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A note from Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility organizer, Kathy Hsieh

[On Monday, August 18, our Office and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, in partnership with 4Culture and the Office for Civil Rights, presented Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility, a forum to address art, race and cultural representation, which attracted 350 people. You can watch a video of the event here. The following represents the thoughts of […]

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Yeggy installs artwork along Mapes Creek

Working under sunny skies, Seattle artist Yegizaw “Yeggy” Michael spent several weeks in July and August installing his latest artwork along the 52nd Ave. S. walkway located in the Rainier Beach community. Motion now activates the newly paved pathway that covers separate dedicated pipes that transport storm water and flows from Mapes Creek as part […]

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Public Art Bike Tour along the Interurban Trail

 Grab your helmets and join us for a FREE bicycle tour of public artworks along North Seattle’s Interurban Trail. Partnering with the Cascade Bike Club and Spokespeople, the Office of Arts & Culture is offering this family-friendly, all-ages, three-mile bike tour that will take you from Greenwood to Bitter Lake. We will stop to view […]

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Aaron Walker-Loud Talks Arts Education

Washington Middle School Drum Line director Aaron Walker-Loud has given new meaning to the term “teaching artist.” He is highly esteemed by Seattle Public Schools, youth programs and the Seattle arts community alike for his dedication to youth development and arts education. Over the years, his students have ranged from kindergarteners to high schoolers, but […]

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Introducing the newest Arts Commissioner

We are pleased to announce that Amy Piñon is joining the Seattle Arts Commission as the “Get Engaged” member of the commission. Get Engaged is a YMCA program that places young adults ages 18-29 on city of Seattle boards and commissions for one-year terms starting in September of each year.  Amy Piñon is a dedicated vocalist, […]

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August Events

South Park Putts Out August 5 |  South Park A perennial summer event that turns the neighborhood into mini-golf greens with holes designed and built by local community artists. Join us for live some live music, food and a great time! Event from 6-8 P.M. More information           The Columbia City […]

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Remembering Mayor Paul Schell

The Office of Arts & Culture remembers former Mayor Paul Schell as an ardent supporter of the arts and purposefully-designed civic space. While at the Department of Community Development in the ‘70’s, he encouraged the use of artist-designed hatch covers, many of which are still visible on downtown sidewalks. He guided the rebuilding of the […]

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Oliver Hess selected for Fire Station 22

Los Angeles, CA artist Oliver Hess will create a permanent site-specific artwork for the rebuild of Fire Station 22 in the North Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Oliver Hess was born in Mountain View, California in 1972 and is an artist and designer. He is interested in the hidden infrastructures that support our world […]

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Yesler Park Project artist selection

Christine Bourdette, a sculptor, has been selected to create integrated public artwork and a sense of place for the Yesler Neighborhood Park Project. The park will serve as a gathering place for current and future residents of Yesler Terrace, and will have a strong connection to the surrounding neighborhoods. Bourdette will work closely with the […]

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Ellen Sollod installs Mosaics in South Lake Union

Ellen Sollod is transforming Mercer Corridor. After the installation of the sculpture Origami Tessellation 324.3.4 (Fractured) on Mercer Street in 2012, additional elements of her design appeared throughout the corridor: stone benches and hatch covers in 2013. The artist recently installed the final components of the design, “Lost in Thought”. This consists of three seven-foot […]

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