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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 ]

The Cultural Aesthetics of Visual Art By Dr. James R. Gore 

Culture has an influence on how art is perceived. Since perception is a cognitive function, the question is how does cultural experience affect the viewing of artwork? A 2019 article in the journal, Frontiers In Psychology…Cognitive Science stated: “Culture aesthetics requires an empirical inquiry into the kinds and varieties of… [ Keep reading ]

ARTS at King Street Station 2022-23 Exhibition Calendar

Upcoming exhibitions at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s ARTS at King Street Station will explore pop culture, transmedia, and Indigenous culture. Exhibitions feature local artists Saira Barbaric, Hexe Fey, and collective IMMINENT MODE. ARTS at King Street Station is a dynamic space for arts and culture in the… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Pride with Arts & Culture Events Near You

Each June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s resilience. Take a look at some of the many Pride events and programs taking place in our community below. The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway Ongoing920 E Barbara Bailey Way,… [ Keep reading ]

Juneteenth: Celebrate with Arts & Culture Events

Celebrate Juneteenth with some of the many events and programs taking place around Seattle. From Black-owned business markets to free portraits, below you’ll find some of the many celebrations taking place this week: Crosscut: Black Arts Legacies Series: All Month LongBlack Arts Legacies Celebration: June 16 6:30 – 8 p.m…. [ Keep reading ]

May: Grants, Gigs, and Opportunities

Curated by Ashraf Hasham It’s time for the monthly roundup of community grants, job openings, opportunities, and resources! Arts Funding Programs 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.   Individual… [ Keep reading ]

Culture Inspires Art

By Dr. James R. Gore Art can communicate cultural perspectives based on an artist’s experiences in society. A period in American history which expressed a unique cultural perspective was the Harlem Renaissance (1918-1937), where African American artists communicated their cultural worldview through artistic platforms of literature, poetry, visual arts, music,… [ Keep reading ]

FLOW: New Artworks Tell the Story of the Ship Canal

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has commissioned four local emergent artists to develop new art installations for FLOW: Art Along the Ship Canal. These temporary and permanent installations tell a visual story of the water and its relationship to the… [ Keep reading ]

Student murals honoring the history of Rainier Beach High School

by Eboni Wyatt, excerpted by Tina LaPadula The Creative Advantage student residencies are flourishing at many Seattle Public Schools this spring. This spotlight focuses on a cool project collaboration with Urban ArtWorks, who is also a Community Arts Partner Roster. This March Urban ArtWorks piloted a new program at Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

2022 CityArtist Awardees

The CityArtist program supports Seattle-based individual artists/curators in the research, development, and presentation of their work. The 2022 cycle accepted proposals in Literary (including Screenwriting), Media/Film, and Visual Arts. Requested amounts available are $2,000, $5,000, or $8,000. All projects and public event(s) will be produced within two years of being… [ Keep reading ]