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Police Precinct Art Tour

  Seattle Police Precincts art tour This month on our city art tour we will visit all of the Police precincts and headquarters. Whether you are there for work, fun or other reasons, the city’s police precincts serve as an in important hub in our community and the art work commissioned for the buildings reflect […]

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Civic Partner Highlight: The Wing

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience This May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – in other words, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States and the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. The Wing is a longtime […]

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Public Art Boot Camp Training

This spring the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is offering an intensive two-day basic training overview on how to work successfully in the area of commissioned public artwork. Invested in cultivating and training the next generation of public artists, ARTS has created a free training to prepare artists who are ready to translate their […]

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New Staff: Welcome Kristen Ramirez

Please join us in welcoming Kristen Ramirez, as the new Arts Program Enhancement Project Manager at the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Department of Transportation. Prior to ARTS Ramirez worked at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in a variety of capacities including: Art Faculty, Manager of Summer & External Programs, […]

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The City’s Kathy Hsieh receives prestigious 2015 Community Voice Award for the Arts from the International Examiner

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture is thrilled to announce that our very own Kathy Hsieh, Cultural Partnerships and Grant Manager, was chosen to receive the esteemed 2015 Community Voice Award for the Arts from the International Examiner. Kathy is being recognized for her inspiring leadership, dedication to artistic excellence in the local Asian Pacific […]

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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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