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A Tale of One Song for NW Folklife

Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams shared this story during Northwest Folklife Festival’s First Look on Wednesday, May 25. This amazing annual folk (and much more) festival packs Seattle Center, Friday – Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Learn more about it at:  NW Folklife. Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center are partners whose purpose and values are […]

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How to Get to Folklife Festival

Seattle Center and Northwest Folklife Festival encourage festival-goers to consider the many transportation options to and from Seattle Center this Memorial Day weekend including buses, bikes, light rail, monorail and private transport. Festival goers will find new routing and extra efforts to maintain easy access to Seattle Center during the four-day event, 11 a.m. to […]

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Festival Sundiata – Black Arts Fest, June 11-12

Continuous live music and Southern spiced foods illuminate African-American heritage and inspiration in the soulful and fun-filled Seattle Center Festál:  Festival Sundiata – Black Arts Fest, Saturday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., June 11-12, at Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof. The 36th annual festival opens with a visual arts […]

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Glimpse of China – May 21 at Seattle Center

Journey from Beijing to Seattle through 5,000 years of visual arts, crafts, traditional dance and music of China at Seattle Center Festál:  A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture and Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, May 21, in Seattle Center Armory. The 11th edition of the festival gives special focus to Chinese martial arts, […]

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Bumbershoot 2016 Line-up Announced

Recognized by national media as one of the “top 5 reasons to visit Seattle,” Bumbershoot has announced the official lineup for its 46th annual festival at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2 through Sunday Sept. 4. Headliners include Seattle natives and hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, alternative rock band Death […]

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Typewriter Eraser Coming in June

Vulcan Inc. today announced that Typewriter Eraser, Scale X (1999), a large-scale sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, will be moving to a new location at Seattle Center in June 2016. This sculpture is part of the Paul G. Allen Family Collection and has been on loan to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) […]

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Uptown CounterCulture – April 17

Uptown Counterculture takes place, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 at Counterbalance Park, 700 Queen Anne Ave N. The free community event brings together Uptown and Seattle Center arts and cultural organizations for an arts-filled, hands-on celebration that builds on the Grand Opening of KEXP 90.3FM on Saturday, April 16. This informative, […]

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KEXP Grand Opening – April 16

We at Seattle Center are very pleased to welcome a new member of the family. Please join us for the Grand Opening of KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center on Saturday, April 16. The day kicks off with an emphasis on local music. Beginning at noon, a series of short, solo performances will showcase Seattle artists […]

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Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, April 22-24

Join us for Seattle Center Festál:  Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 10am-6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 22-24, in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion. You’l find a feast for the senses, articulated by Taiko drums, ikebana flowers and intricate artwork that illuminate ancient views of a modern culture. Organized […]

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Help Create a Mural at KEXP

We would like to invite you to contribute your retired music ephemera – CDs, LPs, and cassette tapes – to artist Aramis Hamer to help create a mural at the site of KEXP’s new offices and studio at the northwest corner of the Seattle Center campus.  Hamer will complete her artwork along a newly installed […]

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