Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, HumanLinks Foundation, Harvest Foundation, School's Out Washington, City of Seattle Department of Information Technology, The Seattle Foundation, The D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, and individual contributors for their support of our Programs.

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4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105


Jack Straw Writers Program

The Jack Straw May Reading Series
Three nights hosted by curator Kevin Craft

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
$5 suggested donation

Celebrate the arrival of spring in Seattle with the 19th annual Jack Straw May Reading Series. 2015 program curator Kevin Craft will host three readings at Jack Straw that will feature new work by the 2015 Jack Straw Writers.

Friday, May 1, 7:00pm
Erin Malone, Jeanine Walker, Ross McMeekin, and Emily Bedard

Friday, May 8, 7:00pm
Martha Kreiner, Bernard Grant, Clare Johnson, and Laura Da'

Friday, May 15, 7:00pm
Matthew Schnirman, Anca Szilágyi, L. J. Morin, and Linda Andrews


Jack Straw New Media Gallery

a sound and sculpture installation by Carolyn Law

April 3 - May 8, 2015

Artist Talk: Friday, April 24, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Also open during evening events at Jack Straw

WISHING. YOU. A. WISH. MOMENT. is an offering. An opportunity to slow down and experience a particular moment of encounter. The scenario intertwines a sound composition that draws you into a relationship with time and thought, light, and object. Within this experience of time, might a particular moment allow a thought to crystallize and culminate in the making of a wish?

Visit our New Media Gallery page for more information.




Jack Straw Artist Project

Tina Hoggatt: Story Chairs

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Tina Hoggatt. Click here to download the interview.

See Art Zone with Nancy Guppy's piece on Story Chairs!

Story Chairs, a temporary audio installation by Jack Straw Resident Artist Tina Hoggatt featuring the work of over 30 writers and musicians, is now installed in Jack Straw's new lobby.


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Artist of the Week Podcast

Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through tour artist residencies available for free download. This week's artist: Michael Owcharuk

Subscribe at jackstraw.org/artistoftheweek, via itunes, or listen right here:

AVIA and Jack Straw Accessible Youth Art Workshops

Jack Straw presented accessible workshops in conjunction with Zack Bent's New Media Gallery installation Lean-out, Lean-to, which incorporated sculpture, video, and sound. Check out the project page for more information, sound, and pictures.


Immigration Portraits at Seattle World School

The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. Students from three Washington State history classes created Immigration Portraits, a series of audio stories based on interviews the students conducted with each other about leaving their home countries to come to America

These podcasts feature interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Harold Taw, and Wendy Call. Click here to listen.

Special Projects

Jack Straw Cultural Center works with various organizations and communities to create oral histories, museum audio guides, and neighborhood audio tours. Click here to learn more.