From June 2013 – December 2014, The Project Room asks the question, How Are We Remembered?


May 6, 12AM-12AM: GIVE BIG GIVE BIG GIVE BIG! It's our annual 24-hour online fundraiser and we need your support! Read more here about how to make a donation and help us thrive!

May 14, 6-9pm: Collaboration Workshop with Anne Carson and Robert Currie. Note: This is a Seattle Arts & Lectures program and tickets are now sold out. Please note that tickets are still available for Carson's presentation at Town Hall on May 13th- tickets available via this link

May 20, 7pm: Performance Artist Scotch Wichmann presents his new book TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS KIDNAP THEIR BOSS AND DO THINGS WITH HIM. It's funny, smart, and highly unusual!

May 24, 11am-2pm: BE A HERO! A hands-on art workshop for kids and adults! Stop by and join the fun!

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted!


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Thursday February 6, 6pm: Authors Kim Fu and Rebecca Brown in conversation about Fu’s new novel, For Today I am a Boy. Read more here

Thursday February 27, 6pm: Transforming Text: Behind the Scenes of a Poem
A Poetry-in-Process presentation with Hannah Stephenson and friends in conjunction with the Annual AWP Conference. Read more here

Friday February 28, 6pm: Difficult Fruit
Poet Lauren K. Alleyne presentation and book release for her new poetry collection, Difficult Fruit. Featuring guest writers Patricia Smith, David Mura, Mary Swander, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Dawn Lonsinger and Anastasia Tolbert. In conjunction with the Annual AWP Conference. Read more here.

Saturday March 1, 6pm: Confession and Transformation: Gina Frangello, Pam Houston and Melinda Moustakis
A reading and discussion around legacy and privacy, featuring the work of three writers whose work overlaps in interesting ways. In conjunction with the Annual AWP Conference.

Tuesday December 10 at Town Hall Seattle: 7:30-9pm
FINAL Night of Town Hall’s Inside Art series, featuring visual artists Diem ChauAlfredo Arreguin and Ronald Hall. Moderated by TPR Founder Jess Van Nostrand. Tickets: $5.  Read more here

Wednesday December 18, 6-7:15pm: Writer and Cultural Worker Philip H. Red Eagle continues the conversation during our How is Seattle Remembered? series.

Tuesday, September 10 at Town Hall Seattle 7:30-9pm

Tickets: $5
Inside Art Program Series, Conversation #1 of 4. Read more here

Saturday September 21, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio
Read more about this project

Wednesday October 2, 6pm: Paul Marioni, Glass Artist
@7:15pm: Paul Marioni Film Screening at Northwest Film Forum (directly after the 6pm event)
Join us for a very special evening of art and film as glass legend Paul Marioni shares some of his memorable stories and presents a film screening of HOLE (1972), his experimental film that won acclaim but has rarely been seen by audiences since then. This is Part IV of our continuing conversation series, “How is Seattle Remembered?” Please note that reserved seating is not available and space is limited for the 6pm conversation- seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, everyone will be accommodated at the Northwest Film Forum for the film screening at 7:15pm. 

Friday October 11, 6-7pmPaul Rucker, Interdisciplinary artist: How Do You Create Empathy? A public conversation and workshop featuring Rucker’s work-in-progress, Recapitulation. Read more here and submit your stories for anonymous inclusion in the project.

Saturday October 12, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio
Read more about this project

Tuesday October 15 at Town Hall Seattle 7:30-9pm
Inside Art Program Series, Conversation #2 of 4. Tickets: $5 Read more here.

Thursday October 24, 8-8:45pm: Lit Crawl Seattle presents “Hauntings” by Wendy Call, Anastacia Tolbert and Storme Webber. Read more here!

Thursday November 7, 6-7pm: John Gilbreath, Earshot Jazz Executive Director continues the conversation for our ongoing series, How is Seattle Remembered?
And join us afterwords for a live Earshot Jazz Festival performance featuring Kneebody at Poncho Concert Hall at 8pm! (The presentation at TPR is free; tickets for the 8pm show are available online here)

Thursday November 14, 6-9pm: Charles Spitzack’s Final Print Party!
Drop by for a celebration and special presentation of the completed 12-print series that Spitzak created in response to our themes and topics. Images and more info is here.

Tuesday, November 19 at Town Hall Seattle: 7:30-9pm
Night #3 of the Inside Art Series, featuring Barbara Earl Thomas, Stephanie Hargrave, and Alan Lau, moderated by writer Brangien Davis. Read more here

Friday, July 12, 7-8pm: Peter Steinbrueck, Architect and 2013 Seattle mayoral candidate kicks off TPR’s new discussion series, “How is Seattle Remembered?”

Saturday July 27, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio
Read more about this project

Friday, August 9, 6pm: Pastor Patrinell Wright, Founder of the Total Experience Gospel Choir
Part II of the  ”How is Seattle Remembered?” series

Friday, September 6, 6pm: Megan JasperExecutive Vice President of Sub Pop Records
Part III of our continuing conversation series, “How is Seattle Remembered?”

Saturday May 1812-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio
Read more about this project that follows our current “question” through 2013.

Sunday June 2, 10am: Remembering Allen Ginsberg’s LGBT Poetics and Activism. Part of the 12th Annual Allen Ginsberg Marathon

June 24, 25, 26: 5-7pm (drop by anytime!) Open Rehearsals of Swimming the List by Susie J Lee Ensemble
Saturday June 29, 6-7:30pm: Preview Performance and Discussion
Read more about this unique performance piece that features dance, music, and digital technology as it undergoes preparation for the Beijing International Fringe Festival. Note: This event coincides with Seattle Pride Weekend, so leave yourself extra time to get here and avoid driving if you can!

Saturday July 6, 12-5pm: Printmaker Charles Spitzack’s Open Studio. Read more about this project


In February, we begin to look at the topic of “legacy”, starting with the inside story of the women in Seattle’s “grunge” scene from the 1990s. As usual, there is overlap between featured topics, so look above and below for the complete schedule. To read more about this ambitious undertaking called THESE STREETS, go here:

Join The Project Room in a month-long event series and on-site installation about this memorable time in music history.

TPR will be open from February 15 – March 15, 2013 from 11am-3pm Tuesdays-Saturdays. View oral history interviews featuring women from Seattle’s 1990s music community, play your favorite records from that time, and look at lots of posters and personal photos shared by those who were there.

THESE STREETS Thursdays! Join us for pre-show conversations featuring musicians who inspired this project:

Thursday February 14, 6-8pm: DJ Scott Vanderpool (KCMU DJ, followed by KXRX, KISW and most currently KZOK; also drummer in numerous Seattle bands then and now) spins his favorite 1990s music for a lively reception in celebration of THESE STREETS. [Note that THESE STREETS does not open at ACT until the following week.]

A special Wednesday event featuring vocalist and 1990s rocker Carrie Akre marks our final “Failure” event: Wednesday, February 20, 6pm. Read more here:

Thursday February 21, 6-7pm: A conversation with music promoters and record company figures Barbara Dollarhide-Pritchard (C/Z Records) and Sally Johnson (OK Hotel, KEXP, Seattle Weekly). THESE STREETS opens at ACT this night- buy tickets here!

Thursday February 28, 6-7pm: A live performance with Stephanie Wicker Emery (formerly of Seattle band Algae) and her husband Brian Emery, both current members of Seattle band Like Lightning

Thursday March 7, 6-7pm: A roundtable discussion with THESE STREETS creators Sarah Rudinoff, Gretta Harley and Elizabeth Kenny around the topic of legacy and the making of THESE STREETS


Saturday March 23, 6-7pm: A Conversation Inspired by the LA Rebellion Film Movement
Moderated by Author Pat Thomas with special guests Founding Member of the Seattle Black Panther Party Ron Johnson and Seattle University Assistant Professor of Sociology Gary Perry. Read more here:

Want to know about events prior to 2013? Contact us here