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Mapes Creek Radiance

June 16, 2024
Veronica Martinez

Mapes Creek Radiance: A Residency for Puget Sound Creatives 

When: August 10-14, 2024, 8 AM-11 AM PDT
Where: Mapes Creek at Be’er Sheva Park, Seattle, WA 

Artists and writers will gather together for 5 consecutive summer mornings along Mapes Creek in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of S.E. Seattle. Participants will be able to use this time together in whatever way best suits their creative practice while in community with fellow creatives and this urban waterway. No specific outcome or project is expected or required, only a willingness to gather together and be open to what may arise from our shared creek-side experiences.

Our primary gathering place will be the recently restored creek bed on the south side of Be’er Sheva Park. Parking, restrooms, tables and benches are available at this site. Please bring any art/writing materials you will want to use while creek-side as well as water and snacks. Those who wish to stay on for lunch are welcome to do so. There are a number of cafes and coffee shops nearby and of course, brown bag lunches will always be appropriate.

More information on the event and Mapes Creek, check out the webpage here! For more information, reach out to Lou Cabeen via

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This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.


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