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Town Hall, Monday, June 3, 2024 7:30 PM

The Seattle art world has been compared to an ecosystem, where all the components – the galleries, the museums, the working artists, the collectors – contribute to the health of the whole. Life after COVID is different – less media coverage, more expensive housing, Pioneer Square now sharing the spotlight with Georgetown – but is the scene thriving or just maintaining? Are the hoped-for younger patrons ready to come out of the wings? How does the lack of art criticism impact local artists? We’ll take a look at the state of the visual arts with artists and gallerists Greg Lundgren and Tariqa Waters, Seattle Times arts economy reporter Margo Vansynghel, and moderator Marcie Sillman. Join us for what’s sure to be an informed and lively conversation.

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Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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