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Art & Jazz at Pratt Fine Arts Center Open House Free and Accessible for All.


Seattle’s Central District Pulsates with Art & Jazz at Pratt Fine Arts Center Open House.

Free and Accessible for All.

September 9, 2023; 5pm – 8pm. Art Demos & Activities, Live Music from Jackson Street Jazz Walk, Food Trucks, Beer Garden and More.

SEATTLE, WA – For three jam-packed hours on September 9th Pratt Fine Arts Center will swing their studio doors wide open so everyone can enjoy the Pratt Open House. From 5pm to 8pm art demos, art activities, and live jazz will spill onto outdoor stages and fill the public spaces that surround this 47-year-old community art hub. Over-delivering on their promise to make art accessible to all, Pratt also partners with the Jackson Street Jazz Walk for their 10th Anniversary. Local food and beverage proprietors amplify the celebratory atmosphere while instructors and artists work to help spark the curious creative inside everyone.


All are welcome to explore, create, purchase art and sign up for Fall classes. Professionals will be on hand to inspire, demonstrate, and discuss how they blow glass, pull prints, carve stone, turn wood, pour bronze, draw, and forge red hot steel.


Pratt Park will be hive of activity with hands-on art activities like beading and coloring as well as Jazz from local musicians including: Comfort Food, Todo Es, Joe Brazil Legacy Band and Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto. Artists and instructors hosting demos include:

· Native glass artist Dan Friday in the hot shop making a Coast Salish story pole

· Rickie Wolke & Kerstin Graudins pulling prints all night in the print studio

· David Lutrick, Elizabeth Weber & Mark Olson demonstrate the fine art of woodturning

· Kite Arner leads a molten bronze pour while Pratt instructors and artists fill the molds

Check Pratt Fine Arts Center for more information on updated schedules and participants. Free Admission for all. Activities surround the 1902 South Main Street, Seattle Central District campus. Food and beverages available for purchase. Interviews with Pratt staff and Artists are available upon request.

About Pratt Arts Center

Pratt Fine Arts Center is a hands-on learning and working environment serving curious creatives, emerging, and professional artists, encouraging self-expression and personal transformation through visual arts. Offering over 600 classes for adults, youth, and teens annually, Pratt is the only facility in the Pacific Northwest where beginners work side-by-side with established artists. Pratt provides artists access to professionally equipped studios. in painting, drawing, printmaking and mixed media, glass arts, jewelry, blacksmithing, wood/stone/metal sculpture and fabrication. Founded in 1976, Pratt Fine Arts Center serves in tribute to Civil Rights Activist Edwin T. Pratt, a champion of equal access to educational and housing opportunities for all.

This event is supported in part by ArtsFund, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Georgetown Brewery, and Seattle Parks & Recreation.

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