American Automata Creates Collectible Art Piece for Seattle's Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival

Top Quote American Automata, as a tribute to Bumbershoot's 40th Anniversary, was commissioned by the Emerald City Search to create this year's hidden medallion. Discovery of the fully, functional miniature umbrella was the perfect kick off for the festival. End Quote
  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (1888PressRelease) September 04, 2010 - The Emerald City Search presented a ten-day Search for a medallion hidden somewhere within the Seattle city limits. Each day a uniquely themed clue appeared in The Seattle Times and other local media sources. A grand prize was awarded to the skilled person that figured out the medallion's location. The Grand Prize was valued at $6,845 featuring 40 Seattle Arts Experiences!

    This year the ECS partnered with Bumbershoot, Seattle's premier arts and music festival, to kick off the celebration of its 40th anniversary. With the special significance of this year's festival, ECS commissioned American Automata to create a special and unique art piece to be hidden as this year's medallion. The fully operational, miniature umbrella includes a real ruby inlaid into the decorative top finial. Hand fabricated from brass, steel and fabric, the umbrella was sealed in a decorative copper container. To view the umbrella go to:

    American Automata creates mechanical art works, or what they aptly call "kinetic storytelling." Works are created for private collectors, corporations, and special events. To find out more about American Automata visit their website at

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