They're making nearly 1,000 glass floats.
The bottom of the small, colorful, glass balls reads "Never Forget 9-11."
"Some friends and I were discussing how effected we'd been by the 9-11 tragedy," said gaffer Lenoard Whitfield, "we wanted to express it in some non-political way, to show people and give it meaning."
That talk led to the idea of the glass balls.
Friday night, Sept. 10, Whitfield and his fellow artists put the glass balls on the beaches at Golden Gardens in Ballard and along the Edmonds waterfront. They weren't be hidden -- they were scattered all over the sand.
The artists want people to find these floats on the morning of Sept. 11 and keep them as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack.
"They'll take this home with them to represent what happened. Each time they look at it they'll think about the twin towers," explained Whitfield.
The only catch is they ask that you only keep one, that way other people can also find the glass floats.
"By doing this, we have a tangible way of remembering what those people lost," he said.
Later, some of the glass balls will be released in the ocean at Antarctica so they can float around the world.
Each glass float is also marked with a website address Art By Fire.
Whitfield would like people to go to that website and share a story about 9-11 with them. He also hopes the website will help them track where the glass balls wind up.