Arts & Culture


Art Off The Chart

Two cities stand out for their art purchases

Bellevue art lovers gravitate toward oil paintings. Those in Seattle tend to favor sea and sky landscapes. Regardless of taste, Bellevue and Seattle residents both rank in the top 10 nationwide for their art-buying proclivities, based on the number of artworks sold per 100,000 residents. Bellevue is No. 4 and Seattle No. 10, according to…

Gilbert T. Small II is dancer and teacher for numerous companies who has worked with zoe | juniper since 2018.

zoe | juniper to premiere ‘The Other Shore’ at Seattle’s On the Boards

Contemporary dance and art group zoe | juniper returns to Seattle with a show that questions the very nature of performance

At the end of July — when Seattleites were scooping up box fans and crowding lakefront beaches to escape the heat of the city’s record-breaking streak of 90-degree days — I spent an early Saturday morning lying on the living room floor of artist Juniper Shuey’s apartment watching choreographer and performing artist Zoe Scofield dance….

Model: Ade A Connere in a garment by Jordan Christianson

Seattle’s ARTS at King Street Station elevates artists of color

King Street Station showcases BIPOC artists

Enter the ARTS at King Street Station and it’s easy to forget you’re atop Seattle’s busy train terminal. The third-floor space was thoughtfully transformed into a glass and steel showcase by Olson Kundig and Schacht Aslani Architects, with the exclusive purpose of exhibiting the creative works of artists of color. Research confirmed that BIPOC artists…

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Life On the Run

‘Running With Purpose’ details Jim Weber’s journey as CEO of Brooks Running

Seattle’s iconic Brooks Running Co. was once on the brink of ruin. CEO Jim Weber, however, never lost hope in what he calls the “positive power of the run.” Weber, who joined Brooks as CEO in 2001, engineered an aggressive turnaround. Now a stand-alone subsidiary of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Brooks has been on…

Seattle Magazine executive editor, Rob Smith

Editor’s Note: A Reinvention

A new city, a new magazine

As celebrated author Ray Bradbury once said, the future is simply more of the same if all you ever do is look around. “To hell with more,” Bradbury said. “I want better.” Don’t we all, in Seattle and, well, everywhere. As the pandemic seemingly eases and mask requirements fade, it’s time for bold risks and…

Seattle Magazine owner and publisher, Jonathan Sposato

Publisher’s Note: Don’t Let The Bad Guys Win

Channel that fear and anger into something positive

Recently a colleague told me he was very afraid of everything going wrong in our country. He said he was so upset that he needed to take time off from work. SCOTUS. Reversals. Denial. Insurrections. Some of us are justifiably afraid, while others are downright angry. As it turns out, it’s good to be angry….

Seattle Magazine owner and publisher, Jonathan Sposato

Publisher’s Note: A Different Seattle Nice

Launching a new era of kindness and respect

Hey! Who Killed Nice? And for that matter, has anyone seen Civility, Kindness and Manners? I jest, of course, but I think you get my point. Giving in to our unending impulse to be right, or righteous, our society is in a constant quest to correct, criticize, reprimand and yes, cancel those who don’t agree with…

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Life in the Sea Suite

Jeffrey Linn takes a decidedly long view on climate change

Jeffrey Linn blends the mentality of an artist with the mind of a scientist to create what he calls a “steam punk aesthetic.” Put another way, Linn uses the past to predict the future. Linn, a Seattle resident, is a speculative cartographer, or someone who uses real world scientific data to create maps of rising…


Temperatures Rising

The urgency to move quickly on climate efforts is palpable in Seattle

As the world warms and catastrophic climate events unfold around the globe, Seattleites worry, hope, and act in ways big and small. Seattle Aquarium director of conservation programs and partnerships Dr. Erin Meyer leads a program to breed and release endangered zebra sharks to tropical areas of Indonesia.Pediatric resident Alee Perkins pulls invasive ivy and…


Intentional Inclusion

Ruchika Tulshyan urges companies to do the hard work necessary to create meaningful change

Ruchika Tulshyan moved to Seattle because her husband got a job at Amazon. Nine years later, he’s still there. Tulshyan’s introduction to the city wasn’t quite as smooth. A former journalist, Tulshyan landed a job in the marketing department at a tech company. She describes it as a “tough” experience. “The technology industry, especially nine…

Seattle Magazine executive editor, Rob Smith

Editor’s Note: Climate of Responsibility

Seattle takes the lead on environmental stewardship

Jeffrey Linn draws maps. Sloan Ritchie constructs buildings. Heather Trim influences policy. They have more in common than you might think. All have made environmental stewardship and responsibility their life’s work. They approach that mission in vastly different ways, but all are after the same thing: a just, equitable and sustainable future that emphasizes responsibility…

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How The West Was Spun

Whatcom Museum exhibit seeks to correct enduring myths

Much of what you know about the Old West is a myth. A new exhibit at the Whatcom seeks to provide a broader and more historically accurate perspective. The nationally-touring exhibition, “Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea,” examines the perspectives of 48 modern and contemporary artists who offer a more inclusive view of the…

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