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The Seattle Arts Commission welcomes Ashraf Hasham as the new Get Engaged commissioner

Ashraf Hasham is the Deputy Director of TeenTix, a revolutionary arts access and youth empowerment organization as well as the House Manager of On the Boards. After growing up in Seattle and graduating from Ballard High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration from Wagner College in New York City. Hasham previously worked […]

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In remembrance: Ted Jonsson

The Seattle area recently lost an important member of our arts community. Artist Ted Jonsson, passed away June 19 after a one year battle with ALS. Jonsson was one of the first artists commissioned for an artwork under the 1% for art ordinance. The work, Chimera, completed in 1975 is located near the entrance of […]

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London-based Robert Montgomery’s “THE STARS PULLED DOWN FOR REAL” first northwest exhibition at ALL RISE

July 25 through September 5, 2015 Lighting and reception with the artist: Saturday, July 25, 8 – 10 p.m. 1250 Denny Way in downtown Seattle   The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s year-long collaborative art collective ALL RISE will present new site-specific text and light works by Robert Montgomery from July 25 through September […]

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Celebrate new artwork at Westcrest Park Dedication

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Westcrest Park 9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, 98106 This event is free Please join us as we celebrate David Boyer’s new public artwork, Flyers, as part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s community celebration at Westcrest Park’s new park space in the Highland Park neighborhood. Flyers, a new […]

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MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR SEATTLE ARTS COMMISSION’S PUBLIC ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Office of Arts & Culture and the Seattle Arts Commission are seeking qualified candidates to serve a two-year term in a community at-large position on the Seattle Arts Commission’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC). The PAAC is comprised of Seattle Arts Commissioners (appointed by the Mayor and City Council), Design Commissioners, and community at-large […]

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Feature Focus: How the Creative Advantage Engages Students at Seattle World School

Seattle World School (SWS) is one of several Seattle Public Schools to launch an arts plan through The Creative Advantage, a city-wide partnership to reinvest in equitable arts education for all students. Funding from these efforts allows SWS and other activated Creative Advantage schools to partner with local arts organizations like Spectrum Dance Theatre and […]

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VERA Project’s posters are a hit at City Hall

The VERA Project, an all-ages volunteer-fueled music and arts venue, is celebrating its 14th year of operation as Seattle’s first and foremost producer of all-ages music concerts in Seattle! Vera’s mission is to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially youth. The […]

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Arts education focus: investment in the field

“Change, true change, is a collective tidal wave made of many voices and multiple approaches.” Excerpted from Justice in Education. Community Arts Partner Roster is growing This year the Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster added 25 more teaching artists and organizations to our list growing list which encompasses 77 Seattle artists and arts organizations. […]

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Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT): Encouraging a community of collaboration

What is arts administration? I mean, I know what it is, but it’s more exciting than it sounds. Leaving art school I wanted to figure out how to make my art and make a living at the same time. Along the way I found that supporting artists and their work was just as fulfilling as […]

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Spring Public Art Collection Conservation and Maintenance Highlights

        Photos by Tiffany Hendrick

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