Call to artists!

University District volunteers associated with the University District Livability Partnership have issued a CALL TO ARTISTS for a project that will create a mural for the north wall of J’s Market in the Jack in the Box parking lot at NE 50th. Applications are due July 8. Three finalists will receive cash awards.


Observatory program for the sight-impaired

Anyone who is blind, partially-sighted or who works with the sight impaired is invited to “Evolution of the Sun for the Sight Impaired”, a special program at the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory on June 5 from 7:00  – 8:30 pm. To RSVP, or for more information, please email anamunn@uw.edu.


New exhibits by the next generation of artists

A one-night exhibit of work by UW Interdisciplinary Visual Arts students, part of the University District Alley Art Party, will be held in the alley between The Ave/15th and 42nd/43rd on Wednesday, May 29, from 5-8pm. The annual exhibit of curated work by UW Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design students is on display… Read More


“Paws on Science” Husky Weekend coming April 5

From building a racecar to controlling underwater robots, Paws-on Science weekend at the Seattle Center offers exhibits and hands-on activities from more than 30 UW research programs. UW alumni and their guests will enjoy a 20% discount on general exhibit admission.


U District design review tonight

For the past year, members of the U District community have worked to develop a vision for the future of the U District. To learn more, read the draft Urban Design Framework: http://bit.ly/UDistrictUDF(PDF) and then drop in tonight at the U District Urban Design Framework Open House 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Heights Community Center, upstairs. 5031… Read More


Public forum on Duwamish River cleanup

On Thursday evening, April 18th, the Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health will sponsor a public forum, “Seattle Waterways & Your Health: The Duwamish River Cleanup” at the Portage Bay Cafe in South Lake Union. Free and open to the public but please RSVP to guarantee a space.


Plans for U District need your input

U District Urban Design Framework Open House April 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Heights Community Center, upstairs. 5031 University Way NE Light snacks will be provided. “Drop In Office Hours” with DPD March 29, 1-3 p.m. April 4, 8:30-10 a.m. April 5, 4-6 p.m. Café Allegro 4214 University Way, off the alley behind Magus Books Read… Read More


Local women artists celebrated

Women Who Rock: Building Scenes, Making Communities Project, a collaboration between the University of Washington and the community, will hold its third “unconference” combined with the launch of its oral history archive March 9 at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central Area. The public event features live music and is open to all ages. Registration is… Read More


New plan for U District unveiled

A UDistStrategicPlan-Final developed with public input by the University District Livability Partnership was unveiled January 31 at a public meeting at the new Alder Commons (1315 NE Campus Pkwy).


Don’t miss Plastics Unwrapped at the Burke

Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores the impact plastics have had on our lives and our world with a special exhibit now through May 27, 2013, and a series of community events.