There have been some shifts and changes at Capitol Cider since the apple juice for big boys and girls-focused tavern opened in last summer but its artful approach to things remains intact.
Owner Julie Tall remains president of the board of trustees for Capitol Hill’s Gage Academy of Art and, in many ways, the E Pike cider bar is an extension of the art school. Most of Cider’s many murals and paintings are Gage-sourced.
Now Capitol Cider is bringing some more of the art school vibe into its bar setting. On the second Thursday of each month, Capitol Cider hosts Drink & Draw. Held in the downstairs Ballast Bar and curated by professors at Gage Academy of Art, the monthly event is open to any interested artist. Last Thursday, CHS found a willing model, free drawing supplies, several portraits in motion and, of course, plenty of cider.
$1.7 million in grants for Seattle arts orgs
Meanwhile, it’s also time to lift a glass to City Hall as the annual Civic Partners funding recipients were announced. Below, you’ll find a brief overview from the office of Mayor Ed Murray about the giving and we’ve included the recipient roster with Capitol Hill-related partners highlighted.
Mayor announces $1.7 million investment in Seattle arts organizations
168 arts, heritage and cultural organizations to receive funding in 2014
SEATTLE (Feb. 14, 2014) – Mayor Ed Murray today announced nearly $1.7 million in investments to Seattle-based arts, heritage and cultural organizations through the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. The Office’s Civic Partners program will provide funding to nearly 170 organizations in 2014 with the intention of creating broad public access to a rich array of quality arts opportunities while promoting a healthy and diverse cultural community.
“Seattle is a desirable place to live because of our robust cultural community,” said Mayor Murray. “The artsmake our city vibrant and connect our communities. This investment ensures that our cultural organizations can remain innovative while providing opportunities for residents and visitors to experience a broad array of offerings.”
2014 – 2015 Community Partners
Nine of the 168 funded organizations are designated community partners, which are defined as arts service organizations that serve and enhance the capacity of artists and arts groups.