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Bright Blue Horizon

As you walk, bike or drive along Denny Way, you’ll likely notice what appears to be a bright blue tarp, tangled on the fence. This is the second in a year-long series of performance and temporary installations called ALL RISE, at the site of the future Seattle City Light electrical… [ Keep reading ]

Ann Hamilton selected for Waterfront public piers project

We could not be more thrilled to announce that internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton has been selected for a commission on the new public piers as part of Waterfront Seattle. Hamilton, known for large-scale, sensory installations, is the recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” and has also represented the United… [ Keep reading ]

American Association of Museums comes to Seattle

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference will be held in Seattle May 18-21. This event is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, with expected attendance of 5,000+. The conference is looking for great people to fill more than 700 volunteer shifts.  Each four-hour volunteer shift worked earns you… [ Keep reading ]

2014 Civic Partners

We’re so proud to announce a nearly $1.7 million investment in Seattle-based arts, heritage and cultural organizations through our Civic Partners program. This program will provide funding to nearly 170 organizations in 2014 with the intention of creating broad public access to a rich array of quality arts opportunities while… [ Keep reading ]

$50 Million!

Big announcement today – we released the list of our latest grant recipients from the Neighborhood & Community Arts program (NCA for short); the $50,000 investment in the NCA program put our total investment in the arts and cultural community since the Office was founded in 1971 at over $50… [ Keep reading ]

A Vision for 2014

From increased investments in arts education and cultural space, to celebrating the 40th anniversary of our 1% for Art program, to welcoming Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute into the Office, 2013 was a dramatic year of growth and development and we look forward to an even more exciting 2014. In… [ Keep reading ]

Save the Date for the Creative Advantage Roster

The application for the Creative Advantage community arts partner roster will launch Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations can apply to be listed as a provider of school-based residencies and trainings for Seattle Public school teachers on integrated arts strategies. Technical assistance workshops will… [ Keep reading ]

Top 10 highlights from 2013

Wow! As we reflect back on the last year, it’s clear our Office has been busy. We’ve celebrated a number of milestones and launched quite a few new initiatives. We had to make some hard choices to get our list down to just 10 – let us know about your… [ Keep reading ]

Art and Agriculture come together in ‘agriCULTURE’ art plan

Seattle, with its long growing season and an environmentally-conscious population, provides many opportunities for its residents to participate in urban agriculture, producing food both in our backyards and in our shared public spaces. In 2012, the public art program commissioned Nicole Kistler to be Artist-in-Residence for Urban Agriculture, to investigate… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle hosts Public Art conference

On November 7 and 8, our Office’s  Public Art team hosted a gathering of the Northwest Public Art Administrators Consortium, a regional convening of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network. Administrators from programs throughout the northwest – Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia – met at MakerHaus, a co-working… [ Keep reading ]