Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus

Pierre Leguillon’s artwork-as-exhibition Arbus Bonus calls attention to the major role famed twentieth-century photographer Diane Arbus’s work has played in defining the image of American postwar popular culture. Bringing together every published magazine spread that features her photography, Leguillon’s project considers the ways in which cultural histories are assembled and disseminated, and proposes more inclusive counter-narratives.
May 15, 2019

Recent Acquisitions: Toyin Ojih Odutola

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the sitter is seen obliquely or from multiple, unusual angles within one composition.

Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animation

A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.

Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection

Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the deeply entrenched beliefs and power structures they reflect.
May 20, 2019

Seattle Reads selects “There, There” by Tommy Orange for 2020

Seattle Reads, Seattle Public Library's citywide book program, has selected "There, There" by Tommy Orange, the program's first book by an Indigenous author.
Oct 30, 2019

glitch

A split bill of two brand new dance works which blur the boundaries between physical and digital spaces, integrating technologies in video, real-time interactive graphics, and motion tracking into a choreographic framework Combining dance performance with technology, this split bill will premier new dance works by Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham, as well as, Hope Goldman in collaboration […]
Aug 2, 2019

Seattle artist draws connection between race and climate change

Carol Rashawwna Williams’ exhibit “For the Record” examines the similarities and disparities of global warming and the lasting impacts of slavery.
Oct 9, 2019

PUBLIC MEETING TO INFORM CULTURAL PLACEMAKING ART at new 12TH & YESLER DEVELOPMENT

Central Area, International District and surrounding community members are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday September 24: learn more about the art plan, meet the artists, and how cultural place making will play a significant role in the design of the planned development at 12th & Yesler. As part of the design and community […]
Sep 19, 2019

The End of Mall Things: A (Free!) Multimedia/Drag Art Mall

“The End Of Mall Things” is A FREE, 21+, Shopping Mall-Themed Festival for Capitol Hill Art Walk. We’re mall gonna dieeee!!! Featuring:   MULTIMEDIA MUSIC ACTS: Sundae Crush goawaysun Jake Laundry Power Strip   DRAG PERFORMERS: Mona Real Princess Charming Íntima Rosa Marchita   VISUAL ART FROM: Jeremias Lentini Alexa Terfloth   VINTAGE/BOUTIQUE CLOTHING SALE: […]
Aug 14, 2019

Wa Na Wari gives home to Seattle’s Black culture and art

A house in the Central District has turned into Wa Na Wari, a new gallery and space centering Black artists and culture, and preserving the joy and vibrancy of the area's historic neighborhood.
Sep 4, 2019

Mexico City’s Georgetown Records keeps Seattle’s indie spirit alive

The two record stores — one in Seattle and the other in Mexico City — share a name and a love of independent music and arts.
Aug 27, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival proves power of diversifying the stage

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's emphasis on diverse casts in classic and new plays, and on new works from playwrights of color, has brought accolades.
Aug 21, 2019

Lusio. A Night to Awaken

4TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, SOUNDS, & NATURE Lusio. A Night to Awaken is a free, family friendly, one night only festival of light and sound. Explore 30 + light art installations of all shapes, sizes, and formats are curated directly into 18 acres of lush nature in Volunteer Park. Enjoy kinetic video projections, analog […]
Jul 17, 2019

“7th and Jackson” revisits a Seattle crossroads of history, place and culture

Through drama and jazz, writer/director Sara Porkalob revisits a historical crossroads of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in “7th and Jackson.”
Jul 31, 2019

“An American Superhero” explores the diverse origin stories of every day people

Vishavjit Singh, also known as Sikh Captain America, inspired the exhibit, which features dozens of people and their reflections on their identities and what they consider to be their superpowers.
Jul 30, 2019

Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith | The Impermanence of Life

Opening Thursday, July 11th, ArtXchange Gallery presents The Impermanence of Life, the first Seattle exhibition of artwork by Prince Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith of Laos, and the first time his work has been for sale in the United States. This special three-week exhibit presents Somsanith’s delicate embroidered leaves, a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Lao court […]
Jul 3, 2019

Celebrating World Refugee Day

Join us at Michael Birawer Gallery in celebration of World Refugee Day with a one night only art exhibition featuring works from refugees of The Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Southwest Uganda, home to over 45,000 refugees. All of the artists in the exhibition are from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 100% of all funds […]
Jun 11, 2019

Romantic comedy unites Black and Asian leaders for #BlackAndGoldOpen

Asian-American-backed movement #GoldOpen expanded into #BlackandGoldOpen to support the new teenage romance film “The Sun is Also a Star."
May 22, 2019

Butterfly: Una Tranformacion

Metamorphosis is an unapologetic act of faith. Queer Trans People of Color journey around the topic of reclaiming and rebirthing spirituality within their queer communities through spoken word, poetry, and music. Witness how each artist crosses a rainbow bridge that interconnects sexuality and spirituality by embodying their own unique transformation. La Espiritista’s “Butterfly: Una Transformacion” […]
Apr 30, 2019

Beat the Seattle Freeze with The Cosmos

Join The Cosmos – Seattle at Seattle Freeze, on May 15th to kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. You’ll learn more about The Cosmos and have the opportunity to connect with other women in the Seattle AAPI community. Tickets will be $8. The ticket purchase will include one ice cream with 2 […]
May 6, 2019