Arts in Parks Program


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 11 p.m. PST

The Office of Arts & Culture is partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation to increase arts and community events in parks throughout the city. The Arts in Parks Program is an opportunity for the city to invest in the vibrant cultural work being done in and by diverse communities throughout Seattle. 

The new Arts in Parks 2018 brochure is now available, check out fun events and art installations at a park near you.

Eligibility and Requirements

The Applicant must:

  • be an individual artist, neighborhood arts council or local community-based group. Organizations and individual artists representing underserved communities including low-income, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color are encouraged to apply.
  • have a Federal Tax ID number and be based in the city of Seattle. Groups applying are not required to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nor are they required to use a fiscal agent.

The Project must:

  • have a significant arts and culture component,
  • be free and open to the public,
  • have insurance,
  • provide a platform for under-represented artists and communities,
  • adhere to Seattle Parks and Recreation's mission statement (see below),
  • and take place in a city of Seattle park between April and December 2019.
    • (see Guidlines for list of preferred parks).
    • Events taking place in Downtown or City Center Parks are NOT eligible for this funding.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Mission statement: Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land.

You may submit only one application per year to this program. Eligible groups may submit applications for distinct projects to both AIP and Neighborhood & Community Arts  (NCA) as long as the projects meet the respective guidelines and eligibility. If a single project qualifies for both AIP and NCA funding the application can be submitted for both programs but will only receive funding from one (not both programs).


Funded organizations will receive one (1) year of AIP funding support (for events in 2019) to go towards:  artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, equipment rentals or other production-related costs, required permits (see permit document) and no more than 10% for food related costs. Funds may not be used for fundraising, gifts, organizational administrative costs not directly related to the project or the purchase of equipment. There is no partial funding for this program.  Applicants can apply for the following levels of funding. Only groups with a demonstrated history of producing events can apply for funding at $2,600 level and above:

Funding Levels:

  • $1,300  (Requires no track record for event production.)
  • $2,600
  • $5,200
  • $7,800 (Events/projects previously funded at the $7,200 level in years past may only apply for $5,200 or less, EXCEPT events/projects that provide a minimum of 12 hours of public programming in an eligible park (this does not include set-up time). This restriction is based on feedback from community and to support more projects and help build capacity for events.)

This grant will not fund

  • fundraising efforts;
  • gifts;
  • organizations administrative costs not directly related to the project;
  • purchase of equipment or software;
  • food related costs above the allowable 10%.
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Getting the word out

Want to get the word out about your arts or cultural event or exhibit? Here are some tips on sending out information to the public and local media.

Step 1. Gather all the details: who, what, where, when and why.

Step 2. Gather graphics for publicity. Gather photos, create a logo if necessary, work with a designer on the look and any printed materials.

Step 3. Write a press release and/or prepare a press kit and send to the media.

The Press Release

Press releases inform the media about your event and can inspire the media to publish a calendar listing or even cover the event. Click here for a description and example of the anatomy of a press release.

  • Try to let the media know what makes your event unique or relevant.
  • Be genuine. Exaggeration or inaccuracy will only hurt your chances of being a reliable media source. The more a press release reads like an actual news article, the better. Many smaller publications love releases they can print verbatim.
  • Press releases should look professional and be easy to read. Type double-spaced.
  • Make sure the organization's name, address, website and contact information is visible.
  • Include the media contact's name, direct phone line and e-mail address near the top of the first page.
  • Include a "pull date" (the last date of the event) near the top of the first page.
  • Include a headline that summarizes the event and invites people to read the details.
  • All the most pertinent information should be included in the first paragraph - the five W's. Who is presenting what, where and when? Why should people attend? Include information on how people can attend or buy tickets, locations of ticket venues or website, e-mail and/or box office phone-line information.
  • Additional paragraphs can provide more descriptive information about the event, artists involved and quotes.
  • Use your mission statement or general description of the organization at the end of the press release.
  • If the press release is longer than one page, write "-More-" at the bottom of each page. At the end of the last page, include "# # #" to indicate the end of the release.

The Press Kit

Press kits provide useful background information for members of the press writing previews or reviews of your arts or cultural event. A press kit should be organized in a folder and generally includes:

1) Organization Information (front to back on the left side of the folder)

  • Mission statement
  • Brief organizational history
  • Organizational brochure
  • Feature articles on the organization or lead staff
  • Board list
  • Business card for media contact

2) Specific Event Information (front to back on the right side of the folder)

  • Press release for the event
  • Photos or artwork related to the event
  • Event postcard or flyer
  • Event program
  • Artists' bios, if not in the program
  • Preview articles about the event

Note: Do not include reviews of the event or previous events in the press packet. Most reviewers do not want to be influenced by the opinions of others.

Online calendars

There are numerous websites with online events calendars to use to publicize your event. Here are few:

Daily and weekly papers

Send your press releases to local newspapers. Here are some of the dailies and weekly papers to begin with.

Neighborhood newspapers

  • International Examiner - Contact
  • Northwest Asian Weekly - Contact
  • Pacific Publishing's papers serve the University District, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Laurelhurst, Sand Point, Wedgewood, Wallingford, Fremont, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Madison Park, Broadmoor, Washington Park, Madrona, Madison Valley, Leschi, Capitol Hill, First Hill, Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, South Hill, International District and Kirkland. Contact
  • Robinson News publishes Ballard News Tribune, West Seattle Herald, White Center News, The Highline Times


Most radio stations accept a written public service announcement (PSA). Some will take a pre-recorded PSA. Check the website of the radio station you think best matches your audience. Many stations belong to the Puget Sound Broadcasters Association or Washington State Association of Broadcasters. Both organizations list links to their members.


Seattle Channel, the city's municipal television channel, is committed to covering local arts and culture. Art Zone with Nancy Guppy on Seattle channel specifically covers the local art scene.

Local television stations are:

Funded Partners

2018 Put the Arts in Parks Partners

The 14/48 Projects
14/48: Park Show presents family-friendly theatre in neighborhood parks throughout King County. This is a free, hour-long original play commissioned by a Seattle playwright and performed by local actors, adapting a well-known story.  

ADEFUA Cultural Education Workshop   
African Arts Alliance Celebration & Resource Fair partners with local Performing and Visual Artists, their families, communities and businesses in which they live and serve. This one-day Arts Fair will feature developing artists in the community of all genres.  

Berry, Franchesska         
CulturesCloserTogether is a free all-inclusive cross-cultural arts event over two Saturdays during the summer featuring traditional Sene-Gambian West African music played by world renown artists, dance classes, indigenous singing, and storytelling.  

Parks Concerts presents Chamber-Music performed at Kubota Garden, Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park, and Magnuson Park on three different nights in August, 2018.  The quintet Kokopelli will perform works by Mozart, the Beatles, and local composer Gavin Borchert.  

Comite Cultural Oaxaqueno         
Guelaguetza is a community event celebrating the cultural traditions of music and dance of Oaxaca, Mexico at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.  

Coyote Central 
Coyote Central will work with youth from Central and South Seattle to gather the community for an original theater piece and community discussion on the subject "Define American" at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.  Youth ages 13 to 15 will tackle in their own words, music, and movement what being an American means to them.    

DAIPANbutoh Collective
Earth/Body/Home explores connections to our planetary home and each other through two free events featuring performance by DAIPANbutoh Collective, a large-scale lung art installation, community & student performers, and public participation. In April at Pritchard Beach Park, "Earth is Home: Water Unites Us" will be part of a nationwide National Water Dance project. In September at Green Lake Park, "Body is Home: Air Unites Us" will focus on movement for all bodies, centering artists with disabilities.  

Environmental Coalition of South Seattle              
Water Festival II is an arts and cultural festival at the Duwamish Waterway Park. The family-friendly celebration will showcase the vibrant diversity of South Park residents and businesses, and to build resilient communities to address difficult environmental issues.  

Esmaili, Rome   
The Muddy Lotus Arts Festival is a free community event providing empowering workshops, live performances, and visual and healing arts. The festival is a gathering of unity, bringing together the beautifully diverse population of South Seattle for a celebration of life.  

Fernando, Princess         
Paint and Smoothies is a 4-hour step-by-step painting session hosted at four South Seattle Parks: Othello, Pritchard beach, Benefit, and Jefferson Park. Each session will allow participants to recreate a painting led by a featured local artist. While painting, the participants will be served fresh fruit smoothies to pair good nutrition with creativity in the parks.  

First Hill Improvement Association          
Reading Party in the Park invites neighbors to quietly gather in First Hill Park and read books for 2 hours. We enhance the experience with a live musician playing background music and provide free non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks as well as dressing up the park with small flower arrangements.  

Freehold Theatre Studio Lab       
Engaged Theatre Production and Workshop will present a performance of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE at Pratt Park followed by a post-show workshop for audience members lead by Teaching Artist Daemond Arrindell and members of the cast.  

Friedman, Andrea           
TUFFEST is a music and arts festival produced by femme, trans, and nonbinary individuals aimed to uplift marginalized groups--specifically women, women of color, trans, and genderqueer communities--through workshops, panels, installation art, and live electronic music at Judkins Park.  

Inspired Child    
Love, Power & Purpose: explores the power of our words and movements through spoken word, dance, art and activism. This program features Saturday Open Mics with Workshops and a 4-week intensive at Judkins Park comprised of dance workshops, poetry workshops & art projects. It will culminate in a finale performance and the self-publishing of a chapbook featuring participant poetry & photographs of their art work.  

Lake City Future First     
The 3rd Annual Music in the Mini Park concert series will feature ten cultural music and dance performances.  

Lao Community Service Center  $4,800 Seattle Lao Band Concert & Festival will introduce modern Lao artists and live bands to the Seattle area.        

Latino Theatre Projects
Latin Cultural Celebration will feature five free Latino cultural events in South Seattle parks with significant Latino and low-income populations. Events will feature music and dance interspersed with readings of Latin American and Spanish poetry and theatrical excerpts by Latino actors.  

Northwest Tap Connection         
Tap Into Your Inner Beat: Othello Park Summer Dance Camp is a free summer arts camp at Beer Sheva Park. Classes will include Tap, African Drum, and Story Telling. The camp will culminate in performances at Othello Park's International Music and Arts Festival and The Seattle Gullah Geechee Festival.  

Silver Kite Community Arts         
Arts for All Workshops are intergenerational arts workshops in Albert Davis Park. Workshops will be offered in: dance, drumming, visual arts, improvisation, music, and storytelling.  

Skin I'm In LLC   
African Village Experience is an African Village setting with participants engaged in traditional African dancing, singing, drumming, masks and drum making at Pratt Park.  

SouthEast Effective Development            
Cinema Under the Stars in Columbia Park: 2018  provides free family friendly movies.  Social service & community groups will be invited to participate to promote their services & engage with families in attendance. Films will include the Northwest Film Forum's "Best of the Fest of Children's Film Festival."  

SV Archive          
Scarecrow Video's Outdoor Cinema will provide an outlet for cinematic discoveries, cultural explorations, and community connections to youth and families. The project will bring four film screenings and activities, which will take place in the Magnuson Park Amphitheater.  

Sweet Pea Cottage Enterprises, INC        
Theater for Young Children is a tour of a theater performance for young children featuring a culturally relevant story in North-end park locations.  

Tekle, Mehret  
The Eritrean Back-to-School picnic brings Eritrean youth in the community together early in the school year to renew acquaintances and make new friends.  
Theater Schmeater        
2018 Free-for-the-Family Seattle Park Show is a family-friendly performance in Seattle parks for the public to enjoy free of charge. The play is selected with the goals of enhancing community recreation and family activity and cultivating an active interest in the arts and storytelling.  

Toddler Hip Hop              
Toddler Hip-Hop is an interactive drop in activity is geared toward children 5 years and under, parent/caregiver involvement is welcomed and encouraged.  

Bennett, Jennifer
Salmon People Teach US is a multi-disciplinary project originates from the concepts in a Coast Salish myth, "Why the Salmon Come to Squamish Waters" The project will include a temporary installation made from recyclables, and a public event at Pritchard Beach Park.  The project will involve students from South Shore PK-8 School and the event will include professional story-telling that draws on Native perspectives.  

Umoja Peace Center      
Umoja Fest is an annual African American Festival honoring and celebrating the African American and African diaspora heritage of the Central Area and Seattle featuring music, dance, fashion, arts vendors and more.  

University Heights Center  
UHeights Summer Music Series will occur from May through September 2018, with larger, cultural music and dance performances happening the first Saturday of each month. All performances are free to the public.  

Young Shakespeare Workshop
Hamlet for South End Park is aa special remount of an exceptional summer 2017 returning students production of Shakespeare's play including music, to be performed in south end parks.  

Yu, Huameng    
ANiMA is a cultural event celebrating ancestry and heritage through interactive, multi-media performances and storytelling. Artists perform original music with live projected animation, shadow dancing and puppetry.

2017 Put the Arts in Parks Partners

Othello Park International Music & Arts Festival
A free, one day festival held in Othello Park that features a dynamic entertainment line-up of performing and visual artists that highlight Southeast Seattles diverse styles and cultures.

Zulu Park Jams
Zulu Park Jams is a public community space that allows people of all backgrounds to come together under one groove, no matter your ethnicity, age, religion, gender, or ability. These events are for the youth showing positivity and community building.

As You Like It for South End Parks
As You Like It, a special remount of an exceptional summer 2016 returning students production of Shakespeares comedy including music, to be performed in south end parks.

Jyun Jyun Show
The Jyun Jyun Show is a cultural event celebrating ancestry and heritage through multi-media, interactive performances and storytelling. Artists perform original music with live projected animation, shadow dancing and puppetry. Community is engaged through building a group altar, traditional craft making, and an invocation led by local youth and the Duwamish Tribe.

Un Baul lleno de cuentos y musica
A Spanish-English children show that threads storytelling with puppetry and live music performance, in the tradition of what would be a Sunday Puppet show at the Market (Los Titeres del Mercado del Domingo) in our Latin American countries.

Guelaguetza 2017
Is an event dedicated to promoting the rich cultural traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico through a day-long, family-friendly festival of live music, dance, and costumes to be held at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Walkway Park.

Outdoor Cinema by Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Every Friday in the month of August, Three Dollar Bill Cinema hosts family-friendly free movie screenings with pre-show entertainment in Cal Anderson Park which celebrate the quirky identity of one of Seattle's most iconic neighborhoods.

Dancing in Colors
A cultural event in a park to enrich the ethnic diversity in Seattle by sharing our Vietnamese music and dance.

Theater for Young Children
Free park performances for young children in north Seattle Parks that will tell the story of Anansi the Spider.

The Muddy Lotus Art Festival
The Muddy Lotus Art Festival is a free one day event filled with outdoor art exhibits, empowering workshops and live musical performances. The festival will promote and produce health, harmony and happiness in South Seattle.

Tap Into Your Inner Beat: Othello Park Summer Dance Camp
Northwest Tap Connection and Toddler Hip Hop are offering a Free 5-week Summer Dance Camp at Othello Park. Classes will include Tap, Step Dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Toddler Hip Hop.

Song of Unsung Seattle
Six performances at Pratt Park of stories and original music inspired by Seattle social justice history.

TUFFEST is a music and arts festival founded in 2016 and produced by female-identifying and non-binary individuals aimed at empowering women, women of color, and genderqueer individuals through workshops, installation art, and electronic music.

Call Your Ancestors
7th graders at South Shore will work with Jennifer Bennett and Sondra Segundo to create an outdoor installation at Pritchard Beach. Roger Fernandez will tell stories. The concepts are living lightly and getting in touch with your ancestors.

Doorways to Community
Teens from underserved populations in Central and South Seattle will work with professional artists in 3 weeks of workshops to put on a youth-led community art event at Powell Barnett Park on August 19th. The event will feature spoken word, movement, and music performances by the youth and an interactive art installation: a series of doors embellished by the youth to spark a rich conversation about inclusion, exclusion, and the social justice that is necessary for forging a stronger community.

Seattle Lao Artist and Live Band Concert
Performance from Lao bands featuring a mixture of Lao/Thai & Western music from Lao Lumvong, Rock, Pop and Lao Morlum. Their performances range from high-energy beats to hear-felt melodies that put the listeners through a journey of musical fusion form different genres of the past to present.

Paint&Smoothies is a 2-3 hour step-by-step painting session hosted at 4 South Seattle parks. Each session will allow participants to recreate a painting led by a featured local artist. While painting, the participants will be served fresh fruit smoothies to pair good nutrition with creativity in parks.

Inspired Child presents Love Power and Purpose
This 8 week program will meet MWF 1-4 pm at Judkins Park and be comprised of a tap dance workshop, poetry/spoken word workshop and a daily art project. The summer will culminate in an end of summer performance and the self-publishing of the Judkins Park Chapbook Vol. 2 which will be named by the participants and feature their poetry and photographs of their art work and tap dance routine.

Concerts in the Mini Park
10 performances in Lake City Mini Park to increase activation of the space and allow for greater participation.

African Village Experience
A week-long African Village setting with participants engaged in traditional African dancing,singing, drumming, masks and drum making. Participants exploring traditionalAfrican foods, cloth and art work design.

Park In the Heart
Art lessons for kids for 10 consecutive Fridays from 11am to 5pm in the Summer.

Festival Centroamericano
A one day event to unite the Central American community along with those interested in experiencing various cultures of Central America with cultural performances, cultural expression, and cultural exchange.

Bike-In Movies At the Park
A Bike-In Movie eveningtargeted at youth and families, will be designed to bring the community together to enjoy cultural entertainment while promoting healthy activity and community connection.

Caribbean Sea Fest
The purpose of Caribbean Sea Fest is to bring together the culturally and linguistically diverse members of the Caribbean Community in the Pacific Northwest along with those interested in learning and experiencing Caribbean artistic expressions to share in a day of cultural performances, cultural expression, and cultural exchange.

2016 Put the Arts in Parks Partners

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Zulu Park Jams
Zulu Park Jams celebrates the diversity of our many communities. The summer program consists of DJs bands, performances, dance showcases, live art, live production and interactive arts and games.
Black Star Line
African Village Experience
An African Village setting at Pratt Park with participants engaged in traditional African dancing, singing, drumming, masks and drum making. Participants will explore traditional African foods, cloth, artwork design and how the entire experience relates to our current societal culture which links all of us in America to Africa.
Blanca Santander
Park in the Heart
A caravan tent will be set-up for several Saturdays during the summer at Ballard Commons Park to give art classes to kids exploring nature themes, recycle art, painting, and lessons in technique.
Cecilia Corsano-Leopizzi
A one-day music and arts festival in Judkins Park produced and curated by female-identifying and non-binary individuals. TUFFEST seeks to empower women, women of color, and non-binary individuals through workshops, installation art, and electronic music as outlets for social change and building community.
Central Area Community Festival
Central Area Community Festival
An event at Garfield Playfield that shares art, culture and educational information that raises awareness around issues that affect the Central Area community. The festival is an event under the Seattle summer sun filled with music to charm the soul, food to pleasure the taste buds, and fun to delight the spirit.
All 4 1 ARTpalooza
All 4 1 ARTpalooza is a summer festival with visual art and music. Local visual artists will display their work and musicians and dancers will perform on the All 4 1 ARTpalooza Stage at Martin Luther King Memorial Park.
Entre Hermanos
South Park Pride 2016
A community celebration that brings a family friendly LGBTQ Pride festivity to the community of South Park, at the Duwamish Waterway Park. It engages community artists, including musicians, drag performers and others in an afternoon of entertainment and also information sharing with a variety of community groups.
Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
The Art & Culture of Lucha Libre
A festival at Duwamish Waterway Park to celebrate, educate and participate in the Mexican tradition of Lucha Libre whose fan base is second only to soccer (futbol) fans with a live Lucha Libre exhibition.
Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle
Eritrean Independence Day Celebration
A family-friendly event at Volunteer Park celebrating the arts and culture of Eritrea. The event will feature Eritrean singers and musicians, local Eritrean children and youth performing traditional dances, poetry readings, dramatic interpretations, and a showcase of visual arts.
Espacio de Arte
Zapateo: Punto con tacon
This outdoor arts event at Mineral Springs Park provides an afternoon of performance, and interactive workshops focusing on rhythms in movement, instruments, and words to celebrate Hispanic art and performance with particular focus on the percussive footwork characteristic of Spanish, Afroperuvian, and Mexican dance.
First Hill Improvement Association
First Hill Park Comes Alive with Music
Musicians will play in First Hill Park three days a week From May to September to activate the park during lunch and afternoon hours for the local community who work and and live in the neighborhood.
Franchesska Berry
The Delridge Community Center Park's "Day of Dance 2016"
A cross-cultural arts festival featuring traditional artists, music, dance classes and vendors from West and East Africa at Delridge Playfield. The event will close with performances from featured artists of the day in an immersion of cross-cultural audience participation and experience.
Fremont Arts Council
Luminata Lantern Walk
A night-time lantern processional around Green Lake that marks the changing season from summer to fall, with artist-made luminaries and lighted art installations along the path way. The event culminates six-weeks of open lantern making workshops at the headquarters of the Fremont Arts Council (FAC).
Backyard Bard
Backyard Bard brings free, abbreviated performances to smaller parks in the Seattle area. Two, one-hour long shows, both played by the same four actors, will tour multiple neighborhood parks.
Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueno
A day-long, family-friendly festival of live music, dance, and costumes from Oaxaca, Mexico to take place at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Walkway Park.
Huameng Yu
Jyun Jyun Show
A cultural event celebrating ancestry and heritage through multi-media, interactive performances and storytelling. Artists will perform original music with live projected animation, shadow dancing and puppetry. Community is engaged through building a group altar, traditional craft making, and an invocation led by local youth and the Duwamish Tribe.
Inspired Child
Inspired Child presents Love Power and Purpose
An eight week program at Judkins Park, which will include a a tap dance workshop, poetry/spoken word workshop and a daily art project. The program will culminate in an end of summer performance and the self-publishing of a book featuring poetry and photographs of participants art work and tap dance routine.
Jim Page
Jim Page and Friends-Everybody Band Sing Along!
Singer and songwriter, Jim Page and selected presenters will lead an all-ages sing and play along presentations at Ballard Commons Park on Saturday afternoons between June and September 2016. The public will be invited to bring instruments and their voices to participate for free.
Lake City Future First
Music in the Mini Park
A summer weekly concert series at Lake City Way Mini Park featuring and encouraging dance. The concerts will draw from different ethnic cultures for each event featuring dance and food that will acommpany the music/dance origins.
Laura Tyler
Community-Building Through Fence Art in Beer Shiva
South Shore School's 6th graders will work with lead artist Jennifer Bennett to create hanging tapestries of flowers and leaves to cover fence panels that divide Beer Shiva Park and Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. This site-specific piece will be made from recycled materials. The installation, park tours, and native plant identification will be open to the community.
Make Music Seattle
Make Music Seattle Day
Curated concerts in 20 Seattle parks as a part of the Make Music Day on the 2016 summer solstice. The concerts are free and open to all ages and genres of music and will activate Seattle parks with a new festival that promotes music, celebrates diversity, and builds community connections.
Nonsequitur, Inc.
Listening to Open Space
Members of the Seattle Phonographers Union will perform free concerts in three different parks, using only sounds previously collected in the parks. In conjunction with these live concerts, group members will engage with local communities by offering a series of free guided Silent Soundwalk workshops before each concert.
Northwest African American Museum
Jimi in the Park
An event to celebrate the re-opening of Jimi Hendrix Park with an outdoor concert featuring local musicians that have been inspired by the music of Jimi Hendrix.
Northwest Tap Connection
Othello Park Summer Dance Camp
A free five week Summer Dance Camp at Othello Park which will include Tap, African, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Toddler Hip Hop (provider and children up to age 5) and will culminate in performances at Othello Park's International Music and Arts Festival and the Seattle Police Community Picnic.
Othello Park Alliance
Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival
A free, one day festival held in Othello Park that features a dynamic entertainment line-up of performing and visual artists that highlight southeast Seattle's diverse styles and cultures while providing opportunities for community to come together.
Reel Grrls
Summer Screening with Filmmakers Q&A
An outdoor summer screening at Delridge Park. Work created by youth in Reel Grrls media programs along with short films created by several local filmmakers, will be screened. Interactive tables with basic media production instruction, including storyboarding workshops and shot composition handouts will allow attendees to learn about film-making.
Show Brazil
Brazil in the Parks!! is a brand new event in Seattle aiming to highlight the beauty of the Brazilian culture with food, workshops and hands-on activities. This event will preceed Seattle Center Festal's BrasilFest.
The 14/48 Projects
14/48: Outdoors
An outdoor version of The World's Quickest Theater Festival to take place at Salmon Bay Park. Seven writers, seven directors, 26 actors, seven designers and seven musicians will create 14 original plays over 48 hours: writing, casting, rehearsing, designing, scoring, then performing each evening of the festival.
The Freeway Park Association
Community Kites at Freeway Park*
A temporary public art program that invites park visitors to paint their own weather-proof kites, which are then hung throughout Freeway Park from August through October.
The Lion's Main Art Collective
South Seattle Queer and Trans Community Arts Festival
An outdoor community festival, featuring music, visual art, performance, and community outreach in the John C. Little Park. This pop-up show will focus on queer and trans visibility in southeast Seattle.
Tina Polzin
Blood Wedding
A bilingual multi-disciplinary production of Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca to be offered in multiple parks with both Spanish and English speaking communities.
Umoja Peace Center
Umoja Fest 2016
An African heritage festival Judkin's Park. The festival and parade celebrate the culture, arts, history and countless contributions of people of the African Diaspora.
University Heights Center
Summer Music Program
University Heights Center will produce a Summer Music Series on Saturdays during the bustling U District Farmers Market focused on world music and the University Heights Open Space Park.