Art in our schools


View our art collection

The state Legislature has prioritized art in public places. When the state constructs a building, one-half of 1% of the cost goes to public art, according to the state Arts Commission. However, per state law, this money cannot be used for clock towers, electrically powered water features, memorials, logos, signage, or the depiction of school mascots.

Washington’s State Art Collection is one of the oldest and largest statewide public art collections in the nation. It includes more than 5,000 artworks, from works on paper to paintings to large-scale installations that engage the issues of our time.

The art is managed by the state's Art Commission. And you can search and view public art pieces all over the state on its website.

The school district has 31 official pieces of artwork in eight our our buildings. There are no state art pieces at Twin City Elementary or Stanwood Middle School. Expand the tabs below to view more details about the art in each building.