Art & Culture

Artists at work in Pioneer Square

The building at the corner of First Avenue and Cherry Street contains secrets. From the outside, it looks like your average Pioneer Square haunt — there’s a coffee shop, a bar, and a clothing store on the ground floor. But step inside, climb the stairs, and you’ll find more than a dozen artists hard at […]

/ June 4, 2019


What it’s like to create a TV sitcom in Seattle

The tech industry is a part of Seattle’s DNA, but that doesn’t mean we can’t poke a little fun at it from time to time. Bethany Buer and Rob Polonsky are two Seattle-based actors who met while taking classes at Gilmore Studio in Ballard and are now in the middle of creating a TV comedy […]

/ May 13, 2019


Seattle’s Independent Bookstore Day is about celebrating our love of local

This annual event attracts book lovers to 26 indie bookstores that throw parties with activities, speakers, booze and snacks.

/ April 25, 2019


Karen Braitmayer is designing a more inclusive  Seattle

MEET THIS CHANGEMAKER: Karen Braitmayer, architect and principal of Studio Pacifica WHAT SHE’S DOING: You may not know it, but Karen Braitmayer’s architectural consulting studio  has left its marks around town. You’ve probably encountered some of her work if you’ve ever been to the Space Needle renovation, the Central Library and the Pike Place MarketFront.  Braitmayer […]

/ March 6, 2019


Meet the museum leader who helps Seattle celebrate black history

The biggest lesson LaNesha DeBardelaben’s learned since moving to Seattle to lead the Northwest African American Museum: “to be true to myself.”

/ January 22, 2019


Video: Seattle’s spot for fresh dance moves

Go to Washington Hall on a Monday night and you’ll step onto “the best floor in Seattle.” Washington Hall is an iconic, historic place that’s played host to the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Jimi Hendrix. But on “Soulful Mondays,” it’s a playground for anyone who’s into street-style dance and wants to master […]

/ December 20, 2018


40 Seattle gift ideas to wrap up your holiday shopping

Looking for an awesome Seattle-made gift this holiday season? Here are 40 gift ideas from local artisans, makers, and retailers to give the practical western Washingtonian, the Seattle newcomer, the voracious book reader, and more.

/ December 19, 2018


‘No podemos dejar que nadie nos defina’: El Consulado Mexicano en Seattle quiere renovar mucho más que los pasaportes

Seattle’s Mexican consulate is stepping up its cultural programs in a big way — and in a pretty tense time. “We can’t let anyone else define us,” consul Roberto Dondisch told us. To help their story reach more of Seattle’s Mexican community, we’ve published it here in Spanish.

/ September 11, 2018


This dance series is another reason to love Seattle parks

Lilli Ann Carey and Dancing Til Dusk are bringing the dance floor and lessons to Freeway, Westlake, Occidental, and Hing Hay parks all summer.

/ July 2, 2018


Bettie Page and why Seattle loves her so

Where can you check out Seattle’s famous mural of legendary pin-up model Bettie Page and drag artist Divine? Passing by a Ravenna house on I-5.

/ June 22, 2018