Photo © Steve Griggs On an unassuming block of Seattle, lies a charming tea house with a wide variety of loose tea. It’s located in an area called Nihonmachi, or Japantown, which had been a tight knit community of mostly Japanese Americans before World War II. Nearby there once was a jazz scene where the talents […]

Richard Hugo, Northwest poet and namesake of Hugo House, is being memorialized by Wayne Horvitz, a long-time transplant with New York roots.  Horvitz, a jazz composer and musician, has taken lines of inspiration from Hugo’s work to create wholly new compositions with lyrics he has written himself.  With funding from 4Culture, he will play these […]

(A, top) Burl Haggard logo with a lot of burls, and (B, bottom) the same logo with block letters with wood grain. © C. Kennedy, KCW I’ve had a lot of fun this month designing a hand drawn logo for my friend’s bluegrass band. The whole project made me think about associations with trees, forests, […]

Boyd Holbrook (l) and Jacob Lofland (r) in Little Accidents © Sara Colangelo Some of you may have been lucky enough to attend the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) screening of Little Accidents, a feature film debut by Sara Colangelo.  For the rest of us, it is now available for free on Amazon Prime. The […]

© Bellevue Arts Museum If you are a card carrying member of the King County Library or Seattle Public Library you can register online for FREE museum tickets. The King County Library is offering passes for the Washington State History Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, or KidsQuest Children’s Museum. The Seattle Public Library has its own program and […]

Last weekend, I worked as part of a team who entered the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) in Seattle.  The Project is a competition where teams only have 48 hours to complete a short film from beginning to end.  It’s happening in more than 120 cities and in multiple countries.  In 2007, a Seattle team […]

My favorite annual Seattle festival is coming tomorrow, the Georgetown Carnival. It’s free and highlights include: Power Tool Races, Stilt Walkers, Marching Bands, Open Artist Lofts, and all among the funky, industrial setting of Georgetown. This is one of last remaining festivals that feels homemade by inspired locals. I can only hope it continues onward […]