Sense of Place: Solutions to Save Showbox & Cultural Space

This event took place on Aug 9, 2018


Just one day after Showbox celebrated its 79th birthday came a tragic announcement that stunned Seattle showgoers: plans had been filed to sell and demolish the historic music venue. Northwest Film Forum’s second installment of its community storytelling series, Sense of Place: Solutions to Save Showbox & Cultural Space, focuses on ways to preserve cultural space within a city that is quickly transforming.

The evening combines storytelling, case studies, films, and live testimonials to bring together Seattle’s artistic community, lawmakers, bloggers — and anyone who sees the benefits of a thriving art community — to create dialogue, form action steps, and incite action.

It is modeled after Sense of Place: Stories from a Changing City, a successful April 2018 installment focused on homelessness and displacement.

– Cynthia Brothers, Vanishing Seattle
– Michael Seiwerath, Capitol Hill Housing, on their Arts Stabilization Fund
– Shannon Welles, Showbox employee

– Eugenia Woo, Historic Seattle
– Benjamin Hunter, Black & Tan Hall
– Matthew Richter, Office of Arts & Culture
– Kshama Sawant, Councilmember

Event Documentation Courtesy of The Seattle Channel

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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