An Afternoon of Sun and Stone

Join Northwest Stone Sculptors Association members for a pop-up sculpture showcase, picnic, and sale on the lawn between SAAM and the Conservatory in Seattle’s Volunteer Park. The sculptors will be showing over 50 of their works and will be onsite to discuss the stones, techniques, and set up the bbq.

Volunteer Park – Seattle
1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

This event is FREE to the public. Families are welcome, Picnics encouraged!

Mobius Owl by Monica Hawkinson

Capitol Hill Art Walk features a night for Washington reproductive rights at Generations

A work by Mari Shibuya

Capitol Hill’s monthly art walk brings a dose of political action in May. Tonight from 6 to 9 PM at E Mercer’s Generations gallery, NARAL Pro Choice Washington will host an event with artist Mari Shibuya and State Rep. Nicole Macri.

“I’m doing this event with NARAL to promote access to reproductive health care, and I am very glad to support them,” Macri said. “What they’re aiming to do at this event is to make sure we keep and elect legislators both in the House and the Senate in Olympia who will be strong pro choice voices.” Continue reading

Seattle Poetry Slam presents the 25th Annual Grand Slam

Seattle Poetry Slam Presents its 25th Annual Grand Slam: the verbal throwdown to determine who will qualify for the four-member team of performance poets to represent Seattle at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, IL this August. The event will showcase of some of the best performers who have graced the stage at our shows on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

Seattle Poetry Slam turned 25!! Come celebrate the end of our 25th year with us at our largest event of the season ♥

PRESALE: Students: $8 (must have ID at door)
PRESALE: Generale Admission: $12

!!!!!!!!THIS IS AN ALL-AGES SHOW!!!!!!!

NOTE: Tickets WILL be available at the door (if not sold out). Prices at the door will be $15 for general admission and $10 for students.
Doors Open @ 6:30pm
Show starts @ 7:10pm

Memorial Pathway will honor fight against HIV/AIDS, connect Cal Anderson to Capitol Hill Station

This mural of Cal Anderson was part of the park in 2012 on the “Big Red Wall” surrounding Capitol Hill Station construction (Image: CHS)

The search has begun for artists to create the AIDS Memorial Pathway, a Seattle AIDS memorial planned for Cal Anderson Park and the plaza at the heart of the development set to arise around Capitol Hill Station.

Artists have until the end of May to submit their proposals for the project “honoring the impact of the AIDS epidemic on Seattle and King County” — Continue reading

CHS Pics | An excellent Capitol Hill Art Walk illustration: Cafe Pettirosso staff show

Isabela Garcia

CHS has highlighted the artful talents of Pike/Pine’s bar and restaurant workers before — most recently with a stop at Hot Mama’sthe funniest pizza joint on Capitol Hill — but Thursday night, Cafe Pettirosso took things up a level at hosted a special Capitol Hill Art Walk showing featuring the work of some of its in-house artists:

  • Isabela Garcia: “a photo series of Intimate portraits based on the independence of her femininity”
  • Codyak Dunham: “mix media paintings with a theme exploration of the self”
  • Megan Ashley: “a collection of ceramic work both functional and decorative”
  • Phanny Pussoir: “mix media sculptures themed around vinyl records”

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Funhouse III, a play anthology

Created by Brian Toews
Directed by Anna Ly, Brian Toews, Dylan Gervais, Megan Murphy, and Mikey Moore
Production Stage Manager: Barbara Cawley


Funhouse Anthology is a recurring play anthology inspired by The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Mr. Show, Saturday Night Live, and Adult Swim. Funhouse is a collection of subversive and experimental original content. Our show serves as a rotating platform for emerging and established playwrights, directors, actors, and designers, often with ties to the Pacific Northwest. The creators of Funhouse want artists to take bold risks in their storytelling.



Thursday, April 26 at 8pm

Friday, April 27 at 8pm

Saturday, April 28 at 8pm
featuring musical guest
After-party with beer, wine,
and live music from FLIP PHONE



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Run time is approx. 120 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission

Tickets are $15 online, $18 at the door. Online sales close 2 hours before start time.
Tickets for CLOSING NIGHT are $20 online, $25 at the door

Mature Audiences Only 18+ Viewer Discretion Advised

The Slate Theater
815 Seattle Blvd S #140
Seattle, WA 98134


Jacob Foerg, John Minigan, Ivan Faute, Katie Duggan, Jacob Zack, Russell Nichols, Nina Ki, Madeline Puccioni, David Simpatico, and Bill Flatley

Performing Ensemble:
Evan Christopher, Laura Engels, Victoria Felix, Skyler Gahley, Laura Marx, Alaina Moretti, Kwesi Phillips, Jesse Warren, Zach Wymore, and Lee Yang

Production and Design Contributions:
Erika Jacobson, Alex Place, Curtis Gehlhausen, Zane Suarez, McKenzie Ann, Maureen Armstrong, Robert Bojorquez, Will Paulson, Alex Vincini, Jessica Neverkewitz, Griffith Gustafson, Ashley Almon, Tim Albertson, Mitchell Shohet, Greg Delaney


Lusio Lights


Lusio Lights is a series of after-hours fundraising events for the Conservatory. Enjoy exploring creative and fun light art in the fragrant dark pathways of the historic Volunteer Park Conservatory. Lusio Light artists will be weaving their light art installations throughout the entire Conservatory.

Walk the plant displays after dark and see the rare tropical plants come alive with light! Stop into the Bromeliad House bar to grab a drink to take with you while you wander, or head to the Seasonal House to boogie down to the DJs. Warm up inside while supporting your favorite local non-profit. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Advance tickets
$15 General public
$10 current Friends of the Conservatory members
Kids 12 years and under are FREE

At the door
$17 General public
$12 current Friends of the Conservatory members
Kids 12 years and under are FREE

Advance tickets available here

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Fern House
Amber Whittenberg

Palm House
Kelly Fleek

Seasonal House
Scott Keva James

Cactus House

Music will be provided in the Seasonal House by music collective
secondnature | Pacific Northwest Techno
with Dj’s Aos and Nick Carroll

Drink tickets will be available for purchase.
All IDs will be checked at the door
Cash and Cards accepted (cash can be quicker than cards, tho)
No pets, food, or outside drinks please


: the warmth of the sun in winter


Lusio Light Artist Scott Keva James will be creating a landscape of immersive and sound reactive video space inside Mokedo for 3 hours. Walk in, clap, talk, sing, and watch the walls come alive!
Participation is encouraged and all ages are welcome

Scott has been part of Lusio since the beginning and has created multiple interactive light art installations over the last few years, each one more intriguing than the last.

This immersive and interactive light art experience is part of the Limitless Light Program. The Limitless Light Program will provide free light art events, pop up installations, workshops, and classes focused on Lusioartists through out 2018. This program is built to provide opportunities and continue to bind our community around light art while allowing it to be accessible to all.

This event is FREE and all ages

*donations/tips will still be accepted if you’re so inclined and will go to the artist.

Many thanks to 4Culture for help with this program!

With approvals on expansion, schools-friendly lease, Seattle Asian Art Museum set for 2019 reopening after $54M overhaul

Closed for renovation (Image: Alize Asplund)

By Alize Asplund, UW News Lab/Special to CHS

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved Monday two pieces of legislation that open the way for a $54 million overhaul and a new 55-year lease for the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park after years of community meetings and negotiations.

“A lot of what is driving this project is the need to serve audiences that want to participate and the project will allow us with a new education space to serve broader and bigger audiences,” Seattle Art Museum director Kimerly Rorschach said prior to a council committee vote on the plans last week.

Construction on the $54 million project is set to begin as early as February with the overhauled facility projected to open in October 2019, when it will be open to the public 40 hours per week for 50 weeks out of the year under the new deal. Continue reading

Updated Asian Art Museum lease proposal includes free visits, arts education for Seattle Public School students

Up against an end of year deadline, the Seattle City Council committee overseeing legislation required before the start of construction on the expansion of Volunteer Park’s Seattle Asian Art Museum made a “ratify and confirm” decision on a 55-year lease for the continued operation of the cultural center. The council’s parks committee is now ready to get around to the confirm part of the business.

Friday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee will hear public comment on the final two pieces of legislation in the SAAM expansion process. One bill, when approved, will alter city code to allow expansion of a “non conforming” museum inside a city park. It’s a custom patch written specifically for the SAAM expansion that will also limit any future expansion. Continue reading