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Posts for 'Art and Culture'

Applicants sought for Seattle Center’s People*Passion*Purpose Project

August 17th, 2011

One of the more ambitious projects leading up to The Next Fifty at Seattle Center is the P3 project: People*Passion*Purpose: A Learning Odyssey. Out of a pool of applicants, twenty-five people from Washington State will be chosen. Each will be paired up with a mentor, and over the nine months leading up to the start […]


New jobs & an economic boost via proposed Seattle Tourism Improvement Area initiative

August 15th, 2011

One week ago, I asked the “Question of the Week” via my Facebook page. We are at the peak of Seattle’s summer and I inquired, “Where do you take your out of town guests?” Answers varied on what constituted the hidden gems – perhaps the places or things an average Seattle visitor wouldn’t know to […]


Building 11 Wrap-up: Affirming our Vision for Magnuson Park

August 11th, 2011

The day had finally arrived. The day we voted. It went so smoothly and was actually so easy that I almost forgot why I had had a pit in my stomach for the last several months. But then I remembered the history, the issue, the concerns – the desired outcome and all of the work that we, […]


Unique open houses at the Conservatory

August 4th, 2011

Within the confines of Volunteer Park lies Seattle’s great crystal palace, the Conservatory. Since opening in 1912, the Conservatory continues to collect and conserve a diverse collection of plants, transporting visitors beyond the Pacific Northwest into almost-otherworldly climates and locales.  Its mission has not changed in nearly a century. To help ensure this mission continues, […]


The Next Fifty 10k race coming up August 27

August 3rd, 2011

Seattle Center continues to build on their efforts to share the impending arrival of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair. Known as the The Next Fifty, the celebration will run April 21, 2012, to October 21, 2012, and Seattle Center will host a grand celebration of exhibits, conferences, art installations, events and concerts, […]


Concerts at the Mural VIP contest starts today

July 22nd, 2011

As the Capitol Hill Block Party kicks in today, I’ll stick with the rock and roll theme and pass along information on Seattle Center’s newest contest en route to the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair.  KEXP and Seattle Center present the annual Concerts at the Mural series at Seattle Center, and social media […]


Share your art, culture and design ideas with Seattle Center for The Next Fifty

June 8th, 2011

2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair, otherwise known as the Century 21 Exposition. Nearly ten million people descended upon the fair site over the course of six months; the grounds of the spectacle became Seattle Center, and a few of the icons from the fair remain, including the Space Needle, Monorail […]


Building 11: projected legislation timeline

June 6th, 2011

The proposed lease amendment for Building 11 at Magnuson Park is an issue that has been the source of much public discussion over the past few months. If you’d like to learn more about it, I invite you read my previous blog post or visit the “Current Issues” section of my website. The developer is […]


Building on history

May 19th, 2011

It’s lovely to dream about a grand inheritance, but sometimes what we inherit costs us more than we expected. This is the case with an existing lease for Building 11 at Magnuson Park. Building 11, like many others at Magnuson, is a victim of old age. Inherited from the U.S. Navy in 1999, it needs […]


Our Parks and Seattle Center are in Good Hands!

May 5th, 2011

At our Thursday, May 5, Parks and Seattle Center Committee meeting we recognized four important people for new appointments. First, Sharon Lee and Alec Stephens were reappointed to the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee, and Dorsol Plants joined them for his first term on this committee.  The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee […]


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