Access Art

INSPIRING STUDENTS, DIVERSIFYING AUDIENCES

Our Access Art program facilitates opportunities for participants to attend first rate performances, exhibitions, guided tours, and lectures, all at no cost.  By collaborating with our arts partners, Access Art exposes Path with Art students to the creative pulse of Seattle, providing access to local arts and cultural experiences and fostering a sense of active participation in the greater community.  Access Art also benefits local cultural institutions by broadening and diversifying their audience base.

Check out some of our upcoming events and save the date!


May Access Art Enrollment is now closed.

June Access Art will be open from May 22nd to May 29th!

If you would like to be added to a wait-list please email register@pathwithart.org

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Carmen | Seattle Opera
DATE:  Thursday, May 2nd
TIME: 7 PM
LOCATION: 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

Bizet’s thrilling story of deadly obsession seduces with an amazing array of instantly recognizable melodies and masterful arias beloved across the globe. An ordinary soldier becomes mesmerized by a beguiling factory girl with a plan. Will either of them foresee the tragic ending of their high-stakes game? Don’t miss this grand new production featuring lavish scenery, traditional costumes, and some of the most famous classical music ever written.

Renowned British director Paul Curran has garnered high praise on both sides of the Atlantic. He teams with frequent collaborator Gary McCann to create a grand theatrical arena (three different sets!) inhabited by a multitude of beautifully dressed factory girls, townsfolk, smugglers, soldiers, and toreadors.

Guests should arrive an hour early for this event, no late seating will be accepted by the venue!

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Pacific NW Ballet | Themes and Variations
DATE:  Thursday, May 30th
TIME: 7 PM
LOCATION: 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

The season’s final mixed bill promises intriguing variety. Balanchine’s resplendent Theme and Variations represents the height of classical purity and elegance, while his zesty Tarantella pas de deux dazzles with virtuoso fun. In Jose Limon’s masterpiece, The Moor’s Pavane—a reduction of Shakespeare’s Othello—riveting characterizations cast a powerful spell. The line-up is joined by the return of our own Price Suddarth’s electric Signature.

*Optional 5:00 pm Lecture before show.

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Seattle Repertory Theatre | Nina Simone: Four Women
DATE:  Wednesday, May 22nd
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

When “The High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country’s agony. “Four Women” and Simone’s other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.

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Seattle Arts and Lectures | Tayari Jones
DATE: Tuesday, May 14th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

Tayari Jones is the author of four novels: Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. 

In An American Marriage (2018), Jones introduces us to a man who has been wrongfully incarcerated and examines how he, his wife, and their families deal with the ensuing fallout. Roy and Celestial are still newlyweds when, on a visit home to Louisiana, Roy is convicted of a rape he didn’t commit and sentenced to twelve years in prison. His Morehouse brother Andre, Celestial’s childhood friend, complicates the separation. An American Marriage is a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club Selection.

Jones’s writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, the New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship, and the Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University.

An Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University, Jones is spending the 2017-18 academic year as the Shearing Fellow for Distinguished Writers at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Priority for all Access Art events is based on prior attendance records, past wait-lists, and new student considerations, not based on when you register within the registration period. If you have any issues with our online form please email us at register@pathwithart.org. Thank you!