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ARTS Galleries Exhibition Schedule Spring 2016

Upcoming exhibitions at the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, City Hall Gallery, and Seattle Presents Gallery Real Change Agents Portrait Project City Hall Lobby and Anne Focke Gallery March 2 – May 2, 2016   The Real Change Agents Portrait Project is a series of portraits of Seattle newspaper vendors, many of whom are either homeless, […]


Just Short of Crazy debuts at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Nina Foxx’s play Just Short of Crazy debuts at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Friday, February 12 – Saturday, February 13, 7 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 3 p.m.  Author and playwright Nina Foxx’s play Just Short of Crazy, presented at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, makes its stage debut February 12 thru 14, […]


Water is the new muse for Poetry on Buses

Popular poetry program launches a region wide effort in 2016-17 SEATTLE (February 8, 2016) – After a successful reboot in 2014, Poetry on Buses is now going region-wide, sharing locally-sourced poems in at least eight languages across multiple transit systems, an online portal, and in communities across King County. The program will be formally announced […]


ARTS Presents: Lunch + Learn

Celebrating Black History Month Friday, February 19 | 12-1 p.m. Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 Please join us for a special Lunch + Learn, celebrating Black History Month. Artists Barbara Earl Thomas, Aramis Hamer and C. Davida Ingram will present their work and Ingram will moderate a […]


Celebrating Black History Month in Seattle

February marks the beginning of Black History Month, but residents of Seattle are able to celebrate and learn about the rich cultural history of Blacks and African-Americans all year long. In honor of Black History Month we have compiled a few events to mark on your calendar in February and throughout the year. Northwest African […]


Upcoming Installation by artist Jean Shin

The artwork RECLAIMED by artist Jean Shin is close to being installed permanently at the North Transfer Station, located at 1350 North 34th Street in Seattle, WA. Shin worked with the design team to develop a permanent artwork that will be integrated at Seattle Public Utilities’ new facility. RECLAIMED references the topography of the site […]


New poetry and art at Seattle Center

Seattle Center is expanding their investments in temporary artworks with the new Poetry Garden Art Series Four artists have been commissioned to create temporary interventions in the Seattle Center Poetry Garden to call attention to the unique character of the site, a space designed to ask visual artists to draw inspiration from the written word. […]



        Media Contact: Chris Weber, One Reel 206.673.5060 x 224   ONE REEL ANNOUNCES 2016 CITY OF MUSIC CAREER DAY Registration now open for March 12 event at EMP Museum, and The Vera Project January 26, 2016 (Seattle, WA) – One Reel is pleased to announce the 2016 City of Music […]


ARTS welcomes Kristi Woo!

Kristi serves as ARTS’ Youth Funding Project Manager and has a passion for cultural preservation, youth empowerment and community advocacy. Kristi is a former Arts Education Manager of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and Education Manager for the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Her innovation in bridge-building amongst schools, families […]


Royal Alley-Barnes Day, January 22, 2016

On Friday, January 22 Mayor Murray proclaimed it to be Royal Alley-Barnes Day, in honor of her service and dedication to Seattle’s artistic landscape. Barnes retired from the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in December 2015. Royal’s impactful work in connecting communities around public sector government and the arts spans over 35 years. She joined […]