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Hear from elected officials, enjoy farmer’s market and music at City Hall Open House, Jan. 28

Join Mayor Mike McGinn, the Seattle City Council, City Attorney Peter Holmes, and city departments for a City Hall Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28. City Hall is at 601 Fifth Ave. The event will feature a Q&A with elected officials, tours of the offices of… [ Keep reading ]

It’s our 40th birthday!

On this date, June 1, in 1971 city leaders signed legislation to form the Seattle Arts Commission – now known as the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. It was the middle of another dismal recession, but that didn’t dampen the City Council and then Mayor Wes Uhlman’s belief… [ Keep reading ]

Michael Seiwerath joins arts commission

The Seattle City Council recently appointed Michael Seiwerath to a two-year term on the citizen-advisory Seattle Arts Commission.

Councilmember Godden on arts funding

Jean Godden, a member of the Seattle City Council and chair of its Budget and Finance Committee, writes about the Great Recession’s impact on Seattle’s arts organizations in a recent Crosscut column, “Struggling to keep the stage lights on.” Godden asks, “What can be done to keep the lights on,… [ Keep reading ]