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Archive for July, 2011

City campaign features Seattle’s “hidden gems”

Discover Seattle’s locally owned “hidden gems” that help shape our neighborhoods. The Office of Economic Development’s 2011 Only in Seattle campaign celebrates local businesses that deliver one-of-a-kind experiences. The website OnlyinSeattle.org highlights unique spots that include a bookstore/gallery, quilting store, independently owned record shops, restaurants, wine shops, butchers and the home of one[More]

What are your priorities for Seattle?

Artists and arts supporters: here’s your chance to weigh in on how the arts add to our quality of life in Seattle.  Please take a minute to complete this survey that will help inform updates to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan, the document that guides development, services and amenities in Seattle. Survey topics include[More]

Seattle ranks third in nation on Vitality Index

Seattle is among the most vital cities in the U.S., according to a new Vitality Index. Creative Cities International, a New York-based urban development company, recently released its Vitality Index rankings for the top U.S. cities. Seattle is strong at number 3, preceded by New York and Chicago and followed by San Francisco[More]

Artist-in-residence sought for Seattle City Light conservation programs

We’re seeking an artist-in-residence to highlight Seattle City Light’s conservation projects, beginning this fall. The artist will study the utility’s energy conservation programs and develop a series of innovative projects to bring awareness to conservation.  Seattle City Light, the first carbon-neutral utility in the nation, released its 2010 annual report this week.[More]

Seeking artists for public art project roster

We’re seeking approximately 50 to 75 artists for a juried roster of professional artists eligible for  consideration for future public art projects at city utility facilities, parks, in the street right-of-way and at other locations. The roster will include pre-qualified artists who can create free-standing or integrated, site-specific artwork for locations managed[More]

City flags lowered in memory of arts patron Bagley Wright

We want to share this post on the Mayor's blog today honoring arts patron Bagley Wright. Today is a day to remember Bagley Wright. Flags at City of Seattle facilities will fly at half-staff today to honor a man who left an indelible mark on our city and played a key role[More]

Get ready to move this Thursday at City Hall!

Shake up your lunch hour this Thursday. Bring your dancin’ shoes to the City Hall plaza and sway to  the sounds of Sexteto Tradicuba.  Pedro Vargas' newest project, the hot six-piece band plays Cuban son, guaracha and other traditional styles with modern twists. The performance, from noon to 1:30 p.m., is part[More]

Today’s Seattle Presents concert moved indoors

Because of the rain, today’s Seattle Presents performance by Danny Barnes will be moved indoors to the City Hall lobby and conclude at 1 p.m.[More]

Arts patron Bagley Wright dies at 87

We are saddened by the passing of Bagley Wright, who contributed greatly to the arts and civic life of our city. Mr. Wright was an influential arts patron; philanthropist; and developer, who was a key investor in Seattle’s landmark Space Needle. He died Monday at the age of 87 after a heart[More]

Liven up your lunch hour with banjo virtuoso Danny Barnes this Thursday

You don’t want to miss banjo virtuoso Danny Barnes performing a free lunchtime concert at City Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. this Thursday! Barnes is a genre-bending banjo man, guitarist and singer who rocks with electronic loops. Rolling Stone declares, “Barnes is a clever lyricist with a punk-rock past who understands the raw[More]