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Welcoming Larry Mizell Jr.

We are so happy to share the news that Larry Mizell Jr. is our new Digital Media Specialist for the Office of Arts & Culture! You may know Larry from his “My Philosophy” column in the The Stranger, and his Sunday night hip-hop show on KEXP. In addition he has worked… [ Keep reading ]

Exciting staff updates!

The Office of Arts & Culture has some exciting staff updates! We are re-organizing how the public art team is structured, and shifting some roles and responsibilities. Jason Huff is now working as our Project Management lead, supervising the work of the project managers and working on project direction and… [ Keep reading ]

In remembrance: Rolon Bert Garner

Sadly, Seattle lost another  art icon this week with the death of Rolon Bert Garner; he was 75. Garner attended the Museum Art School in Portland and was founder and visual arts director for the Seattle Bumbershoot summer arts festival and for many years was arts director of the historic… [ Keep reading ]

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 &… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish Revealed, A summer celebration of Seattle’s only river

A creative celebration of Seattle’s only river June 1 – September 30, 2015 Duwamish Revealed is a series of outdoor art installations, performances, community activities and other adventures to celebrate the Duwamish River. Supported in part by the Office of Arts & Culture, the celebration kicks off this Friday, June… [ Keep reading ]

Langston Institute hosts LGBTQ youth of color performance

Seattle Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute invites you to “Bearing Witness,” a showcase featuring performances by LGBTQ youth of color and their friends, on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute is located at… [ Keep reading ]

Closing the arts access gap in the Central District

In the first year of implementation of The Creative Advantage arts education access initiative in the Central region, the arts access gap was closed. What does that mean? In 2011, we conducted a needs assessment around the state of arts education in Seattle Public Schools. The assessment found inconsistent access… [ Keep reading ]

A note from Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility organizer, Kathy Hsieh

[On Monday, August 18, our Office and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, in partnership with 4Culture and the Office for Civil Rights, presented Artistic Freedom & Artistic Responsibility, a forum to address art, race and cultural representation, which attracted 350 people. You can watch a video of the event here. The… [ Keep reading ]

Arts District forum in Capitol Hill

Each spring, Capitol Hill Housing hosts a public forum for the community to discuss an issue relevant to the neighborhood.  Returning May 20, the focus will be on forming an Arts District on Capitol Hill, and speakers include Seattle Arts Commission chair, Michael Seiwerath and Office of arts & Culture… [ Keep reading ]

Public Art Tours in May

In the next several weeks, we will celebrate our region’s museums and cultural institutions in conjunction with the American Alliance of Museums annual conference in Seattle. More than 55 organizations have created special programming and admission offers – you can check it out here, at In addition to special offers… [ Keep reading ]