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Spring Public Art Collection Conservation and Maintenance Highlights

        Photos by Tiffany Hendrick

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ARTS Welcomes Payton Bordley and Amanda Standley

  Payton Bordley, Racial Equity Liaison Payton Bordley supports a variety of Cultural Partnerships programs, specifically focused on the internal capacity building of the Office towards racial equity, and in collaboration with other community organizations. She manages the Seattle Arts Leadership Team, and coordinates the office’s Race & Social Justice Initiative Change Team. Payton first […]

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AFTAmath

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) 2015 Annual Convention June 12-14, Chicago, IL Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Their convention, AFTACON, is a blend of cultural advocates leading the changes we are seeing in the arts field […]

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Commissioners at Large

An event at a great venue, a rockin’ band, and meeting amazing people who contribute and inspire our fabulous arts and cultural communities? On Wednesday, June 3rd I got to experience all of these as the Seattle Arts Commission cohosted a speed-dating style mixer at one of my new fave spots, Rumba Notes Lounge! The […]

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Arts Invests $300,000 in Seattle Youth

The Office of Arts & Culture is investing nearly $300,000 in more than 40 youth arts programs around the city through two unique funding programs, Youth Arts and Work Readiness Arts Program (WRAP). “Every investment in our youth is an investment in our future,” says Randy Engstrom, director of the Office of Arts & Culture. […]

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Transitions to Equity in the Arts: Recognition and First Steps

By August Denhard Recognition of changes in the landscape comes to all of us in different ways. Mine came two years ago with the realization that my organization, the Early Music Guild of Seattle, was not recognized widely across our region, and that this was costing us grant funding. As a nonprofit arts leader, money […]

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Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series Returns to City Hall this Summer

The highly popular Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series is returning for its 38th year, bringing free, live music to Downtown employees, residents and visitors. Many of the Puget Sound’s most recognized bands, as well as up-and-comers are featured throughout the concert series. The concerts are a much-anticipated summertime attraction, which draw thousands of people […]

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Building for the future: Cultural Facilities Grants Available

Cultural Facilities Fund application now open Closes Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11 p.m. PST The 2016 Cultural Facilities Fund is currently open and is designed to support capital projects that improve Seattle’s arts spaces in significant and lasting ways. Our goal is to help Seattle-based organizations build and improve their facilities in ways that […]

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Shaun Peterson talks art

The Source: Art, Featuring Coast Salish Artist Qwalsius-Shaun Peterson Thursday, June 18; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave, Seattle RSVP The Friends of Waterfront Seattle are hosting an evening with artist Qwalsius-Shaun Peterson. Peterson is a Coast Salish artist of Puyallup heritage who has recently been selected for a public art commission on the […]

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Congratulations, Kristen!

We are thrilled to learn that our own Kristen Ramirez has been honored with an Americans for the Arts Year in Review award for her Wayne Tunnel project on the Burke-Gilman Trail, completed under the guidance of 4Culture. Ramirez, a Public Art Project Manager in the Office of Arts & Culture, is also an artist. […]

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