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 Artist Event

Jack Straw Artist Showcase
An afternoon of music and readings from Jack Straw artists

Saturday, March 7th, 2-5pm

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
$5-$20 suggested donation

Join us in the studios and gallery at Jack Straw Cultural Center  for a wide-ranging day of performance, including music from Jack Straw artists Tom Varner, Alchymeia, John Teske, Michael Owcharuk, Dunava, Bryan Smith, and Randal Bays; and readings from Jack Straw Writers Program alumni Daemond Arrindell, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Claudia Castro Luna, Larry Crist, John Mullen, Raul Sanchez, Anastacia Tolbert, Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, and Kristen Millares Young.

Come visit us at Jack Straw and steep yourself in words and music from our vibrant community of artists. Enjoy some refreshments and chat with Jack Straw staff and board members as well!



Jack Straw Audio Workshops

Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to jump start that recording project you've been thinking about.

To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. Students may also get a brochure form, and mail in a check for the deposit or class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Discounts for the visually impaired are offered on Microphone Workshop. Co-sponsored by Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences and Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Beginning ProTools Wednesday-Friday, February 25-27, 6-9pm

Intro to Digital Audio Editing with Audacity and GarageBand

Saturday, February 28, 9am-1pm
Microphone Workshop Wednesday, March 4, 6-10pm




Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Six Sounds
New sound art from Cornish College of the Arts Students

February 13-27, 2015

Opening reception: Friday, February 13, 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

Cornish College of the Arts and Jack Straw Cultural Center have partnered for a sound art exhibition. Six juniors from the art department - FaLisha Ashcraft, Jayme Aumann, Carly Garza, Stefan Gonzales, Derrick Lee, and Fritz Rodriguez - have collaborated with Jack Straw engineer Steve Ditore in the Jack Straw studios to experiment with sounds derived from the natural world, fabricated machines, and the human voice.




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: Beth Fleenor's Workshop Ensemble

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.


Seattle World School 2014

The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. During our arts & technology program this year, World School students from many different countries participated in projects to help strengthen their new English language and technical skills.


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.