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May 23-25: Seattle Center–Northwest Folklife Festival Partnership Continues Virtually

Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, From Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival takes this annual Memorial Day weekend extravaganza and turns it into a dynamic, multi-channel, online celebration, May 23-25 at nwfolklifestreaming.org. Created in partnership with Seattle Center, Home to Home brings together local culture bearers, artists, creatives, sponsors and merchants, all on one […]

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Seattle Center Offers Creative, Entertaining, Virtual Experiences during the Month of May

Seattle Center offers a growing number of entertaining, creative, virtual ways for the public to interact with campus organizations and programs, captured on the Seattle Center website Arts at Home. Here are just some of the virtual events happening during the month of May: Seattle Center Festál Seattle Center Festál podcast, “Yes, and…” delves into important questions […]

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Seattle Gets Creative

#artdisplays4homestays City residents encouraged to display homemade works of art. Seattle, WA (May 1, 2020)- The quarantine and Covid-19 cannot squash the creative community in Seattle.  Let’s make some art! Seattle’s cultural community in association with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture encourages residents to participate in a city-wide art project to spread some joy […]

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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration Launches this Sunday, May 3

Seattle Center Festál: Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration launches with a Facebook livecast, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at https://www.facebook.com/apiheritage. The festival organizers have planned a variety of online activities throughout May to highlight Asian Pacific Islander performers, businesses, and community resources in the region and share ways in which the broader community can engage with them. […]

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Seattle Center Organizations and Venues Contribute to COVID-19 Response Efforts

While the COVID-19 outbreak has altered normal operations at Seattle Center, the campus is not without activity, most of it COVID-19-related. Through at least May 4, the campus community is paying tribute to COVID-19 healthcare workers and first responders, as Mercer St. passersby will discover. Along the Kreielsheimer Promenade adjacent to Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, […]

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April 24-26: Virtual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Offers Music, Culture and Online Entertainment

Seattle Center Festál:  Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 24-26, goes virtual this year. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding, exchange ideas and advance the cultural contributions and achievements of the Japanese American community. The festival includes online performances and martial arts, exhibits and demonstrations, hands-on activities and Japanese culinary demonstrations. Highlights […]

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80th Anniversary of Seattle Center Armory Grand Opening

The Seattle National Guard Armory opened on April 16, 1939, making this the 80th anniversary of the building’s opening. The monumental Streamlined Modern building, with its 18-inch thick walls, has served many governmental and community purposes during its long life. Now as it enters its next chapter, it is undergoing exterior and entryway upgrades, new […]

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City of Seattle Makes 100 Rooms at Executive Pacific Hotel Available to Health Care Workers on Frontlines of COVID-19 Pandemic

Seattle (April 16, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle is making up to 100 rooms at the Executive Pacific Hotel available for health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rooms are available for quarantine for health care workers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among […]

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ArtsFund Appoints Michael Greer as New President and CEO

SEATTLE, WA—ArtsFund announced today that Michael Greer has been selected as ArtsFund’s new President and CEO following an extensive national search. Mr. Greer has been Executive Director of Oregon Ballet Theatre since 2017. As a former professional dancer and experienced executive, Greer’s leadership experience spans both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He will assume his […]

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Following $1 Million Donation from Oak View Group and NHL Seattle, Mayor Durkan Launches Expanded Grocery Voucher Program to Provide $800 Vouchers to Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Expanded Grocery Voucher Program Will Support Workers Who Have Recently Lost Their Jobs or Experienced a Significant Reduction in Hours Due to COVID-19 NHL Seattle Donation Also Provides Grants to 21 Seattle Center Arts and Nonprofit Tenants Seattle (April 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today launched the City of Seattle’s expanded grocery voucher program, […]

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