Discovery Zone

Discovery Zone Schedule:

Community Sculpture: Scaling a Dragon with Otter & Penguin Makerspaces

Otter & Penguin Makerspaces,aspires to develop shared spaces and resources in support of the arts, in an environment of inclusivity. We envision a shared-use shop, studio space, and educational environment supplied with professional-grade equipment and unrivaled facilities to build and store projects; mobilized art programs bringing arts to communities who do not have access within their neighborhoods.

As part of Otter & Penguin's work to solve access to underrepresented communities who do not traditionally have access to arts and arts education, we will launch Art Migration. This bus-based studio program began from past projects that use temporarily placed shipping containers. With this mobile setup, we will access neighborhoods which might not have the open space resources. By working with the local neighborhoods and city permitting offices we plan to move the bus to different neighborhoods throughout the year. The bus will remain in each neighborhood for several weeks offering free or low-cost art classes where students will gain enough materials and knowledge to continue the art form.

Visit the Otter & Penguin Makerspaces website to learn more.

We encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist's choosing. Please direct donations for Visually Speaking to their donation page.

Spice blends, Flower crowns and more with Northwest Share

Northwest Share is a nonprofit dedicated to Arts and Culture and welfare work for the greater Seattle community.

You can learn more about Northwest Share by visiting their website.

We encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Northwest Share to their PayPal.

Instrument Petting Zoo with Rhapsody Project

The Rhapsody Project is a community that explores and celebrates music and heritage through an anti-racist lens.

Try out different types of instruments with music educators of Rhapsody Project. See how a guitar is made and try some chords yourself!

Visit the Rhapsody Project website to learn more.

Fun Animal Hats with Jose & Nancy Orantes

Jose Orantes is a Guatemalan artist who enjoys sharing about animals and raising awareness of endangered species. Since 1998, Jose began designing Animal Masks for the celebration of Bumbershoot at the Seattle Center. Over the years, the designs have been adapted to animal hats that are representative of their main characteristics.

You can see more of Jose's work by visiting his Instagram.

We encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Jose via PayPal: arq_nancymelendez@hotmail.com

Imagination Animation: Stop-Motion with Northwest Film Forum

A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. A comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. Artist services include access to space, gear, fiscal sponsorship, grants, and an edit lab. Northwest Film Forum is a member-based organization.

We encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Northwest Film Forum to their donation page.

For more information about Northwest Film Forum, visit their website.

ASL Lounge presented by Visually Speaking

Visually Speaking is a DeafQueer owned and operated business with a special interest in spreading American Sign Language to the community and the workplace. Since 2002, Visually Speaking has provided Sign Language to local businesses, the community and private one on one lessons. Classes and lessons are taught by Deaf instructors. Visit the Visually Speaking website to learn more.

Visit the Visually Speaking ASL Lounge on the Fisher Green lawn from 11am-4pm! 

With planned activities at the following times:

11:30 

12:30

1:30

2:30

We encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Visually Speaking to their Venmo or PayPal.

What Does Peace Look Like to You? with Colors of Peace

What does peace look like to you? Show us, with your artwork. Colors of Peace is a global art initiative giving kids a chance to share their hopes and dreams for a more peaceful and positive world. Young artists create artwork that joins a collection of over 120,000 works from kids in over 125 countries. It also celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace.

Colors of Peace is inspired by the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, a global torch relay run begun as a way to include all peace lovers in bringing about a more inspired and hopeful world. Every two years, teams of runners pass through over 100 countries carrying a torch and sharing the message that we are more alike than different as members of one human family. We can work together to bring about a more harmonious world. Each person can do something to make the world a better place for each other for generations to come.

Visit the Peace Run website to learn more.