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Meet the 2010 Mayor’s Arts Award winners

Hear a Seattle legend talk about his life as a self-taught artist. Learn about how one unique theatre company brings books to life on stage. See how one organization is opening minds and winning hearts through music. Find out how girls can make a difference through film, how a 96-year-old art school is bring and keeping major talent in Seattle, and how an innovative dance center is putting Seattle on the map for contemporary dance.

Don’t miss the end of Windfall at Seattle Center, closing events Sept. 16 and 17

Stop by Seattle Center’s Theater Commons this weekend to see the temporary sound artwork Windfall before it closes Wednesday, Sept. 15. Since mid-June, the delicate sound of more than 1,000 small, cast-iron wind chimes have filled this new, sustainably landscaped campus entry at Seattle Center. On Sept. 16 and Sept…. [ Keep reading ]

Don’t miss the 2010 Mayor’s Arts Awards – this Friday!

Join Mayor Mike McGinn and the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs this Friday, September 3 to honor the 2010 Mayor’s Arts Award recipients and preview the Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibits.

“Murky depths” and “bold strokes” at new Juan Alonso show

Visual artist and 2010 Mayor’s Arts Award winner Juan Alonso’s new show received a glowing review this week in the Seattle Times. Michael Upchurch writes of Alonso’s “Underground No. 1,” “Subterranean #1” and “Subterranean #2,” “The more you look at them, the more there is to see.”

Learn to engage your audience – Aug. 26/27

The Washington State Arts Commission and The Wallace Foundation invite you to attend an Arts Participation Leadership Initiative learning opportunity August 26-27 at Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall. Designed for arts managers, board members, artists and volunteers, the event features a forum and workshops that explore emerging practices in audience engagement.

Check out our August eNews

In this issue: Message from the Director: “Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights?” We’re seeking: …an artist to develop a site-specific art project for Fire Station 30 in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood. …an artist to develop and fabricate a single artwork design to inlay at 10… [ Keep reading ]

New temporary artwork to open at Theater Commons at Seattle Center

The delicate sound of more than 1,000 small, cast-iron wind chimes will fill the new Theater Commons at Seattle Center, June 15 through Sept. 15.

You’ll know what to do after reading this haiku

Our own Jason Huff has composed a haiku in honor of the “Seattle Mural”.

Join us for a free concert, cake and crafts at the Seattle Mural on Sunday

We’re teaming up with our friends at Seattle Center to host a party at the Seattle Mural on Sunday, May 2. Come on down to Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre, noon to 5 p.m., for an open house, featuring a free concert by Seattle indie-pop band Slender Means from 2 to 3… [ Keep reading ]

Vote to make over the Mural, rock out at open house May 2

Bet you’ve had some memorable times at the Seattle Mural. It’s the setting for countless concerts and festivals. We need your VOTE to help us reel in six figures in preservation funds to restore this public artwork!