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“Wind and Water” installed at Fire Station 20

At Interbay’s Fire Station 20, artist Rob Ley installed Wind and Water, an artwork that represents these two classical elements. To create this piece, Ley spent time with the firefighters at this fire station, riding along with them on the job and discussing the nature of fire. It was during this time Ley learned about […]


Welcoming two new Seattle Arts Commissioners

The Seattle Arts Commission has announced two new members, Priya Frank and Kelly Rodriguez. Frank was appointed by City Council, and Rodriguez was appointed by Mayor Ed Murray; both will serve until Dec. 31, 2016 when they will be up for reappointment. Acting in an advisory capacity to the mayor and City Council, Seattle Arts […]


Announcing new Manager for Visual and Performing Arts at Seattle Public Schools

Gail Sehlhorst is the new Manager for Visual and Performing Arts at Seattle Public Schools. This position will assist the Office of Arts & Culture with the implementation and success of The Creative Advantage, as well as develop, lead and assess arts programs in the schools. The Creative Advantage is a partnership to restore access […]


Our Gift to You: 2014 Holiday Arts Gift Guide!

This holiday season, support artists, support local businesses, and support your community! Here’s a list of arts-related memberships, classes, experiences, and things that would be perfect gifts for your loved ones. Take them to a play, movie, or show: 5th Avenue gift certificate //  Pacific Northwest Ballet gift certificate // A Contemporary Theatre gift certificates // Book-it theater tickets //SIFF gift certificate // Northwest […]


Carina del Rosario’s Passport Series at Human Rights Day December 10

On Wednesday, December 10 at 6 pm, join artist Carina del Rosario in creating a passport that reflects your identity at Human Rights Day! At this Town Hall event, del Rosario’s project “The Passport Series” will tackle personal identity in an interactive art installation. There’s a lot of personal information that passports don’t hold (and not […]


“Sequence/Consequence” reinstalled at Westlake and Olive

It’s back! After a five-year absence, SuttonBeresCuller’s (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) subterranean neon artwork –titled Sequence/Consequence– has been reinstalled at the Seattle Streetcar’s Westlake Hub station. The artwork, embedded in the sidewalk at the stop at Westlake and Olive Way, was damaged by flooding caused by a severe rainstorm in the fall […]


“Memory Tree” at Thornton Creek Confluence

Seattle artist John Fleming installed Memory Tree at the Thornton Creek Confluence, along the Northwest corner of 35th Street and 110th Street. Fleming was commissioned to work with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and its consultants to create a new permanent, site-specific artwork that highlights the project to reduce flooding on Thornton Creek and Meadowbrook Pond, […]


Capitol Hill named first Arts District in Seattle

Five years ago, a group of citizens was appointed by City Council to study the issue of cultural space. In June 2009, the Cultural Overlay District Advisory Committee presented their report to City Council, which was officially adopted with City Council Resolution 31155. One of the report’s top-level recommendations was the creation of an Arts […]


YouthCAN at The Wing explores spatial poetics

“Sometimes you don’t notice things until you’re allowed to look for them,” says teaching artist Mario Lemafa, to a dozen teenagers in The Wing Luke Museum’s YouthCAN program. The Office of Arts & Culture Youth Arts Project Manager Irene Gomez and I are sitting in on a session of the program, and spatial poetics (art […]


39 artists receive CityArtist funding for 2015

This week, 39 artists around Seattle that work in dance, music and theater arts (including scriptwriting) received over $160,000 collectively through the CityArtist Projects annual funding program. This funding supports individual artists in the creation of new works, works-in-progress, or works taken to the next stage. All projects must be completed within the year, and […]