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Summer at SAM

Aug 4 2024

10 am–3 pm

Olympic Sculpture Park

Grounds and Pavilion

Play, picnic, and create this summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park! SAM presents an entire summer season packed full of programs that combine visual art, music, and community. All Summer at SAM programs are free, public, and suitable for all ages. There is no outside alcohol permitted in the Olympic Sculpture Park.

On Sunday mornings, refresh and recharge with daytime movement classes, community partner activities, and guided tours of the park’s world-renowned sculptures.

10–11 am
Reconnect with your body and mind after a busy week with a 60-minute vinyasa flow led by Take Care Yoga. Bring a mat, water bottle, and any other supplies you need for your practice—all levels are welcome!

Community Meetup
11:30 am–1:30 pm
Let's get reading! The bookworms of Silent Book Club Capitol Hill are teaming up to provide a cozy space for sustained reading and community connection in the sculpture park.

Art Activity & Environmental Engagement
11 am–3 pm
What does it mean to belong? Join teaching artist Nina Vichayapal in an exploration of ‘rootedness’ and belonging by creating original artworks with seed paper that can be planted to grow into beautiful wildflowers.

Become an expert on native plant species of the Pacific Northwest with members of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Together, you’ll learn how to find them, identify them, and use them in teas, medicines, and salves.

What makes intertidal zones so unique? Join naturalists from Seattle Parks & Recreation on the sculpture park’s beach to get an up-close look at our region’s intertidal ecology and create a tide pool book to take home.

NW Folklife Pop-Up Concert
Noon–1 pm
Don and Diane Forsyth make up the Snohomish-based roots band Blue Healers. With soul, folk, blues, country, and interstellar influencers, the duo will perform stripped down originals and covers with grit.

SAM Tours
1:30–2:30 pm
Explore the dynamic history of the Olympic Sculpture Park with a 60-minute walking tour led by a SAM docent. Tours meet outside PACCAR Pavilion and offer an up-close look at both the sculptures and ecosystems within the park.

2–3 pm
Fusing Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves, free Zumba® Latin dance-fitness classes are a great way to spend the afternoon. Tennis shoes and water bottle recommended. Class led by Daren Wade and Venessa Mackie.

MARKET at the Park will be serving coffee and menu items including short rib rolls, crab rolls, and mangonadas!

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Summer at SAM

Free summer programs at the Olympic Sculpture Park explore place-making, cultural confluences, and learning from our local environment through visual art, music, and community

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