Starting in the 1970s, the City of Seattle has commissioned artists to design custom manhole covers and sewer caps for the utility companies. There are currently over 100 "art" covers scattered throughout the city.
We spent a lot of time hunting and researching the fantastic industrial design in Seattle. You will see century old covers, at least 15 different designs, and you will learn about the original artists, when they were made, and why they are there.
Yes! We are excited to share what learned and found along the way. We're also eager to meet others who appreciate overlooked art. Donations are welcomed with no expectations. Please come join the tour with zero obligations!
We would be glad to accommodate a different date if you cannot make it on a Saturday. Contact us to work something out.
The tour runs about 60-90 minutes depending on the size of the group and how much you want to see. We do not put a time limit on it and can shorten if your schedule is tight. It ends in the heart of Pioneer Square a few blocks from the starting point.
This is a casual stroll through mostly flat streets and we will take breaks along the way. We recommend comfy shoes, a camera, and an umbrella (weather dependent).
This is Seattle. We do the tour in the rain unless there is severe weather. In that case, we will contact you as soon as possible with alternatve dates.
Of course. We will confirm your reservation within 48 hours of the tour. If something comes up after that, feel free to email, text, or call us.
If you want to see Seattle like never before, are interested in art or industrial design, like overlooked objects and meeting new people... then YES!