CITYWORKS

CityWorks is a year-round program in which Coyote youth who have proven themselves to be talented young artists are enlisted to make site-specific public art that is commissioned by Seattle businesses, institutions, or municipalities. Current Coyote participants work with returning Coyote alumni to form the corps of CityWorks artists, all of whom have stood out in prior Studio Coyote or Hit the Streets projects. The bar has been raised for them to now create art for a client while working under the tutelage of one of Coyote’s talented professional artists.

Over two hundred CityWorks artists have created site-specific public art since 1991.  Many return year after year for the opportunity. They work with total focus under a tight deadline and toward a client’s specifications ---- like professional artists themselves.

The impact of CityWorks installations of artwork in prominent public venues is considerable for the artists’ personal sense of accomplishment and for the commissioning organization’s commitment to supporting and valuing the exceptional talents of youth.

 

Commissioning CityWorks - how it works:

Members of a business or public entity meet with Coyote to discuss a potential project, its parameters, and budget.

Coyote contracts with one of its corps of professional artists to develop design concepts and the scope of the project.

Coyote recruits a team of talented youth from its roster of CityWorks artists.  

The team of artists gather for a series of workshops to create site-specific art for their client.

 

To consider commissioning Coyote Central for a CityWorks project : 206.323.7276  info@coyotecentral.org.

  • MURAL @ 23RD & JACKSON STARBUCKS | 2013

    Photographic mural on metal // Partner: Starbucks // Artists: Bellen Drake // Participants: 16
  • MOSAIC TOWER | 2012

    Jan Gleason Memorial // Partner: Fire Station 7 // Mosaic tower of steel and glass mosaic honoring Jan Gleason // Artists: Mari Gardner-Euflauzino & Vance Wolfe // Participants: 9
  • GIANT LANTERNS | 2012

    Next Fifty Celebration at Seattle Center // Partner: Seattle Center Nine giant solar-powered lanterns hung April-October in the glass-covered walkway at Seattle Center // Artists: Carl Smool // Participants: 15
  • CHILDREN IN HIGH SPIRIT | 2011

    Children's Justice Conference murals // Partner: 18th Annual // Children's Justice National Conference // Sixty feet of painted murals featuring children in celebration lined the walls of the conference lobby // Artists: Kristen Tollefson // Participants: 8 CityWorks artists
  • GARDEN MOSAIC | 2011

    Mosaic Entrance Wall for a Community P-Patch // Partner: Friends of Spring St. P-Patch // Ceramic and tile mosaics depicting garden fauna and flora embellish the garden entrance wall // Artists: Lana sundberg // Participants: 4 CityWorks artists
  • NICK CAVE JACKETS | 2011

    Jackets Inpired by Nick Cave // Partner: Seattle Art Museum // Jackets inspired by the Nick Cave exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum were designed and sewn for a special Coyote exhibit at the museum // Artists: Angela Flowers // Participants: 8 CityWorks artists
  • BE HERE. GET THERE. | 2011

    Poster promoting school attendance // Partner: Mayor's Office, Seattle Public Schools, and Alliance for Education // Poster promoting school attendance to be displayed in all Seattle public schools and city agencies // Artists: Kyle Shepard // Participants: 8 CityWorks artists
  • CONCERT POSTERS | 2011

    Town Hall Saturday Concert Series // Partner: Town Hall // Artwork made out of paper cutouts provided the graphics for the spring & fall family concert series at Town Hall // Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel // Participants: 2 CityWorks artists
  • URBAN WILDERNESS SEATWALL | 2010

    Mosaics for Courtyard Seat wall // Partner: Capitol Hill Housing // Glass, tile, and ceramic mosaics depicting elements of nature permanently enrich a courtyard seat wall at Broadway Crossing // Artists: Karen Stocker // Participants: 6 CityWorks artists
  • GASTRO FANTASTICS FOR LIGHT BOX | 2009

    Pacific Place concourse light box // Partner: Pacific Place // Vinyl cutouts of original designs of culinary products, highlighted in fanciful frames and backlit, are on permanent display in the concourse // Artists: Timothy Siciliano // Participants: CityWorks artists Zorah Fung, Jan Likit, Emily Gewax, Justine Nishitani
  • ART FOR THE BRIDGE BUILDER | 2009

    Children's Justice Conference murals // Partner: 17th Annual National Children's Justice Conference // Eight large lobby paintings brought to life the poem, "The Bridge Builder", by Will Allen Dromquole, the theme for the conference // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel // Participants: 9 CityWorks Artists
  • THOSE 5 SENSES | 2008

    University of WA sound booth // Partner: Univ. Of Washinton - Dept. of Speech & Hearing // Interpretations of the 5 senses and what they reveal are drawn and painted directly onto the facades of a metal soundbooth lab in the Dept. of Speech and Hearing // Artists: Tip Toland // Participants: 8 CityWorks Artists
  • PORTRAITS OF MARIO | 2008

    Mario's Window Displays // Partner: Mario's // Eight portraits painted of Mario, hung in the 6th Avenue store front windows during the annual MAR 10 event at Mario's // Artists: Elena Korakianitou // Participants: 8 CityWorks Artists
  • CHILDREN'S FACES WORLDWIDE | 2008

    Children's Justice Conference murals // Partner: 16th Annual National Children's Justice Conference // Sixty feet of faces, ink and colored papers paper on rice paper, lined the walls in the lobby of the national conference // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel // Participants: 12 CityWorks Artists
  • WISH YOU WERE HERE | 2007

    Macy's Display Windows // Partner: Macy's // Every store front window displayed a collection of oversized maps, stamps, and postcards from countries around the world // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel, Tip Toland, Brent McDonald, and Oscar Mendoza // Participants: 30 CityWorks Artists
  • AESOP'S FABLES | 2006

    Color Graphics Art Installation // Partner: Color Graphics // Ink & water color paintings on rice paper, depicting the City Works artists' impressions of ten Aesop's Fables // Artists: Tip Toland and Liza von Rosenstiel // Participants: 10 CityWorks Artists
  • ICONIC SEATTLE ON PANELS | 2006

    Pacific Place mezzanine panels // Partner: Pacific Place // Four 4 X 8 painted panels, depicting the good life in Seattle. They hang on barrier walls when new stores are under construction // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel // Participants: 9 CityWorks Artists
  • FESTAL FOLK TALES | 2006

    Macy's Window Displays // Partner: Macy's // Every store front window displayed a huge painting and 2D art depicting folk tales from around the world // Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel, Romson Bustillo, Sandy Lew-Hailer and Oscar Mendoza // Participants: 30 CityWorks Artists
  • EVERYWHERE A FESTIVAL | 2005

    Bon/Macy's Window DisplayW // Partner: Bon/Macy's // Every store front window displayed a huge painting and 2D art depicting a special holiday festival in one of many cultures // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel, Romson Bustillo, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes Oscar Mendoza,Lana Sundberg, and Sandy Lew-Hailer // Participants: 30 CityWorks Artists
  • CULTURE ON ICE...SKATES! | 2005

    Winterfest 2005 promotion // Partner: Seattle Center // Twenty well worn ice skates were used as palettes for representing cultures from around the world. They were featured on posters and banners to promote Winterfest 2005 // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel and Stuart Nakamura // Participants: 8 CityWorks Artists
  • KIDS ON THE GO | 2005

    Tree House for Kids wall-art // Partner: Tree House for Kids // Six painted life-size wooden cut-outs of kids-on-the-go decorate the walls of Tree House for Kids Wearhouse // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel // Participants: 6 CityWorks Artists
  • WORLD TOUR | 2004

    Bon Marche Window Displays // Partner: Bon Marche // Every store front window displayed either famous architecture, an iconic building, or an historic site from throughout the world // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel Carl Smool Romson Bustillo Lana Sundberg Monad Elohim Sandy Lew-Hailer // Participants: 30 CityWorks Artists
  • AROUND THE WORLD FROM HEAD TO TOE | 2003

    Bon Marche Window Displays // Partner: Bon Marche // Every store front window displayed oversized 3D sculptures & paintings of hats, shoes, and jackets inspired by fashion from around the world // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel, Stuart Nakamura, Romson Bustillo Lana Sundberg, Monad Elohim, Stuart Keeler, and Deb Mersky // Participants: 30 CityWorks Artists
  • LIGHT UP THE WORLD | 2001

    Bon Marche Window Displays // Partner: Bon Marche // Every store front window displayed an array of 3D lanterns, masks, and multi-media art objects highlighting world wide art forms // Artists: Liza von Rosenstiel, Stuart Keeler, Gene Gentry McMahan, Romson Bustillo, Stuart Nakamura, and Eric Salisbury Deb Mersky // Participants: 30 CityWorks Artists
  • BETTER TO BE SEEN & NOT HEARD | 1998

    Barney's New York Window Displays // Partner: Barney's New York // Two street-front windows displayed framed ink paintings & wooden sculptures, each one being the artist's depiction of a fanciful animal // Artists: Timothy Siciliano and Liza vonRosenstiel // Participants: 6 CityWorks Artists
  • MOSAIC WALKWAY | 1997

    Miller Community Center Playground // Partner: Miller Community Center // A series of eight handbuilt mosaic panels depicting undersea myths form a 70' walkway through the community center playground // Artists: Tip Toland // Participants: 10 CityWorks Artists