Everett seeks to extend land recognition to a public work of art

In August 2021, the Everett City Council developed a land recognition in partnership with the Tulalip Tribes. It is now read at the start of all council meetings.

This is read at the start of every Everett City Council meeting. Click to enlarge.

At their Wednesday meeting, board members will hear a proposal for a National Endowment for the Arts Arts Matching Fellowship. There is money set aside in the 2022 budget for a work of art. The application will be for a maximum of $100,000.00. Here are more details in the City Council background papers.

The city of Everett plans to commission an artist to create an outdoor public artwork to recognize the original native inhabitants of the land that is now the city of Everett. The coin intends to serve as an enduring symbol of the city’s official land recognition, which was created in partnership with the Tulalip Tribes in 2021.

This project will honor and celebrate the city’s commitment to this recognition of the land in a way that a written statement cannot, as art has commemorated significant moments and virtues shared between sovereign nations throughout of human existence.

The final artwork will be free and open to the public; it will be outside, on public property, and maintained by the City. Artist and final form to be determined; the City begins to develop a call for
artists with local tribal input.

Everett City Council meets on Wednesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. in remote format.

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