PARTNER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Community Celebrations at SAM
SAM’s Community Celebrations are active events, full of art-making activities, performances, and unexpected art experiences—all in collaboration with community partners! These events are free and open to all.
Día De Los Muertos
Every year at SAM, Fulgencio Lazo and a team of local artists design a unique
tapete (sand painting) to celebrate Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). The art and traditions of Día de los Muertos aim to help us accept death as a part of life. Traditionally, people make beautiful altars called
ofrendas (offerings), which are usually decorated with candles, flowers, water, bread, and fruit. During the free celebration, you will experience live music, performances, participate in art-making activities, and get moving on the dance floor!
NARAMORE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SAM is proud to partner with Seattle Public Schools to showcase the tremendously creative artwork of 150 middle and high school student artists in the first floor Community Gallery every year. A time-honored tradition, this student exhibition bears the last name of Floyd J. Naramore, an architect who designed local public schools from 1919 to 1941. SAM and Seattle Public Schools are very proud to honor these students’ creative achievements with them, their families, SPS art specialists, and all of our broader communities.
LADIES MUSICAL CLUB
On the first Thursday of the month, Seattle’s oldest arts organization presents classical music performed by club members and special guests.