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Public Art Blooms across Seattle this summer 

Temporary and Permanent Arts abound from West Seattle to Lake City The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture is excited to share that, starting in July, temporary and permanent artworks will be installed in Seattle neighborhoods, parks, and right-of-ways. A diverse mix of local artists, genres, and themes will make… [ Keep reading ]

Exhibitions on Feminine Power and Transgender Transformation

May 5 – July 7, 2022 ARTS at King Street Station is opening an upcoming exhibition from two exciting artists that explores feminine power, transgender transformation, fertility and self-determination: Hanako O’Leary: Izanami and Yomi and Molly Jae Vaughan: Her Body and After Boucher. “Self-determination for marginalized people is always an… [ Keep reading ]

Hope Corps Now Open

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is opening a new funding program, Hope Corps, that connects under- and unemployed workers in the creative industries with career opportunities. The application is open now through June 6, 2022. Individual artists, creative workers, community groups, and arts and cultural organizations are… [ Keep reading ]

Species Extinction Explored in New Art Exhibition

February 3 – April 7, 2022 The 1 Million – Multiple Species Eradication explores bio-/multi-species extinctions and the species affected by humanity’s mass resource extraction. Inspired by this National Geographic article, artist Carol Rashawnna Williams created the large scale monoprint installation with seven contributing local/national visual artists: “We are NO… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage’s “1619” Exhibit Resource Guide

The Creative Advantage invites visitors to engage thoughtfully in Mr. Delbert Richardson’s exhibition, 1619: Resistance/Resilience/Remembrance/Liberation, on view at ARTS at King Street Station through January 15, 2021. They are collaborating with educator consultant Rachelle Horner on these support resources for the general public and educators. About The Exhibit Created and curated by Mr. Delbert Richardson of The Unspoken… [ Keep reading ]

The Unspoken Truths Museum comes to ARTS at King Street Station

November 16, 2021 – January 15, 2022 This November, ARTS at King Street Station will host 1619: Resistance/Resilience/Remembrance/Liberation from November 16, 2021, through January 15, 2022. The exhibition features stories and objects from the American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths that are new and unfamiliar to many. The exhibition, created and curated by storyteller Mr. Delbert Richardson, takes… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor’s Office Appoints royal alley-barnes as Interim Director of Office of Arts & Culture

Elevating Black Artists and Recovery With Appointment of royal alley-barnes Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that royal alley-barnes will be appointed to be the Interim Director of ARTS and the first Black woman to hold the position. Director alley-barnes will lead ARTS during this critical time in recovery while the next administration seeks a new permanent director.   “I am incredibly… [ Keep reading ]

‘Two Different Somali Perspectives: Hawo Ali and Abdi Ibrahim’ Now On View at ARTS at King Street Station

Soomaali ARTS at King Street Station is proud to present, Two Different Somali Perspectives: Hawo Ali and Abdi Ibrahim. On view from September 7 – October 23, 2021. Join us on Tuesday, September 7 for the launch of Two Different Somali Perspectives: Hawo Ali and Abdi Ibrahim with a special opportunity for guided tours with the artists! Guided tours are free and open to the… [ Keep reading ]

ARTS at King Street Station Reopens with ‘Close to Home’ Exhibit

ARTS at King Street Station is proud to announce its official reopening with the exhibit, Close to Home, on view from July 22 through August 14, 2021. Created by 14 BIPOC artists, this exhibit showcases artworks that explore definitions of “home” using abstract and literal representations of their experiences of home and place. About the Exhibit: Close to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Cultural Space Agency Charter to Create First Public Development Authority in Nearly 40 Years

New Public Development Authority to Develop Real Estate Projects in Partnership with Cultural Communities Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed the Cultural Space Agency Public Development Authority (PDA) charter to create the first new PDA in nearly 40 years. The Cultural Space Agency is a first-of-its-kind cultural real estate development company, chartered by the City of Seattle and guided by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color… [ Keep reading ]