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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 ]

Poetry in Place: Bryan Wilson

Atmospheric River By Bryan Wilson (In a city where rivers float in the sky) braiding through cedars & buildings like a sentence in a poem, rivers rise as raindrops. A city, Heron-still — staring into Sound stones polishing words — storm-galoshing songs. Before long, river-rain makes watercolors of us, gathers… [ Keep reading ]

Poetry in Place: Bryna Antonia (Á Thanh) Cortes

Seattle’s Little Sài Gòn by Bryna Antonia (Á Thanh) Cortes Fresh bánh baking, refrigerator hums. Red stripes through yellow, old and proud, the iconic nón lá. Jackson and 12th street trails, swinging doors gift savory winds. Bowls of soup warming you with just a scent. Markets of clamor, of every… [ Keep reading ]

The Naramore Art Show celebrates over 200 Youth Artworks

The Naramore Art Show celebrates over 200 artworks by middle and high school students at the Seattle Art Museum’s Community Gallery. Seattle Public Schools has held the Naramore Art Show since 1985 to celebrate the brilliance of our emerging artists and share their creativity with the greater Seattle community. There… [ Keep reading ]

Poetry in Place: Cindy Luong

For National Poetry Month 2024, Civic Poet Shin Yu Pai is launching Poetry in Place. This public poetry project includes the work of five local artists on the theme of Seattle places and sustainability at sites all across the city. The Seattle Public Libraries by Cindy Luong On hold —… [ Keep reading ]

2024 Call for Advisors | ARTS at King Street Station

Apply to be an ARTS at King Street Station Advisor Applications close April 30, 2024 ARTS at King Street Station (KSS) is a dynamic space for arts and culture in the heart of the city dedicated to increasing opportunities for people of color to generate and present their work. Housed… [ Keep reading ]