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Continuing conversations: King Street Station

Since the first public meeting on May 10, ARTS has been talking to the community and gathering ideas for the future arts hub at King Street Station. As we continue the conversation we wanted to share some of the thoughtful feedback we’ve received thus far.

  • Incorporate the City’s multilingual and multicultural perspective and heritage
  • Incorporate art and technology
  • Create flexible space that can serve multiple artistic disciplines
  • Make it a welcoming public community space that allows for creative cross pollination
  • Rotating events, performances, exhibitions
  • Connect to Pioneer Square and Chinatown/ID neighborhoods and make this cultural space a resource for the local community
  • Center the cultural space in social justice and racial equity
  • Include something for everyone, art without barriers
  • Integrate arts of all types in the fabric and landscape of the city
  • Make it accessible for everyone

sketcher061116-rgb-1020x1229Even the Seattle Sketcher is involved. “Since the Office of Arts and Culture is seeking public input to decide how best to use the space, I thought it’d be fun to send them some visual ideas! If it was a blank canvas, how would you represent this new arts hub? I can picture free music performances, art classes and drink-and-draw evenings. Email me your concepts, in pictures, words or both, and I’ll share the most creative here.”

Send him your ideas at, or on Twitter: @seattlesketcher (and don’t forget to tag us: @SeattleArts).

Don’t miss out on a chance to share your ideas with us. Mark your calendars now for the next public meeting:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:30 – 7 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.
King Street Station 303 S Jackson St,
Seattle, WA 98104 RSVP here

This will be a working meeting where we’ll explore the possibilities for the space. Bring your ideas, imagination and be inspired by the possibilities.

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