Keep Art Alive: The Essential Role of Creative Culture in Seattle
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Civic Cocktail offers a lively look at big events and important issues facing the Puget Sound region.
Art and creativity are essential to the fabric of any community. After two years of pandemic-related closures and unpredictable in-person participation at theaters, museums, galleries, music venues and small businesses all over the state, we must ask ourselves; what's next? What have we realized about the essential role that the arts play in our culture, as a community resource, and in our future? How do we sustain our creative character? How can we unite to keep our favorite artists, organizations, and talent thriving in our community?
Segment 1 - Arts
- Vivian Phillips, Co-host doubleXposure podcast, Editor in-chief of Arte Noir magazine
- Greg Lundgren, Founder of Museum of Museums, Co-producer of New Rising Sun
Segment 2 - Music industry and festivals
- Reese Tanimura, musican, activist and Managing Director of Northwest Folklife
- Kevin Sur, former touring musician, music industry professional and the founder of Artist Home
- Mark Baumgarten, Managing Editor, Crosscut
About Civic Cocktail
Civic Cocktail connects elected and community leaders with the public for lively conversations about important issues facing our region. Whether you’re new to the Pacific Northwest, a self-described “civic nerd,” or looking to meet people engaged in their communities, your evening at this beloved program is sure to be friendly, fun, and fascinating. Civic Cocktail’s welcoming and conversational tone is inspired by our Dialogue Across Differences initiative. We hope you can join in person, where the conversation happens over tasty bites and festive libations, but you can still enjoy the experience wherever you are by watching virtually.
More Event Information
Attendees will be able to submit questions to the panelists in-person and virtually, as well as at the time of ticket purchase via Eventbrite.
About Seattle CityClub
Seattle CityClub is a 40-year-old nonpartisan, civics-focused nonprofit, providing a platform for insightful and educational conversations that include a diverse range of perspectives.
Crosscut.com is a nonprofit, publicly supported newsroom. It is part of Cascade Public Media, which also owns and operates KCTS 9, Seattle's PBS station. Cascade Public Media serves the Pacific Northwest and its mission is to inspire a smarter world by committing to exceptional public television programming and local public interest journalism.
We will adhere to our venue’s current policies on Covid-19. Please check before attending in person for the requirements.
Special thanks to Civic Cocktail's Title Partner Comcast.
Thank you to our Civic Cocktail partners: