Seattle creative and cofounder of CreativeLive Chase Jarvis joined us at a packed ImpactHub to explore all the corners of Seattle’s creative scene. Chase shared his perspective on Seattle’s growth, encouraged creatives to be confident in their work and offered up this advice: “If you don’t have the ability to promote your thing… I think you should ask yourself: ‘Do you actually believe in it?’” Here’s our summary of five tips he shared with us last night.
Thanks again to our event sponsor Wealthsimple for helping us make last night’s conversation happen.
‘How it feels outside right now.’ A Seattle Reddit user posted a screenshot of a brownish, post-apocalyptic-looking Seattle from the cartoon “Rick and Morty,” and we have to admit…they sort of nailed it. (Reddit)
Seattle’s not having it. This city’s not cool with Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects children of undocumented immigrants. Hundreds of Seattleites protested the decision Tuesday, all sorts of local politicians spoke out, business leaders like Microsoft’s Brad Smith are promising action, and Washington’s attorney general Bob Ferguson is taking the Trump administration to court. ✊
More evidence that our housing market is insane. The median price of a home near the UW’s campus is roughly $825,000, and that means a lot of university employees can’t afford to live there. So the UW is taking the matter into its own hands and drawing up plans to build affordable housing there for faculty and staff. (The Seattle Times)
Is that seat taken? Congressman Dave Reichert announced he’s not going to run for re-election next year, and that’s huge. Why? Dave’s a Republican, he’s been in the House since 2005, and his district (narrowly) voted for Hillary last year. There’s already quite the list of Dems gunning for his spot, so buckle up for a lively race. (The Seattle Times)
They’re ferry, ferry sorry. Washington State Ferries have been a bit of a mess this summer, and ferry riders weren’t shy about letting it know. WSF listened and apologized, specifically to the folks traveling the Fauntleroy (West Seattle)/Vashon/Southworth route. (KING5)
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🎨 9/7: Andrew Morrison Exhibition and Grand re-opening of UIATF Gift Shop
🎼 9/8: Ann Powers with Riz Rollins
🖼 9/8: Dozer’s Warehouse
🇮🇹 9/8-10: San Gennaro Festival of Seattle
🏰 9/8-10: Biggest Bounce House in the WORLD | Tacoma, WA
🍳 9/9: Bacon Eggs & Kegs
🧀 9/9: Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival
🌙 9/9: Chinatown-ID Night Market
😂 9/9: John Keister: Living & Dying in Seattle
🎉 9/9-10: Seattle Design Festival Block Party
🍦 9/10: Ice Cream Social Pop-Up
🌺 9/10: Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
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