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Artists selected for South Park public art identifier project

Working in partnership with King County and the Office of Economic Development, the Office of Arts & Culture has awarded a commission for a neighborhood identifier artwork to Diane Hansen and Jennifer Wedderman. Hansen and Weddermann will work closely with the South Park community to develop a series of identifiers and/or wayfinding [More]

Bright Blue Horizon

As you walk, bike or drive along Denny Way, you'll likely notice what appears to be a bright blue tarp, tangled on the fence. This is the second in a year-long series of performance and temporary installations called ALL RISE, at the site of the future Seattle City Light electrical substation in [More]

CityArtist Rodrigo Valenzuela’s “Maria TV”

Pictured: A scene from filming Maria TV Between combating stereotypes, challenging homogenous media, and telling stories of people with “invisible jobs,” the experimental documentary Maria TV has a lot to accomplish. But director Rodrigo Valenzuela, using real life stories and people, is creating something that will provoke these existing ideologies. Maria [More]

Celebrate new artwork at Bell St. Park on April 12

Celebrate the dedication of new public artwork by Sheila Klein at the new Bell St. Park in the Belltown neighborhood. The Seattle Parks and Recreation opening celebration will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Klein's new artwork, Souvenir, consists of four bronze sculptures that are featured on each [More]

“Flyways” enhances Safe Routes to School

Walking or riding a bike to and from school provides a chance for students to get outside and to start and end their school day with physical activity. Walking to school has even been proven to help kids concentrate better in school; for the rest of the city, it alleviates some of [More]

Connecting the dots

            A choral group in town was suffering under a lease for more space than they ended up needing – a large rehearsal room and several of their offices were empty more often than not. At the same time, and literally blocks away, a small theater [More]

Seeking commissioner for Seattle Arts Commission

The Office of Arts & Culture is currently seeking a new commissioner for the Seattle Arts Commission, and are accepting resumes until April 15. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency. Commission members include artists, arts professionals and other citizens with [More]

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Unfortunately, there is no Call for Emoji Artists, but we hope you have a great April Fool's Day! [More]

“In Country”: a film by CityArtist Mike Attie

On certain weekends, there is a war happening in the remote Oregon forest. The Vietnam War. For a few days at a time throughout the year, American veterans will gather in these Pacific Northwest forests, guns filled with blanks, and reenact aspects of the infamous war that took place during the late [More]

“Universal Signs of Life” goes up in Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery

On April 17th, Universal Signs of Life goes up in the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery in the Seattle Municipal Tower! This exhibit will feature new and selected paintings by Rajaa Gharbi. Rajaa Gharbi, a multidisciplinary artist, was raised in Tunisia, and has also lived in Morocco. She moves between Tunis and Seattle, [More]