ArtsFund in the Community

Join ArtsFund this summer as we celebrate the arts and creativity in our community!

Arts Night at Safeco Field

For the third year in a row, ArtsFund is thrilled to be partnering with the Seattle Mariners to present Arts Night at Safeco Field on Friday, June 19.

This year’s Arts Night is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.  Some of the highlights will include:

  • Live performances by Jet City Improv, Music Center of the Northwest and more in and around the stadium, beginning when gates open at 5:10pm
  • A performance of the national anthem by Andi Alhadeff, representing The 5th Avenue Theatre
  • The “ArtsZone” on the main concourse, where guests can mingle with representatives from a dozen of the region’s arts organizations and learn more about the work they are doing
  • Arts trivia and shout outs to arts organizations in the stands on the JumboTron*
  • A “Star Wars” themed fireworks show immediately following the game!

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added another benefit this year — a portion of every ticket sold will go back to ArtsFund to help us support the great work being done in our community.

Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate at mariners.com/arts using the promo code ART. Come out to cheer on the Mariners and support our region’s arts community!

*Organizations wishing to be featured on the JumboTron must purchase 20 tickets to the game. Please go to mariners.com/arts for more information.

Posters by the People – Youth Arts Contest with Seattle Sounders FC

ArtsFund and Seattle Sounders FC are teaming up for a special arts contest celebrating our region’s youth!  As part of Posters by the People, we’re inviting anyone 18 and under to design an original matchday poster for Seattle Sounders FC’s August 1 home match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Designs can be drawings, paintings, collage, photos, computer-generated, etc. Please submit for the August 1 match and indicate your age on the form. Please visit www.soundersfc.com/posters for more info and to to enter. Deadline for submission is July 1.

The winner will receive a Sounders FC prize package including tickets to the match on 8/1, a VIP match experience, a $100 gift certificate to Museum Quality Framing, and a framed version of your winning poster! The winner and final runners-up will also be celebrated during the March to the Match.

Discounted tickets will be available for the match at www.artsfund.org/sounders using the promo code ARTS15. A portion of the tickets sold through this offer will benefit ArtsFund.

Seafair Milk Carton Derby at Greenlake

On Saturday, July 11, ArtsFund will partner with Seafair for the second year in a row at the annual Milk Carton Derby at Greenlake, celebrating creativity in our community. Over 100 milk carton boats of all shapes and designs will compete in front of 10,000 spectators, and ArtsFund will add “arts” into the mix by offering a new showboat category – the “ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Award.” Prizes of ticket packages from 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Earshot Jazz, Seattle Shakespeare and the Seattle Art Museum will be awarded to the most creative boats in the military, youth and general categories, as well as the most creative boats in each of two Team Challenge races.  Team Challenge participants will have the opportunity to decorate their boats with materials generously provided by Seattle Art Museum.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Click here for photos from last year’s festivities.