2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair, otherwise known as the Century 21 Exposition. Nearly ten million people descended upon the fair site over the course of six months; the grounds of the spectacle became Seattle Center, and a few of the icons from the fair remain, including the Space Needle, Monorail and the United State Science Pavilion (now Pacific Science Center).
We’re now preparing for The Next Fifty, our celebration that honors the past and looks toward the future. The event maintains the spirit sparked by the World’s Fair in challenging our community to envision the next fifty years. The six-month celebration explores dynamic sectors of development and global leadership in the region, including: art, culture and design; sustainable futures; global health; science and technology; learning; commerce and the innovation economy; civic action; and history.
Seattle Center needs your help in planning the arts, culture and design elements of the 50th anniversary Celebration, which will feature a compelling and unifying theme: illuminating today’s challenges, imagining tomorrow’s possibilities. Join us at a special meeting and share your ideas.
Arts and cultural community members and organizations are encouraged to attend the session and bring their ideas to the conversation. It’s going to be a community discussion and brainstorming session about bringing projects, activities and installations to The Next Fifty in the fields of art, culture and design.
Thursday, June 16, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
For more information on Arts, Culture and Design at The Next Fifty as well as other activities associated with the 50th anniversary celebration in 2012, visit www.thenextfifty.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-684-7200.