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Reconnecting with our U District arts venues

Last week, I had the opportunity to tour some of the fabulous arts and culture venues and organizations in the U District. Our Seattle campus is part of a vibrant neighborhood where music, theater, film and arts of all kinds surround us every day. Having so many outstanding venues and resources in our neighborhood not only brings our community together to experience performances, but also creates opportunities for learning and discovery, like the three UW student employees at Scarecrow Video (Seattle’s only remaining video rental store) who are currently working on capstone projects in film studies.

At the Neptune Theatre, I got to get up on the big stage (the closest I’ll probably ever get to actually performing on it!) and at U Heights, I spoke with the center’s Arts & Culture Manager about the partnership between two U Heights tenants, Broadway Bound and the Academy for Precision Learning (APL), to serve students across the autism spectrum.

At every stop along the tour, I met some of our University’s wonderful neighbors, all of whom are contributing in countless ways to making the U District a great place to gather, celebrate and experience the performing arts. I hope you’ll check out what’s coming to these venues!