Arts mean business in Seattle. See photographs by teen members of Seattle’s Somali community. Free summer concerts on City Hall’s outdoor plaza kick off at noon, July 12, with Wheedle’s Groove. Elizabeth Conner’s artworks Painting and Sculpting the Land and Drawing the Land will be dedicated at the Jefferson Park Jubilee. John Grade will create a permanent, site-specific artwork design for Lower Mapes Creek in Rainier Beach. Seattle Public Schools just released a report with the findings from the K-12 arts education community meetings. Seattle City Council has appointed Billy O’Neill to the Seattle Arts Commission. Mark your calendars for Arts & Social Change, Oct. 12 to 13 at Seattle Center. And we welcome new staff to the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs this month.
Read about all of this and more in our July eNews.