Seattle has well over 100 commercial art galleries, at least a dozen [[non-profit]] art galleries, and perhaps a hundred artists' [[studio]]s that are open to the public at least once a month. About half of these galleries and studios are concentrated in one neighborhood, [[Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington|]]. See [[Museums and galleries of Seattle]].
In recent decades, Washington State, King County, and Seattle have all allocated a certain percentage of all capital budgets to the arts. Several neighborhoods have also raised funds for art installations, usually sculptures. Among the results are massive murals by ,ref[[Gene Gentry McMahon]],ref and [[Roger Shimomura]] in the Westlake Station of the Metro bus tunnel; pieces by [[Ross Palmer Beecher]] in such unlikely locations as the [[Safeco Field]] hallwaysref or a men's room at [[Seattle-Tacoma International Airport]]ref A magnificent glass tile mosaic mural by [[Paul Horiuchi]] forms a backdrop to the stage of the Mural Amphitheater at [[Seattle Center]].refref