Today’s Seattle Times includes an inspiring story about an art program at The Union Gospel Mission supported by our smART ventures program. The Mission will open a gallery during tomorrow’s First Thursday Art Walk, February 3. Check it out!
Mayor Mike McGinn announced today his proposal for future uses of Seattle Center. The proposal includes: space for radio station KEXP, a Dale Chihuly exhibition, a new children’s playground, commitment to create a north Fun Forest site green open space, and steps to move the new Memorial Stadium project forward.
Read the Mayor’s blog post on the proposal or scan the full press release, which includes several helpful attachments: a map of the Mayor’s vision for Seattle Center; a rendering and sketch of KEXP at Seattle Center; and two renderings of the proposed Chihuly Exhibition (1 and 2).
You’re invited to join SAM, the Cascade Land Conservancy, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs on September 23 for a panel discussion exploring the intersection of art, culture, and the environment.
The panel will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at PACCAR Pavilion in the Olympic Sculpture Park. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by September 22.
Donald Byrd, choreographer and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include local developer Ron Sher; the Executive Director of 4Culture, Jim Kelly; and Dr. Susan Enfield, Chief Academic Officer of Seattle Public Schools.
Click here to register online.
What is the role of the arts and the creative community in creating livable, sustainable communities? A panel conversation convened this month by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Canadian Embassy is a must-watch debate on “creative placemaking” and the role it plays in the evolution of the public realm.
Participants include Richard Florida, Author, The Great Reset and The Rise of the Creative Class; Tim Jones, President & CEO, Toronto Artscape; Rick Lowe, Founder, Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas; and Ann Markusen, Professor and Director, Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
The discussion is moderated by Carol Coletta, CEO, CEOs for Cities.
- Click here to watch the entire “Creative Placemaking” panel conversation via UStream