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Art Venues & Organizations
From the tiniest coffeehouse gallery to SAM and from fringe theater to the Rep, the SEATTLE CHANNEL is the video home of arts in Seattle.  

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Book Reading: Seattle`s Nippon Kan by Edward Burke 5/19/2012
Author Edward Burke reads from his book "Seattle`s Nippon Kan", telling the story of Seattle`s Japanese American community as reflected in the life of the local theater called Nippon Kan.
Cultural Space Brown Bag 5/3/2012
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Seattle Arts Commission present a brown-bag session to update the community on the city`s arts and cultural space initiatives.
CityStream 5/3/2012
We`re celebrating on CityStream this week! How a beloved arts and cultural venue is back open for business after a lengthy renovation. We`ll take a look at what`s coming up at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. And It`s back to the future, as Seattle Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World`s Fair with a "sustainable" look ahead to the "Next Fifty." How you can take part of six month celebration. Join host Nicole Sanchez from the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center for these stories and more.
Langston Hughes Ribbon Cutting 5/1/2012
Former Mayor Mike McGinn joins City Council members and others to celebrate the re-opening of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center with a ribbon cutting and musical performances.
CityStream 4/5/2012
Tour two Seattle museums with subjects off the beaten path - pinball and a massive public works project. We drop into Milepost 31, where we catch up on Pioneer Square history and dig into the massive SR 99 Tunnel Project. We get our game on at the Seattle Pinball Museum and look at the business side of big museum exhibitions and learn how they impact Seattle`s bottom line.
Art Zone Shuffle: Jewelbox Theater 3/30/2012
A video postcard from the Jewelbox Theater, reminding us of it`s historic path from speakeasy to refurbished all-arts venue. Created by Brett Whitney.
CityStream Splashback: Storefronts Seattle 3/29/2012
With the economy down, many businesses are forced to close leaving vacant stores in their wake. But an innovative program is bringing life back to some neighborhoods and these would-be-empty buildings. Storefronts Seattle is taking those empty spaces and turning them into eye catching works of art while stimulating the economy and conversation of the neighborhood.
Town Square: Seattle Art Museum Art and Environment Panel 3/15/2012
As part of its Art and Environment series, Seattle Art Museum hosts a panel discussion on the Future of Public Space, asking such questions as `Who is the "public" in public space?` and `How can public spaces become more sustainable?`
Seattle Voices with Matthew Richter 3/13/2012
An arts entrepreneur, Matthew Richter has founded and directed three arts centers, written and lectured about the arts, directed internationally touring theater, and is the manager of the Storefronts program, placing artists into vacant storefronts.
Mayor`s Media Availability: Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs 2/7/2012
Former Mayor Mike McGinn joined City and arts leaders to announce 2012 funding awards to Seattle arts, cultural and heritage groups.
Town Square: Cultural Space Seattle 12/16/2011
National and local cultural space leaders come together to discuss the creation of affordable space for artists and arts organizations to work, rehearse and perform in Seattle.
Washington State Arts Commission - Innovation: Connecting to a New Era of Arts Participation 8/3/2011
Richard Evans guided participants through some fundamental steps to stimulate organizational vitality and innovation, exploring participants` own adaptive challenges by uncovering and examining the ingrained assumptions that drive our work, but which we take for granted.
Art Zone Shuffle: Freehold theatre lab/studio 9/16/2011
Artistic Director, Robin Lynn Smith talks about Freehold`s contribution to the Seattle Theater scene -- on the occasion of Freehold`s 20th anniversary. Segment created by Matt McNaghten.
Art Zone Shuffle: INSCAPE 6/3/2011
Seattle`s historic INS (Immigration and Naturalization Services building) has been transformed into working artist studios and event spaces. Art Zone takes you on an early tour. Segment created by Ralph Bevins.
Art and the Environment: A Panel Discussion 3/3/2011
A panel discussion about art and the environment.
Ballard High School Art Collection 12/16/2010
One of the Seattle`s most extraordinary art collections hangs on the walls of Ballard High School. Filmmaker Michael Harris reveals rare works from Jacob Lawrence to Richard Gilkey. Includes interviews with Dale Chihuly, Brom Wikstrom and Alden Mason.
Forum for the Washington State Arts Commission 11/18/2010
Forum for the Washington State Arts Commission.
The Gregory Awards 10/29/2010
On Monday, October 25th, Seattle`s incredible theatre community honored the best of their best at the 2nd annual Gregory Awards. Hosted by ACT Theatre, and presented by Theatre Puget Sound, it was a night of awards, entertainment and all-out celebration. Take a look.
2010 Mayor`s Arts Awards: Book-It Repertory Theatre 10/6/2010
Book-It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre and to inspiring its audiences to read. Their trademarked style preserves the narrative text as it is spoken as dialogue by the characters.
2010 Mayor`s Arts Awards: Sergei Tschernisch 10/6/2010
Sergei Tschernisch, president of Seattle`s Cornish College of the Arts, has significantly expanded the campus, enrollment and reputation of the private college that focuses on degree programs in the visual and performing arts.
Art Zone Shuffle: Act Theatre 5/7/2010
Nancy takes a quick field trip to ACT THEATRE, and tours with Executive Director, CARLO SCANDIUZZI. Created by Tom Speer.
Art Zone Shuffle: Seattle Mosaic Studio 5/7/2010
SEATTLE MOSAIC STUDIO owner, CLAIR BARNETT shares her story of the healing power of art. Created by Nancy Guppy and Valerie Vozza.
Art Zone Shuffle: Art at the Frye 4/9/2010
Nancy and Director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker show us how to take in ART AT THE FRYE on a lunch hour. Created by Tom Speer.
History of the Frye 6/24/2009
Learn some of the history behind the beloved Frye Art Museum.
2008 Mayor's Arts Award: Coyote Central, Marybeth Satterlee 9/12/2008
Marybeth Satterlee, an inspired middle-school teacher, co-founded Coyote Central in 1986 with fellow teacher Greg Ewert. Their goal - to offer the richness of creative discovery to all kids. The Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the contributions made by artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members who make a difference through arts and cultural activities. To reflect the diversity of artistic achievement throughout the city, the awards do not have set categories.
2008 MAYOR'S ARTS Awards: 14/48 9/12/2008
In its 11th year, 14/48 is Seattle's beloved theater marathon. Twice a year, it boasts 14 plays conceived, written, designed, scored, rehearsed and performed in 48 hours, thus its official nickname - "the world's quickest theater festival." The Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the contributions made by artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members who make a difference through arts and cultural activities. To reflect the diversity of artistic achievement throughout the city, the awards do not have set categories.
2008 MAYOR'S ARTS AWARDS: Cathryn Vandenbrink 9/12/2008
Cathryn Vandenbrink has dedicated the past dozen years of her career working to carve out long-term affordable space for artists and arts organizations in Seattle. In her role as regional director of Artspace Projects, Vandenbrink gives artists room to create in the face of a common scenario - artists settle in low-rent neighborhood, neighborhood becomes hip, artists are forced out by rising prices. The Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the contributions made by artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members who make a difference through arts and cultural activities. To reflect the diversity of artistic achievement throughout the city, the awards do not have set categories.
2008 MAYOR'S ARTS AWARDS: Nonsequitur 9/12/2008
Nonsequitur Foundation, a new music nonprofit, recently transformed a chapel space into a hopping hub for experimental music. The Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the contributions made by artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members who make a difference through arts and cultural activities. To reflect the diversity of artistic achievement throughout the city, the awards do not have set categories.
2008 MAYOR'S ARTS AWARDS: The Wing Luke Asian Museum 9/12/2008
It began as a modest museum more than 40 years. Today, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has grown into a nationally acclaimed institution for Asian Pacific American history, art and culture. Last month, the museum entered a new era when it opened the doors to its new home in the historic East Kong Yick Building in the Chinatown/International District. The Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the contributions made by artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members who make a difference through arts and cultural activities. To reflect the diversity of artistic achievement throughout the city, the awards do not have set categories.
Art Zone Feature: Rock Lottery 8/7/2008
A behind-the-scenes look at Rock Lottery!
Art Zone Feature: Art Gallery Walk 6/12/2008
Join Nancy as she goes on a top-notch art gallery tour with Lanae Rivers-Woods.
Art Zone Feature: On the Boards 5/1/2008
We take a fun, informative, and zippy tour through that super cool arts organization "On the Boards" and talk about the upcoming season.
Art Zone Feature: Hugo House 3/20/2008
We take a whirlwind tour of Richard Hugo House with executive director Lyall Bush.
Moore Theatre Centennial 12/28/2007
Join emcee Kevin Joyce of the SEATTLE CHANNEL's BIG NIGHT OUT for a night of entertainment in celebration of the Moore Theatre Centennial! Comedy, music, trapeze artists and more convene on stage at Seattle's beloved landmark in commemoration of the theatre's grand opening on December 28, 1907.
Seattle Art Museum Grand Opening Weekend 5/5/2007
Host Nancy Guppy guides us through the amazing festivities at the grand re-opening of the Seattle Art Museum.
Economic Impact Of Local Arts Forum 4/3/2007
When most people think of the impact of artsí organizations on our community, they immediately think of cultural enrichment. Often overlooked is the positive contribution that the arts make to our economy-providing sustainable living-wage jobs and helping create a healthy economy. This financial contribution has been measured by numerous regional economic studies. At this brown-bag forum, artsí leaders and City officials reports on the lesser-known side of cultural organizations-their financial importance to the community.
Olympic Sculpture Park Opening Day 1/20/2007
Opening day at the new Olympic Sculpture Park
Olympic Sculpture Park Preview 11/23/2006
Come along on a hard hat and boots, pre-opening tour of Seattleís newest accomplishment, the Seattle Art Museumís Olympic Sculpture Park! Slip inside the construction fence to witness the transformation of a contaminated industrial parcel into a world class urban Art Park. Your tour guides are the people making it happen Ė engineers, architects, artists, curators, scientists, citizens and construction crews, (just to name a few). Itís a rare opportunity to celebrate before the grand opening in January 2007. This program made possible in part with support from The Trust for Public Land.
A profile of On The Boards Theater 3/17/2006
On the Boards is a 27-year-old contemporary performing arts organization located in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. It is one of Seattle's often overlooked gems. In 1986, On the Boards was featured in 21 Voices, a NEA-sponsored book spotlighting 21 outstanding arts organizations, including the Lincoln Center. A 1988 feature article in Esquire Magazine named On the Boards one of the Ten Most Interesting Theaters in the U.S. Since opening a new facility in 1998, On the Boards now presents approximately 200 performances a year in two theaters; a 350 to 500 seat "Mainstage Theater" and an intimate 100-seat Studio Theater, both equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
City A Go Go Minis: Sanctuary Arts Center 12/2/2005
The show kicks off with a thoughtful look at Sanctuary Art Center, a marvelous arts program in the University District dedicated to working with street kids.
I Am Sam: The Seattle Art Museum Transformation 8/9/2005
Learn about the exciting transformation taking place at the Seattle Art Museum. With the expansion of the downtown museum, the updating of the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the addition of the Olympic Sculpture Park, SAM is well poised to serve the region for years to come.
Northwest Puppet Center Carter Family Marionettes 5/6/2005
The Northwest Puppet Center presents performances by the Carter Family Marionettes and other artists. They have studied and performed in Romania, Sicily and China. In the European puppet tradition, the Carters span three generations, and are known for their mastery of Sicilian marionette theater, Opera dei Pupi. The Northwest Puppet Centerís performance season is from October through May, and offers childrenís programs that wonít drive adults from the room. Once a year they perform a marionette opera with professional singers and chamber orchestra. The Northwest Puppet Center is located at 9123 15th Avenue NE in a charming, renovated church, and features a museum with archive and library focused on the puppetry arts. For more informatio
Kenyon Hall Presents Vaudeville Spectacular 3/31/2005
Kenyon Hall (once know as Hokum Hall) presented a special vaudeville variety show in West Seattle that featured Lou Magor, Connie Corrick, Hugh Hastings, Andy Crow, Lolli the Clown, Ned van Alstyne. Christian Swenson, and Andy Shaw.
A profile on the Northwest Film Forum 12/9/2004
Join host Marcie Sillman for a tour of the Northwest Film Forum. With a brand new space at 1515 12th Ave, the NWFF houses two cinemas as well as production facilities and equipment for its filmmaking collective. The forum recently launched The Film Company, the nation's only non-profit production house.





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