Looking for a fun project this weekend? Help build the Spiral Structure at Lake Union Park! The Spiral Project — a Spiral of Hope, an evocative sculpture event, began construction in Seattle’s Lake Union Park last weekend. Artists and community members are working together to build a 300-foot-long sculpture using recovered tree branches, representing the thousands of Washington families who are homeless in our state on any given night.

Work parties to build the Spiral are scheduled again for this weekend (May 3-6), 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Lake Union Park, and again next weekend, May 10-13.  Seattle-area artists, students, and community members are invited to help create the monumental sculpture. To volunteer: 

 The Spiral is a project of Urban Art Concept, in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation and Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness. Urban Art Concept President Bryan Ohno is the Seattle artist who has directed high-profile projects such as Mad Homes on Capitol Hill last summer, in which 14 artists created art installations in five homes scheduled for demolition. The Project on Family Homelessness is funded by a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, please contact Catherine Hinrichsen, hinrichc@seattleu.edu.