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Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture’s Elisheba Johnson Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

Elisheba Johnson, executive and commission liaison, was elected to the Emerging Leaders Network advisory council of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. She will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and […]


Artist Sam Trout selected for Seattle’s Shoreline Street Ends public artwork

Artist Sam Trout has been selected by a panel to create public artworks for the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Shoreline Street Ends program. The program aims to improve Seattle’s shoreline street ends for public access and ecological enhancement. Trout will design art interventions at three to nine sites on Lake Union, Lake Washington, the Duwamish […]


Dive in to “My Swimming Pool” in the Seattle Presents Gallery

Juan Alonso-Rodriguez is filling the Seattle Presents Gallery with swimming pools from January 19 to March 20, and he needs your help! His project, “My Swimming Pool”, will incorporate ideas from people about their dream swimming pools, and how their swimming pool ideas might be reimagined through his painting process. He writes, “I want to […]


Fire Station 20 Open House (+ meet the artist!)

On January 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the brand new Fire Station 20 will host an open house, inviting the community inside for tours and to meet the firefighters. The new station is located at 2800 15th Avenue West, in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle. There will also be an opportunity to meet […]


The Incredible Intensity of Being Human at City Hall events

Event Dates: January 9, 2015, Friday, 4-6 p.m. Opening Reception  We will be serving artisan toast and coconut water. Ezra Dickinson will be performance. Featured Speakers: Representative Tina Orwall, Representative Brady Walkinshaw, Office of Arts and Culture Director Randy Engstrom, Department of Neighborhoods Director Bernie Agor Matsumo, invited speaker former King County Executive Randy Revelle, […]


Welcoming Erika Lindsay to the Office of Arts & Culture

We’re pleased to welcome our new public relations specialist, Erika Lindsay, to the office! Prior to joining the communications team, Erika worked as a media and community relations professional at arts groups for more than 12 years including the Smithsonian, Seattle Art Museum and the Frye Art Museum. Originally hailing from the sultry suburbs of […]


Closing the arts access gap in the Central District

In the first year of implementation of The Creative Advantage arts education access initiative in the Central region, the arts access gap was closed. What does that mean? In 2011, we conducted a needs assessment around the state of arts education in Seattle Public Schools. The assessment found inconsistent access to arts education, especially for […]


Upcoming gallery shows in Seattle

With more than five million square feet of cultural space in Seattle, it can be overwhelming to track all the art, shows and experiences that this city provides. To make things a little more manageable, we have curated a short list of gallery shows this season (January-March) that we’re looking forward to: Aurora Commons Community […]


Scott Trimble selected for Seattle City Light service center commission

The Office of Arts & Culture is excited to announce that Seattle artist W. Scott Trimble has been commissioned for a project at the Seattle City Light North Service Center. He will work with Seattle City Light and the local community to create two or more artworks at the facility, located at 1300 North 97th […]


Peter Reiquam selected for Rainier Beach Square project

Seattle artist Peter Reiquam will create a new public artwork in the Rainier Beach neighborhood for the SDOT program Safe Routes to Schools. The Safe Routes to School construction project at this site was initiated by parents and neighbors of South Shore K-8 School. Reiquam lived in the Rainier Beach neighborhood for over 15 years […]