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Partnership Highlight: Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE)

Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange (SPACE) funds, facilitates and promotes arts and cultural uses of Warren G. Magnuson Park for the public, serving diverse audiences and forging regional collaborations. SPACE’s priority is to build community by connecting the park’s many stakeholders and visitors through creative and community-based programming.

SPACE runs a public art gallery at Magnuson Park and a radio station, SPACE 101.1, which began broadcasting on October 6, 2017 and is now one of Seattle’s newest radio stations. SPACE aims to serve all communities and has served youth, elderly, deaf, veterans, LGBTQ, low income, and people of all ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, including immigrants.

Public Benefits

Magnuson Park Gallery: Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange provided approximately 473 hours of free arts programming for the public from the Magnuson Park Gallery in 2018, with an overall attendance of 1,676 people. Public programming includes regular gallery hours of 10 hours per week, plus a total of 12 other 2-4-hour events including seven exhibit opening receptions, two artist talks, two open studios events and one Third Thursday, all of which took place during evening and weekend hours.

Gallery exhibits spanned a broad range, attracting visitors from 75 zip codes over the course of the year. Exhibit included: Underneath, Melinda Hurst Frye (large scale photography of nature    underground); Multitudes, Judith Ann (mixed media exhibit dealing with poignant and painful    aspects of the immigrant and refugee experience); and LIT, Brettler Place youth (culminating exhibit of Art with Heart’s work assisting Brettler Place youth in processing the police shooting and death of Charleena Lyles).

Learn more about the Magnuson Park Gallery here.

SPACE 101.1 FM: Magnuson Park’s very own low-power FM radio station broadcasts 24/7 to a potential listenership of 200,000+ and is also streaming worldwide.

Programming in 2018 consisted of: hosted music shows celebrating and showcasing Americana, blues, modern and retro rock, and local bands; Your Three Songs, which invites neighbors from around NE Seattle in for an hour-long casual interview + music; Broken Alaska, an ongoing improvised radio drama; Sound Improv Live, featuring regional talent who gather in studio to experiment with vocal sound improvisation; The Bridge, public affairs show featuring former Seattle City Council Members Jean Godden and Sue Donaldson who interview a variety of non-profits and other newsmakers in our community; Magnuson Nature News, featuring Emily Bishton with a new show each month of something special happening in nature in Magnuson Park; curated music via SPACE Mix, an eclectic mix including new music and local bands; Magnuson Minutes, semi-regular news updates of events and happenings in the park that are free and open to the public, and more.           

Learn more about SPACE 101.1 FM here.

Accessing public benefits: For more information or to access any of these benefits, please contact Julianna Ross at 206-245-5457, or stop by the Magnuson Park Art Gallery or tune in to SPACE 101.1 FM. S