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Murray announces engagement plan for King Street Station

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:                 Jason Kelly, Mayor’s Office Press Secretary, 206.684.8379 Erika Lindsay, Arts & Culture, 206.684.4337 Calandra Childers, Arts & Culture, 206.684.7306 Murray announces engagement plan for King Street Station Upper floors of historic station to become new arts and cultural space  SEATTLE (April 13, […]

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ARTS Welcomes Amanda Licorish

Amanda Licorish is the new Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Rental Coordinator. Amanda comes to ARTS with a strong background in youth development, building and program management. She was most recently the assistant recreation coordinator at Seattle Parks and Recreation for the Delridge and Alki Community Centers. Amanda has a Recreation Administration Degree from the […]

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In memoriam, Rick Bartow

The Northwest lost a great artist with the passing of Native American Artist Rick Bartow on April 2, 2016 at 69 years old. This Oregon artist was known for his transformational artwork: animal spirits and human spirits blended together in a cacophonous display of color and culture. His artwork is vivid and gripping and commands […]

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New artwork in West Seattle

The recently installed artwork, Fitting by Rebecca Cummins on SW Barton Street, features two camera obscuras perched at the top of the stairs that lead down to Henderson Street in West Seattle. The “cameras” are converted water gate valves that provide inverted, panoramic 350° views of the area, which includes the Delridge Combined Sewer Overflow […]

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Join the Mayor’s Education Summit Community Conversations!

Mayor Ed Murray is interested in hearing what you and your family want for Seattle’s students and schools. This spring, the Mayor is asking the city to come together to put forward our best thinking on how we can ensure equity and excellence for each and every student in Seattle. The Mayor’s Education Summit is a […]

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Civic Partner Highlight: The Raven Chronicles

April is National Poetry Month, making it a perfect time of year to grab your favorite literary work and enjoy the ever-changing spring weather. Inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month in 1996. The Raven Chronicles, an organization […]

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Rain Drum Programming Class

Sunday, May 15 and May 22; 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Watershed Education Center 19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE, North Bend, WA 98045 Rain Drum Courtyard is an enchanting and engaging public art installation at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center near North Bend, created in 2001 by artist Dan Corson. Set around a forested stream, it […]

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City of Music Career Day Roadshow at a High School near you

On Tuesday March 22nd the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), the Arts Commission, Music Commission, and the Office of Film + Music brought Executive Director of The Vera Project  (and Seattle Music Commissioner) Tim Lennon, and ARTS’ Digital Media Specialist (and Stranger writer and KEXP DJ/musician ) Larry Mizell Jr to Nathan Hale High […]

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New acquisitions on view in the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery

Cultural Perspectives: Recent acquisitions featuring 45 Pacific Northwest artists in a three part exhibition at the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery Part 1: April 8 – June 29, 2016 Part 2: July 1 – September 30, 2016 Part 3: October 4 – December 29, 2016 Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, 3rd Floor; Reception for Part 1, April […]

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New Mural at KEXP

This spring artist Aramis Hamer is creating a temporary mural at the site of KEXP’s new offices and studio at the northwest corner of the Seattle Center campus. A temporary wall running 130+ feet was installed along the south side of Republican Street, where Hamer will complete her artwork for the April 16 opening of KEXP. […]

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