Downtown Sculpture Gallery

The City of Auburn's 2019-2020 Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases eleven outdoor sculptures of various sizes, types and mediums. Primarily located along Main Street, the sculpture gallery changes annually providing different artwork for Auburn residents to experience and enjoy. Watch for new sculptures arriving annually in September. The Downtown Sculpture Gallery was partially funded through Local Revitalization Financing funding received from the State of Washington and 4Culture King County Lodging Tax.

Visitors and locals alike are invited to vote for their favorite sculpture for the annual People's Choice Award. The recipient of the People’s Choice Award will be announced in August 2020 and the award includes a $500 prize. Voting is open until July 31, 2020. 

Map of sculpture locations

Check out the 2019-2020 sculptures:

The Corkscrew JuniperArtist: Tom Benedict
Title: The Corkscrew Juniper
Medium: Rocky Mountain juniper wood
Location: B St. NE & B St. parking lot (#8)

Rocky Mountain Junipers  grow for hundreds of years in some of natures’ most inhospitable places. “The Corkscrew Juniper” celebrates the refined beauty, and tortured endurance of these amazing trees.

Ann Danis "Seahorse"Artist: Ann Danis
Title: Seahorse
Medium: Stainless steel body and armature with steel nose
Location: 10 East Main Street (#5)

This whimsical fork seahorse, created by Elizabeth Ann Danis, is one in a series of seahorses created in Studio B.  It represents the joy of nature and our responsibility to protect all the creatures of the earth,  but sea creatures in particular. 
We are all in this together.

Chuck Fitzgerald "Strawberry"Artist: Chuck Fitzgerald
Title: Strawberry
Medium: Stainless steel and polyurea
Location: D St. NE & Main St. (#10)

Because the northwest is well known for its berry production I decided to create a "pop art" version of the strawberry on a fork.

Cow That Tried to Jump Over the HamburgerArtist: Pat McVay
Title: Cow That Tried to Jump Over the Hamburger
Medium: Single block of salvaged cedar
Location: B St. NE & Main St. (#7)

Cows are vegetarians, as you know
And they really are built to mow!
They can’t get that high
Away up Into the sky
Dreaming of jumping if she could
But actually, she really did pretty good!

Jacob Novinger "Left Eye"Artist: Jacob Novinger
Title: Left-Eye
Medium: Metal sculpture
Location: Auburn Way South & Main (#9)

"Left-Eye" represents human expression at it's simplest form. Made out of found object, forged steel and finished with an oil base paint (to express emotion).

Wendy Ray "Feeling the Breeze"Artist: Wendy Ray
Title: Feeling the Breeze
Medium: Steel
Location: B St. SW & Main St. (#1)

Combining her love of painting and welding, Wendy Ray created something that is colorful and lighthearted to bring smiles to the people of Auburn.  Who doesn't like the look and smell of fresh laundry fluttering on a clothesline in the breeze of a sunny day?  And crows too, of course.

Dale Reiger "Crown"Artist: Dale Reiger
Title: Crown
Medium: Iridized Cast Glass over a Steel Framework
Location: A Street SW & Main (#2)

"Crown" is about verticality in terms of the cultural (tall and thin), physical (spinal alignment) and metaphysical (ascension and redemption) of tall towers reacting skyward.  The headdress is the crown of plenty and jubilation.

Cyrra Robinson "Reflective Balance"Artist: Cyrra Robinson
Title: Reflective Balance
Medium: Stainless steel
Location: 10 East Main St. (#4)

This sculpture is about reflecting upon our actions in order to bring balance to the universe, so that we may experience freedom. 

Abe Singer "Reflection"Artist: Abe Singer
Title: Reflection
Medium: Steel
Location: R St. SE & 29th St. SE (#11)

Reflection: hoping for the future, longing for the past.

Ken Turner "Downpour"Artist: Ken Turner
Title: Downpour
Medium: Stainless steel
Location: 1st St. NE & N Division (#3)

The portrayal of a moment.

Leon White "The Night Watchman"Artist: Leon White
Title: The Night Watchman
Medium: Bronze
Location: E. Main St. & Auburn Ave. (#6)

It was the shape plus the whitish skin on the original limestone that indicated "WING". Inspiring this stylized figure of an owl.