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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mayor announces Claudia Castro Luna as Seattle’s First Civic Poet

Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, will perform at the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony Friday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. Mayor Ed Murray announced Seattle’s first Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna. The new Civic Poet post serves as an ambassador for Seattle’s rich literary landscape and represents the city’s diverse cultural community. “Claudia brings a fresh […]

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Artists interpret the Duwamish for Duwamish Revealed, a summer celebration of Seattle’s only river

Duwamish Revealed is a series of outdoor art installations, performances, community activities and other adventures to celebrate the Duwamish River. Four art installations, SuperfunSuperfund, Clear, Duwamish Lighthouse and ALONG. STANDING. IN THE MIDDLE OF DARKNESS. INVISIBLE. were directly supported by the Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 1% for Art Funds. […]

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The Seattle Arts Commission welcomes Ashraf Hasham as the new Get Engaged commissioner

Ashraf Hasham is the Deputy Director of TeenTix, a revolutionary arts access and youth empowerment organization as well as the House Manager of On the Boards. After growing up in Seattle and graduating from Ballard High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration from Wagner College in New York City. Hasham previously worked […]

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In remembrance: Ted Jonsson

The Seattle area recently lost an important member of our arts community. Artist Ted Jonsson, passed away June 19 after a one year battle with ALS. Jonsson was one of the first artists commissioned for an artwork under the 1% for art ordinance. The work, Chimera, completed in 1975 is located near the entrance of […]

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London-based Robert Montgomery’s “THE STARS PULLED DOWN FOR REAL” first northwest exhibition at ALL RISE

July 25 through September 5, 2015 Lighting and reception with the artist: Saturday, July 25, 8 – 10 p.m. 1250 Denny Way in downtown Seattle   The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s year-long collaborative art collective ALL RISE will present new site-specific text and light works by Robert Montgomery from July 25 through September […]

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Celebrate new artwork at Westcrest Park Dedication

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Westcrest Park 9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, 98106 This event is free Please join us as we celebrate David Boyer’s new public artwork, Flyers, as part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s community celebration at Westcrest Park’s new park space in the Highland Park neighborhood. Flyers, a new […]

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