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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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WA State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken’s “Views of Seattle”

If you missed Mayor Ed Murray’s Inauguration on Monday, January 6, you also missed Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken presenting a beautiful poem titled “Views of Seattle”. But don’t fret — we want to share the poem that encompasses living in Seattle, from Macklemore to Molly Moon’s, from the Space Needle to Uwajamiya. You […]

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Art, Design, and Play: A Waterfront Seattle Conference | March 7-8, 2014

Save the Date: March 7-8, 2014 Waterfront Seattle and its partners will organize a conference on the intersections between art, design, and play in the city beginning March 7 with a keynote talk, and continuing on Saturday March 8. The conference will bring together artists, designers, historians, and advocates to look at the issue of […]

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$50 Million!

Big announcement today – we released the list of our latest grant recipients from the Neighborhood & Community Arts program (NCA for short); the $50,000 investment in the NCA program put our total investment in the arts and cultural community since the Office was founded in 1971 at over $50 million. Yes, $50 million! We […]

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A Vision for 2014

From increased investments in arts education and cultural space, to celebrating the 40th anniversary of our 1% for Art program, to welcoming Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute into the Office, 2013 was a dramatic year of growth and development and we look forward to an even more exciting 2014. In our expanded area of youth […]

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This week in art news: remembering Bassetti, arts impact on nation’s GDP & more!

Report: Arts, culture add $500B to nation’s GDP “Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.”.- Brett Zongker, Seattle Times | December 5, 2013 Shooting and […]

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This week in art news: head sculptor, church architecture, and more!

Burning Love Tatiana Garmendia’s Gorgeous Art Can’t Be Contained in Mere JPEGs I rarely go to Patricia Cameron Gallery, and I was walking by it on the street the other day, not intending to go in, when Patricia Cameron smiled graciously and waved to me, and her kindness made me feel even guiltier, because even […]

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