Contact: Nicole Griffin,
SAM Public Relations
Olympic Sculpture Park Farmers Market
Launches Thursday, July 15
Weekly farmers market includes chef demonstrations, live music performances, family art activities, the TASTE “Liquid Lounge” and more.
SEATTLE, June 28, 2010 – Every Thursday from July 15 through September 9, the Olympic Sculpture Park will bring together art, environment and community like never before as it welcomes its own Olympic Sculpture Park Farmers Market from 3:30-7:30 pm. Arranged along the Olympic Sculpture Park’s signature Z-path, the farmers market will feature more than 30 local farmers and vendors.
The market will include chef demonstrations by talent from throughout the region, food, drinks and wine tastings by TASTE Restaurant, and more. In addition, each Thursday’s farmers market will be followed by free live music performances in the SAM Performs series. More information can be found at www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout.
The Thursday farmers market and performances are part of the Get Out! summer season of festivals, performances, special events and more at the Olympic Sculpture Park. The farmers market is presented in partnership with TASTE Restaurant and the Seattle Farmers Market Association (SFMA), who is proud to partner with SAM in the production of its summer series. SFMA is the organizer of the Ballard Farmers Market and five other neighborhood markets. This year it celebrates its 20th anniversary as founder of the neighborhood market movement in the Seattle area.
Visitors to can cap off an afternoon at the farmers market each Thursday with a range of free live music performances, from jazz and rock bands to outdoor social dancing with live accompaniment. Performances include:
- Jul 15, 5:30-7:30 pm – Join Tumbao for hot Latin jazz & salsa, along with a dance lesson.
- Jul 22, 5:30-7:30 pm – Artist and musician Whiting Tennis and his band sing songs of everyday events that reconsider familiar moments as extraordinary.
- Jul 29, 5:30-7:30 pm – McTuff performs avant-funk with Skerik and Seattle’s meanest organ group.
- Aug 5, 5:30-7:30 pm – Retro-pop band Curtains for You rock the park.
- Aug 12, 5:30-7:30 pm – Jovino Santos Neto performs hot Brazilian jazz for a summer night.
- Aug 19, 5:30-7:30 – The Marc Seales Group performs an "American Song Book" of jazz like no other.
- Aug 26, 6-9 pm – Dancing ‘til Dusk co-presented with Seattle Parks and Recreation brings Tumbao with salsa dancing and free lessons.
- Sept 2, 6-9 pm – Dancing ‘til Dusk co-presented with Seattle Parks and Recreation with the band KGB and a Ball Blanc with Waltzing and more! Wear white.
- Sept 9, 6-9 pm – Dancing ‘til Dusk (co-presented with Seattle Parks and Recreation) and the Art of Jazz present Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Big Band Swing.
TASTE RESTAURANT and the TASTE LIQUID LOUNGE
Shop the OSP Farmers Market and enjoy drinks and bites at the Liquid Lounge, or purchase a bottle of wine and take home ingredients to create a “fresh inspired” market dinner. Several prepared food vendors will be on site including the TASTE market booth where, each week TASTE Restaurant will offer a seasonal panini along with a side dish using ingredients from one of the participating farms, along with pastry chef Lucy Damkoehler’s doughnuts made with seasonally available ingredients.
In addition, every Thursday during the farmers market, the TASTE Liquid Lounge located at the TASTE Café in the Olympic Sculpture Park (OSP) pavilion will feature:
- Wine and beer by the glass
- Specialty cocktail inspired by a local ingredient
- Wine tasting area featuring NW wines, including TASTE’s own Masterpiece Red and White wines, which were blended to commemorate the opening of OSP. (Wine tasting is $5 per person. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. )
GET OUT! ALL SUMMER AT THE
OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK
Get Out! and play, shop, party and create this summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park (OSP). The Seattle Art Museum has scheduled an entire summer season packed full of activities that combine visual art, green living and community. More information and a complete calendar of events can be found at www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout.
The OSP summer season kicked-off June 12 during the Celebrating Wildflowers family festival and will be alive with art and events through September 12. Each week is punctuated by events such as a Thursday Farmers Market and music and art-filled Thursday evenings beginning in July, free Yoga in the park on Saturdays, a rocking SAM Remix at OSP in August, and much more. Throughout the season, Get Out! will aim to be socially responsible and environmentally friendly.
This summer, the Olympic Sculpture Park is also featuring an exhibition of outdoor, ephemeral art, Summer Projects. For Summer Projects, West Coast artists Jenny Heishman, Andrew Dadson, Mungo Thomson, Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Whiting Tennis created site-specific installations that will be on view all summer in various areas of the park. In addition, on August 28 a new installation in the PACCAR Pavilion will open to the public. Trenton Doyle Hancock’s A Better Promise (2010), is an ambitious, site-specific installation that continues an imaginative and colorful epic saga that the artist has created and follows through his multi-media art works. The installation at OSP will include large-scale sculpture, wall drawings and an interactive component encouraging viewers to add their own “mounds of color” in the form of plastic bottle caps to the park and feed them to the work of art, thereby infusing color into OSP’s PACCAR Pavilion.
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