Keeping art, culture, and heritage vital through sound

Jack Straw Alumni Poetry Series
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A series of readings celebrating new work from poet alumni of the Jack Straw Writers Program. Hosted by Kathleen Flenniken, Jack Straw fellow (2002), curator (2019), and board member.

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New Media Gallery
Susie Kozawa holding a small mechanical object in a room with dark wood and stained glass.

Brigid Kelly, Susie Kozawa, and Alex MacInnis | Tokio Florist Project
March 22 – May 17, 2024
Visits by appointment: Call 206-634-0919 or email jsp@jackstraw.org to schedule a visit

The Tokio Florist Project is a four-sided immersive video and spatial sound installation, which features artist Susie Kozawa exploring the resonance of her childhood home, the historic monument Tokio Florist, with instruments she makes out of found objects, conjuring the spirit of the space and those who have passed through it.

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Current Events
Jack Straw Writers at Folklife 2024

Catherine DeNardo, Josh Griffin, Mary Pan, Amontaine Aurore, McKenna Princing, and Elyse Hauser read their work

Saturday, May 25, 5:30pm

5:30pm start. Donations requested for the festival.

Jack Straw Music Showcase at Folklife 2024

Music from Josh Nucci and Vibhuti Kavishwar

Sunday, May 26, 5:35pm

5:35pm start. Donations requested for the festival.

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Kosher Red Hots - Morenika

Jack Straw Resident Artists Sheila Fox and The Kosher Red Hots produced their album Our…

Hope in a Time of Disaster - Kaitlyn Teer

Kaitlyn Teer’s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program is a non-fiction…

Erin Slomski-Pritz and Jenny Lesser Holman New Media Gallery Podcast

Jack Straw artists Erin Slomski-Pritz and Jenny Lesser Holman talk with Carlos Nieto about…

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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