Thursday, June 10, 2010

Arts Crush

If you live in the Pacific Northwest or planning to visit in the month of October, Arts Crush may interest you.

This is a FIRST and still in the planning stages.

Arts Crush, presented by Theatre Puget Sound, is a month-long festival that connects artists and audiences with invigorating new experiences at hundreds of events across the region. More than 200 arts organizations and innumerable artists from all over the Puget Sound will come together as a united arts community to share arts experiences with people of all kinds.

Spotlighting a different creative arts discipline each week, the festival features opportunities to participate in theatre, music, literature, dance, visual art and more. Arts Crush reawakens the senses by engaging people in the arts in unique ways; through hands-on participation, peeking behind the scenes, or experiencing art in unexpected places. In addition, Arts Crush extends an open invitation to sample the abundance of arts and culture in our region by adopting creative pay-what-you will or discounted fee structures for traditional arts experiences.

There will be an Arts Crush gatherings at SAM tonight and in Olympia on Monday. Tonight's conversation is focused more on the visual arts community but all are welcome. So if you have any questions or ideas show up.

Here are two Arts Crush Information Sessions where you will learn what is happening, provide details on the various ways to participate, answer any questions, and have an open discussion to brainstorm on any exciting ideas or collaborations that percolate.

Seattle - Visual Arts Organizations & Artists
Thursday, June 10 at 5:30pm
Seattle Art Museum - Arnold Board Room (1300 First Ave)
Please RSVP to Sam at 206.770.0370 or

Olympia - All Disciplines
Monday, June 14 at 12pm
The Olympia Center - Room 200 (222 Columbia St NW)
Please RSVP to Sam at 206.770.0370 or

More information can be found on the Arts Crush website.


  1. Gee! That sounds like such FUN!
    Too kewl...
    The Northwest knows how to treat artists; there are always interesting events taking place there. Wish I wasn't a continent's width away...