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Summer at SAM

Jul 28 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.

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 Seattle will take over the sculpture park to provide a quiet, cozy space for sustained reading and community connection.

Art Activity & Environmental Engagement
11 am–3 pm
We’re making a blanket for Mother Earth! Share your prayers, gratitudes, grievances, curiosities, and possibilities for the future of our planet by participating in an art-making project facilitated by Shameka L. Gagnier of Futures Rising.

Emerald City Pet Rescue saves animals from high-volume shelters nationwide, offering top-tier medical care and rehab for hard-to-adopt pets. Visit their booth to meet and play with some of their adoptable dogs!

Live out your fantasy of being a marine biologist by joining Seattle Aquarium naturalists for an art activity highlighting the marine life of Elliott Bay. Then, dive further into this topic by visiting the sculpture park’s pocket beach during low tide and see how many aquatic animals you can identify.

NW Folklife Pop-Up Concert
Noon–1 pm
Gambian singer and kora player Pa Bobo Jobarteh gained international acclaim when he was invited to perform at the World Music Arts and Dance Festival (WOMAD) at the age of 14. Now known as the "Prince of Kora" in his homeland, he’ll share his masterful compositions with Seattle audiences.

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 Sasha Jones.

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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