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AIE trains students for employment and career opportunities in 3D animation, game development and related fields through the provision of world class education as well as acting as a catalyst to build these industries.

AIE Website

In it's 30th year forever changing A/NT Gallery has endeavored to present two and three-dimensional works of art to the public. Many artists display their work for the first time at A/NT Gallery a uniquely welcoming venue.

A/NT Gallery Website

Book-It Repertory Theatre is dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre, through simple and sensitive production, and to inspiring our audiences to read. In its 30 years, Book-It has staged over 100 world premiere adaptations. While usually performing in the Center Theatre in Seattle Center’s Armory, Book-It uses a variety of venues for its performances. Additionally, through a robust touring program, workshops, and residencies, their Arts & Education Program reaches over 55,000 students in schools, libraries, and community centers across the state.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Website

The Center School is a Seattle Public School that provides a rigorous academic education in the heart of Seattle's cultural and arts community. Located on the third and fourth floors of Center House, The Center School emphasizes inquiry-based learning and interdisciplinary team teaching to bring academic subjects to life.

The Center School Website

Chihuly Garden and Glass will feature many of Chihuly's most popular series works and architectural installations highlighting the wide-ranging breadth and scope of Dale's career to include new, existing and archival works by the artist.

Chihuly Garden and Glass Website

Begun in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the performing and visual arts and a Bachelor of Music degree, multiple public programs, and extension courses. The College’s founder Nellie Cornish believed in education through exposure to all the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curriculum and community involvement today by promoting experimentation, discovery, and innovation, giving artists the creative intelligence they need to thrive in their disciplines and beyond. The Cornish Playhouse on Seattle Center campus serves as a satellite campus for the college, whose main campus is in the Denny Triangle area.

Cornish College of the Arts Website

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center takes visitors of all ages on an interactive journey that brings to life the connections we share with others across the globe. Discover innovations and inventions that are helping to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. Immerse yourself in debates about education, health and poverty. Take action on a cause that you care about. The Discovery Center also offers a rich array of programs and community events, educator resources and school tours.

Discovery Center Website

Seattle's public broadcasting station. KCTS 9’s mission is to inspire a smarter world.

KCTS 9 Website

KEXP is a nonprofit arts organization serving music lovers through in-person, broadcast and online programming. KEXP operates one of the most influential listener-supported radio stations in the world, 90.3 KEXP-FM Seattle, with online and on-air service reaching over 200,000 global listeners each week. Visit the KEXP Gathering Space to experience music and connect with other music lovers. Grab coffee at La Marzocco Café, then settle in and watch KEXP DJs work. Shop for records at Light In the Attic Record Shop. Catch your new favorite band performing for free in the viewing gallery. Go behind the scenes with a free station tour exploring the music library, live performance studio, and production rooms.

KEXP Website

MoPOP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, MoPOP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At MoPOP, artists, audiences, and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.

MoPOP Website

An independent 501(c)(3) arts organization that celebrates the multigenerational arts, cultures, and traditions of a global Pacific Northwest. Since 1972, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and demystifying our differences together, under one roof.

Northwest Folklife Website

Pacific Northwest Ballet is widely recognized as one of the top ballet companies in the country. Under the artistic direction of Peter Boal, the company performs a wide variety of classical and contemporary ballets in Seattle and on national and international tours.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Website

Pacific Science Center features five buildings of interactive science exhibits, a tropical Butterfly House, two IMAX theatres (one with IMAX 3D technology), a planetarium and laser light shows. Pacific Science Center is a nonprofit, private foundation

Pacific Science Center Website

Pottery Northwest, a studio devoted to ceramics, provides a professional clay workshop for community use. It offers beginning and advanced classes along with major workshops by nationally recognized artists. On its 30th anniversary in 1996, pottery from the studio was given the American Craft Council Award of Distinction. An exhibition/sales Gallery, attached to the front of the workshop, shows finished pieces by studio potters.

Pottery Northwest Website

Seattle Center Monorail is the nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system and a beloved Seattle landmark. The Monorail provides a fun, quick, and convenient link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture, KeyArena, The Children’s Museum, and a host of theatrical and cultural experiences.

Seattle Center Monrail Website

The Children's Museum features interactive child-size exhibits that invite visitors to explore world cultures in the museum's "Neighborhood," across the globe and through time. Studio spaces allow children to experience art, technology and the humanities through hands-on activities.

Seattle Children's Museum Website

The mission of Seattle Children’s Theatre is to provide children of all ages access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education.

Seattle Children's Theatre Website

Founded in 1976, SIFF is a non-profit film organization dedicated to fostering an informed, aware, and vibrant community of film lovers through our year-round five-screen SIFF Cinema (SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center), annual Seattle International Film Festival held over 25-days in May and June, and SIFF Education with its lifelong learning and creativity for all ages. SIFF believes in film’s unique power to share original stories, diverse perspectives, and rich emotional journeys. Seattle Center is home to their SIFF Film Center, with its administrative offices, state-of-the-art 90-seat jewelbox cinema, and SIFF Education classes, workshops, and youth filmmaking camps.

SIFF Website

Seattle Opera - Founded in 1963, Seattle Opera has developed into one of the leading opera companies in the United States. Under the leadership of general director Aidan Lang, the company is recognized internationally for its theatrically compelling and musically accomplished performances. Seattle Opera's summer presentations, particularly of Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen, have been acclaimed often and widely as the Pacific Northwest's premier cultural events. A new production of the Ring was presented in August of 2001 and was remounted in the summer of 2005. August 2003 signaled the debut of Seattle Opera in the new Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

Seattle Opera Website

Seattle Rep puts theater at the heart of public life. Founded in 1963 and winner of the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Seattle Rep is currently led by Artistic Director Braden Abraham and Managing Director Jeffrey Herrmann. Over a season and throughout the year, Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Rep’s nationally recognized programs include the New Play Program, Public Works Seattle, the August Wilson Monologue Competition, Pay What You Choose ticketing options, and numerous audience enrichment and engagement opportunities including post-play panels, discussions, and community events.

Seattle Rep Website

Seattle Shakespeare Company is the Puget Sound region’s only year-round professional classical theatre dedicated to producing the works of Shakespeare. The company’s growing success stems from a deep belief in the power and vibrancy of Shakespeare’s words and ideas along with a commitment to artistic excellence on the stage. The results have been provocative performances that both challenge and delight audiences while fostering an appreciation for the greatest playwright the world has ever known.

Seattle Shakespeare Company Website

The Space Needle is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world and is a treasured Seattle icon. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair—the Century 21 Exposition whose theme was “The Age of Space”—the tower’s futuristic design was inspired by the idea that the fair needed a structure to symbolize humanity’s Space Age aspirations. Since its grand opening on April 21, 1962, the landmark continues to symbolize the innovative and forward-thinking spirit of Seattle. Located at Seattle Center, the Space Needle stands at 605’ tall and is one of the most photographed structures in the world.

Space Needle Website

TeenTix is a revolutionary arts access program for teenagers. We help arts organizations connect with young audiences and we empower teenagers to engage with the arts on their own terms. Any teenager (13-19 years old) can sign up for a free Teen Tix pass. The pass entitles them to purchase $5.00 day-of-show tickets at any of Teen Tix partner organizations. TeenTix also provides various arts engagement opportunities to teens, from arts leadership training on the TeenTix Steering Committee, to arts criticism through the TeenTix Press Corps. Over 80 teen contributors make the TeenTix blog Seattle’s best source of youth-centric arts coverage.

TeenTix Website

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) is a leadership and service organization founded in 1997 to advocate for the region's growing theatre community's causes and administer much-needed services. TPS exists to promote the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public, and to unify and strengthen the theatre community through programs, resources and services. TPS is now the Northwest's premiere arts advocacy and leadership organization, serving over 1,300 individual members and 130 organizations. Members include theatre companies of all sizes, as well as actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, playwrights, stage managers, technicians, and theatre administrative staff. TPS truly represents the diversity of Puget Sound; our members range from Everett to Olympia, Port Townsend to Wenatchee, and beyond.

Theatre Puget Sound Website

Vera is an all-ages volunteer fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera strives to fulfill its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people.Vera’s programs are always all ages, with a focus on young people ages 14 to 24.

The Vera Project Website

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