As Seattle continues to change, we talked to art makers and leaders in the city to find out how they are dealing with Seattle's transformation.
Population boom, soaring rents, traffic. Seattle’s growth has affected everyone in the city — and that includes artists. For this year’s Fall Arts report, we surveyed art makers and leaders — opera singers, comedians, directors, b-boys, musicians, choreographers, graffiti artists and more — about how they’re dealing with Seattle’s shifting ground.
What makes them anxious? What makes them hopeful? What will Seattle’s cultural landscape look like when the dust settles? Find their answers here.
— Jennifer Sokolowsky
How Seattle’s growing pains are impacting the arts scene
The high cost of living, changing demographics, even traffic are shaping the future of the city’s arts communities.
Rent hikes, transit issues take center stage for Seattle theater scene
For decades, Seattle has been a magnet for theater people who want to play with new and weird ideas. Can it afford to stay that way amid the city’s dramatic growth?
Seattle classical-music, opera groups shake off dust to capture new audiences
The city’s increased wealth equals more ticket holders, but the higher cost of living puts the squeeze on musicians.
Seattle growth brings hits, misses for comedy clubs
Higher density can mean increased foot traffic for shows, but construction disruption is no joke.