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Oliver Hess selected for Fire Station 22

Los Angeles, CA artist Oliver Hess will create a permanent site-specific artwork for the rebuild of Fire Station 22 in the North Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Oliver Hess was born in Mountain View, California in 1972 and is an artist and designer. He is interested in the hidden infrastructures that support our world […]


Yesler Park Project artist selection

Christine Bourdette, a sculptor, has been selected to create integrated public artwork and a sense of place for the Yesler Neighborhood Park Project. The park will serve as a gathering place for current and future residents of Yesler Terrace, and will have a strong connection to the surrounding neighborhoods. Bourdette will work closely with the […]


Ellen Sollod installs Mosaics in South Lake Union

Ellen Sollod is transforming Mercer Corridor. After the installation of the sculpture Origami Tessellation 324.3.4 (Fractured) on Mercer Street in 2012, additional elements of her design appeared throughout the corridor: stone benches and hatch covers in 2013. The artist recently installed the final components of the design, “Lost in Thought”. This consists of three seven-foot […]


Out to Lunch Concert Schedule

Looking to get out in the sun and enjoy some good music in Seattle? The Office of Arts & Culture is sponsoring a free weekly concert every Thursday at The Seattle City Hall Plaza as a part of the free city-wide concert series, Out to Lunch! The City Hall schedule is as follows: July 17- Selam […]


July Events

Melody Nelson July 12th  |  Velocity Dance Center Melody Nelson is a performance project that aims to merge social, academic, and artistic institutions in order to develop and expand the Seattle art community through dance and theatre. Performances will be at 8 and 10 P.M. Tickets available here. Visit website for more information.       […]


A successful night at “Artists Up”

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Artists Up hosted a successful evening of resources and networking for Asian, Asian-American, and Asian Pacific Islander artists. The event brought together over 60 artists of varying artistic disciplines with the goal of growing relationships between artists and funders, as well as demystifying funding programs and processes. One of the […]


Creative Advantage summer events

What makes Seattle a #CreativeCity? Come tell us at Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot, Umoja Fest and more events happening this summer! Over the next few months, members of the community will have the opportunity to engage and learn more about The Creative Advantage, which is restoring arts education for all students in Seattle Public […]


Youth Arts spotlight: Coyote Central

Did you know on the corner of 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St., students can learn to weld, breakdance, cook, sew, animate and build chairs? It’s true — middle schoolers can do all this (and more!) at Coyote Central. Since 1986, Coyote Central has been dedicated to providing a wide range of creative problem-solving to […]


Looking inside Stephanie Guerra’s Youth Arts project

“Tell me if this sounds like what a teen guy would say,” inquires Stephanie Guerra, as she is about to read out loud from her upcoming teen novel. The dozen or so teenage boys in the audience started off semi-loud and raucous, but once Stephanie started reading her work, they listened attentively, and offered responses […]


Arts office announces nearly $350K investment in youth arts opportunities

The Office of Arts & Culture, through its Youth Arts funding program and Work Readiness Arts Program (WRAP), will invest $346,000 in more than 40 youth programs offering arts training outside of school hours for Seattle’s middle- and high-school aged youth. Youth Arts focuses awards on experienced teaching artists leading programs in all arts disciplines, […]