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Seattle’s Autumn Arts Scene

Some organizations return to in-person programming

Digital programming kept many arts organizations afloat the past 18 months and, in many cases, engaged new audiences. But the very crux of the performing arts dates back tens of thousands of years. “You look at sitting around the campfire and delivering storytelling and messaging,” says Michael Greer, president and CEO of ArtsFund, a Seattle nonprofit that…

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Delicate Dance for the Pacific Northwest Ballet

At PNB, the pandemic has brought on Zoom fittings and tight turnarounds.

It’s no secret that the pandemic has devastated arts organizations. A recent study by Seattle-based ArtsFund found that 73% of arts organizations throughout the region had laid off or furloughed employees because of Covid-19. Arts groups pivoted quickly, with 100% of respondents transitioning to digital programming. Pacific Northwest Ballet quickly shifted to a six-performance digital season….

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Art in the Age of Covid

Artists persevere despite forced isolation, canceled opportunities

Venerated Seattle fine artists Gloria DeArcangelis struggled to be creatively productive in recent years as she cared for her mother through a long terminal illness. She also lost her husband. “We lived side by side in different houses and shared a cat,” she says. “It was the perfect marriage.” For three or four years, her brush…

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The Best of 2017 Readers’ Choice Winners

The people have spoken and these are the restaurants, shops and more they loved this year.

Shrimp and grits at Junebaby, our readers’ choice best new restaurant.

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All the Holiday Events in Seattle You Can Handle

The ultimate holiday events guide.

Mix up burlesque with “The Nutcracker” and you get “Homo for the Holidays.”

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After Spate of Closings, Georgetown Artists’ Hub Rises When We Need It the Most

A performing arts space in the South End offers its founders, and area artists, a place to call home in a swiftly changing city.

Dance Off From left: Dayna Hanson, Peggy Piacenza and Dave Proscia in their new performance space

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This Fall’s Most Buzzworthy Arts and Culture Events

All the events in art, music and more you need to know about.

“Whale Bay, Antarctica no.4,” one of Zaria Forman’s intricate pastel on paper works from the Antarctica series, opening September 7 at Winston Wächter Fine Art

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Have You Seen the Awesome Hidden Murals in Belltown?

Local and international artists have adorned a Belltown alley with spectacular murals.

It’s a treasure hidden in plain sight: the Belltown Corridor, an alleyway turned permanent installation, accessible from Second Avenue between Lenora and Blanchard. The block-long display of eight murals, created by artists from Seattle and from as far away as the Netherlands, is tucked behind the brand-new arcade bar Jupiter (Belltown, 2126 Second Ave.). “I…

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SoDo Program Gives Seattle Artists Money, Studio and Mountain of Trash

An innovative artist-in-residence program digs into our garbage.

Recology CleanScapes Artists in Residence Max Cleary and Meg Hartwig exercises her “scavenging privileges” at SoDo recycling facility.

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Moisture Festival’s Ron W. Bailey Makes It Rain

Former rocker Ron W. Bailey discovered vaudeville—and helped Seattle do the same with the Moisture Festival

Moisture Festival MC Ron W. Bailey presents slackrope walker Esther de Monteflores: “She studied for five years—it’s harder than tightrope. It’s not taut, it sways.”

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Sherman Alexie on His Podcast, Kurt Vonnegut and Custard Pies

An author’s popular podcast lives on with a new, political direction

Author and podcast host, Sherman Alexie

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Best of 2016: Reader’s Choice Poll Winners

From our December print feature, "2016: The Year in Review"

From ice cream to pie, your best of Seattle 2016 picks

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

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Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…