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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, […]


Upcoming Events!

IPlayz: Life and Death in the Digital Age June 6-June 21  | Annex Theatre The Seattle Playwrights Collective presents IPlayz, a series of short plays which demonstrate the positive and negative effects of social media, mobile phones and computer applications during the digital age. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for Students, Seniors […]


ARTSparks June Performances in Occidental Park

ArtSparks is back! June through September, Occidental Park will be buzzing with art installations and musical performances to bring an artistic presence to Pioneer Square and the entire Seattle community. Come join us in June for two exciting performances – June 10th with The Parnassus Project, and June 13 with Lemolo. The Parnassus Project will […]


Jen Dixon installs “BunnyKid” in SDOT offices

Artist Jen Dixon has just finished installing artwork commissioned for the Seattle Department of Transportation offices. BunnyKid features excerpted elements from a larger commission Dixon completed for Linden Avenue in North Seattle. Upon completion of the Linden Avenue project, former Director Peter Hahn was so enthused by the creative use of salvaged SDOT signs, he asked […]


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 130th St to […]


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 a show on […]