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Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Directed $2.56M in Federal Recovery Funding to the Creative Sector 

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) has successfully directed $2.56 million in federal recovery funding for the City’s arts and cultural sector to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. In August, the City released the Seattle Rescue Plan: 2023 Performance Report (Aug. 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023)…. [ Keep reading ]

Lake City, Pioneer Square, Chinatown-International District Host Created Commons Events This Summer 

Last year, Created Commons—the community-curated celebrations held in Westwood, Delridge, Chinatown-International District, and Downtown Seattle—coordinated with the Welcome Back Initiatives, creating some highlights of 2021. In 2022, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) seeks to continue the celebration of community and safe outdoor gatherings through another series of… [ Keep reading ]

A Look Back at Created Commons @ Westcrest

From August 26 through September 5, Created Commons partnered with Lelavision to host Created Commons @ Westcrest, a dynamic activation of West Seattle’s Westcrest Park. Throughout the seven-day festival, Westcrest Park was animated with free BIPOC-centered performances, eco-art installations, kinetic musical sculptures, workshops, and science panels to foster resiliency in our community. ABOUT… [ Keep reading ]

A Look Back at Created Common’s Lowrider Block Party

On August 7, Created Commons partnered with Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery for the Lowrider Block Party in the Westwood/Delridge neighborhood. All day long, the block between Roxbury St. and Delridge Way SW came to life with a showcase of lowriders, live art, performances, and local vendors. Take a look at some… [ Keep reading ]

Created Commons Initiative Launches During Seattle’s Welcome Back Weeks

ARTS’ new program, Created Commons, launches as a part of the City of Seattle’s Welcome Back Weeks, July 12 – 26. In partnership with the Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation, ARTS’ new Created Commons initiative transforms outdoor spaces across Seattle into venues for spectacular temporary arts and cultural extravaganzas. The program will… [ Keep reading ]