- • Thursday Nights at Olympic Sculpture Park
• SAM Performs
• Art Hits
• Dancing 'Til Dusk
• Salmon Return Family Festival
• SAM Remix
Thursdays, 5:30-8 pm, July 7-September 15
Take in summer evenings with yummy bites from some of Seattle's best food trucks paired with wines provided by TASTE Restaurant.
Hear live music by the area's most talented performers. Learn about the new temporary and permanent art works in the park. Watch the sunset against the dramatic backdrop of the Olympic Mountains. Summer nights in Seattle have never been so special!
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm, July 7-August 18
Experience live performances by some of Seattle's hottest musicians. The ever popular Art of Jazz with Earshot Jazz on the second Thursday of the month continues at OSP, plus other exciting performances throughout the summer.
Thursdays, 6:30 pm, July 7-September 15
Between musical sets on Thursday nights this summer, learn about the art at the Olympic Sculpture Park through these 15 minute "art hits" presented by artists, docents and museum staff. Meet inside the PACCAR Pavilion.
Thursday, July 7: Carolina Silva, On-Site artist
Thursday, July 14: Nicolas Nyland, On-Site artist
Thursday, July 21: Chiyo Ishikawa, Curator of European Painting and Sculpture - Love and Loss by Roy McMakin
Thursday, July 28: Gretchen Bennett, On-Site artist
Thursday, August 4: Barbara Brotherton, Curator of Native American Art - The history of the land and the park grounds.
Thursday, August 11: Sarah Berman, Collections Coordinator and Research Associate - Neukom Vivarium by Mark Dion
Thursday, August 18: Marisa Sánchez, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art - A Better Promise by Trenton Doyle Hancock
Thursday, August 25: SAM Docent - Sky Landscape by Louise Nevelson.
Thursday, September 8: SAM Docent - Wake by Richard Serra
Thursday, September 15: SAM Docent - Father and Son by Louise Bourgeois
Thursdays, 6-9 pm, August 25, September 8 & 15
Bring your dancing shoes for and experience social dancing with a live band, a real dance floor and free, professional dance lessons with Dancing 'Til Dusk.
Thursdays, 5:30-8 pm, July 7- August 25
Saturdays, 10 am-4:30 pm, July 9-August 27
Drop in and get creative on Thursdays with a hands on art activity for all ages lead by local artists. Draw all day! Capture the sculptures, plant life and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound through self-guided drawing each Saturday. Drawing materials provided.
Saturdays, 10–11 am July 9-August 27
Drop-in outdoor yoga with fantastic instructors from 8 Limbs Yoga. Bring your own mat, water and any needed supplies. Rain or shine! Class will be held inside in case of inclement weather. FREE
Saturdays, 2-3 pm, July 9, 16, 23, 30
Fusing Latin rhythms with easy to follow moves, free Zumba® Latin Dance-Fitness lessons are a great way to spend the afternoon at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Tennis shoes and water bottle recommended. FREE
Select Saturdays, July
The SAM Creates workshop series for adults provides a forum for artists to explain the philosophies underlying their work and for participants to delve into the artistic, practical or quirky processes at work in their daily lives. Watercolor painting and photography workshops will be offered in conjunction with the SAM exhibitions Beauty and Bounty and Reclaimed. Check the calendar for details.
Saturdays and Sundays, Noon & 1 pm
Explore the Olympic Sculpture Park's dynamic spaces, learning about the design and layout of the park, the site history from the Duwamish to Unocal, selected sculptures and more. Bring your walking shoes for this 60-minute adventure!
SALMON RETURN FAMILY FESTIVAL presented by
Saturday, September 10, 10 am-3 pm
Bring the whole family to the Olympic Sculpture Park for a special festival filled with earth-friendly art making, family-friendly tours, live music, performances, dancing and more.
Thanks to our GET OUT partners!
- Earshot Jazz
- Photgraphic Center Northwest
- Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Seattle Parks and Recreation