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Summer at SAM

Jul 21 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
The bookworms of Silent Book Club Seattle and Silent Book Club Capitol Hill are teaming up to provide a cozy space for sustained reading and community connection.

Art Activity & Environmental Engagement
11 am–3 pm
Familiarize yourself with the surface designs found in the Hawaiian art of Kapa (bark cloth) alongside Kanaka Maoli teaching artist Malia Peoples. You’ll learn how to create your own Kapa-inspired stamps and leave the activity with an original stamped artwork to take home.

Learn how to protect and expand Seattle’s tree canopy, eliminate bird-to-window and building collisions, and reduce your daily use of toxic pesticides with Birds Connect Seattle.

What makes intertidal zones so unique? Join naturalists from Seattle Parks & Recreation for 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
Kory Tideman first learned to play the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar (Ki Ho’alu) in 1974. Since then, he’s shared his talents with audiences across Seattle and Oahu. For this performance, Tideman will offer a live demonstration of the instrument and share about its history. Questions are welcome!

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 Dee Sprinkling.

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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