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2015 Neighborhood & Community Arts Partners

Organizations each receive $1,200.

17th of May Parade
17th of May Norwegian Constitution Day is celebrated in Ballard with a parade and brings together 10,000 people to celebrate Norwegian heritage and our local community.
206 Zulu Anniversary
A national hip hop/urban arts summit celebrating and highlighting some of the communities best Hip Hop artists, musicians and dancers. This 3 day event consists of performances, panel/community forums, dance competitions, workshops and more.
4 The Luv of It
A community youth dance competition to create safe space for young people to express and challenge themselves. This 2-day event includes competition and workshops.
Alki Art Fair
A summer arts showcase on Alki Beach featuring juried art vendors, musicians, and children's art area.
All 4 1 dancepalooza
A festival of contemporary dance that includes master classes representing different styles and cultural backgrounds followed by rehearsals and performances Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Annual Short Play Festival
Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets is a variation on the short play festival form - presenting short plays by local playwrights, and series of poems by local poets - all written based on visual prompts selected from local artists.
APRIL Festival
Week-long small press and independent literature festival that serves to build community and encourages readers to seek out writing that is new and pertinent to them.
Beacon Avenue Artwalk
Hold two art walks in the Beacon Hill business district during the summer of 2015.
BrasilFest
An annual event celebrating Brazilian arts and culture. This event brings participants together thru music, dance, film, food, craft, children's activities and exhibitions.
Bridging the Generation Gap
A community Tet Celebration that focuses on bridging the generation gap through shared traditions, holiday foods and storytelling.
Celebrate Little Saigon
An outdoor festival that brings the community together in celebration of Vietnamese American arts and culture. The event features live performances, Vietnamese cuisine, and community programs and resources.
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival
The Festival will provide a comprehensive look at Chinese culture through performing arts, musics, visual arts displays, crafts and informational booths, workshops and interactive activities.
Chinese New Year Concert
A Cantonese opera excerpt concert presented by Club members to the general public to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Cinco de Mayo
Celebrating Mexican-American history and Seattle's diverse communities with dance, music, food, and a spirit of solidarity. This event is an opportunity to share Mexican-American culture and art with the larger community and pass on valuable traditions and cultural knowledge to younger generations of all races and ethnicities.
CulturalFest International Culture Expo
an annual two-day event celebrating diverse cultural traditions from around the world and promoting understanding and friendship between cultures.
Fiestas Patrias
A two-day cultural festival celebrating the richness of Latin American cultures and traditions, highlighting local and well-known artists, crafts, music, dance and food.
Georgetown Carnival
A visual and performing arts festival showcasing diverse work of neighborhood and regional artists. Traditional performing arts combine with challenging contemporary work in a colorful community celebration.
Guelaguetza
A day-long, family-friendly festival of live music, dance, and costumes from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Honkfest!
Honk! Fest West is a three-day roving musical extravaganza presenting street bands, dancers, acrobats and actors from across the U.S. and Canada.
Mexika New Year
This two day celebration will begin with a photo art exhibit and three workshops, with an ancestral ceremonial New Year celebration with Aztec dance and a traditional Mexika feast.
Multicultural Festival
An annual event that celebrates the cultural diversity of SE Seattle through the mediums of art, dance, drama, instrumental music and song attracting large crowds inside and outside of SE Seattle.
NEPO 5k Don't Run
An open, accessible, family friendly art event that provides opportunities for people to experience artwork directly, as part of their everyday urban environment through site-specific projects along the 5 kilometer route leading from Hing Hay park in the International District to Beacon Hill.
Othello International Music and Arts Festival
A one-day multicultural festival featuring musical, dance and theatrical performances from cultures in the greater Othello neighborhood.
Parkview Services Annual Spring Dance
A community dance for people with disabilities at the North Seattle Community Center featuring a DJ, dancing and other activities. The dance is open to both disabled and non-disabled people who want to dance, eat and have a good time together.
Rainier Valley Heritage Parade
The parade showcases SE Seattle's diverse heritages through dance, music, athletic artistry, traditional dress, and creativity. As one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country, the local muti-cultural options are plentiful.
Seafair Indian Days PowWow
This event celebrates Native American culture through dance, music and food, and is open to the public. It serves as the most visible, and accessible event showcasing Native American Culture for the general public in Seattle.
Seattle Asian American Film Festival
A four-day event showcasing feature-length and short format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Butoh Festival
Our dance festival will feature workshops, repertory development, and performances with internationally acclaimed Latino Butoh dance artist Diego Pinon (Mexico) and a free public performance in Kubota Garden in Rainier Beach.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
A 10-day cinematic celebration & examination of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, art, ideas & culture.
Seattle Social Justice Film Festival
The festival showcases a series of short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films broadly related to social justice, with a special focus on prisoner justice in the U.S. The festival strives to forge new connections and inspire new conversations about justice through the innovative platform of film.
South Park Gay Pride Picnic
A community picnic in the Duwamish Waterway Park featuring live bands, drag performers, and activities for kids.
South Park Putts Out
A perennial summer event that turns the neighborhood into mini-golf greens with holes designed and built by local community artists.
Spirit of West Africa Festival
Celebrating 10 years, the festival will showcase the profound creativity and cultural resilience of peoples of West African origin and descent through music and dance performances, an African marketplace, an art gallery, a standing-room-only fashion show, traditional Senegalese cuisine, dance workshops and children's activities.
The Italian Festival
The 28th annual presentation of a community festival to celebrate the joy of "All Things Italian" featuring Italian and Italian-American art, music, dance, food and fun-filled activities for the entire family.
Tibet Fest
Showcases the unique Tibetan Culture and Arts through music and dances performed by our local artists as well as out of towners.
Wedgwood Art Festival
An annual two-day premier juried fine art show in NE Seattle. The main focus is showcasing local fine artists in a broad range of media and creating opportunities for the next generation to cultivate their creativity.
Women Who Rock
The 5th Annual unconference gathering that continues to expand definitions of women/women of color, rock, hip hop, music, space, gender, race, class, and sexuality through a film festival, community altar building project, an open mic showcase, and a collection of oral histories recorded at the conference.
WordPlay
An LGBT-targeted spoken word poetry festival with a recovery theme will include two workshops, a performance, and an artists reception.
World Rhythm Festival
Offering music and dance workshops and performances to thousands of participants and giving the chance to hear, dance to, and play rhythmic music from around the world.
Youth Pride Dance
Taking place on Seattle's Pride Weekend, it's a night of music, dance, costume, and art that would compare to any tribal festival, but could only be expressed by a genuine "tribe" of LGBT and allied youth.