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Midtown Square artists aim to connect community to the deep history of the Central District

“We want to create a place that people want to come to,” said Lake Union Partners managing partner and co-founder Patrick Foley.

As LUP developed the Midtown Square building at the corner of 23rd and Union, it was acutely aware of the impact a new building can have on a neighborhood. Fielding feedback on the building’s design and the idea of creating a public square within it that can feature live performances and speakers, LUP heard from community members that they wanted something like what the company had done with the State Hotel, which features a large mural from artist Shepard Fairey.

So LUP set out to find some artists.

Centering a theme of “reverence and discovery,” and under the guidance of consultants Vivian Phillips and Rico Quirindongo, an arts advisory panel…

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