Over the last decade, Seattle has turned into one of the fastest-growing cities in America in terms of our population and economy. From Ballard to Rainier Beach, theatres have become bars, thrift stores have become temporary performance spaces, and barren storefronts have become opportunities to display artists’ work. For some, the change is a gift – for others, a curse. In conjunction with Gift City: A Project by Keller Easterling currently on view at the Henry, this conversation specifically addresses the issue of affordable and equitable housing and work space for artists. A group of guest panelists will offer insights and discuss how artists can leverage Seattle’s growth into opportunity.
This program is co-presented by Artist Trust and the Henry Art Gallery.