Message from the Board -
The last year has been a long hard one for all of us. We are grateful that the sun is shining just a little bit longer each day, and for the vaccine that will one day allow us to gather in community again. We are tremendously thankful for the volunteers who make up our “Staff” and our donors who make it all possible. Their continued efforts and planning enable us to serve Beacon Hill artists and audiences.
Beacon Arts is committed to keeping the arts community going during this difficult time. If you have an online class/concert/performance you want to share with our neighbors, please email us and it will be added to our calendar. You may find support for your efforts by joining Beacon Arts Guild, please see details below.
While we have missed all the usual live events for most of 2020, we are pleased to share the following opportunities for our community.
Happy New Year, may it be a safe and happy one for all.
Welcome to the Garden Club!
We are proud to announce that our long-time partner, the Beacon Hill Garden Club, is now a program of Beacon Arts. They now benefit from our non-profit umbrella and will be more integrated into Beacon Arts website and outreach. This summer they held 6 “Garden Share” events. Over 1,000 veggie starts, uncounted seeds and house plants were shared to help support local food security and brighten yards and apartments alike.
Beacon Hill Garden Club is very excited about their new Seed Library that is outside The Station Coffee Shop. It includes space for books about gardening, free seeds, and a space to share plants and garden supplies. Garden Club is now taking seed requests to order in January, use this link for the online survey to request your favorite crops! Everyone can attend their next virtual meeting to learn more about taking care of your tools 1/17 at 7pm. Free to all, email to RSVP.
Red Apple Re-Envisioning
Beacon Arts has joined Beacon Hill Council’s “Beacon Hill Red Apple Community Visioning Project.” We seek to collect community input on redeveloping the Red Apple site to: retain and enlarge the grocery store, build new cultural space, add low income housing, add small business space and use green new deal principals to meet the desires of our neighbors. Beacon Arts is working on several fronts to create more cultural event space. Stay tuned for virtual (and hopefully live) meetings and discussions in 2021
Beacon Arts Guild
Beacon Arts is also inviting all artists, musicians, performers, and artist teachers to apply for our online Guild. The goal is to raise visibility of our local talent. It's free to join, check out the page for more information and online application.
The first half of the application is a survey is to guide Beacon Arts on what kind of services you need to grow and prosper, even if you are not interested in being listed on the website we would appreciate your feedback. With the current pandemic and economic crisis, knowing what you need is even more vital. Let us know so we can grow and expand with you.
Friday Art meetups changing to Saturday BA Guild Zoom Room
The Friday Adult Make Art meetup is going away for now but is being replaced by something new. A weekly window (Saturday, 11-1) for Beacon Arts Guild members to meet, make art, talk about their process, exchange ideas & resources, and discuss what the Guild can do for them!
If you are not already a member, email us for a Zoom invitation to join us.
Garden House Update!
The Seattle Landmark Board voted unanimously to make Garden House and its full grounds an official Seattle Landmark.
Thank you for helping make this icon of Beacon Hill more secure for future generations.
For full details and report, visit savegardenhouse.org
Black Lives Matters to Beacon Arts
Beacon Arts supports Black Lives Matter and those protesting police violence against people of color. Their calls for justice are reverberating around the world! Here are a list of some (by no means complete) of the organizations who are using creativity as a force for social justice. Beacon Arts invites you to learn more about them.
COVID-19 Artist Resources
We will keep adding resources as we find them, feel free to email us if you have a resource you would like to share. Sorry for any duplicate/outdated information, just sharing as we find them. Now more than ever, we need to support the music, dance and arts in our community.