Posts categorized under Deborah Daoust, Author at Center Spotlight

Did You Know?

I started writing these did you knows several years ago to give readers a better sense of Seattle Center–beyond the events and activities we promote. We publish them on Sunday mornings, when you might have more time to take in the few paragraphs that attempt to tell the Center’s story. The… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center will look a bit different this year in efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19’s latest, highly transmissible variant. In keeping with COVID-19 public safety measures, no non-ticketed, public events are planned, and visitors to the grounds are… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Center Festál Celebrates an Important Milestone as It Presents 24 Cultural Festivals in 2022

As Seattle Center Festál celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2022, it ushers in a new era of hybrid events with an anticipated return to in-person cultural festivals presented between Feb. 12 and Nov. 5. The unique and enduring series, which forms the foundation of public programing at Seattle Center, is… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

Festivity All Around at Seattle Center The spirit of the season shows up in many ways at Seattle Center. It’s there when you enter the grounds from the Space Needle, where you’ll find a towering silver, mid-century-esque Christmas tree, or when you stroll outside McCaw Hall’s grand lobby and peer… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

Links below will open new tabs. Artist at the Center Seattle Center thrives on partnerships, and we’ve just launched a new program in partnership with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and Climate Pledge Arena. Artists at the Center offers a year-long slate of performances featuring… [ Keep reading ]

Holidays at the Center Features a Festive Mix of In-Person and Virtual Events, Experiences and Activities

During this spirited and festive time at Seattle Center, venues across the grounds welcome visitors with holiday cheer, programming and decoration. Twinkling tree lights, provided by Climate Pledge Arena, line campus pathways to accompany colorful lighting on buildings and grounds, and many parts of the campus are resuming in-person events, with… [ Keep reading ]

WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE

This treasured mainstay of Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 26 – Dec. 31, in Seattle Center Armory and on the grounds, boasts a rich history dating back to the 1950s. The tradition began when three model train enthusiasts built an electric train set from 24-volt airplane motors that travelled through a… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual Festál 2021 Offers Outstanding Cultural Digital Content

Links below will open new windows. The 2021 Virtual Festál series has amassed an outstanding collection of digital content featuring cultural performances, presentations, panels discussions, streaming videos, cooking demonstrations and more. Festival information and digital links are available at http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/featured-events/festal. Seattle Center Festál highlights the history, arts, traditions, heritage and contemporary… [ Keep reading ]

Artists at the Center Offers New Arts and Culture Experiences at Seattle Center

Links below will open new windows. A year-long slate of performances featuring up and coming artists to celebrate the opening of Climate Pledge Arena launches this month. Seattle Center, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Climate Pledge Arena, Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition, and Seattle Kraken have partnered… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know?

Now that the dust has settled on the opening of Climate Pledge Arena, we’d like to offer a look back on redevelopment of this historic building. The Arena began its life as Washington State Pavilion (WSP), built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. It reopened a couple years later as… [ Keep reading ]