Art & Culture

Guest essay: Why Seattle’s artists and creatives need you to show up

(📷: Jazzy Photo) Editor’s note: This post was written by Evergrey member Gedney Barclay.  I’m writing this piece from my desk at Velocity Dance Center, where I work as communications manager.  If you don’t know Velocity, we’re a performing arts center and dance studio, offering adult classes for dancers of all levels and hosting brand […]

/ November 15, 2019


How to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle

A mural of Chief Sealth (Seattle) and Chief Joseph by artist Andrew Morrison (📷: Joe Wolf/Flickr) Seattle has officially acknowledged Indigenous Peoples Day since 2014, when the city council unanimously passed a resolution designating the second Monday in October as a day to honor local Native Americans and “fully recognize the evils of our past.”  […]

/ October 10, 2019


In the DJ booth at KEXP

Cheryl Waters never thought her volunteer gig would lead to a job, much less a 25-year career in live radio. Back in 1994, Cheryl was volunteering her Friday nights (Saturday mornings, technically) to work 1 to 6 a.m. in the DJ booth at KCMU. Twenty-five years later, the station is now called KEXP, and Cheryl […]

/ September 20, 2019


5,000 miles and counting: Meet the librarian behind Seattle Walk Report

A look inside “Seattle Walk Report,” the book (🎨: Susanna Ryan) Seattle isn’t just gum walls and sweeping Puget Sound vistas. When it comes to exploring the Emerald City’s nooks and crannies, it seems fair to say that no one has uncovered more hidden gems than the woman behind Seattle Walk Report.  Susanna Ryan has […]

/ August 13, 2019


Remembering the viaduct’s first hater

Maybe you remember him for his pranks. Or perhaps his generosity. Or maybe you just really like his clam chowder. Whatever the reason, Ivar Haglund has become an almost mythical figure in Emerald City. That’s why we decided to launch our video series about the Seattle Waterfront this week with a look back at the […]

/ August 9, 2019


Q&A: Can card games can help us understand each other better?

Potlatch the game in action (📸: Jonathan Tomhave) Visit one of our city’s many gaming lounges — like Cafe Mox in Ballard or Raygun in Capitol Hill — and it’s obvious: Card games are hugely popular in Seattle. Playing can offer more than just a chance to unwind and relax. For people like Seattleite Jonathan […]

/ July 31, 2019


Where to watch a movie under the stars in Seattle

An outdoor movie at Hing Hay Park (📷: Seattle Parks) It’s mid-July, and that means the days are getting oh-so-slightly shorter. But pre-9 p.m. sunsets come with their own silver lining: Outdoor movies! Outdoor movies in Seattle are generally free admission and first-come, first served. Blankets and low-backed lawn chairs are allowed. Showtime is typically at dusk. […]

/ July 18, 2019


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