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SEED Celebrates Rainier Arts Center's 100th Birthday

SEED Celebrates Rainier Arts Center's 100th Birthday

The event is set for Wednesday, July 20, 5:00-8:30pm.

SEED Celebrates Rainier Arts Center's 100th Birthday

On July 20, 2022, SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) and SEEDArts celebrate the 100th birthday of Rainier Arts Center! The event includes live, outdoor performances on the Center's porch by local favorites ADEFUA Cultural Education Workshop and musical duo Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, followed by refreshments from Chef Tarik Abdullah of Feed The People, and behind-the-scenes tours of the newly renovated and upgraded facility. This event is free and open to the public, but space at the reception is limited.

What: Rainier Arts Center's 100th Birthday Party

When: Wednesday, July 20, 5:00-8:30pm

Where: Rainier Arts Center - 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118  

How: Register here

About Rainier Arts Center:

Rainier Arts Center was built in 1921 to house the Fifth Church of Christ. At the request of numerous community organizations, SEED purchased the vacant building in 1995. SEED raised over a million dollars to renovate the Center; it opened in 1997 as the first multicultural performing arts center in Southeast Seattle.

The Center is a Category I National Landmark building. It presides over Columbia Park and serves as the gateway to the Columbia Hillman Arts & Cultural District and the Rainier Valley Creative District. The Center has become a vital community gathering place and performing arts venue for the Southeast Seattle community. Rainier Arts Center hosts many groups that represent our culturally diverse community, including the Ethiopian Cultural Arts festival, Vietnamese Remember Saigon Festival, and the Odunde Festival.

The Center launched its Anchor Partner program in 2019, which provides an affordable home base for grassroots arts and cultural organizations that did not have their own space or had been displaced. Current Anchor Partners are ADEFUA Cultural Education Workshop, Khmer Community of Seattle King County, and Wasat. In 2020 and 2021, SEED made many improvements to the building, including upgrading the sound and lighting systems, as well as supporting livestreaming of events.

 




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