partnership with Artistic Directors Nicole Kistler and Sarah Kavage. Taking place from June to September 2015, it consists of a series of outdoor art installations, performances, community activities and other adventures along the entire length of the Duwamish River. Featuring over 40 artists, the project will use temporary public art and cultural events to activate the river corridor and highlight the communities, history, industry, and ecology of the Duwamish.

Running through Seattle, the Duwamish River is highly polluted and currently undergoing EPA remediation. Many Seattleites do not know this six-mile river at all (as it is hard to see from any frequently traveled street), while those that do know of it tend to think of it as toxic. However, there is a significant population of largely immigrant residents who live along the river, with some even subsistence fishing from it. Duwamish Revealed seeks to raise the visibility of the river and engage not only local residents and businesses, but also all of Seattle, building a cultural movement around caring for our river


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Aug 7, 2015
The Duwamish is a study in contrasts—Seattle’s only river, but largely unknown and unexplored by our water-loving populace; once a breadbasket for the Duwamish, Muckleshoot... Read More