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Saturday, September 23, 2023
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All Day
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Grounds/Public Space
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Free Event

Seattle Center is pleased to collaborate with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture to bring Seattle Center Sculpture Walk to campus as part of our Temporary Art Program. Yearly funding is provided by Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken.

Enjoy Seattle Center Sculpture Walk on our grounds, mid-August through end of 2023.

These four artworks were developed through Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Art Interruptions program. A cohort of artists attended a year-long Public Art Bootcamp training program, which resulted in four artists receiving commissions at Seattle Center.


Bird Catcher by Sara Dobbs

Location: Founders Court

The Bird Catcher is a series of wooden sculptures located in the Seattle Center’s Founders Court. The series uses goldfinches and reoccurring frame shapes to visually explore an attempt to capture nature. The pieces are two-sided, divided between painted and unpainted areas, showing the tension between the natural world and constructed imitations.

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Zuihitsu: Memories and Stories of Migration by Amiko Matsuo

Location: South Exhibition Hall Lawn Covered Walkway

The handmade fuurin windchimes are an offering – , a visual and sonic space for reflection about the places we come from and where we come together. Through our migrations and inward journeys, the red thread connects our chance encounters and dreams.
(A zuihitsu is a Japanese contemplative literary form characterized by loosely associated fragments of text.)

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OBLIGATE by Renee Adams

Location: Fisher Pavilion Roof, westside

Mistletoe has a long folkloric history with ties to the Christmas tradition. It is also a parasitic plant with over 1,500 species worldwide and a food source for birds. This stylized version of the plant welcomes you to kiss below it.

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Medicinal: A Public Art Offering by Io Palmer

Location: Fisher Pavilion Roof, eastside

Medicinal: A Public Art Offering is made up of hundreds of laser cut plexiglass forms. Inspired by the medicinal herb garden on the University of Washington campus, this hanging installation references nature’s innate ability to heal, restore, and thrive.
Materials: Plexiglass, braided metal thread.

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Same Day Events Showing Events on September 23, 2023

All Day

Northwest Tea Festival

Admission Fee
Each year festival organizers bring together authors, industry experts, buyers, retailers, artists, and educators to help you experience something new and expand your enjoyment of this most fascinating of beverages!
All Day

The Italian Festival

Free Event
Seattle Center Festál presents The Italian Festival in partnership with Festa Italiana. The festival celebrates the joy of “All Things Italian” and features art, music, food, dance and participatory activities for the entire family. Highlights include cooking demos, a classic car show, a dog show, and a world-famous “Grape Stomp” which must be seen to be believed!
1:30 p.m.

Dog Man: The Musical

Admission Fee
Dog Man: The Musical is based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants and Cat Kid Comic Club. Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! How hard could it be?
2:00 p.m.

Petite Mort

Admission Fee
In season opener, this triple bill looks at the world of dance through unique shifts in perspective.
5:00 p.m.

Dog Man: The Musical

Admission Fee
Dog Man: The Musical is based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants and Cat Kid Comic Club. Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! How hard could it be?
7:30 p.m.

Passengers from The 7 Fingers: Preview Performance

Admission Fee
Through contemporary dance, music, and extraordinary acrobatics, a breathtaking series of vignettes tells the unique stories of reunions and goodbyes from the strangers that surround you onboard. From contemporary physical theater troupe The 7 Fingers comes this jaw-dropping ride you must see to believe.
7:30 p.m.

Petite Mort

Admission Fee
In season opener, this triple bill looks at the world of dance through unique shifts in perspective.

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