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COMPLEXITY opens with live painting and a legendary graffiti exhibition

On Thursday, June 6, we celebrated the opening of COMPLEXITY at ARTS at King Street Station. Four graffiti artists painted canvases live in the plaza of King Street Station, while DJ Supreme La Rock spun in the gallery and Natoncks Metsu dished out food for guests. Scroll through for photos… [ Keep reading ]

ARTS at King Street Station Hosts Graffiti Exhibition

COMPLEXITY encourages visitors to learn more about this art form SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in partnership with The American Graffiti & Urban Art Conservation Project (AMGRAF) and APEX Art & Cultural Center is honored to bring the legendary DogTown Collection to ARTS at… [ Keep reading ]

ARTS at King Street Station Hosts Graffiti Exhibition

Join us on First Thursday, June 6, to view two new shows at ARTS at King Street Station: COMPLEXITY and a Youth in Focus Showcase. ARTS at King Street Station is open Wed. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on First Thursdays. Admission is FREE…. [ Keep reading ]

The Arts Sector is Vital to Downtown Recovery and the Creative Economy

May 28, 2024 Re: Written comments required by Seattle Municipal Code 3.14.830G, as amended by Ordinance No. 123460 (2010) Dear Mayor Harrell, As our city continues to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, we appreciate that you are working to navigate civic challenges that range from economic stability to… [ Keep reading ]

ARTS at King Street Station Now Accepting Events and Exhibitions Proposals

Applications are open for the 2025 calendar year. We invite you to propose exhibitions and events for ARTS at King Street Station. You can propose visual art exhibitions, performances, readings, lectures, screenings, reading groups, debates, sketching and figure drawing, combinations of these formats, and more to take place on King… [ Keep reading ]

Artists at the Center | Spring 2024 Lineup

FREE Performances at Seattle Center! Artists at the Center introduces emerging and established artists to Seattle Center while broadening the arts and cultural experiences in the Uptown Arts & Cultural District. Join us for surprising and delightful pop-up performances throughout the year all over Seattle Center campus. The full Spring… [ Keep reading ]

Apply to Perform at Seattle Center

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) opened our Artists at the Center grant today. It funds individual artists, groups, and organizations to present pop-up performances throughout the year at Seattle Center. Artistic genres can include music, dance, theater, demonstrations, and multi-disciplinary work. This is a… [ Keep reading ]

2024-25 Artists at the Center Grant is Open

Applications close Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5 p.m. (Pacific) Artists at the Center is a multi-year collaboration between Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Center, with support from Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and the communities surrounding the Seattle Center campus. This project is made possible by a 10-year community benefit grant… [ Keep reading ]

Unveiling Seattle City Light’s Public Art Plan

In 2021, we selected Kate Clark as Seattle City Light’s Artist-in-Residence. She was tasked with learning about the utility to develop a Seattle City Light Art Plan (16.9MB PDF) that would guide and inform public art projects into the future. The goal of the project was to create a long-term… [ Keep reading ]

Meet Your New Seattle Arts Commissioners

Council-appointed Joël Barraquiel Tan (siya/he/all pronouns) is the Executive Director at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. He is the author of Type O Negative (Red Hen) and various works on identity, AIDS, and queer politics appearing in academic and commercial venues. Joël co-founded LA’s Asian… [ Keep reading ]