In December 2019, Ridgeview Elementary’s application for the Art In Public Places Program by The Washington State Arts Commission was approved. This program invites eligible schools to apply for commissioned artwork. The artwork is currently being prepared for installation and is scheduled to be installed in January 2021.
The image below shows the complete art collection that will be installed at Ridgeview Elementary. To learn more about the artwork and artists, click here.
Washington State is one of the few states that place public art in public schools. The State Art Collection includes nearly 5,000 artworks, located where people study, work and live. The public selects and owns the Collection. Artworks are found in state agencies, public schools, universities, and community colleges. The Art In Public Places Program creates an opportunity for school districts to acquire significant, site-responsive artwork for their schools.
Source: Yakima School District