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Community to celebrate Magnuson Park Building 30 grand opening

This afternoon a community celebration will mark the grand opening of the renovated Building 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park. Mayor Mike McGinn included $8.5 million in the 2012 budget to conduct these renovations. The grand opening allows nonprofit groups to return to a safer building that also serves as an arts hub within the […]


New art project unveiled to educate public about solar energy

Today Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle City Light and Pacific Science Center unveiled a new interactive art project designed to demonstrate the science of solar energy in an accessible way. Five sculpted flowers standing up to three stories tall now greet visitors to Pacific Science Center and Seattle Center with a creative lesson in renewable energy […]


Update on pre-paid parking program, road safety emphasis patrols

Today Mayor McGinn, the Seattle Police Department and the Seattle Department of Transportation updated the public on the mayor’s pre-paid parking program and road safety emphasis patrol efforts in advance of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend. “When it comes to our road safety efforts, we are taking an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach,” said McGinn. “That’s why […]


A budget that reflects Seattle’s values

Today at 2 PM in City Council Chambers, Mayor McGinn delivered his 2013-2014 Proposed Budget. There’s a lot of good news, from funds to hire more police officers to investments in high-capacity transit and more open hours for our community centers. We’ve put everything all in one place for you here on our blog. You […]


Apply now for funding to support neighborhood and community arts events

Do you have an ongoing festival or event in your neighborhood? We want to help! The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs administers a Neighborhood & Community Arts program which supports community groups planning a neighborhood arts or cultural event in 2013. Events must have been previously produced, have a significant arts and culture component […]


Launching the 2012 Only in Seattle campaign

In a continued effort to encourage discovery and exploration of new neighborhoods and businesses in Seattle, Mayor McGinn announced both the addition of three new neighborhoods to be featured in the 2012 Only in Seattle Campaign, and the launch of Only in Seattle Sundays – a special once-a-month neighborhood discount day. Now in the campaign’s […]


The Great Wheel

We couldn’t resist sharing these photos of Seattle’s own Great Wheel. Come down to the waterfront soon to check out the view.


Nonprofit arts generate $447.6 million for Seattle’s economy

Arts mean business. The nonprofit arts and culture industry in Seattle generates $447.6 million in annual economic activity, supporting 10,807 full-time equivalent jobs and delivering $38.2 million in local and state government revenues. This according to Arts & Economic Prosperity IV: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences, the most […]


Sneak peek of Chihuly Garden and Glass

Mayor McGinn will be cutting the ribbon on Monday to open the new Chihuly Garden and Glass facility at Seattle Center, but in the meantime, we couldn’t resist sharing a sneak peek of this gorgeous new art installation.


Announcing an $1.1 million investment in neighborhood business districts

Today the mayor joined neighborhood business district leaders and local business owners at Big Time Brewery & Alehouse in Seattle’s University District to announce a $1.1 million investment in 19 neighborhood business districts as part of the Seattle Jobs Plan. “Our neighborhood business districts are a critical economic asset. Their diversity and strength is a […]