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Town Hall Seattle: Arts & Culture Series

Town Hall’s Arts & Culture series elevates the voices of local artists while bringing world-renowned cultural icons to Seattle audiences. The series celebrates music, photography, sculpture, philosophy, heritage, and traditions around the world that enrich our lives.

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May 31, 2019

Can arts change our communities like they change our livesArtsFund joined us to share pivotal research from their first-ever Social Impact of the Arts Study in King County, and presented a panel of local leaders who provided perspectives on how we can engage the arts to strengthen our region in fields such as youth development and education, health and wellness, neighborhood vitality, and more.

These panelists identified ways we can activate the findings from this new wave of research, framing a deeper understanding of the public value of the arts in our evolving community. Sit in for a chance to learn how every one of us can harness the arts to participate in the advancement of community priorities—and take action to sustain a thriving, equitable society in our region.

Panelists: Randy Engstrom, Director of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture; James Miles, Executive Director of Arts Corps; Vivian Phillips, Arts Leader and Advocate; and Harold (Jay) Vogelsang, President and Chief Development Officer at Swedish Medical Center Foundation.

Moderator: Marcie Sillman, Arts and Culture Reporter at KUOW

Framing presentation of study’s findings: Sarah Sidman, ArtsFund Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications.

Case study presentation: Holly Jacobson, Path with Art Executive Director. Presented by ArtsFund and Town Hall Seattle.

Recorded live at The Forum at Town Hall Seattle on May 17, 2019.