About the Tour

THE OVERLOOKED ART TOUR TAKES YOU THROUGH THE STREETS WHILE YOU SEE AND LEARN ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC ART OF HATCH COVERS, SEWER DRAINS, PIT LIDS AND OTHER UNIQUE PIECES OF STREET METAL.

Besides having some very old and ornate hatch covers and sewer caps, Seattle is unique. Since the 1970s, the city has commissioned artists to design and create these lids for the local utility compaines. We take you on an hour stroll through historic Pioneer Square while you see these intricate chunks of metal, learn about the program and the artists, and step over history.

What started as a personal art project nearly ten years ago has become a nationwide movement in seeking out and giving new attention and life to the unnoticed elements of design that are present in each American city. With ink and canvas, Storm Print City set out on a "print mission" to catalog and capture manhole covers across the country. That mission started right here in Seattle and has traveled to the East Coast and back.

The Overlooked Art Tour was created to share what we have found and help others become aware of the public art that is embedded in the infrastructure of our city. Join the tour and you'll see your own community with a keener eye for detail, and a growing appreciation for the overlooked art that makes it unique.

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How it Works

1. Reserve Your Spot

Simply fill out the form with your name, email, phone and how many will be in your party. To keep it intimate, space is limited.

2. Confirm Your Reservation

We will check your date and message you back with confirmation within 24 hours. Then again within 2 days of your confirmed date.

3. Be Prepared

This is a casual stroll through flat streets, but wear comfy shoes and bring your camera. An umbrella may come in handy (This is Seattle).

4. Meet Your Guide

Once confirmed, we will send you the exact location and time to meet your guide. We will send you a number to text or call in case anything comes up.

See Seattle Like Never Before

Gallery

Check out some of the beautiful pieces you will see and learn about on the tour.

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Make a Reservation

Check our calendar for upcoming tours or to request a custom time for parties of 4 or more.

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Your Guides

  • Russ

  • Kevin

  • Nathan