Keeping art, culture, and heritage vital through sound

Jack Straw x Bushwick Book Club 2023-2024
Text on a varied green background: Jack Straw x Bushwick Book Club Seattle 2023-2024

Jack Straw and the Bushwick Book Club Seattle are once again teaming up to create new music inspired by the work of the Jack Straw Writers!

The Bushwick Book Club and Jack Straw will share a new video every couple weeks featuring a reading and song. Follow along on YouTube or social media!

Watch and listen now!

New Media Gallery
The aspen grove Pando

Jeff Rice | Pando Suite
January 19-March 8, 2024
Visits by appointment: Call 206-634-0919 or email to schedule a visit

Pando Suite is a series of audio works exploring the hidden and interconnected sounds of the Pando aspen grove in south-central Utah. Known as the “trembling giant,” Pando is one of the world’s largest organisms, consisting of a sprawling forest of genetically identical trees, or “stems.”

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Current Events
Intro to Digital Audio Editing, Winter 2024

Learn the basic skills of recording and editing sound with Audacity and GarageBand.

Tuesday, March 5, 6:00pm

Join on Zoom at 6pm. $50.

Microphone Workshop, Winter 2024

A detailed look at microphone types, pickup patterns, placement and use, both for live and studio applications.

Thursday, March 7, 6:00pm

6-10pm, in-person at Jack Straw. $75.

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Artscape - Obo Addy

This Artscapes radio piece was produced at Jack Straw in 2000 as part of a…

I Can’t Wait Any Longer - Brian Dang

Brian Dang’s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program is a collection of…

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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