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The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster Application Opens

Applications to be included in The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster are now open through March 7. Information Session: The Creative Advantage Roster Application Information SessionThursday, February 17, 2022 4pm on ZoomFree with RegistrationRegister here What is The Community Arts Partner Roster? The Creative Advantage Community Arts Partner Roster is… [ 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 ]

Aaron T Stephan selected for Thomas Street Corridor Public Artwork

Written by Maija McKnight Adjacent to the cultural hub of Seattle Center and under the shadow of the Space Needle, Thomas Street will be updated with a new design and significant pedestrian and bicycle upgrades in upcoming years. Thomas Street Redefined will create an important connection for people walking, biking, and rolling, linking South Lake… [ Keep reading ]

Soul Pole Preserved for Generations

Soul Pole, an important piece of Central District history will be reinstalled in front of the Douglass Truth Library this February. In the summer of 1969, as part of President Johnson’s Model Cities Program (which ended in 1974), the Soul Pole was carved in a month by five teen artists, aged 14–16:… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage Welcomes Gabriel-Bello Díaz, the New Seattle Public Schools Creative Advantage Project Manager

Written by Tina LaPadula The Creative Advantage implementation team is thrilled to have Gabriel as part of our initiative to establish equitable access to arts education for every student in Seattle Public Schools (SPS). Gabriel joins forces with visual and performing arts leaders Gail Sehlhorst and Pam Iveciz at Seattle Public Schools as well as Seattle Office of Arts… [ Keep reading ]

Behind the Scenes on Our “Still Essential” Campaign

Early into the COVID-19 lock down of 2020, ARTS wanted to get money directly into the hands of artists. Our public art team decided to hire photographers that summer to go out and document the work of essential workers, which hadn’t stopped at all—quite the opposite, in fact. This project… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage ALL ACCESS Arts Stream WINTER SESSION is open for enrollment

This 6-week Winter Session of online classes for new and returning elementary-aged youth runs Wednesday, January 19 through Saturday, March 5, 2022.   This project is a continued collaboration between Parks and Recreation, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Public Schools, and Creative Advantage Arts Partners, this program started as a pandemic pilot in December 2020 and grew into classes last spring.  These free classes are led in real-time by master-level teaching artists and take place after school… [ Keep reading ]

One Reel’s new PublicDisplay.ART brings art back to the fore

This month One Reel issued the first of its quarterly tabloid, PublicDisplay.ART, aimed at putting art into the hands of Seattlites through a printed exhibition of local art, featuring cover artist Tariqa Waters of Martyr Sauce and artists Anna Mia Davidson, Anouk Rawkson, Carolyn Hitt, Mari Shibuya, Monyee Chau, Moses Sun, Priyanka Parmanand, Romson Bustillio, and Soo Hong.  The first issue of PublicDisplay.ART delivers 12,000 issues to neighborhood galleries, coffee shops,… [ Keep reading ]

Still Essential: Free Art to Celebrate Water and Light Stewards, Grocery Workers, and More

As the second year of the pandemic comes to a close and the holidays approach, we’ve all gotten ever clearer about what is essential: the warmth of home, the simple pleasure of being able to turn on the lights, fire up the stove, and cook a delicious meal. The pandemic… [ Keep reading ]

The Arts Are Open: Holiday Gift Guide

Created by April Jingco and Abbygail Eleccion This holiday season is the perfect time to show your gratitude for the people in your life by gifting them an arts experience or a one-of-a-kind piece from local makers. Through The Arts Are Open campaign, King County’s artists, collectives, and arts organizations have come together to amplify their upcoming events and projects. We have compiled this… [ Keep reading ]