Thank You to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who took time from his busy schedule to make the first toast to Allied Arts!
Updated: The Allied Arts 60 Years of Civic Engagement Celebration on November 1, 2015 was very successful thanks to our guests, speakers and sponsors. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray took time from his busy schedule to make the first toast to Allied Arts and Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw shared her experience of serving on the Allied Arts Board, as former Chair of the Waterfront for All Campaign, to create the vision for Seattle’s next great civic space. We also kicked off our fundraising campaign that evening to support Buster Simpson’s waterfront art installation, design concepts were presented by Buster as well.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our major sponsors for their generous support: Title Sponsor Ewing and Clark and Premier Sponsor Board & Vellum
Allied Arts is best known as the organization that worked to save Seattle’s Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square, as well as to help establish the Seattle Art Commission, 1% for the Arts and launched the Waterfront for All campaign. Over the past six decades, our members have continued to advocate for Historic Preservation, Public Funding for the Arts and good Urban Design. We have collaborated with an array of civic leaders and organizations to fulfill on the Promise of City Life.
Many Thanks to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who welcomed guests and made the first toast to Allied Arts!
Live Entertainment provided by Renowned Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble
Venue: The SURF Cabana Space – The Exchange Building, 821 Second Avenue – Many Thanks!
Event Program Highlights
- Guest Speaker Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (and Allied Arts Alum) shared information regarding Seattle’s new waterfront and Allied Arts
- Guest Speaker and Renowned Artist Buster Simpson presented concepts for future art on Seattle’s new waterfront and about his experiences with Allied Arts over the years. More information will be posted shortly regarding Buster Simpson’s Waterfront Art Fundraising Campaign.
- We announced the launch of Seattle’s Grow Gracefully Campaign building on the theme that growth and density can and should serve all – It’s How We Grow. Thanks to all participants at our Salon event who provided critical input to this process.
Thank you for joining us and for your generous support of Allied Arts! We cannot do it without you.
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