5 new ‘Stars on Broadway’ to honor Capitol Hill nonprofits making a difference

This Thursday, December 13th, the Stars on Broadway lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 PM at the Big Red Wall. These stars will shine on the at the light rail station construction site on Broadway to honor five Capitol Hill nonprofits.

Each of the nonprofits being honored this year cast bright lights on the Hill.

  • For 36 years Capitol Hill Housing has provided affordable housing for low and moderate income residents. 
  • Along with generally promoting Seattle’s LGBT community, Three Dollar Bill Cinema put on the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
  • Velocity has earned both Genius and Mayor’s Office awards for their advancement of contemporary dance.
  • Washington Bus (apart from having an awesome logo) get young people interested and involved in politics. 
  • The Friends of Olmstead Park endeavor to preserve Seattle’s parks designed by the Olmstead family, best known for designing Central Park in New York City. Their history is long and storied. 

Here’s a look at the 2011 honorees.

Each honored nonprofit is paired with one of five artists who have made an impact on our community. The stars that these artists created to represent their associated nonprofits should be pretty diverse. Dan Hawkins photographs industrial decay and abandoned buildings, Jeanie Lewis is a professional henna artist, and Ezra Dickinson is known best as a dancer and choreographer. Perhaps the artist whose previous work is most on the nose might be Monika Proffit. Her Garden of Light installation from 2008 showed what she could accomplish using light as a medium when put to task.

Suffice it to say, there should be some diverse art to represent our diverse neighborhood. Each of these honorees have earned the respect and admiration of Capitol Hill.

The Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence from the Abbey of St. Joan will bestow a blessing at the ceremony, making it both official, and extra awesome.

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