Closing Up Shop? The Uncertain Future of Seattle’s Art Galleries

Why is it so hard to keep an art gallery open in Seattle?  Find out at this panel discussion Jan. 24th at Town Hall 

A spate of recent gallery closings with no new galleries moving in have many art-lovers wondering if this reflects profound changes in the business of art. Will the art community flounder if galleries and openings are replaced by alternative spaces, DIY art projects? What role does the internet play? Why is this happening in a community with as much wealth and education as Seattle? Key members of the Seattle art community take up the issue in a lively and provocative panel discussion, moderated by art critic and Gage Academy of Art Artistic Director, Gary Faigin.

Greg Kucera—Owner, Greg Kucera Gallery
Amanda Manitach—Arts Editor, City Arts Magazine
Mary Ann Peters—Artist, winner of Stranger Genius Award
Mariane Ibrahim—Owner, Marian Ibrahim Gallery
Gary Faigin (moderator)—Founder of Gage Academy of Art

Presented by Gage Academy of Art and Town Hall Seattle

Tickets at Town Hall for 7:30pm Tuesday January 24th

Moby at Town Hall Fri March 26th

But he won’t be playing any music, instead he’ll share something else with us.  A vegetarian for more than two decades, and vegan for more than 15 years, Moby is also the editor (with Miyun Park) of Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat)


This book compiles writings by food experts who show how and why the overconsumption of industrially-produced meat harms agricultural workers, communities, the environment, and human health—as well as the animals.  The book explores everything from the effects of factory farming on the environment to the toxins we’re exposing to our children. It’s a fascinating read, and if you live in the Seattle area, you can attend a talk tomorrow night at Town Hall with Moby titled “Future of Health: Thinking Twice about the Meat We Eat.” Doors are at 6:30 pm, and the event runs from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, and will include a discussion, Q&A, and a book signing.

Fri, Mar 26, 2010, 7:30pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.