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3rd annual City Arts Festival Oct. 17–20, 2012

The third annual Heineken City Arts Fest returns to Seattle Oct. 17–20, 2012. A curated collection of music and arts events turn downtown Seattle into your playground for 4 days and nights. Wristbands give you access to dozens of concerts at iconic venues, secret arts shows and unexpected experiences. Or if you just want to see a couple shows, you can opt to buy tickets to any individual event. Do it any way you want. The city is yours.

Check out the Music and Art line-up below!


David Byrne & St. Vincent, Ghostland Observatory (performing at both Showbox Sodo and at the Laserdome), Two Door Cinema Club, Joshua Radin, Collie Buddz, A Fine Frenzy, Brother Ali with Blank Tape Beloved, EOTO, Lost in the Trees, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, The Maldives, Lemolo, Zion I, Neil Halstead, Howlin Rain, Ravenna Woods, D. Black, Cody Beebe & the Crooks, Gold Leaves, Homeboy Sandman with DJ Sosa, Motopony, “The Rolling Stones”, My Goodness, Gold Fields, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Reignwolf, Pep Love, Tiny Vipers, Throw Me The Statue, Grynch, Horse Feathers, Fatal Lucciauno, The New Law, Fox and the Law, Fly Moon Royalty, Black Bananas, Dana Buoy of akron/family, Spac3man, Midtown Dickens, Slang!, The Grizzled Mighty, Case Studies, Land of Pines, Davidson Hart Kingsbery, Larry Hawkins (formerly SK), Hobosexual, Kevin Long, Tomten, Stephanie, novaTRON, New Kingston, Friends, The Reminders, Los Rakas, The Holdup, Vokab Kompany, Michael Manahan, Marissa, and DJ Nima Fadavi—and more to be announced soon.


Urban Arts Adventure is a curated collection of programs that treat Seattle’s streets, businesses and buildings as one big venue, canvas and playground. The programming highlights how art helps us experience our city. It sends audiences on adventures around the city to see limited-capacity shows in non-traditional venues and secret and unexpected locations, featuring work by Danielle Agami/Ate9; Erin Jorgensen, Jesse Higman, Jose Bold +, Lingo Productions, Queen Shmooquan, Wesley K. Andrews and ilvs strauss, and zoe | juniper.

Traverse topographies of the city via art-centric tours including scavenger-hunts and bike races designed by Split Six & Lily Divine Productions, New Mystics, Litquake, and Dan Hawkins & Aaron Asis; and then return to the festival’s interdisciplinary and social hub Culture Club. Culture Club will be staged in a converted storefront in the downtown area and will feature day and nighttime programs including Genre Bender Showcase with Susan Robb, Graham Downing, Kate Wallich and more; Food for Thought Café by Klara Glosova & Rodrigo Valenzuela; art installations and exhibits by Julie Alpert, Allison Manch and Ian Young, Lindsey Apodaca, MKNZ, Aaron and Jessixa Bagley, Maggie Carson Romano, Ashleigh Rauen; a crowd-sourced filmmaking project with Collection Agency and Adam Sekuler; happy hours curated by Litquake, Fictilis, PDL; Think & Tell in partnership with Humanities Washington; a pop-up art market, surprise performances and late night parties. City Arts Fest’s Urban Arts Adventure is being programmed and curated by Sara Edwards with visual art planning and curation by Sierra Stinson.

Buy tickets here.

More info @ www.cityartsfest.com 

Check out the recap video from last year and get ready for


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