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Town Hall Seattle: Arts & Culture Series

The Arts & Culture series enriches our community with imagination and creativity. Whether reinventing the classics for a new audience or presenting an innovative new art form, these events are aimed at expanding horizons. From poetry to music to storytelling, this series leaves our audiences inspired, encouraged, and seeing the world with new eyes.

Checkout our new bi-weekly podcast "In the Moment"

Highlighting big ideas from both recent and soon-to-come events. A rolling Town Hall timeline, with you at the center. Every two weeks, hosts Steve Scher and Jini Palmer rewind through the recent past and fast-forward to the near future, catching you up on events you may have missed and offering a glimpse into the weeks ahead.

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Town Hall is a gathering place where ideas are planted and movements grow. It’s where we come together as a community to listen and be heard—to ask and answer the big questions facing our city and our world. Annually, we present hundreds of artists and scholars, and collaborate with more than 150 grassroots groups in our self-produced programs. Rooted in the belief that we all deserve a voice, our programming reflects—and inspires—our region's best impulses: creativity, empathy, and innovation. With our podcast series, we take one more step towards making our programming accessible to all. 

Aug 28, 2017

John Darnielle has developed a cult following as the frontman for the indie folk band The Mountain Goats. Along with a prolific collection of angst-ridden, revelatory songs, he also writes novels. His first, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller, National Book Award nominee, and a finalist for the Los...


Aug 21, 2017

Drawing from a lifetime of treatment for clinical depression, author Daphne Merkin has contributed a number of essays for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine trying to sort out the root causes of her affliction. In This Close to Happy, she recounts the experiences of growing up in a large, affluent family...


Aug 14, 2017

Seattle native Jim Lynch grew up immersed in the local boating culture. Some of his happiest childhood memories are from his time on the water. His fourth novel, Before the Wind, tells the story of the Johannssens, a blue-collar Seattle sailing family described as adventurous, fanatical, and pretty dysfunctional. The...


Aug 7, 2017

In 1784, Mozart encountered a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Charmed, he brought the bird home to be his pet. For the next three years, the starling served as the famed composer’s companion, distraction, consolation, and muse.

These days,...