From June through September you'll find unique artworks and musical performances including classical chamber performances every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Best of all—it's all free!
Enjoy local indie favorites, dream-pop duo Lemolo. The band's debut full length album, The Kaleidoscope, was self-released in 2012 and has been recognized on KEXP's “Top Listener Voted Albums of 2012” list, was a number one best seller at Sonic Boom Records and was also voted as the “Best New Music” of 2013 by City Arts Magazine. Drawing inspiration from Seattle's storied history, the Mill Street Sessions are a recording project sponsored by Projectline designed to support the local arts community.
Classical KING-FM 98.1 presents the Parnassus Project and other local young talents presenting informal chamber music concert twice a month all summer long. The Parnassus Project features emerging local professionals playing music they love and providing audiences with a fresh take on the classical concert experience.
7/22- Trio Pardalote
8/12 - Parnassus Project featuring KING FM's 2014 Young Artist Awards Winner Denna Good-Mojab (vocal singer)
8/26 - Trio Pardalote featuring KING FM's 2014 Young Artist Awards Winner Alena Hove (violinlist)
9/9 - Parnassus Project
9/23 - Parnassus Project
The Portland Cello Project built their reputation on mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. Expect to see cellos in places you wouldn't normally see them, playing music you wouldn't normally hear played on the instrument.
The Maldives are described as having a transcendent live show by indie radio touchstone KEXP. With years of experience playing together at every kind of gig imaginable, including SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch and Bumbershoot, you know this experience in Occidental Park is going to be a good one.
"JUST BE YOUR SELFIE" is a monumental neon status update rendered in cursive. Designed to initiate personal and shared web-based experiences, this social sculpture is an iconic contemporary work of real-time internet art embedded into an urban environment.
Our smartphones and their associated cache of photos have become as important to self-image and self-identity as our own reflection in the mirror. "NO I IN SELF" explores the cultural phenomena of digitally sharing ‘selfies' and ‘hashtags' and brings these inherently insular activities out into the wide open space of Occidental Park.
Following vandalism to the initial installation of "Welcome to the Park" the artist is currently working on an exciting new sculptural installation to take its place. Trout's new works will be on view in the park for August and September.
"Living Art in Everyday Life" will employ several local Indian rangoli artists to create intermittent athapoovidal flower mandalas made from local flowers, plants and organic materials.
Employing interactive methods such as survey-poems, live graphs, song and dance to create performances and installations, the Vis-à-Vis Society tenderly takes the poetic pulse of every audience it meets. The Vis-à-Vis Society was founded by collaborating poet-scientists Drs. Ink and Owning (a.k.a. Sierra Nelson and Rachel Kessler).