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

Paul Kikuchi: Bat of No Bird Island
Album release and web site launch

Saturday, March 28th, 12-3pm

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

Seattle composer and percussionist Paul Kikuchi, a Jack Straw resident artist, celebrates the multi-format release of his song cycle Bat of No Bird Island, produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program and inspired by the written memoir and 78RPM record collection of his great grandfather, Zenkichi Kikuchi. For the release event, Kikuchi will be spinning ethnographic LPs from Asia and serving tea to his visitors. There will be signed copies of the CDs and vinyl available, as well as stations to view/hear the new website.



Jack Straw New Media Gallery

a sound and sculpture installation by Carolyn Law

April 3 - May 8, 2015

Opening reception: Friday, April 3, 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: Paul Kikuchi

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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.