Keeping art, culture, and heritage vital through sound

Atrium Gallery

D.A. Navoti | O’otham Rhapsode
Through September 29, 2023
Visits by appointment: call 206-634-0919 or email

O’otham Rhapsode is a multimedia work by Jack Straw resident artist D.A. Navoti that depicts the lives and homelands of the Akimel O’otham, whose ancestral lands—named the Gila River Indian Community—are located south of Phoenix, Arizona.

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New Media Gallery
A colorful painting with a variety of abstract, interlocking shapes

Erin Slomski-Pritz and Jenny Lesser Holman | Dream Motif
August 4-September 29, 2023
Visits by appointment: call 206-634-0919 or email

Dream Motif is a series of dream synchronicities. Each dream has a logic and theme that corresponds to leitmotifs created by local musicians, visuals of the collective unconscious, and soundscapes that make vivid the fragile distinction between waking and dream life.

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Current Events
Fall 2023 Artist Showcase

With Randal Bays and Clint Dye, Nic Masangkay, Medejin, Josh Nucci and friends, and Lindsey Strand-Polyak.

Sunday, September 24, 1:00pm

1pm. Free (donations welcome)

Jack Straw Residencies Application Workshop and performance

with With Jim Cantú, Ching-in Chen, Claudia Castro Luna, and Carlos Snaider

Friday, September 29, 6:00pm

6-8pm. Free.

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Peter Colclasure: My Lai II. Hugh Thompson, Jr.

Peter Colclasure’s My Lai, a new work for piano and string quartet based on…

Whitney Lynn and Till the Teeth New Media Gallery Podcast

Jack Straw artists Whitney Lynn and Jonathan Rodriguez of Till the Teeth talk with Carlos…

Difficult Women - Ruth Schemmel

Ruth Schemmel’s project for the 2022 Jack Straw Program is a collection of short…

Jack Straw teaching artist in the studio with Lowell ELementary 2nd graders

Jack Straw Youth Education

Jack Straw has a commitment to art and technology education for all ages.
We implement a wide range of classroom and  in-studio learning programs for children from elementary through high school. Check out some of our recent projects featuring youth poetry, song, radio theater and more!

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Left: Profile image of Beth Fleenor plays clarinet into a microphone; Right: Jalayna Carter smiles with a microphone in front of her

Jack Straw Artist Residencies

Become a Jack Straw Artist.
The Jack Straw Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery Program, and Writers Program offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs.

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Create at Jack Straw

Jack Straw offers full service studio and remote recording services.
Jack Straw Cultural Center, located in Seattle’s University District, is the Northwest’s only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw is available to the community as a full service recording studio and audio production facility.

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Learn at Jack Straw

Jack Straw Professional Audio Workshops
Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to learn studio and field recording techniques or to get that first hands on introduction to the world of audio recording and editing.

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

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