What is the Living Barge? The Living Barge Project is a large-scale, temporary public art installation by Sarah Kavage and Nicole Kistler that will be moored on Seattle's Duwamish River for the month of April 2006. Native plants will be installed on an industrial barge, creating a temporary floating island full of ferns, shrubs and tree seedlings.

What is this project about?
We want to use this project to create a lasting, positive dialogue about the history and future of the Duwamish and the neighbors and businesses that surround it. We also want to raise citywide awareness of the Duwamish and invite people to participate in its restoration.

Where will the barge be installed?
The barge will be moored on the Georgetown side of the Duwamish River between the 1st Ave. S. Bridge and the 16th Ave S (South Park) Bridge.  The best place to view the barge will be from Gateway Park South - the small park at 8th Ave. S.  and S. Portland Street in South Park - directly across the river.

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1 
4 - 6 pm: Inaugural Duwamish River Boat Tour  
Take a cruise on the Duwamish with the artists and BJ Cummings of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. Free, reservation only. To reserve a slot, send an email to sarah "at" gogoweb "dot" com with subject headling "RESERVE TOUR".
*NOTE*:  due to the high demand,
WE HAVE ADDED ANOTHER TOUR!  

- from 2-4 pm on the 1st -
 Those on the wait list will be accomodated in order of signup.

6 - 8 pm: Opening Reception
At Gateway South, 8th Ave. S.  and S. Portland Street

8 pm and on: Opening night party
at the County Line, South Park's favorite dive bar.


Schedule of Events
During April, all kinds of events, exhibits and tours will be happening in conjunction with the Living Barge.  Take a guided or self-guided tour of South Park and the Duwamish, get a closer look at the Livng Barge, and check out local artists and businesses.  Most events are appropriate for all ages and will take place rain or shine.  
[ View the complete Schedule of Events ]

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 For more information, or to volunteer, contact Sarah Kavage at sarah "at" gogoweb.com


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