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Upcoming events funded through our SmART Ventures program

Below is a selection of events that our office has funded for the month through our smART ventures funding program. SmART ventures is a Seattle-based, flexible awards program that encourages innovative ideas, creates community impact, and provides new access for individuals and groups not served by our other programs. SmART ventures seek to widen arts and cultural participation, particularly of diverse or underserved communities. We hope to see you at one of these great events!

Gay City 5: Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam


Contributors to “Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City Volume 5” extend their creative claws and bare their fearsome fangs to thrill audiences with exciting selections of LGBT inspired monster tales, ghost stories, steampunk adventures and gaslight thrillers.

Dates and location: 7 p.m., Sep. 4, Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar (1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122)

Tribute to Nina Simone


A concert at Town Hall that will highlight the music of Nina Simone through song, dance and post-show discussion about how to reduce the inciences of violence and racism in our communities. Tickets are $15.

Dates and location: 6:30 p.m., Sep. 5, Town Hall (1119 8th Avenue Seattle, WA 98121)