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THE ART OF GATHERING: 25 YEARS OF FESTÁL ​​​​​​​Showcases Art from Cultures Around the World

The exhibit's opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. 

THE ART OF GATHERING: 25 YEARS OF FESTÁL ​​​​​​​Showcases Art from Cultures Around the World

Seattle Center Festál has hosted cultural festivals for 25 years, and to celebrate, A/NT Gallery is offering a free visual exhibit featuring the works of the various festival artists. The exhibit's opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Works include sculpture, painting, wood carving, beadwork, calligraphy, photography, wood pyrography, Turkish paper marbling and textile from artists who make the Festál festival series such a vibrant and uniting group of events. In this exhibit especially, art is a form of storytelling and a way to connect people across cultures, generations and identities.

The exhibit will run Saturday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

Seattle Center Festál cultivates a deeper understanding of the cultures and ethnic diversity that contribute to the rich vibrancy of the Pacific Northwest. This unique series links together 24 free festivals presented on weekends from February to November, each with its own cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities. 2022 commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Festál, ushering in a new era of hybrid programs during this return to in-person events. Seattle Center Festál is where the world will gather to celebrate the people, the places, the stories, the traditions, and the next 25 years of innovation. Seattle Center Festál is produced in partnership with 24 different community groups and supported by 4Culture, City of Seattle, and Seattle Center Foundation. Festál is also part of the ArtsFund Cultural Partners Network.

Seattle Center is celebrating 60 years with all that is "New, Now, and Next" as Seattle's hub for arts, sports, community events, and cultural festivals. Originally built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, the dynamic 74-acre campus has transformed over the years to respond to, reflect, and represent the region's ever-broadening community. Seattle Center and its iconic International Fountain are often referred to as the "Heart of Seattle," serving as a treasured community gathering place where the local, regional, national, and international visitors come together every day. Today more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations reside on the grounds, along with a diverse variety of public programs and thousands of events attracting more than 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.

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