For Immediate Release
Contact: Wendy Malloy,
SAM Public Relations
Summer Season at the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park: KICKS OFF JULY 11
Seattle Art Museum brings together art, environment and community in its fourth season of outdoor events at the waterfront park
Kick-off the OSP summer season July 11 with art activities, local wines and food trucks, an ArtHit Tour, and a mini yoga session. The festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. with a special processional performance by New Orleans style brass band Tubaluba beginning at the entrance to the pavilion, pausing for a 6 pm ribbon cutting to open Park Season, and continuing down the Z-path to culminate at Seattle based artist Heather Hart’s large scale, interactive installation, The Western Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother.
This year’s theme is inspired by SAM’s special exhibition, Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion on display June 27-September 8 at SAM Downtown. The summer season programs will feature pop-inspired bands and art activities that explore fashion, street culture, and the Northwest’s popular DIY sensibility.
On Thursday evenings throughout the summer, SAM invites visitors to soak in the city and the views with food and beverages, the incredible views and live music. Mark your calendars for Art Hit Tours starting at 6:30 p.m. featuring curators, local artists and cultural leaders. A caravan of local food trucks will line the z-path, along with wine and dinner fare by TASTE Restaurant between 6 and 8 pm. These cozy evenings will also include the popular SAM Performs series with live music from 6-8 pm. Grab a bite from Seattle’s favorite food trucks as music infuses the waterfront.
Saturdays are active days at the park, featuring yoga at 10:30 am, Zumba at 2 pm, Drop-in art activities with local artists from 11 am–1 pm, sketching workshops in July and crafting workshops in August.
A current schedule for the 2013 Summer Season the Olympic Sculpture Park is available on our website at www.seattleartmuseum.org/getout, or by calling (206) 654-3100. All events are subject to change.