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Exciting staff updates!

The Office of Arts & Culture has some exciting staff updates! We are re-organizing how the public art team is structured, and shifting some roles and responsibilities. Jason Huff is now working as our Project Management lead, supervising the work of the project managers and working on project direction and development. Deborah Paine is the […]

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In remembrance: Rolon Bert Garner

Sadly, Seattle lost another  art icon this week with the death of Rolon Bert Garner; he was 75. Garner attended the Museum Art School in Portland and was founder and visual arts director for the Seattle Bumbershoot summer arts festival and for many years was arts director of the historic Two Bells Tavern in Seattle. […]

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Temporary Artworks emerge at two sites this fall

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, August 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016 Art Interruptions: Central Area Neighborhood Greenway, September 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016  Temporary art installation programs from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture return for fall, 2015 with two locations and 14 works of art. Art Interruptions offers ephemeral moments of surprise […]

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2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards at Seattle Center

Mayor Edward B. Murray, the Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts & Culture invite you to the MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY 4 p.m., Friday, September 4 Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center HONORING Cultural Ambassador: Dr. Robin K. Wright Arts & Innovation: Akio Takamori Cultural Preservation: Densho Future Focus: Seattle Jazzed Creative Industries: Daniel Brown […]

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SALT: Shaking Up the Arts Community

On Monday, July 27, 80 artists, arts administrators, and arts admirers found refuge from the heat in the Frye Art Museum for the kick-off mixer of a new group – the Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT). I walked into the Frye café and joined the group of people circling around guest speakers Nancy Chang, director […]

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The Creative Advantage School Partnership Summer Institute

Seattle Art Museum (Downtown) 1300 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 August 20, 2015; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register Now! http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?EventId=35411 We are excited to announce Gilda Sheppard as keynote speaker for the upcoming Creative Advantage School Partnership Summer Institute! This interactive one-day workshop invites participants to gain skills and knowledge applicable to their work […]

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Artist Charles Sowers selected for Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has selected artist Charles Sowers to be a member of the design team for the proposed Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project. Sowers will work with SDOT and project designers to develop and design artistic elements that will be integrated into […]

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Path with Art presents workshops and performances in Occidental Square this summer

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Path with Art and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) will bring free art classes and pop-up performances to Occidental Square this summer as part of the Urban Parks Activation Partnership pilot program. Using art as a vehicle to bring diverse audiences […]

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Mayor announces Claudia Castro Luna as Seattle’s First Civic Poet

Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, will perform at the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony Friday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. Mayor Ed Murray announced Seattle’s first Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna. The new Civic Poet post serves as an ambassador for Seattle’s rich literary landscape and represents the city’s diverse cultural community. “Claudia brings a fresh […]

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Artists interpret the Duwamish for Duwamish Revealed, a summer celebration of Seattle’s only river

Duwamish Revealed is a series of outdoor art installations, performances, community activities and other adventures to celebrate the Duwamish River. Four art installations, SuperfunSuperfund, Clear, Duwamish Lighthouse and ALONG. STANDING. IN THE MIDDLE OF DARKNESS. INVISIBLE. were directly supported by the Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 1% for Art Funds. […]

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