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Announcing 2011 Visual Arts and Spectacles!

Bumbershoot is more than just a music festival, it’s a music and arts festival!

This year Bumbershoot’s Visual Arts Exhibits have moved to the Seattle Center Pavilion (south of KeyArena), after several years at the Northwest Rooms. Make this new location a destination and experience Bumber by Number, a fully immersive paint by number art exhibit curated by Marlow Harris and joDavid; The Magic Show, curated by Kathy Lindenmayer, featuring video, photography and sculptural works that defy explanation; Expedition, curated by Leslie Lyons, utilizes the literary exercise of the exquisite corpse; and Skater’s Gauntlet, a sculptural installation in the Seattle Center Skatepark that imagines a fantastic obstacle course of visually arresting wooden structures.

Throughout the Bumbershoot grounds you will be surprised and quite possibly enchanted by one of our incredible spectacles. Without warning, you may experience roaming musical expression from the MarchFourth Marching Band, The Sounders FC Sound Wave Band or Orkestar Zirkonium. You may happen upon a flash mob courtesy of Trey McIntyre’s SpUrbans or find yourself in a spontaneous improvisation from Emerald City Improv. Also, keep your eyes peeled for aLIVe: a Low Impact Vehicle, and Orange Man and his floating orb!

Flatstock is back for the ninth consecutive year and will feature over 75 different illustrators and designers encompassing a wide range of styles. Exciting poster art and impressive fine art prints make Flatstock 31 a must-see at Bumbershoot. A live screenprinting demo will take place over the entire weekend, with posters printed onsite and for sale afterward. In addition, The American Poster Institute will showcase its limited edition book, Rock Paper Show, an archive of all Flatstock posters from the first exhibition to the 25th, along with essays from well-respected artists, graphic designers and art collectors.

Put these on your festival to-do list cause if you don’t take the time to experience the amazing art at Bumbershoot, you’re just missing out!