The Office of Arts & Culture‘s Neighborhood & Community Arts program helps Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups produce festivals and events that enhance the visibility of neighborhoods, promote cultural participation, celebrate diversity and build community through arts and culture.
In 2014, the program provided $1,200 each to 42 organizations to support annual public festivals and events.
Neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups may seek support for a recurring festival or event that has been in existence ..continue reading
On August 9 a new local resource will open in SoDo. Eric Renn, Founder of the “Make It Locally” Educational Campaign, says their 15,000 square foot facility, SoDo MakerSpace, will be a community workshop with rapid prototyping tools and a place to make (just about) anything. The vision for the 15,000 square foot facility includes a community classroom and event space, a certified commercial kitchen, a co-working area, and a fabrication and entrepreneur incubator space in Seattle’s light industrial neighborhood. Address ..continue reading
Free Trees for Your Home!
Trees for Neighborhoods helps Seattle residents plant trees around their home. Through the City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program, Seattle residents have planted over 4,000 trees since 2009. That’s 4,000 more trees that help clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our neighborhoods safer and healthier. Join the movement this year—plant a tree and help grow Seattle’s urban forest!
The 2014 application season kicks off on Monday, August 4th at ..continue reading
Bicycle commuters coming home from work this Thursday evening August 7th may find a surprise under the West Seattle Bridge.
The West Seattle Tool Library’s Fixers Collective and DIY Bikes will be doing their monthly workshop under the West Seattle Bridge.
“It’s been a long summer so far and many of our daily bicycle commuters have not found the time to work on their bicycles or take them into a local shop. We are coming ..continue reading
The Delridge Grocery Coop has exciting news to announce: The Friday Farmstand launches this week!
Finally – fresh, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables in Delridge.
Come by every Friday all summer from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at 5435 Delridge Way SW. This is two doors south of the library, and across the street from Delridge Grocery Coop’s future full-service grocery location.
Celebrate the launch this Friday, July 18th, with free lemonade at the farmstand, and a fun comedy event afterwards from 8-12 ..continue reading
King County Wastewater Division announces that their 2014 Roadside Rain Garden construction program in Sunrise Heights and Westwood is nearly complete. Construction will begin begin on two new streets in late June.
King County’s work to build roadside rain gardens on seven streets in Sunrise Heights and Westwood is will finish ahead of schedule. The deep wells on the 15 streets planned to have roadside rain gardens are also complete.
To finish the project more quickly, crews will start work on ..continue reading
The Washington Environmental Council and Resource Media have created a new social media project around mapping polluted runoff problems: #WaterSpotter!
The goal is to solicit photo contributions from community members to document and map polluted runoff problems such as
Pooling of water;
Sheeting of water;
Oil sheens on pavement; and
Clogged storm drains throughout Puget Sound.
It’s as easy as taking a picture and sharing it using Instagram. Here’s how it works:
Spot runoff (water in a puddle, overflowing drains, water with ..continue reading
The Seattle City Council is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC) for a term lasting until December 31, 2016.
The SEEC is an independent committee comprised of seven volunteers. The Mayor and the City Council each appoint three Commissioners and the Commissioners select the seventh.
“The Ethics and Elections Commission is one of the City’s most important bodies,” said Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess. “They are the guardians of our local ..continue reading
Re-discover Seattle’ trail system on National Trails Day, June 7.
The first Saturday in June is traditionally an excellent weather day in Seattle and a perfect time to discover, celebrate, and learn about trails in the city as part of National Trails Day. This year, Seattle Parks and Recreation, together with community partners such as the Student Conservation Association, are coming together to raise awareness around trails and to restore and maintain them.
“National Trails Day is a time ..continue reading
The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is accepting applications for new members to advise the City on the concerns and needs of the growing bicycling community. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an influential role in implementing the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of ..continue reading