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"Aperture" by Ian McMahon
Jan 22 all-day

MadArt presents Aperture, a sculptural installation by New York-based artist Ian McMahon. Upon entering the space, visitors encounter an assemblage of 15-foot-tall, billowing, pillow-like structures that directly respond to the studio’s architecture by paralleling the mezzanine and expanding from its center aisle. The work is comprised of over 5,000 pounds of cast plaster and corralled by large wooden beams. Unlike any of McMahon’s previous works, Aperture incorporates an interior viewing corridor that provides visitors a unique look into the complex engineering involved in the fabrication process. In giving viewers a perspective that visually contradicts the work’s malleable exterior, McMahon aims to disintegrate material assumptions and disrupt the familiarity of spatial memory.

Guardian's Halo Project
Jan 22 all-day

“Most of us are so focused on our goals and where we need to go, we rarely take a moment to do something for others. Just. Because. Doing something nice for others, without an agenda, simply feels good.” – National Today

Spreading kindness and caring for others can be found at every level of the Guardian Team and they are excited to continue their history of giving through the Halo Project.

At Guardian Home, we find great importance in giving back to the community that has given us so much already. That is why we have come up with the Halo Project, where we accept nominations from around our community of those in need of a new roof. After narrowing it down to the most desperate neighbor in need, our team volunteers their time on a Saturday to come out and replace or repair the recipient's roof – free of cost and no strings attached!

Nominations for the 2020 Halo Project will open up on December 3rd and run until January 31st. A winner will be announced shortly after February 4th!

Find the nomination application (Available starting December 3rd!) on our website here:


Fresh Perspectives 2020, Part 1
Jan 22 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Seattle Public Utilities Fresh Perspectives 2020, Part 1 of 3

29 Artworks by 23 Artists
(A total of 70 artworks by 57 artists were purchased)

This exhibition consists of 29 contemporary artworks by 23 Northwest artists. The artwork was selected and curated by seven young people for Seattle Public Utilities latest 1% for Art purchase. They each participated in the Fresh Perspectives Youth Curatorial Training Program, jointly organized by Seattle Public Utilities and the Office of Arts & Culture.

This program includes conversations with curators and arts administrators from galleries, museums and public collections. It also provides the opportunity to serve on the selection panel, and learn about budgets and art handling. The program, now in its second year, seeks to support young creatives of color and incorporate youth voice, eye, and perspective into the City of Seattle’s art collection.


  • Marit Berg
  • Mary Ellen Bowers
  • Patti Bowman
  • Yvonne Chan
  • Meghan Crandall
  • Amjad Faur
  • Mike Ferguson
  • Kathy Fridstein
  • Randi Ganulin
  • Hsinyi Huang
  • Nico Inzerella
  • Juliana Kang Robinson
  • Elise Koncsek
  • Alan McNiel
  • Maya Milton
  • Hanako O’Leary
  • Akira Ohiso
  • Joe Rudko
  • Roger Shimomura
  • Miya Sukune
  • JoEllen Wang
  • Michelle Zeidman
  • Jennifer Zwick

Youth Curators
Michael Anderson, Rosália António, Christa Chan, Helena Goos, Moe’Neyah Holland, Harsimran Kaur, Melody Lin

Program Administrators
Blake Haygood, Elisheba Johnson, Alison Post, Benjamin Gale-Schreck, Mami Hara

Image: Detail from Akria Ohiso, Muslim Neighbor, 2019.

Weeding along the Trail Too! NE 48th St @ Please refer to the below link for address information.
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for a restoration work party at Burke-Gilman Trail – See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet.

CPC Meeting
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pioneer Square Preservation Board Architectural Review Committee
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CANCELED – Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Excluded, Inside the Lines
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Uncover the history of redlining and its impacts through individual stories in this new exhibit. Beginning with the exclusion of Native people from Seattle, follow the ongoing confluence of interconnected financial, environmental, physical factors that have plagued people of color and the instrumental history of response through resistance, innovation, solidarity and creativity that has shaped Seattle.

Life Wide Angle/Close Up
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Wing Luke Museum invites you to explore our newest photo and video exhibition focusing on the vibrant Asian Pacific American enclaves that are the backdrop of everyday life around the United States.

Curator Carina A. del Rosario brings together works from artists Dean Wong, Andrew Hida, Melissa Ponder, and the Chinatown Art Brigade to examine the history of ethnic enclaves, the role they play for established communities and new arrivals, and their resiliency in the face of economic and cultural pressures.

Museum hours are 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays)

Bitter Lake – Mobile Customer Service Center
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Mobile Customer Service Center helps the City of Seattle engage communities, conduct outreach and provide services to currently underserved neighborhoods.

Mobile customer service representatives:

  • Provide information and referrals to City and human services.
  • Enter online service requests.
  • Issue pet licenses.
  • Process payments for Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Light and Seattle Municipal Court. (No cash accepted.)