Join Mayor Mike McGinn to celebrate Seattle’s creative community and the award recipients of the 9th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at Seattle Center’s North Fountain Lawn. Community groups planning a neighborhood arts or cultural event in 2012 can apply for funding through the Neighborhood & Community Arts program. We’ll open the 2012 CityArtists Projects funding program, Tuesday, Sept. 27. City Curator and Collections Manager Deborah Paine will present two talks on the retrospective exhibition Seattle as Collector: Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Turns 40. Our public art conservation team took advantage of the dry weather in August and restored several artworks. And from theater and performance art to R&B and folk rock, catch up on what’s happening in the local arts scene on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy.
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