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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 the Created Commons Launch During The City’s Welcome Back Weeks

ARTS’ new program, Created Commons, recently launched as a part of the City of Seattle’s Welcome Back Weeks. Spanning two weekends from July 12 – 26, the Welcome Back Weeks celebrated the return of our community to downtown Seattle with large-scale Created Commons events in three neighborhoods — the Chinatown-International… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Day/Night’ by Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds

Day/Night (1991), an installation of two double-sided panels created by Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds,  stands on either side of a sculptural bust of Chief Sealth (also known as Chief Seattle) in Seattle’s Pioneer Place Park.  The porcelain enamel-on-steel panels feature quotations in both English and Lushootseed (Chief Seattle’s native… [ Keep reading ]

ARTSparks 2013: Sculpture, color, shadow and sound come to Occidental Square

ARTSparks, a partnership between Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Office of Arts and Culture, brings temporary art to Pioneer Square’s Occidental Square for the summer season. The installations below will remain in the park into September. Installed during June: Chris Papa’s wood sculptures Epiphyte and Vine are organic structures… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Seattle Totem Pole’

While wandering around Pioneer Square, you’ve probably seen the 50-foot carved cedar Seattle Totem Pole standing in the southwest corner of Pioneer Place Park. The totem was created in Alaska in 1940 by native carvers of the Kyan and Kinninook Indian families. The pole was part of a Civilian Conservation… [ Keep reading ]

Artist space program launches in Pioneer Square, ID

Artists and arts groups seeking affordable space are invited to attend a space workshop on Jan. 7, take a survey and apply for space consulting services, all part of the the Artist Space Assistance Program (ASAP), a pilot program of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs designed to provide relocation and… [ Keep reading ]

Artist space program launches, reception Dec. 1

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Artist Space Assistance Program (ASAP), a pilot program designed to provide relocation and placement services for artists and arts organizations seeking affordable studio, live/work, exhibition, performance and/or rehearsal space. Nonprofit arts service organization Shunpike was selected to develop and manage the program,… [ Keep reading ]

ARTSparks to close with performance art, opera at Occidental Square, Oct. 6

    Saint Genet. Photo courtesy of the artists.   The new experimental, performance and visual art group Saint Genet will close ARTSparks’ free summer series of installations and performances at Pioneer Square’s Occidental Square at the First Thursday Art Walk, 6 p.m., Oct. 6. Saint Genet will present Triumph… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking proposals for artist space program, due Sept. 30

We’re seeking proposals from individuals, groups or organizations to launch a pilot program in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown-International District to provide relocation and placement services for artists seeking affordable studio or live/work space. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. Proposal budgets should not… [ Keep reading ]

Phone booth full of art kicks off ARTSparks at Occidental Square tonight

Head down to Pioneer Square’s Occidental Square and see Gallery (206), a phone booth repurposed to contain the work of more than 200 Seattle artists. Curated by Todd Jannausch, every aspect of the booth, from the Plexiglas side panels, to the pages of the phone book, to an audio feature,… [ Keep reading ]