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Phone booth full of art kicks off ARTSparks at Occidental Square tonight

Head down to Pioneer Square’s Occidental Square and see Gallery (206), a phone booth repurposed to contain the work of more than 200 Seattle artists. Curated by Todd Jannausch, every aspect of the booth, from the Plexiglas side panels, to the pages of the phone book, to an audio feature, is an artwork by a local artist.

The project is part of ARTSparks—a collaboration between 4Culture, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs that brings art to the park June through October. ArtsParks kicks off on June 2 at the First Thursday Art Walk.

On June 11, Sammamish artist Suzanne Tidwell knits colorful coats for the park’s London plane trees for her piece Knitted Trees, celebrating International Yarn Bombing Day. At noon on June 15, 22 and 29, KletzerBalm will perform klezmer music with roots in Yiddish folk from Eastern Europe.

Stay tuned for more artworks coming in July.