Put the Art in Parks, events and art installations now through September
The Put the Arts in Parks 2016 brochure is now available and includes an exciting summer of events funded by the program in its pilot year. Made possible by the Seattle Park District, the Put the Arts in Parks program is a partnership between the Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation seeking to enliven Seattle parks by promoting arts and culture, celebrating diversity, building community connections, and energizing parks while connecting with underserved communities. “Seattle has wonderful and distinctive art throughout our parks, and this exciting initiative will build on that,” said Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Put the Arts in Parks is funding 39 events, series, and art installations through September 2016, providing $199,400 in support to community-based organizations and artists. The brochure is a comprehensive guide to all funded projects, including community festivals, dance and art workshops, music concerts, and more. Copies of the brochure will be available at all community centers, Teen Life Centers, Neighborhood Service Centers, and public libraries within two weeks. All events are free and open to the public.