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Weekly Art Hit: ‘Focus’ by Perri Howard

Tried skateboarding lately? Weekly Art Hit heads into the 2000s with the Seattle Center Skatepark artwork Focus (2009) by Perri Howard, located at Thomas Street and Second Avenue North. In 2007, Seattle City Council called for the creation of a new Seattle Center Skatepark after the former skatepark at the… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate new artwork at Rainier Beach Community Center, September 22

Celebrate the dedication of new public artworks by Roy McMakin and Jeffry Mitchell at the new Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. The Seattle Parks and Recreation community celebration event will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22 at Rainier Beach Community Center,… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate new artwork at Jackson Park Golf Course trail celebration, Sept. 28

You’re invited to the dedication of Celeste Cooning’s artwork Bounty at the Jackson Park Golf Course Perimeter Trail opening celebration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. The trail is located at 1000 N.E. 135th Street. Bounty serves as a threshold for the trail and creates a sense of… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Moon Gates’ by Doris Chase

If you’ve wandered on the lawn of Seattle Center’s Broad Street Green, you’ve seen Doris Chase’s Moon Gates (1999), a group of three bronze sculptures that play with oppositions inspired by space and form. In the artwork, two sculptures with convex surfaces, one rhomboid and one ovoid, are each pierced… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Art Hit: Seattle Public Utilities’ artist-in-residence Peter de Lory

Cityworks: Seattle Public Utilities Revealed is a series of 66 artworks comprised of 170 black and white photographs by Peter deLory, who was the artist-in-residence for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) from 1998 to 1999. He explored SPU facilities and operations including Water, Drainage and Wastewater and Solid Waste, talking with… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Gazebo’ by Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle

A blue structure, activated with bright and bulbous flora and fauna, stands in a natural divide between the Maple Leaf Park playground and ballfields. Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle’s 12-foot Gazebo (1996) contains sculptural forms of plant and animals indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. Forged steel components of the gazebo… [ Keep reading ]

Introducing our updated map and guide of downtown public art

We’re excited to announce our new and improved map and guide of public art in downtown Seattle.  Located on plazas and in streetscapes, parks, and civic and corporate buildings, public artworks enrich Seattle’s urban landscape. This guide features nearly 200 artworks in downtown Seattle from the collections of the city… [ Keep reading ]

Surf rock and girl pop for last free concert at City Hall this Thursday

Catch this last free show on City Hall’s outdoor plaza for the summer! Rising Seattle stars La Luz turn every show into a beach-side dance party with their lush, ’60s-inspired surf rock and girl pop. They come to City Hall plaza, 600 Fourth Ave., for a free, all-ages performance, 12… [ Keep reading ]

Save the date: Affordable healthcare event for artists, October 14

Update Sept. 20: Remaining space is very limited. Once advanced registration cuts off, you may try to get into the event onsite in case there are no-shows, or check out these other dates and locations for healthcare enrollment. Big changes are coming soon to our nation’s healthcare system. Mark… [ Keep reading ]

Lara Davis joins Office of Arts & Culture as arts education specialist

We are excited to have Lara Davis join the office as the arts education specialist, a new position that builds capacity for arts education efforts. Lara will help align the work of Seattle Public Schools and community partners through Seattle’s city-wide K-12 arts plan (The Creative Advantage), a comprehensive strategy… [ Keep reading ]