Art & Heritage Partnerships

Jack Straw joined forces with Seattle Center, Denny International Middle School, The Museum of History and Industry,, 4Culture, KCTS, KUOW, and KBCS to produce radio programs, education programs, an audio/cell phone tour, and live performances celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair at the Seattle Center.

On April 21, 1962, visitors from around the world came to witness the future at Seattle World’s Fair, and after months of anticipation leading up to the World’s Fair anniversary, the official six-month-long celebration of our former futuristic vision kicked off in May 2012 with a slew of events at Seattle Center and the Space Needle. See below the various projects produced by Jack Straw Cultural Center for this historic event.

Seattle World’s Fair 50th Anniversary Projects

Stories of Art, Science, Technology and Souvenirs

Meet me at the Fair
Meet me at the Fair

Audio Walking Tour

Pocket Concerts/Unexpected Arts
Art and Heritage Partnerships
Salmon in the City logo, high-contrast image of three salmon swirling around the Space Needle.

Salmon in the City READ MORE >


Opening Doors READ MORE >

Sonolocations logo: abstracted mountain with the words Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series, Henry Art Gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center

Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series READ MORE >

Jack Straw Writers - 1997-2016

20 Years of Jack Straw Writers READ MORE >

Asian Festivals of Washington State READ MORE >

Lake Union Oral History Project READ MORE >

Descriptive Tours at the Olympic Sculpture Park READ MORE >

The words Common Field in a stylized font in black on a white background.

Common Field READ MORE >

Somali Youth and Family Club

Jack Straw, Northwest Folklife, and Somali Youth and Family Club: Until We Meet Again READ MORE >

Lelavision READ MORE >

Women and Whales First logo

Women and Whales First: Poetry in a Climate of Change READ MORE >

Safarini In Transit : Music of African Immigrants READ MORE >

Portrait of a man playing violin

Traditional Artist Support Program READ MORE >

Curtis DuPuis tells a story in the Jack Straw studio

Native American Stories of Washington READ MORE >

Coast Salish Culture Projects by Gregory Fields READ MORE >

Spirit of the First People - cover

Spirit of the First People READ MORE >

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Centennial Radio Project READ MORE >

Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts READ MORE >

Gritos Del Alma READ MORE >