Build Lake City Together Brings Back “Music in the Mini Park”
All performances are free to the public. Events are every Wednesday evening starting on June 12th for 10 weeks. This series was made possible through the City of Seattle’s “Put Arts in the Park” grant program. The Mini Park is located on the Southwest corner of 125th Ave NE and Lake City Way. Please consider bringing a chair.
Join us as we kick off the 2018 “Music in the Mini Park concerts with contemporary jazz group “Jump Ensemble”. The concerts will run every Wednesday for ten weeks. Music begins at 5:30 and we have another stellar line up to share with you. Park is located at 12359 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125.
This series is made possible through the “Put Arts in the Park” grant initiative in partnership with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and the Seattle Parks Department.
LCFF is excited to continue to expand our ability to better serve our local businesses and build Community in Lake City. On February 12th Mayor Durkan announced the recipients of the 2018 Only in Seattle grant initiative. Lake City future first was one of several neighborhoods that received funding from this program through the Office of Economic Development. The grant will help to continue to support local small businesses, convene community and help to establish opportunities throughout the Lake City Community. For additional information on the grant and allocations please visit: Only In Seattle. Within the grant is $5,000 to help support outreach within our immigrant and refugee populations to build capacity to help ensure that the voices of our diverse Lake City are at the table.
LCFF received $15,000 dollars from the City and private foundations to continue and expand the work of our Lake City youth and local artists mural projects.
LCFF was able to secure office space on the LCW corridor just north of Elliott Bay Brewery to increase our presence and make information more available – Look for us to open sometime in March of 2018.
LCFF also received funding from the “Put Arts in the Park” program to once again provide entertainment in our 125th Street Mini Park as well as Albert Davis Park this spring and summer. This program is funded through the Office of Arts and Culture and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
LCFF is excited to be able to continue and improve our service within the community and are very proud of the investments being made in our work. There is much more on the horizon and we hope to share more good news soon. Thank you to all our partners and supporters and all those that live, work and recreate in Lake City.
LCFF caught up with local Artist Elise Koncsek as she was taking down her installation entitled “My Home” this past week at the Lake City Mini Park. I asked Elise if she would be willing to share a bit about her project:
“My Home provides a voice for Seattleites experiencing homelessness to define the concept of “home” and publicly share their needs and interests for housing solutions. With this project, I aim to spark discussion about homelessness in our city and encourage inclusion of people receiving housing services in the designing of our service programs. This project was created in partnership with a group of fifteen family members staying at the Mary’s Place Family Center in the spring of 2016 and funded by Put the Arts in Parks, a Seattle Park District initiative. My Home was created in collaboration with Consuela Thomas, Sylvester Young Jr., Crissy, Haregu Kahsory, JR, Olivia & Hailey, Lwam Tesfay, Mya “Baby Girl” Haggard, Daniel “Bad Boy” Haggard, Tsedale Woldesemaya, Robert M. Stevens, Ayan Ali, Dahlak Andemariam, Karlie Taylor, Willie III, and the staff at Mary’s Place Family Center. Special thanks to Artech for their Public Art Grant which provided installation support and Zot Lasers for laser cutting services”
Lake City was fortunate to have two wonderful installations at the Mini Park this year including that of artist Melissa Koch.
For those not lucky enough to have time to appreciate Elise’s work, on the central figure is written “At my home” surrounded by speech bubbles. Phrases like “We’ll spend time with the kids”, “I’ll let my guard down”, “We’ll build traditions”, and “I’ll relax in a bubble bath” are just a few of the powerful statements. Thank you, Elise and all who worked on this project.