Installation Title: ChromaCyclium Organizer or Agency: Ken Roepe Date(s): August 1 – September 30, 2022 Installation Location: Westcrest Park Installation Description: ChromaCyclium is comprised of colored acrylic inserts that are mounted in a hemispherical dome of metal. Daylight shines through the openings in the dome to cast colored light in the shadow of the dome on the ground. As the sun moves throughout the day, the appearance will change. Installation Website: Ken@Ken-Roepe.Art
Event Title(s): Watercolor Workshops in the Park Organizer or Agency: Seniors Creating Art Date(s) and Time(s): Friday, 8/5-8/26, 10am-12pm Venue(s) Event Name (eg, name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): South Park Event Description: In the midst of so much change in recent years, it’s good to remember the beautiful and empowering things in our lives. This class will focus on paintings of the little things that delight us and lessons on how to use color to bring life and feeling to each painting. Bring your curiosity and an idea of an important object in your life to the first class. No experience required.
Event Title(s): Acrylic Painting Workshops in the Park! Organizer or Agency: Seniors Create Art Date(s) and Time(s): Thursday, 8/4-8/25, 11am-1pm Event Location(s) (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): John C. Little Park Event Description: Try painting with acrylics! Art instructor Kelly Froh will guide us through 4 painting projects, the theme varies each week, from cityscapes to pets to masks. We’ll keep it interesting, if you keep an open mind! No experience required!
Event Title(s): Watercolor Workshops in the Park! Organizer or Agency: Seniors Create Art Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, 8/2-8/16, 10:00am-12:00pm Event Location(s): Judkins Park Shelter House Event Description: In the midst of so many changes in recent years, it is good to remember the beautiful and empowering things in our lives. This class will focus on paintings of the little things that delight us and lessons on how to use color to bring life and feeling to each painting. Bring your curiosity and an idea of a significant object in your life to the first class. No experience required.
Event Title(s): Capoeira Rodas Organizer or Agency: Washington Capoeira Center Date(s) and Time(s): Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm between 5/1/22 and 9/ 10/22 except 8/22/7, 4/9/22, 11/9/22 Event location(s) (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Judkins Park Description of event: music, songs, instruments, movement, history, capoeira language, cultural art, ritual experience and demonstration that invites children, adults and families to participate. Event Facebook: fb.com/wacapoeira Event Website: www.seattlecapoeiracenter.com
Event Title(s): Park Swing! Organizer or Agency: Kevin Connor and Swing 3PO Date(s) and Time(s): Thursday, August, 5:00-7:00 pm Event Location(s) (eg, name of park, picnic shelter , etc.): Parque Dr Blanche Lavizzo Event Description: A series of community swing dance events at Parque Dr Blanche Lavizzo, in the original epicenter of Seale Jazz, the Central District. Thursday from 5:00 p.m. m. to 7:00 p.m. m., presented by Swing 3PO, with original composition by Kevin Connor. Event website: www.kevinconnormusic.net
Event Title(s): The Seattle Project Presents: Find Them In Their Stories Organizer or Agency: The Seattle Project Date(s) & Time(s): August 5 5-7 p.m. Event location(s) (eg, name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Jimi Hendrix Park (5/8) Event description: “In Their Stories You’ll Find Them” is a series of dance performances live presented by The Seattle Project, highlighting artists from the local Seattle movement. This series explores themes from folklore in juxtaposition with contemporary perspectives and ideologies, reflecting on what has remained and what has changed. Event Facebook: facebook.com/theseattleprojectEvent Website: theseattleproject.org
Event Title(s): From Hiroshima to Hope Organizer or Agency: From Hiroshima to Hope
Date(s) and time(s): August 6, 2022, from 6 p.m. and Stone Avenue North Event Description: On Saturday, August 6, candlelit lanterns will float over Green Lake at From Hiroshima to Hope, Seattle’s annual peace and cultural event honoring the victims of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war and violence. Pre-program activities begin at 6:00 p.m. m., and a family program with music, poetry, taiko drumming and speakers begins at 7 p.m. m. The candlelight lantern ceremony begins at 8:15 p.m. m., with lanterns floating on the lake after dark, providing a poignant and beautiful conclusion to this free community arts and cultural event. Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FromHiroshimaToHope Event Website: http://fromhiroshimatohope.org
Event Title(s): The Taming of the Shrew Organizer or Agency: Young Shakespeare Workshop’s Revolving Company Date(s) and Time(s): Sunday, August 7, 5:00 p.m. m. Event Location(s) (eg Shelter, etc.): Pritchard Beach Event Description: Shakespeare’s comedy is elegantly set in 1960s Italy with asides from spaghetti westerns and Italian horror. Very entertaining, bring a picnic dinner and friends and family! Event website: www.youngshakespeare.org
Event Title(s): Othello Park International Festival Organizer or Agency: Othello Park Alliance Date(s) and Time(s): Sunday, August 14, 12-6 p.m. m. Event Venue(s) (eg etc.): Othello Playground Event Description: The Othello International Festival is a free, one-day festival held in Othello Park featuring a dynamic lineup of entertaining visual and performing artists highlighting the diverse styles and cultures of southeast Seattle. We create a positive, safe and celebratory use of this public space while providing opportunities for a diverse community to come together. Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/othelloparkalliance Event Website: https://othellopark.org/
Event Title(s): “Feel Good” Series Organizer or Agency: Sundiata African American Cultural Association Date(s) & Time(s): 8/15/22, 12-6 PME Event Location(s) (p. eg, name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): MLK ParkEvent Description: The “Feel Good Series” is a Family Gathering type event to bring families and the community together to share Black Arts & Culture. Event website: www.festivalsundiata.org
Installation Title: Island/ Marshland Organizer or Agency: Tory Franklin Date(s): August 15 – October 9, 2022 Installation Location: Pritchard Island Beach Installation Description: A foot-powered kinetic toy theater depicts the descent of the Lake Washington in 1916 that turned Pritchard Island into a mudflat, and back again to an island. A hand-turned wheel shows different dwellings throughout time that existed on the island, once known as Tleelh-chus, or Little Island Installation Website: https://www.folktalefabrications.com/island
Event Title(s): 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival Organizer or Agency: The 14/48 Projects Date(s) and Time(s): Performances August 19-20 at 7:00 p.m. m. and 9:30 p.m. m. Event Location(s) (eg, name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Salmon Bay Park Event Description: Every day of 14/48: World’s Fastest Theater Festival: 75 Artists Perform randomly grouped into creative teams to write, cast, rehearse, design, build, score, and perform 14 original 10-minute works in 48 hours. Each play is performed twice each night, once at 7:00 p.m. m. and another at 9:30 p.m. m. Event Website: www.the1448projects.org
Event Title(s): Community Youth Theater Performance/Workshop Organizer or Agency: BAYFEST Youth Theater Date(s) and Time(s): August 20, 2022 Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, shelter picnic, etc.): Westcrest Park, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 1 p.m. Highland Park Playground 3:00 p.m. m. to 5:30 p.m. m. Event Description: Youth theater performance and community workshop for all ages 10 and up.
Event Title(s): Off the Wall 2022 Organizer or Agency: 206 Zulu Date(s) & Time(s): Sat. August 20, 2022, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. arts competition and community festival highlighting the talented and diverse spray art community of the Pacific Northwest and abroad. The event focuses on the mural competition, where up to 15 artists collaborate to create murals. Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1361219467680900/ Event Website: https://www.206zulu.org/off-the-wall-2022/
Event Title(s): BAZZOOKAFESTOrganizer or Agency: BAZZOOKAFEST, The Vera Project & Northwest Film Forum Date(s) and Time(s): August 20, 2022, 12-10 p.m. Event location(s) (e.g. name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Jefferson Park Event Description: BAZZOOOKAFEST is a virtual space cultivated by and for artists, creators, entrepreneurs and business owners from BIPOC in Seattle to connect, celebrate strength in solidarity, and promote community access in the wake of the disparity of Black and Latino artists. Our all-day festival employs musicians of color to perform live, filmmakers of color to have their work screened, and Black-owned businesses to present and sell their work on their terms. Last year, The Stranger “BAZZOOKAFEST is more than a festival, it’s a vibe” and the South Seattle Emerald called it a “model for more events and platforms that center BIPOC artists on their terms.” This year, it will be even bigger and Park & Play with Reconnect Better.
Installation Title: The People Make This Park Organizer or Agency: Jean Bradbury Date(s): August 25 – October 25, 2022 Installation Location: Cal Anderson Installation Description: Colorful, hand-painted portraits of 10 feet with cartoon portraits based on a community event at Cal Anderson to be on display. Installation website: www.jeanbradbury.com
Event Title(s): Finding Trails Organizer or Agency: Penguin Productions Date(s) and Time(s): August 27 2 & 5 p.m. m. (Beer Sheva) and August 28 2 and 5 p.m. , park name, picnic shelter, etc.): Beer Sheva Park Aug 27; August 28 Westcrest Event Description: Finding Trails is a festival of short works created by local artists inspired by our parks. This delightful hour-long performance expands our relationship with the outdoors and our community, as we celebrate the role outdoor public space plays in our lives. Each performance will be followed by a community conversation with the artists and the public. Event website: www.penguinproductionsseattle.org
Event Title(s): Seattle Folklorico Festival Organizer or Agency: Joyas Mestiza Date(s) and Time(s): Saturday, August 27, 2022, 11 am – 4 pm Event Location(s) (eg. , park name, picnic shelter, etc.): Westcrest Park Event Description: The Seattle Folklore Festival brings the entire community together for a celebration of the traditional dances of Mexico! This event will involve local folkloric dance groups representing a variety of ages and dance styles, all sharing dances that represent the regional diversity of Mexico and the connections between Mexico and our region! Everyone is welcome! Facebook of the event: facebook.com/joyasmestizas Website of the event: www.joyasmestizas.org
Event Title(s): Nepal Festival Organizer or Agency: Dabuli Date(s) and Time(s): 08/28/22, 2:00 p.m. m. to 7:00 p.m. .): Volunteer Park Amphitheater Event Description: “Nepal Festival” is an annual cultural event showcasing live music and dance from different ethnic groups in Nepal and the Himalayan region. In addition, it is also an opportunity to explore the arts, crafts and cuisine of Nepal. The goal of this event is to create a platform for local artists and the general public to learn and perform Nepali music and dance, as well as educate, engage and inspire the community to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Event Facebook: http://facebook.com/dabuliorgEvent Website: https://www.dabuli.org
Event Title(s): 28th Annual Back to School Picnic Organizer or Agency: Community of Eritrea in Seattle and Vicinity Date(s) and Time(s): 08/28/22, 12:00 – 7: 00 pm Event location(s) (eg, name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Pratt Park Event description: This event will feature Eritrean and American food, fun activities for kids, entertainment including music and dancing by the Eritrean Dance Group, performances by NW Tap Connection and a DJ; face painting, balloon artist and henna artists; storytelling and singing sessions led by our elders; children’s haircuts and braids for girls; and much more. We will also give away backpacks and school supplies and use the event to offer information on vital resources and basic services related to health and education with the help of partner organizations and agencies.