UW Today

September 2, 2011

Walking Fair, complete with walking tours, planned

Pleasant places to walk is one of the advantages of working at the UW.

Pleasant places to walk is one of the advantages of working at the UW.Mary Levin

Transportation Services is celebrating the pedestrian with a Walking Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 on Red Square. Visitors can learn about walking resources from Feet First and Commuter Services, check out what Zipcar and Seattle Pedicab are offering and even grab some food samples along the way.

And what walking fair would be complete without walking tours? Four of them will be offered:

Art Walk, 11:30 a.m.-noon, meet in front of Suzzallo
Join tour guide and art enthusiast Tamara Rivet for a moderate paced walking tour designed to introduce you to a sampling of the art around campus. In addition to the pieces housed at the Burke Museum and the Henry Art Gallery, the University of Washington is home to a rich collection of art around the campus itself. On this tour you will visit 4 to 7 pieces of art on the Seattle campus.

UW History Tour, noon-12:30 p.m., meet in front of Denny
Much of the University’s history is reflected in its buildings. This tour, led by UW history buff Antoinette Wills, gives a brief overview of that history, concentrating on the central campus core, which reflects various stages of growth. The tour begins in front of Denny Hall, built in 1895, and includes Memorial Way, the Quad and Red Square. An optional tour down Rainier Vista will be available after the main tour.

Art Walk, 12:30-1 p.m., meet at the big W on Memorial Way at 45th Street
Join UWalk member and campus art enthusiast Lesley Reece on a tour of the outdoor art installations around upper campus.

Burke Museum Highlights, 1-1:30 p.m., meet in front of Burke Museum
Join Leah Pepin, Development Events Coordinator for the Burke Museum, to discover the University of Washington’s hidden gem. Enjoy a tour of the Burke Museum highlighting the geologic and cultural history of the Pacific Rim.

For more information about the UWalk program, go to the website.