Put the Art in Parks, events and art installations now through September
– The Othello Quartz Festival, new date: Sunday, July 17, 1-7 p.m.
– The African Village Experience, new date: Monday, July 25 through Friday July 29, daily from 5 to 8 p.m.
– The Delridge Community Center Park’s “Day of Dance 2016,”new date: Sunday, August 14 from noon to 6:30 p.m.
– The Teen Concert @ Jimi Hendrix Park new location: Sam Smith Park
– There will not be a performance of Blood Wedding in Duwamish Waterway Park on Sunday, August 28.
– Unfurled, a public art installation in Lake City Mini Park, will be on display October through November.
The Put the Arts in Parks 2016 brochure is now available and includes an exciting summer of events funded by the program in its pilot year. Made possible by the Seattle Park District, the Put the Arts in Parks program is a partnership between the Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation seeking to enliven Seattle parks by promoting arts and culture, celebrating diversity, building community connections, and energizing parks while connecting with underserved communities. “Seattle has wonderful and distinctive art throughout our parks, and this exciting initiative will build on that,” said Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Put the Arts in Parks is funding 39 events, series, and art installations through September 2016, providing $199,400 in support to community-based organizations and artists. The brochure is a comprehensive guide to all funded projects, including community festivals, dance and art workshops, music concerts, and more. Copies of the brochure will be available at all community centers, Teen Life Centers, Neighborhood Service Centers, and public libraries within two weeks. All events are free and open to the public.