"Release, Receive, Return" is an Art Interruptions public art project with five sculptures located on the Beacon Hill Greenway in Seattle.
This project offers a peaceful journey starting at S. Hanford St. and Beacon Hill Ave S. You walk along a marked path on 18th Ave. S. towards S. College St., then turn back. During your walk, you'll see markers with calming phrases. Use these phrases to make your journey personal, and then come back to where you began.
Art Interruptions offers ephemeral moments of surprise and reflection in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood and is funded by the Seattle Department of Transportation's 1% for Art Funds, administered by the Office of Arts & Culture, City of Seattle, Bruce Harrell, Mayor.
Begin at the zero milestone, located at the Southwest corner of S. Hanford St. and Beacon Ave. S. From the zero milestone, cross S. Hanford St. going north, then cross Beacon Hill Ave. S. going east. There you will find Marker 1, which directs you "this way" to the next marker at 18th Ave. S. and S. Hanford St.
Follow the mile markers, remembering to keep each phrase in mind on your journey. Each mile marker is attached to a Healthy Street sign pole. The markers are on the west side of the street, except for Marker 1. When you arrive at 18th Ave. S. and S. College St., you're invited to "change direction" to return to the where you began.
The zero milestone is placed prominently on the corner of South Hanford Street and Beacon Avenue South.
People from the community did amazing things to breathe life into this corner during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic brought people together to share their happiness, problems, and the desire to make positive changes.
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