Virtual SIFF | The art of the interview | Becoming bilingual | Mental health during COVID

City Inside/Out checks up on mental health during COVID-19

Brian Callanan with guests

Nearly half of American adults say the coronavirus pandemic is negatively affecting their mental health. What are some warning signs? How can you build resilience while coping with social isolation, economic stress, and fear?

Coping Cues


📽️ This year's film festival may have been canceled, but it lives on virtually

Art Zone interview with Beth Barrett

Like so many other major cultural events, the 46th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) was canceled due to the pandemic. Art Zone's Nancy Guppy speaks with SIFF's Artistic Director Beth Barrett about the personal and professional impact of COVID-19, programming for an online audience, and her vision for SIFF going forward. 



🍿 Get the popcorn popping & queue up these Seattle films

Seattle Film History

From an assassination atop the Space Needle, to a police chase that ends at Colman Dock, queue up these movies filmed 🎞️ right here in the Emerald City.

Push Play ▶️


Maria's mission: delivering hope, one meal at a time

Maria Lamarca Anderson

Maria Lamarca Anderson has been delivering donated meals to the homeless in her free time for over 20 years. She also checks up on people she’s come to know, offering whatever help she can. The assistance she provides is especially welcome during the COVID-19 crisis.

Helping Hand


Art Zone is feline fine with The Westerlies, SIFF, Edgar Allen Poe & the perfect PB&J

The perfect PB&J

Art Zone phones it in with a lunch-themed episode! SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett discusses the road ahead, John Osebold absurdifies lunch, The Westerlies perform together from afar, actor Bradford Farwell channels Edgar Allan Poe, quarantined cats get squirrely, and Nancy and Joe prepare the perfect PB&J.

Art Apart


With language immersion, kids become bilingual & connect to other cultures

Kids at a language immersion school

These days the push to become bilingual is starting at a younger age, much younger, like preschool! Experts say that bilingual kids learn faster and it helps them learn about other cultures. Visit two schools where learning languages is fun and immersive.

Budding Bilinguals


Nancy Guppy on the art of the interview

Nancy Guppy at the Georgetown Stables

Seattle Channel Multimedia Intern Erin Jones flips the script, putting Art Zone's Nancy Guppy in the guest chair. Learn about Nancy's first job in television and how it involves fish, how she brings energy to the set, and more in the art of the interview.

Ask Me Anything


Remembering Seattle native & talented filmmaker Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton, a Seattle native and a creative force in film, passed away Friday, May 15. She was a true friend to Seattle, frequently making the Pacific Northwest the backdrop to her films. Back in 2011, Lynn appeared on Art Zone to share some timeless advice on how she gets creatively “unstuck.” In 2014, after the release of "Laggies," she appeared on Seattle Voices with Eric Liu and on Civic Cocktail.

Losing Lynn