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Vivian Phillips is new Seattle Arts Commission chair

The Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts & Culture welcomes new chair Vivian Phillips, director of marketing and communications for the Seattle Theatre Group. Phillips succeeds Michael Seiwerath who will become vice chair. The Seattle Arts Commission is an advocacy and advisory body for the City of Seattle. As a priority for 2015, […]

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Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture launches Spacefinder Seattle website

On February 12, 2015 the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will officially launch Spacefinder Seattle, a new website designed to connect artists and artspaces. Spacefinder Seattle is a database that will eventually include every rental space in the region that’s available to artists, and arts and cultural organizations. Spacefinder Seattle can be found online […]

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Waterfront call for artist series presents Stephen Vitiello

Stephen Vitiello has been commissioned for an integrated, sound-based artwork on the Elliott Bay waterfront. Working with the sound-filled setting of the Seattle Waterfront, Vitiello will use sound as a major component in a new work that will expand visitors’ experience. “The Seattle waterfront is beautiful and ever-changing—misty, then sunny, then rainy. It inspired the idea of […]

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Love & Art, the perfect combination for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Really, how is it February already? Whether you’re in a relationship, single or “it’s complicated”, we have the ultimate arts-filled event guide for you. Go on an art walk! Three neighborhoods will be showcasing art this February 14th: Ballard Art Walk, Central District Art Walk, or […]

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Artist Cedric Bomford selected for Waterfront Seattle commission

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is pleased to announce the selection of Cedric Bomford for a major commission as part of Waterfront Seattle. A Canadian artist working in photography and installation, Bomford is currently based in Winnipeg, where he is an assistant professor in the University of Manitoba School of Art. This project […]

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Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture’s Elisheba Johnson Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

Elisheba Johnson, executive and commission liaison, was elected to the Emerging Leaders Network advisory council of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. She will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and […]

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“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, where she creates […]

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Ann Hamilton selected for Waterfront public piers project

We could not be more thrilled to announce that internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton has been selected for a commission on the new public piers as part of Waterfront Seattle. Hamilton, known for large-scale, sensory installations, is the recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” and has also represented the United States at the Venice Biennale. […]

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April Neighborhood & Community Arts Events

The Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program supports Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community groups that produce events to promote arts and cultural participation and build community. In 2014, the program provided $1,200 each to 42 groups to support annual public festivals and events. April only has one event, but it’s going to be great: […]

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Seattle Youth Artspace Summit recap

On Friday, January 17, the Office of Arts & Culture hosted our first Seattle Youth Artspace Summit, bringing over 20 youth arts organizations to the table to discuss the idea of a shared flagship facility, large enough to house multiple groups and central enough to draw from all of the city. The Office hosted the […]

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