ARTS at SU Creates Campus Art Walk

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
May 27, 2021

As we are able to return to campus over the summer and into the fall, we invite SU community members and visitors to reacquaint themselves with our beautiful grounds through a unique Campus Art Walk.

The Campus Art Walk offers the opportunity to experience campus in a whole new way. You follow a course that leads you to sites where you can scan the Art Walk QR code with your mobile device to access a selection of works created during the pandemic by students from Theatre, Music, Film, Visual Art and Creative Writing programs.

The walk guides you from the Lee Miley Rain Garden on a looped tour through campus via the Quad, Lemieux Library, the Student Center, and ending at the Reflection Pool. Follow the map that we have created or choose a site you love and stay as long as you like: it is your art walk to curate and experience in whatever way you choose.

handrawn map of seattle university campusThe Campus Art Walk originated in Performing Arts and Arts Leadership as the brainchild of music faculty, Tess Altiveros, who curated and helped produce it.  It took many, many hours of work and coordination across multiple disciplines and university offices to put this ambitious project together.  Thank you to our amazing student artists; to the Performing Arts and Arts Leadership faculty; to our colleagues in Art, Art History & Design, English - Creative Writing and Film Studies; to University Admissions and MARCOM for partnering with us; to design student, Marguerite Pilon (’21), for the graphics and the map; and to Em Olson, the Operations Manager for PAAL and AAHD who designed and built the webpages.