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ARTS commissions Wayne Chabre for artwork at SPU’s Cedar Falls Administration Building

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) will commission artist Wayne Chabre to design and install a new site specific artwork for the new Cedar Falls Administration Building at the Cedar River Watershed. Chabre will work collaboratively with Cedar Falls […]


National Guild for Community Arts Education Highlight:

  Excerpted from GuildNotes, a quarterly newsletter from the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is an article from Renée Watson, former associate director of professional development for DreamYard Project in the Bronx. In Beginning the Journey Toward Social Justice Watson discusses ways in which systemic oppression can manifest within our institutions and why a […]


Mayor Murray announces an increased investment in youth arts programming and cultural space

Mayor Ed Murray delivered his 2016 Proposed Budget to the City Council today, and I am pleased to inform you that he has proposed increased investments in arts and culture. The Office’s core programing is made possible through the 1% for Art ordinance and Admissions Tax allocation. With this proposed budget, Mayor Murray has outlined […]


Introducing our digital Report to the Community!

I’m thrilled to introduce our 2014 Report to the Community – in an all-new digital format. While I’m a little abashed about publishing a 2014 report when we’re three-quarters of the way through 2015 already, I think this one was worth the wait. The Office of Arts & Culture has been publishing a paper Report […]


2016 Neighborhood & Community Arts and Put the Arts in Parks grants open

This fall the Office of Arts & Culture is opening the 2016 Neighborhood & Community Arts program in conjunction with a new pilot program created in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Put the Arts in Parks. Both grant programs support and encourage the vibrant cultural work being done in and by communities throughout Seattle. […]


The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is offering a Free family friendly bike tour

Saturday, September 26 Tour Time: 12:30 – 4 p.m. Tour starts: Salmon Bay Natural Area, 3419 N.W. 54th St. (Map It). Meet at the artwork A Salish Welcome at the west end of The Canal’s parking lot. Street parking is located north of NW 54th St. Grab your helmets and join us for a FREE […]


Exciting staff updates!

The Office of Arts & Culture has some exciting staff updates! We are re-organizing how the public art team is structured, and shifting some roles and responsibilities. Jason Huff is now working as our Project Management lead, supervising the work of the project managers and working on project direction and development. Deborah Paine is the […]


Temporary Artworks emerge at two sites this fall

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, August 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016 Art Interruptions: Central Area Neighborhood Greenway, September 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016  Temporary art installation programs from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture return for fall, 2015 with two locations and 14 works of art. Art Interruptions offers ephemeral moments of surprise […]


2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards at Seattle Center

Mayor Edward B. Murray, the Seattle Arts Commission and the Office of Arts & Culture invite you to the MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY 4 p.m., Friday, September 4 Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center HONORING Cultural Ambassador: Dr. Robin K. Wright Arts & Innovation: Akio Takamori Cultural Preservation: Densho Future Focus: Seattle Jazzed Creative Industries: Daniel Brown […]


SALT: Shaking Up the Arts Community

On Monday, July 27, 80 artists, arts administrators, and arts admirers found refuge from the heat in the Frye Art Museum for the kick-off mixer of a new group – the Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT). I walked into the Frye café and joined the group of people circling around guest speakers Nancy Chang, director […]