CITYWORKS

CityWorks is a year-round program in which Coyote youth make site-specific public art for Seattle non-profits, businesses, institutions, and 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. They work with talented professional artists to understand the client's mission and message and then translate that into a permanent or temporary art installation for public display.   

Over 250 young CityWorks artists have created site-specific public art at Coyote since 1991, and many return year after year for the opportunity. Connecting with their community and seeing their work in prominent public venues gives these young artists a sense of accomplishment and civic pride, and the commissioning organization has an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional talents of youth while furthering their mission with original art.

 

Attention Social Service Providers!

CityWorks began as a self-sustaining program in which businesses paid commissioning fees to cover the costs of artist fees and materials.  Coyote now also offers its CityWorks projects to social service organizations, local non-profits, and neighborhood groups for little or no fee.  

To discuss commissioning Coyote Central for a CityWorks project, please call 206.323.7276 or email info@coyotecentral.org.

  • JOSE MARTI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER WATER WALL | 2017

    Waterplay wall for Jose Marti Child Development Center | Partner: El Centro de la Raza | Teaching Artist: Will Schlough.
  • HELPING HANDS | 2017

    Centerstone wayfinder figures | Partner: CenterStone | Teaching Artist: Will Schlough.
  • COYOTE CENTRAL SIGN | 2017

    Signage for Coyote Central's Cherry Street Campus | Partner: Coyote Central | Teaching Artist: Will Schlough.
  • CHANGING THE NARRATIVE | 2017

    John Muir Elementary project for Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Lobby | Partner: CD Forum for Arts and Ideas | Teaching Artists: Greg Thornton and DeShawn Jackson.
  • SYLVIA ODOM PLACE | 2015

    Artwork for the lobby of Sylvia Odom Place | Partner: Plymouth Housing Group | Teaching Artists: Gene Gentry McMahon and Timothy Siciliano.
  • ROLLER DERBY TROPHIES | 2015

    Trophies for NW Roller Derby Championships | Partner: Seattle Derby Brats | Teaching Artists: Ann Fasano and Brent McDonald.
  • THE GRAPPLE BOYS | 2014

    Bike rack outside Seattle Design Center | Partner: Seattle Design Center | Teaching Artist: Rusty Oliver
  • GOODWILL MOSAIC PROJECT | 2014

    Mosaic narrative on a planter at Seattle Goodwill | Partner: Goodwill | Teaching Artist: Karen Stocker.
  • MURAL @ 23RD & JACKSON STARBUCKS | 2013

    Photographic mural on metal at Jackson Street Starbucks | Partners: Starbucks and Girls First | Teaching Artist: Bellen Drake.
  • MARIO'S GRAFFITI WINDOWS | 2013

    Display panels for Mario's, Downtown Seattle | Partner: Mario's | Teaching Artists: Sara Ferguson and Carlos Aguilar.
  • MOSAIC MEMORIAL TO JAN GLEASON | 2012

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

    Nine giant lanterns for the Next Fifty Celebration at Seattle Center | Partner: Seattle Center | Teaching Artists: Carl Smool and Brent MacDonald.
  • HIGH SPIRIT | 2011

    Sixty feet of painted murals for the lobby of the Convention Center for the 18th Annual Children's Justice National Conference | Partner: Children's Justice Conference | Teaching Artist: Kristen Tollefson.
  • GARDEN MOSAIC | 2011

    Mosaic Entrance Wall for a Community P-Patch | Partner: Friends of Spring Street P-Patch | Teaching Artist: Lana Sundberg.
  • NICK CAVE JACKETS | 2011

    Jackets Inspired by Nick Cave were designed and sewn for a special Coyote exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum | Partner: Seattle Art Museum | Teaching Artist: Angela Flowers.
  • BE HERE. GET THERE. | 2011

    Poster promoting school attendance for display in all Seattle Public Schools | Partners: Mayor's Office, Seattle Public Schools, and Alliance for Education | Teaching Artist: Kyle Shepard.
  • TOWN HALL CONCERT POSTERS | 2011

    Posters for Town Hall Saturday Concert Series | Partner: Town Hall | Teaching Artist: Liza vonRosenstiel.
  • URBAN WILDERNESS SEATWALL | 2010

    Mosaics for Courtyard Seat wall at Broadway Crossing | Partner: Capitol Hill Housing | Teaching Artist: Karen Stocker.
  • GASTRO FANTASTICS FOR LIGHT BOX | 2009

    Cut vinyl artwork for 9-foot Pacific Place concourse light box | Partner: Pacific Place | Teaching Artist: Timothy Siciliano.
  • ART FOR THE BRIDGE BUILDER | 2009

    Murals based on the Will Allen Dromgoole poem 'The Bridge Builder' for the 17th Annual National Children's Justice Conference at Seattle Convention Center | Partner: Children's Justice Conference | Teaching Artist: Liza vonRosenstiel.
  • THOSE FIVE SENSES | 2008

    Artwork for a Sound Booth at the University of Washington | Partner: University of Washington Department of Speech & Hearing | Teaching Artist: Tip Toland.
  • PORTRAITS OF MARIO | 2008

    Eight portraits painted of Mario, hung in the 6th Avenue store front windows during the annual MAR 10 event at Mario's | Partner: Mario's | Teaching Artist: Elena Korakianitou.
  • CHILDREN'S FACES WORLDWIDE | 2008

    Sixty feet of murals for the 16th Annual National Children's Justice Conference at Seattle Convention Center | Partner: 16th Annual National Children's Justice Conference | Teaching Artist: Liza vonRosenstiel.
  • WISH YOU WERE HERE | 2007

    Art for Macy's display windows celebrating Festal | Partner: Macy's | Teaching Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel, Tip Toland, Brent McDonald, and Oscar Mendoza.
  • AESOP'S FABLES | 2006

    Art Show at ColorGraphics. Ink & watercolor paintings on rice paper, depicting the City Works artists' impressions of ten Aesop's Fables | Partner: Color Graphics | Teaching Artists: Tip Toland and Liza vonRosenstiel.
  • ICONIC SEATTLE | 2006

    Four panels for Pacific Place mezzanine storefronts under construction | Partner: Pacific Place | Teaching Artist: Liza vonRosenstiel.
  • FESTAL FOLK TALES | 2006

    Macy's Window Displays celebrating Festal | Partner: Macy's | Teaching Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel, Romson Bustillo, Sandy Lew-Hailer and Oscar Mendoza.
  • EVERYWHERE A FESTIVAL | 2005

    Bon Marche window displays based on festivals around the world to celebrate Festal | Partner: Bon Marche | Teaching Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel, Romson Bustillo, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Oscar Mendoza, Lana Sundberg, and Sandy Lew-Hailer.
  • CULTURE ON ICE...SKATES! | 2005

    Winterfest promotion poster | Partner: Seattle Center | Teaching Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel and Stuart Nakamura.
  • KIDS ON THE GO | 2005

    Wall art for Treehouse for Kids | Partner: Treehouse for Kids | Teaching Artist: Liza vonRosenstiel.
  • WORLD TOUR | 2004

    Bon Marche Window Displays of icons from around the world in celebration of Festal | Partner: Bon Marche | Teaching Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel, Carl Smool, Romson Bustillo, Lana Sundberg, Monad Elohim, and Sandy Lew-Hailer.
  • AROUND THE WORLD FROM HEAD TO TOE | 2003

    Bon Marche Window Displays of fashion from around the world to celebrate Festal | Partner: Bon Marche | Teaching Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel, Stuart Nakamura, Romson Bustillo, Lana Sundberg, Monad Elohim, Stuart Keeler, and Deb Mersky.
  • LIGHT UP THE WORLD | 2001

    Bon Marche Window Displays celebrating Festal | Partner: Bon Marche | Teaching Artists: Liza vonRosenstiel, Stuart Keeler, Gene Gentry McMahon, Romson Bustillo, Stuart Nakamura, Eric Salisbury, and Deb Mersky.
  • BETTER TO BE SEEN & NOT HEARD | 1998

    Window displays at Barney's New York in Downtown Seattle. | Partner: Barney's New York. | Teaching Artists: Timothy Siciliano and Liza vonRosenstiel.
  • MOSAIC WALKWAY | 1997

    Mosaic panels for 70' of walkway at Miller Community Center playground | Partner: Miller Community Center | Teaching Artist: Tip Toland.