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Summer at SAM

Jul 14 2024

10 am–3 pm

Olympic Sculpture Park

Grounds and Pavilion

Play, picnic, and create this summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park! SAM presents an entire summer season packed full of programs that combine visual art, music, and community. All Summer at SAM programs are free, public, and suitable for all ages. There is no outside alcohol permitted in the Olympic Sculpture Park.

On Sunday mornings, refresh and recharge with daytime movement classes, community partner activities, and guided tours of the park’s world-renowned sculptures.

10–11 am

Reconnect with your body and mind after a busy week with a 60-minute vinyasa flow led by Take Care Yoga. Bring a mat, water bottle, and any other supplies you need for your practice—all levels are welcome!

Community Meetup
11 am–2 pm
Calling all crafters! Get your daily dose of caffeine and make progress on your current creative project at this makers meet up coordinated by Coffee and Crafting Club.

Art Activity & Environmental Engagement
11 am–3 pm
Poetry Postcard Fest is an annual literacy event in which individuals sign up to create and mail 31 original poems on postcards before the end of August. Join veteran participants Tim Mateer and Abhaya Thomas for a hands-on workshop as they teach the basics of postcard-making.

With UW Botanic Gardens, you’ll learn about the benefits of native plants, gain insight on incorporating them into your garden, and get tips on identifying our region’s most common native plants. Put your plant identification skills to the test!

NW Folklife Pop-Up Concert
Noon–1 pm
The Setar and Tombak are deeply rooted in Persian classical music and Iran’s rich cultural heritage. Here, the instruments will be played in unison, creating a captivating fusion of sound that transports listeners to another time and place.

SAM Tours
1:30–2:30 pm
Explore the dynamic history of the Olympic Sculpture Park with a 60-minute walking tour led by a SAM docent. Tours meet outside PACCAR Pavilion and offer an up-close look at both the sculptures and ecosystems within the park.

2–3 pm
Fusing Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves, free Zumba® Latin dance-fitness classes are a great way to spend the afternoon. Tennis shoes and water bottle recommended. Class led by Daren Wade and Susan Rucker.

MARKET in the Park will be serving coffee and menu items including short rib rolls, crab rolls, and mangonadas!

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Summer at SAM

Free summer programs at the Olympic Sculpture Park explore place-making, cultural confluences, and learning from our local environment through visual art, music, and community

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