Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Panel: Arts & Action To Better Our Community
May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$5
Can arts change our communities like they change our lives? ArtsFund joins Town Hall Seattle to share pivotal research from their first-ever Social Impact of the Arts Study in King County, and to present a panel of local leaders who provide perspectives on how we can engage the arts to strengthen our region in fields such as youth development and education, health and wellness, neighborhood vitality, and more.
These panelists identify ways we can activate the findings from this new wave of research, framing a deeper understanding of the public value of the arts in our evolving community. Sit in for a chance to learn how every one of us can harness the arts to participate in the advancement of community priorities—and take action to sustain a thriving, equitable society in our region.
Panelists: Randy Engstrom, Director of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture; James Miles, Executive Director of Arts Corps; Vivian Phillips, Arts Leader and Advocate; and Harold (Jay) Vogelsang, President and Chief Development Officer at Swedish Medical Center Foundation.
Moderator: Marcie Sillman, Arts and Culture Reporter at KUOW
Framing presentation of study’s findings: Sarah Sidman, ArtsFund Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications.
Case study presentation: Holly Jacobson, Path with Art Executive Director