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Shareout: Arts Recovery Through Anti-Racist Action

As our cultural sector strives to recover from the pandemic, a part of moving forward is creating a more equitable and human-centered working culture. Presented by the Office of Arts & Culture, this free virtual share-out features artists and cultural workers representing people of the global majority (BIPOC) highlighting initiatives,… [ Keep reading ]

Curated Art Tour Now at Seattle Center 

Alaska Airlines and Seattle Center partner in support of international artists Seattle Center, in partnership with Alaska Airlines, has made a commitment to bring together works of art from around the globe with the self-guided Seattle Center Art Tour Presented by Alaska Airlines. Visitors will experience 50+ public art pieces… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Releases Proposed 2023–24 ARTS Budget

Good afternoon, Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-24 Proposed Budget. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to bold action on the priorities of our communities – investing to address urgent needs and emphasizing the essentials as we build One Seattle. Mayor Harrell’s proposal invests in creating safe,… [ Keep reading ]

FLOW: Art Along the Ship Canal Summer 2022

FLOW: Art Along the Ship Canal continues with four new artists this summer with new installations by Perri Rhoden, Allyce Wood, Malayka Gormally, and Marsha Rollinger. Commissioned by ARTS in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), these temporary installations tell a visual story of the unifying nature of water, how… [ Keep reading ]

2022 CityArtist Awardees Reflect on Their Work at Upcoming Share Out

This year, CityArtist awarded 25 artists from various fields of work ranging from literature to media/film with $185,000 in funding to create art throughout Seattle. Two 2023 CityArtist awardees, Ellen Sollod and David Quantic, will present their reflections at the virtual 2023 CityArtist Share Out taking place on Sept. 8…. [ Keep reading ]

The Importance of Artistic Storytelling

by Dr. James R. Gore The missing narratives of African American history including the Great Migration in the canons of American History are being unveiled, especially, by African American scholars who have researched and published about the African American experience for over a Century. However, Jacob Lawrence and August Wilson… [ Keep reading ]

Arts In Parks temporary art installations summer 2022 

Three local artists, Ken Roepe, Tory Franklin, and Jean Bradbury installed temporary artworks in Westcrest Park, Pritchard Island Beach Park, and Cal Anderson Park, respectively. Installations will be on display starting now through the early Fall and are part of Arts in Parks, a partnership between Seattle Parks and Recreation… [ Keep reading ]

Tsutakawa Memorial Gates Public Celebration: September 14 

Come Salute the Return of the Arboretum’s Iconic, Sculptural Entry Gates, Stolen and Destroyed at the Start of the Pandemic Seattle, WA—You are invited to attend a free public celebration at Washington Park Arboretum for the installation of the refabricated Tsutakawa Memorial Gates. Please join us at the Graham Visitors… [ Keep reading ]

A Recap of The AMP’s Ribbon of Light Dedication

On June 30, The AMP (Aids Memorial Pathway) celebrated the installation of the final piece of the project — Horatio Hung-Yan Law’s Ribbon of Light at Cal Anderson Park. This piece marks the final artwork installation of The AMP, which started in 2015. The dedication event featured remarks and participation… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage Summer Institute Returns Live & In-Person

By Tina LaPadula, Arts Education Project Manager The Creative Advantage Summer Institute returns in-person to the Seattle Art Museum on Thursday, August 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This day of professional learning is the creative kick-off to the 2022-23 school year, and a time for teachers, teaching artists, community… [ Keep reading ]