Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Seattle: 4O Ways to Celebrate Bumbershoot’s 40th Year
Seattle is celebrating the 40th Annual Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival at Seattle Center from September 4 to 6 with a summer-long series of events, programs, and contests.
The “40 Ways to Celebrate Bumbershoot’s 40th Festival” campaign highlights Seattle’s rich history of creating and supporting music, art, culture and community. These events are meant to inspire Seattle to commemorate Bumbershoot’s longevity and to provide opportunities for the Festival and fans to give back to the community that has supported it for four decades.
Bumbershoot, long recognized for offering a diverse array of programming, continues this tradition for the 2010 Festival with a visually stunning selection of art exhibits and installations.
The 2010 Visual Arts Program features a 30-year look at Seattle alternative cartoonists and comics, a large-scale sculptural installation created from wooden coffee stir sticks, an exploration of the ways developments in art technology have resulted in new expressions of sound, a chance for Festival attendees to take on the Portrait Challenge, and an opportunity to view the work of Seattle’s best street artists in a gallery setting.
The Festival’s art exhibits will be revealed to the public early, in a free public viewing on Friday, September 3 from noon to 7pm, in celebration of the Mayor’s Arts Awards.
Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle. Bumbershoot programs 20 indoor and unique outdoor venues, allowing for a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, urban crafts, and literary and visual arts.
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For Festival details and tickets visit http://bumbershoot.org