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Artist selected for North Precinct Police Station

“I am passionate about creating experiences that engage people’s curiosity,” writes Nikolaus Hafermaas, who has been selected to create public artwork for the new North Precinct Police Station. Hafermaas will be a part of the design team for the new police station, which will be located at Aurora Avenue North and North [More]

Seattle Arts Commission welcomes Jonathan Cunningham

Jonathan Cunningham is the Manager of Youth Programs and Community Outreach at EMP Museum where he’s tasked with growing EMP’s numerous youth initiatives and creating more opportunities for community members to access and design programming at the museum. He has facilitated after-school programming in Seattle’s Central District and the South End; hosted [More]

First Hill Art Interruptions 2014 announcement

Keep an eye out on First Hill this summer for Art Interruptions! Ten artists have been selected to develop a series of artworks that will inhabit city sidewalks and parks to offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, eliciting a moment of surprise, beauty, contemplation or humor  for Art Interruptions 2014. [More]

John Grade prepares art for Mapes Creek project

As public art project manager Jason Huff and I walk into John Grade’s studio in Rainier Beach, Erik Satie’s classical music fills the room, only to be interrupted by the loud whirring of a woodcutting machine. Grade greets us, and apologizes for needing to finish a project very quickly before he can [More]

Arts District forum in Capitol Hill

Each spring, Capitol Hill Housing hosts a public forum for the community to discuss an issue relevant to the neighborhood.  Returning May 20, the focus will be on forming an Arts District on Capitol Hill, and speakers include Seattle Arts Commission chair, Michael Seiwerath and Office of arts & Culture cultural space [More]

May 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. Coming up this month... 17th of May Norwegian [More]

Public Art Tours in May

In the next several weeks, we will celebrate our region's museums and cultural institutions in conjunction with the American Alliance of Museums annual conference in Seattle. More than 55 organizations have created special programming and admission offers - you can check it out here, at www.museumweeknw.com. In addition to special offers around the [More]

Artists selected for South Park public art identifier project

Working in partnership with King County and the Office of Economic Development, the Office of Arts & Culture has awarded a commission for a neighborhood identifier artwork to Diane Hansen and Jennifer Wedderman. Hansen and Weddermann will work closely with the South Park community to develop a series of identifiers and/or wayfinding [More]

Bright Blue Horizon

As you walk, bike or drive along Denny Way, you'll likely notice what appears to be a bright blue tarp, tangled on the fence. This is the second in a year-long series of performance and temporary installations called ALL RISE, at the site of the future Seattle City Light electrical substation in [More]

CityArtist Rodrigo Valenzuela’s “Maria TV”

Pictured: A scene from filming Maria TV Between combating stereotypes, challenging homogenous media, and telling stories of people with “invisible jobs,” the experimental documentary Maria TV has a lot to accomplish. But director Rodrigo Valenzuela, using real life stories and people, is creating something that will provoke these existing ideologies. Maria [More]