TPS Expands Arts Crush from 1 Month to 12 Months

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TPS Expands Arts Crush from 1 Month to 12 Months

The public asked for it and Theatre Puget Sound delivers. One month of Creative Arts Adventures is not enough to satisfy Puget Sound artists or arts enthusiasts. Now, for its fifth year of ARTS CRUSH, Theatre Puget Sound will expand the one month festival (previously held October 1-31) to 12 months of free or low cost creative arts adventures. The year-long calendar of events kicks off this fall with ARTS CRUSH RUSH at Seattle Center's Armory building on September 21, 2014 from 11am - 2pm.

Popular ARTS CRUSH signature events like Theatre Suites at the Hotel Maxwell, The Gregory Awards, Free Night, Crush Crew and Kid Crush are all still an important part of the program. Featured ARTS CRUSH events will now run on an extended annual calendar from October 2014 through September of 2015. Artists and arts organizations can also apply for ARTS CRUSH micro grants at two different times of the year andARTS CRUSH will continue outreach to the Seattle Public School system in a variety of ways.

A list of ARTS CRUSH featured events will be continuously updated at Artscrush.org. Scheduled activities include:

Arts Crush RUSH: September 21, 2014 11am -2pm The Armory Atrium at Seattle Center.
Crush Crew: September 21 - October 31, 2014 is the open and free enrollment period for this exciting social crew of arts enthusiasts that gain exclusive access to unique arts events.
Free Nights: October 6 -26, 2014. Reserve tickets online starting October 1, 2014. Attend Arts Crush RUSH on September 21st to get an early access reservation code.
Gregory Awards: Monday October 20, 2014. 7:30 pm at The Moore Theatre.
Featured Events: October 2014 through September 2015. Check Artscrush.org. for a complete listing.
Kid Crush: October 2014 through September 2015. Check Artscrush.org. for a complete listing

ARTS CRUSH is made possible by generous support from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture and PNTA. The ARTS CRUSH RUSH is co-sponsored by Seattle Center

About ARTS CRUSH
Arts Crush brings together artists and residents across the Puget Sound for hundreds of free or low-cost experiences that actively engage the public in the creative process. Since 2010, TPS has produced Arts Crush as a month-long festival involving hundreds of events throughout October. In 2014 Arts Crush expands from October to activities throughout the year, designed to spark innovation, collaboration and participation. Acting as the online hub, ArtsCrush.org invites the public to discover hundreds of interactive experiences that blow the lid off standard gallery, theatre, music, or dance shows through hands-on or behind-the-scene opportunities, or arts in unexpected places. Arts Crushhighlights arts in our communities in fresh new ways, engaging a broader diversity of artists to invest in the creativity and vitality of local communities.

About Theatre Puget Sound
Founded in 1997, Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) exists to promote, strengthen, and unify the region's theatre and performing arts community and creatively engage new diverse audiences. TPS brings together thousands of theatre and performing artists across the Puget Sound, leveraging an alliance stronger than each artist or producer acting alone. We connect artists with audiences, and audiences with artists, laying the foundation for a more vibrant and collaborative arts ecology.

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