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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

ARTS at King Street Station: April Exhibitions

Join us on First Thursday, April 4, to view THREE shows at ARTS at King Street Station! Celebrate the openings of Manifestations by June Sekiguchi and Journey to Serenity by Nahom Ghirmay, showing alongside DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia). All exhibits run through May 23. ARTS at King Street Station is… [ Keep reading ]

Arts Education is a Student Right!  

March is Arts Education Month and we’re inspired by CreateCA’s campaign demanding that every student has access to arts education. The Creative Advantage was founded on that premise and over a decade, we’ve made a lot of progress. Here’s to all the teachers, principals, teaching artists, and community partners who… [ Keep reading ]

Opening Reception | DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia)

On Thursday, March 7, DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia) opened at ARTS at King Street Station. Artists Mia Imani Harrison and Mayola Tikaka use the writings of Octavia Butler, who prophesied 2024 as the year society in the United States grows unstable, to create a gathering space for Black folx to… [ Keep reading ]

Meet the Artists Behind DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia)

Who can afford to dream? Given the systemic racism and racial trauma that Black people often face in society, DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia) aims to counteract the exhaustion and stress that is carried intergenerationally while also creating a portal of healing and imagining. About the Artists Mia Imani Harrison is… [ Keep reading ]

Gülgün Kayim Sworn In as Director of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Seattle, WA – Today, Gülgün Kayim was sworn in as the Director of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). ARTS staff, wearing Director Kayim’s favorite color as a surprise, crowded the chamber in shades of red, joking that they should arrange themselves from cool to warm tones. This… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Station 31 Groundbreaking & Upcoming Public Art

On Feb. 5, our Public Art Program Manager, Jason Huff, and Director Gülgün Kayim joined Mayor Bruce Harrell, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, Acting Director Kiersten Grove of Finance and Administrative Services, and City and community leaders for a groundbreaking on the future site of Fire Station 31. Mayor Harrell said… [ Keep reading ]