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.

Copyright 2014 ~ Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105



Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Lean-out, Lean-to
An installation by Zack Bent

November 14, 2014 - February 6, 2015

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Lean-out, Lean-to was triggered by an encounter with an inventive truck canopy turned shed in a quiet neighborhood in Spokane. The multi-media installation revolves around a sculptural interpretation of that make-shift shed as a monolithic chamber of secrets. Through stop-motion animations of enigmatic and obscured landscapes and recordings of animal mimicry, distress, and song, the Jack Straw New Media Gallery will be altered into a stage set for a forgotten story.

See our New Media Gallery page for more information.





Jack Straw Artist Event

The Steve Griggs Ensemble: A Cup of Joe Brazil

Wednesday, January 14, 7:30pm
Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE

Join us at Jack Straw for A Cup of Joe Brazil, a 60-minute program of narration and new music inspired by jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil's community development through music in the face of civil rights injustice during the 1960s and 1970s.

Jack Straw resident artist Steve Griggs conducted biographical research into Brazil's life through a 4Culture Individual Artist Project and the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.




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: Mark Roberts & Dan Compton

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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.

Jack Straw Accessible Youth Art Workshops

Jack Straw presented a series of accessible workshops in conjunction with Rachel Green and Seth Sexton's New Media Gallery installation Hypnagogic Jerk, which incorporated dance, sculpture, and sound. Check out the project page for more information, video, sound, and pictures.


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.