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Immigrant mother's legacy lives on through family recipes

Alessandra Gordon and her jam company at a Seattle farmer's market

For Alessandra Gordon, the jam she makes from scratch is a nod to her childhood and keeps the legacy of her immigrant mother alive. She starts with simple ingredients and hones it to perfection - a benchmark of Japanese cooking. Alessandra's company, Ayako & Family, operates a popular stand at local neighborhood farmers markets. 

This is your jam


New Seattle art gallery feels like home

Judith Rinehart at her Pioneer Square art gallery.

The Seattle art scene just welcomed a new gallery to the block. After working in blue chip art galleries for many years, art lover and businesswoman Judith Rinehart decided the time had come to open her own place. The result is a warm and welcoming environment to discover and experience the awesome power of original art.

Home is where the art is


Preserving West Seattle history one stroke at a time

West Seattle mural being renovated

For nearly 30 years, they've been a colorful reminder of West Seattle's rich history, but 11 outdoor murals in Seattle's oldest neighborhood are showing their age. Learn how the community pulled together to restore these colorful paintings.

Be drawn here


The mind-expanding music of Indigo Mist

Indigo Mist rehearses.

Meet the five brilliant musicians who make up Indigo Mist. All of the members are faculty in the music department at the University of Washington. Together, they compose experimental music through improvisation that is beautiful, jarring, and everything in between.

Don't mist it


Grooving Gus Clark & The Least Of His Problems offer their "Thoughts & Prayers"

Nancy Guppy hands Gus Clark a dog.

Gus Clark & The Least Of His Problems has a sound that pays homage to a deep well of American music traditions ranging from pre-World War II blues to 1960s Nashville honky-tonk. Don't miss the band's performance of "Too Old To Die Young" and "Thoughts & Prayers."

Get your groove on


Need date night ideas? Art Zone has you covered.

Art Zone Calendar of events

Get off the couch and check out these Seattle events featured in the Art Zone Calendar, including inspiring artists, vintage sounds at Hotel Sorrento, and more. Plus, Nancy Guppy brings you vodka lemonade on ice!

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Community comes together for safety in Rainier Beach neighborhoods

Rainier Beach community

As the first in the nation to launch a community-wide led violence prevention framework with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program, the Rainier Beach community is using innovative and collaborative tactics to create a safer community for young people. Watch the short video series here.

And, if you'd like to help Rainier Beach celebrate those who have contributed to safety in the neighborhood, consider attending this event on Thursday

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