the official Seattle chapter of the poleproject
What's this all about?
Hey, I'm Krista! I run Strange in Nature Studio in Seattle, Wa. I believe art heals not just the viewer, but the creator & anyone it comes into contact with. To me, that's something that is beautiful to create, cultivate, and share. I also feel like that kind of healing is deserved to be accessible to all.
The very basis of the #portpoleproject, in the words of BlackAdderPress - the OG of it all - is: it is a creative movement rooted in the principle that 'public displays of kindness & generosity are the rich soil in which communities grow.'
Check out the full history of the #seapoleproject
Wish to Participate?
Do you live in Seattle and want to join the seapoleproject? just put out some art, and use the hashtag for visibility! Are you stuck and don't quite know how to get started?
I've created a free ZIP folder with formatted ready-to-print files & text prompts to help you get started with your drops! If you're elsewhere, they can also serve as a basis to create your own, or just reach out and I'll make some customized ready-to-print files for you!
Steps to Sharing your Art!
Create your art (use seconds, ones just sitting around, etc)
Seal it (PNW weather can be unpredictable, but also this step is optional)
Label the drop with things like "free genuine art from the seapoleproject". Make sure to include the hashtag in case they'd like to share the art they found!
Find a pole that seems to have good foot traffic
Put your art up! Take a photo of it and post it on IG with the #seapoleproject hashtag so people can find it!
Wait and see what happens, and repeat! Sometimes people will post that they've found the art, sometimes not. It's just great knowing it found a loving home!