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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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Out to Lunch Concert Schedule

Looking to get out in the sun and enjoy some good music in Seattle? The Office of Arts & Culture is sponsoring a free weekly concert every Thursday at The Seattle City Hall Plaza as a part of the free city-wide concert series, Out to Lunch! The City Hall schedule is as follows: July 17- Selam […]

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July Events

Melody Nelson July 12th  |  Velocity Dance Center Melody Nelson is a performance project that aims to merge social, academic, and artistic institutions in order to develop and expand the Seattle art community through dance and theatre. Performances will be at 8 and 10 P.M. Tickets available here. Visit website for more information.       […]

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A successful night at “Artists Up”

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Artists Up hosted a successful evening of resources and networking for Asian, Asian-American, and Asian Pacific Islander artists. The event brought together over 60 artists of varying artistic disciplines with the goal of growing relationships between artists and funders, as well as demystifying funding programs and processes. One of the […]

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