Dylan Neuwirth, "JUST BE YOUR SELFIE," 2014, temporary installation in Occidental Park. Photo by Robert Wade.
Dylan Neuwirth, "JUST BE YOUR SELFIE," 2014, temporary installation in Occidental Park. Photo by Robert Wade.

Experience Art & Culture

Seattle is one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S., boasting thriving music, theatre and visual arts scenes. Along with supporting flourishing arts experiences, the Office of Arts & Culture has invested in more than 400 permanently sited and integrated public artworks and a collection of nearly 3,000 portable works, most of which are on view throughout the city's municipal buildings, library, parks, community centers and streets.

Office of Arts & Culture
(206) 684-7171
arts.culture@seattle.gov

Find Art in your Neighborhood

Upcoming Events

#TalkTheArts
#TalkTheArts is the Office of Arts & Culture’s bimonthly Twitter party, centering on a curated topic with a panel of guests from Seattle’s diverse arts community.

Temporary Projects

Art Interruptions 2017
ARTS in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), commissioned seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations within the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway and Delridge Connector Trail.
Civic Square Fence
Three mural artists and artist-teams have created 200-foot long murals now on view on the Civic Square construction fence in downtown Seattle.
Poetry Garden Art Series
Four artists have been commissioned to create temporary interventions in the Seattle Center Poetry Garden to call attention to the unique character of the site, a space designed to ask visual artists to draw inspiration from the written word.

Current Shows in our Galleries

Youth in Focus
January 5 - February 28, 2018
Youth in Focus, the exhibition at City Hall includes select works from their Black and White Film and Digital Photography Classes. All photographs were created by their students, ages 13 – 19 years old. They also include student’s artist statement to give the viewer a deeper glimpse inside their meanings.
Danie Allinice
July 12 - October 16, 2017
The Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery features artwork by Danie Allinice.
BorderLands
August 3 – October 29, 2017
This summer the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will enliven the third floor of King Street Station with 2D- and 3D works from the City’s collection and site-specific installations.
Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Homelessness
Thru December 14, 2017
A four-exhibition series in which artists and artist teams develop artistic projects on the topic of homelessness. Each two-month exhibition in the city’s Seattle Presents Gallery will demonstrate artists thinking expansively about what shelter and stability mean to diverse populations, and examining the systemic causes of homelessness
Subject Matter: People in Photographs
January 4 – April 4, 2018
A small survey of photographs featuring people from the City’s Portable Works Collection.

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