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When the Seattle Center (and the Rep, the Intiman, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Opera) are your next door neighbors, you don’t lack for a vital cultural life. But South Lake Union also has its own significant arts organization — Cornish College of the Arts, the site of countless student recitals and performances each year.
Our neighborhood is also home to three serious art galleries and a surprising number of public art pieces. In fact, if you don’t go see Buster Simpson’s bronze ping pong table at Harrison St. and Terry Ave. N. or Akio Takamori’s seven-foot tall ceramic people in front of Whole Foods Market, then you are truly missing out on some ingenious, fun finds.
If you’d like to see the complete list of South Lake Union arts and entertainment options (since we mentioned just a few above), take a look at our interactive map, where you can read capsule descriptions of more than 100 SLU points of interest. You can also download self-guided art tour map.