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Mingle, make, and move until the sun goes down over the Puget Sound. SAM brings you entertainment and activities that bring communities together around art at the Olympic Sculpture Park, all summer long. Live music, art activities, food trucks, tours and more. #SummerAtSAM events are free and open to the public.


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2017 Summer of Sam Kickoff
July 13, 2017
6-9 p.m. | More info: | Facebook

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Mingle, make, and move until the sun goes down over the Puget Sound. SAM brings you entertainment and activities that bring communities together around art at the Olympic Sculpture Park, all summer long.

All Summer at SAM programs are FREE, open to the public, and

Summer fun starts right here! Get set to soak up Summer at SAM with live music, art making, and tours throughout the park produced in partnership with Black & Tan Hall.

SAM Performs, 6–8 pm
The New Triumph
Featuring some of the best players in Seattle’s vibrant music scene, The New Triumph plays an energetic, dance-inducing and original mix of Funk, Afro-Latin, and Jazz music.

The Mighty Mockingbirds
Get down to the music of The Mighty Mockingbirds, who will surely make you want to dance!

DJ Toya B
Groove to the sounds of DJ Toya B all night long.

Don’t miss spoken word by Garfield Hilson and comedy by evening host, Om Johari.

SAM Creates, 6–8 pm
Spectacular Spectacles with Tariqa Waters
Gathering inspiration from Spencer Finch’s “The Western Mystery” and “Yayoi Kusuma: Infinity Mirrors” create elaborate spectacles to alter your reality. Design your new, colorful shades for the summer!

My Favorite Things Tour, 7 pm
My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most opinionated, brilliant and fascinating artists, cultural producers and community figures into the park to discuss their favorite works of art.

Food Trucks, 5:45–7:45 pm
Cheese Wizards
Outside the Box Food Truck
Tacos La Flaca

TASTE will serve wine and dinner fare.

Kids Corner, 6–8 pm
Take a break from the sun and come play in the PACCAR Pavilion where families can enjoy the Kids Corner and drop-in art making at the SAM Creates station. Spend time drawing at the kids-sized easels and capture the sculptures, plant life, and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Relax in a beanbag chair, read a new book, do a puzzle, or create your own masterpiece. Kids of all ages are welcome!

Rain or shine.

Find out more about all of our exciting #SummeratSAM programs:

This year’s season is inspired by SAM’s special exhibitions, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at the Seattle Art Museum and installations by Christopher Paul Jordan and Spencer Finch at the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the park with a diverse range of concerts and art activities that explore place-making, cultural confluences, and learning from our local environment. Thursday evenings we’re bringing back the ever-popular Dog Night, Bike Night, and Sculptured Dance, an incredible partnership with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Saturdays our yoga classes draw such a crowd that we’re once again offering two sessions with 8 Limbs Yoga Centers at 9 am and 10:30 am. Also on Saturdays enjoy weekly Zumba classes, interactive open studio sessions with local artists, and a free-for-all Family Field Day.

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Presented by
The Boeing Company
Union Bank

10th Anniversary Sponsors:
Jeffrey and Susan Brotman, Barney and Rebecca Ebsworth, John and Gwen McCaw, Linda Nordstrom, Faye Sarkowsky, Roberta Sherman, The Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, Virginia Wright, Ann P. Wyckoff, Martha Wyckoff and Jerry Tone

Programming at the Olympic Sculpture Park is generously supported by Maggie Walker, and Martha Wyckoff and Jerry Tone.


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