Local resident Darian Smolar is helping to create an artist data base for Lake City as well as create more opportunities for local artists and performers to share their work for the benefit of all. We know that we all have survey fatigue here in lake City but please consider chiming in as we work to create a dedicated arts committee.
LCFF is currently seeking performers for our Concerts in the Lake City Mini Park. Please visit her to fill out our simple application: Artist Application
Performances will be every Wednesday starting June 7th for 10 weeks. Performances will be compensated $200 for 40 minutes to one hour of music. A start time of 6 PM is set for each event. We encourage performers who have a strong cultural connection to share and are hopeful that the music encourages dance. Venue is outdoors at the Lake City Mini Park at 125th and Lake City Way. We provide a tent for performers and will work with artists on sound requirements. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
November 18th brought the first “World Dance Party” to NE Seattle and it was not to be missed. The evening was an incredible night of sharing culture with each other through food, art and dance. Six scheduled dance instructions kept the night zipping along kicking off with none other than the “Chicken Dance”. As the evening progressed another set of impromptu dances came from attendants eager to share their cultural expression including a Turkish Folk Dance and some traditional Somali Dancing.
Everyone enjoyed a fantastic feast made up of potluck dishes brought by attendants, donations from the Kaffeeklatsch and Mo and Lu Pasta and wonderful offerings from Stephen with the Hunger intervention program and the staff of the North Seattle Family Resource Center. In addition, participants were asked to fill out a leaf and attach it to the “You Are Welcome Here” tree identifying where people had come from. The Lake City Youth Leadership Program helped with set up and take down and also offered up a cool mask decorating station.
LCFF was honored to take part in the event that was made possible through the Seattle Parks District’s “Recreation 4 All” initiative. Resources were available for individuals and families through several groups including the Office of Civil Rights and the ORCA card program. Partnering on the evening were the Children’s Home Society of Washington, Lake City Seniors, Lake City Branch of the Seattle Public Library, Hunger Intervention Program, LCFF, Seattle Parks and Department of Neighborhoods. Continue reading “World Dance Party in NE Seattle”→