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In this issue:
Message from the Director: “Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights?”
…an artist to develop a site-specific art project for Fire Station 30 in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood.
…an artist to develop site-specific artwork for the Mercer West street improvement project.
The Office will celebrate Salon, a new public artwork by artist team SuttonBeresCuller, Aug. 21.
Eight local emerging artists will provide images of original artwork for temporary panels for the fence surrounding the Civic Square construction site in downtown Seattle.
Kick it this summer with free concerts at City Hall’s outdoor plaza, Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Bumbershoot visual artists and designers dish about their work.
See 28 rarely seen artworks from the city of Seattle’s portable works collection.
The latest Seattle OnHold mix is available by podcast.
Take advantage of the warm nights with free outdoor movies and concerts.
Image: John Fleming, 17 Year Old Eyes (detail), 2009, recycled stencils, chipboard, and plywood, 25″ x 50″. Artwork will be photographed and produced on a temporary panel surrounding the Civic Square construction site. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Message from the director: Americans for the Arts 2010 convention
The Office, in partnership with Shunpike, seeks up to 12 artists to develop temporary installations for vacant storefronts in Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown/International District neighborhoods.
From the quirky pop of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band to urban square dance with The Tallboys, check out Seattle Presents summer concert series.
We are giving away over a dozen studio tracks and live recordings.
Seattle-based individual artists working in the performing arts have until Tuesday, July 20 to apply for funding through the CityArtist Projects program.
Mayor Mike McGinn recently announced the recipients of the eighth annual 2010 Mayor’s Arts Awards.
The dedication of Marvin Oliver’s A Salish Welcome at the Salmon Bay Natural Area will be 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 17.
An exhibition at City Hall will feature posters and original artwork from the artists who defined Bumbershoot’s look over the past four decades.
In October Arts Crush, a month-long festival, will connect artists and audiences with invigorating new experiences at hundreds of events.
Mayor Mike McGinn recently introduced the Seattle Music Commission.
Head to Seattle Center this month for some free summer fun.
In this issue:
- Arts-related businesses and arts employment in Seattle saw a slight uptick in 2009.
- We’re seeking up to eight emerging artists to develop temporary large-scale, colorful panels for the fence surrounding the Civic Square construction.
- Funding is now open for Seattle-based individual artists working in the performing arts.
- Our annual Youth Arts program recently provided $200,000 to 31 youth arts programs.
- Funding cycle for organizations extended to 2011, next opening postponed.
- Seattle artist Dan Webb will create a three-dimensional, permanent artwork for the Chief Sealth Trail.
- A new public artwork will be dedicated at Lake City’s new Fire Station 39, June 12.
- A new public artwork will be dedicated at Salmon Bay Natural Area, June 12.
- More than 1,000 small, cast-iron wind chimes will fill the new Theater Commons at Seattle Center.
- Kiddie-pop and Celtic folk come to City Hall this June.
- Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park will shine with dynamic art in all its forms this summer.
- From soul/rock to kiddie-pop, catch Art Zone with Nancy Guppy this June.
- Explore life between the buildings at downtown parks this summer.
- Attention artists seeking health care.
In this issue:
Our director talks about Arts Education Month and local art students in the spotlight.
Patrick Marold and David Boyer will each create an artwork for the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park and West Seattle Reservoir Park, respectively.
Are your ears tired of the same old music playlist? Check out the new Seattle OnHold lineup.
We’d like to welcome our newest staff member, Sandy Esene.
Maestro Gerard Schwarz conducts the Seattle Symphony at City Hall in May.
Heritage, identity, history, memory, coexistence and freedom are themes investigated in the exhibition American/Asian: A Tale of New Cultures at City Hall.
Seattle Center is accepting proposals to redevelop the Fun Forest South site.
Arts Crush, a new month-long regional arts festival planned for October, seeks artists and arts organizations to take part
The 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair is around the corner and a gallery and website launch the anniversary celebration.
Check out the April issue of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs eNews here.
In this Issue – April 2010
- Message from the director: Youth, arts education and the Cultural Congress
- New sound sculpture at Lake Union Park
- Michael Seiwerath joins arts commission
- Deadline approaching for Mayor’s Arts Award nominations
- Mid-career artists work at Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery
- Creation Project and Bernstein fest at City Hall in April
- Seeking events and marketing intern
- CityClub to address creative use of space, April 19
- Alt-country, comedy and dance on Art Zone in April
- Seattle Center abloom with Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Fest
- Get in on Census action
Image: Jaq Chartier, Color Chart (August) (detail), 2009, acrylic, stains, paint on wood panel, 24″ x 30″. Photo by Jaq Chartier.
Check out the March issue of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs eNews here.
In this Issue — March 2010
- Message from the director: The arts inspire our youth
- Nominations open for Mayor’s Arts Award
- Deadline approaching for Chief Sealth Trail artwork
- Still time to apply for two park artwork projects
- Registration deadline extended for Ethnic Arts Connection
- Fidelma McGinn appointed to Seattle Arts Commission
- Artists selected to create artwork for Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop
- Sheila Klein to create artwork for Belltown park
- Rising star of avant-garde music, jazz pianist to play City Hall
- City Hall exhibition features Pratt Fine Arts Center artists
- Bumbershoot poster art and beyond coming to City Hall galleries
- Tap into Water Calling films online
- Steven Eng joins our accounting team
- Last call for art proposals for Occidental Park
- Help shape Mayor’s Youth and Families Initiative
- Tune in to fresh financial management tips for arts organizations
- Art Zone showcases recycled tin art, theater improv
- Skip over to Seattle Center for Irish Festival
- Message from the director: first National Arts Index released
- Artists sought for two park projects
- Help define mayor’s Youth and Family Initiative
- Call for artwork for Chief Sealth Trail
- Seeking artist for First Hill Streetcar line
- Connect at Ethnic Arts event, March 10
- Youth Arts project applications due Feb. 23
- Opera, theater and jazz at free City Hall concerts
- Hear jazz to reggae on city phone lines
- Artist Clinic offers low-cost healthcare
- Neighbor Appreciation Day art contest winners announced
- Meet local artists on Seattle Channel’s Art Zone
- Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Seattle Center
Check out the January issue of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs eNews here.
In this Issue
- Message from the director
- Funding open for youth arts projects
- Artist sought for new First Hill Streetcar artwork
- Seeking artists to showcase at ethnic arts event
- More than 40 neighborhood events funded in 2010
- McMakin, Mitchell to create artwork for new community center
- City exhibition features works by emerging Northwest artists
- City Hall exhibition offers Reflections on Black History
- Travel to Hawaii and Scotland at free City Hall concerts
- City seeks artists to activate Pioneer Square park
- Seattle Center seeks programming for Fun Forest site
- Musical theater to powerhouse pop on Art Zone this month
- SAM panel to address art and environmental advocacy, Jan. 28
- U.S. Census taps local arts sector to encourage participation
Image: Marita Dingus, Woman As The Creator (detail), 2002, mixed media sculpture: 18′ x 5′.
Check out the December issue of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs eNews here.
In this issue:
- Message from the director: A-list of achievements
- City seeks artist for Lake Union Loop
- Seattle artists receive more than $240K in project funding
- New timeline for Youth Arts program
- Hammering Man on holiday following surgery
- Free concerts ring in holidays at City Hall, Municipal Tower
- City Hall exhibition showcases contemporary quilt art
- Seeking proposals for City Hall galleries
- Give the gift of art this holiday season
- Add sparkle to your holiday season with Winterfest
- Jazz to kids music on Art Zone this month