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The Showbox with Shannon Welles

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | All Events (see all)

About this Program:

Happy 81st birthday to The Showbox! Lights are out right now at this beloved local landmark due to COVID-19, but Shannon Welles takes you on a virtual tour of its history and cultural significance “until we can meet again on that dance floor.”

Want to support our efforts to save The Showbox and buildings like it? Get your #SaveTheShowbox shirt here.

About the Speaker:

Shannon Welles is a lifelong music lover and brings deep passion to her more than 20 years of work in the live music industry. She is the founder of Friends of The Showbox, a community coalition to save Seattle’s iconic music venue, and holds a management position with The Showbox.

She is also a visual artist and a longtime student of ecosystems in many forms. Shannon has studied permaculture, earthen building, herbalism, Pacific Northwest native plants, and ethnobotany, and she founded hypha, a collaborative free plant nursery project to grow community networks of plant sharing. She recently completed her MFA in Arts Leadership, focusing on the intersection of art, artistic citizenship, and ecology.

Click here for the PowerPoint version of this presentation.

*Corrected credit: interior crowd photo, Mike Savoia


This virtual program is made possible by these 2020 Education Program Sponsors & Historic Seattle’s Lawrence Kreisman Historic Preservation Education Fund.

Underwriting Partners: Bassetti Architects | Bennett Properties

Sustaining Partners: Lydig Construction | Marvin Anderson Architects | Pacifica Law Group

Presenting Partners: Bear Wood Windows | Beneficial State Bank | Bricklin & Newman | BuildingWork | Chosen Wood Window Maintenance, Inc. | Clifton Larson Allen LLP | Coughlin Porter Lundeen | J.A.S. Design Build | National Trust Insurance Services | Northwest Vernacular | RAFN Company | Ron Wright Associates / Architects | SHKS | SMR Architects | Swenson Say Fagét | Tonkin Architecture | Tru Mechanical | Weinstein A+U | ZGF Architects

With additional support from 


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