Sky View Observatory celebrates Seattle Pride through art, community and acceptance
As Seattle celebrates Pride in June for the forty-fifth year, Sky View Observatory elevates month-long activities to new heights at the tallest observatory in the Pacific Northwest. Festivities kick off with a one-of-a-kind art show debuting on June 1. Activities scheduled throughout the month include Rainbow Bingo, a free community night on June 6, drag queen story time for kids, local collaborations, specialty cocktails and more.
The art show, Look How Far We’ve Come: A Queer Art Show 902 Feet in the Air, curated by Timothy Rysdyke, is an extraordinary elevation of love, peace and LGBTQ acceptance at Sky View Observatory. The show brings together a vital cross-section of artists whose work reflects the sweep of queer history and each artist’s individual place in it.
“The view from the observatory is unbelievable,” said Timothy Rysdyke, curator of the art show. “I’m incredibly excited to showcase some of the most interesting artists in the city at this elevated venue for art.”
“Showcasing such immense creativity and talent in tandem with our incredible panoramic views is a perfect match,” says Jennifer Tucker, General Manager of Sky View Observatory. “Supporting the Seattle LGBTQ community is very important to the Sky View Observatory team and we cannot wait for a month of fun, inspiration and celebration from the top of Seattle.”
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Pride celebrations at Sky View Observatory conclude with a collaboration with Lambert House – a community center for LGBTQ youth – where a portion of proceeds from ticket sales the weekend of June 28-30 will benefit the organization.
“What better way to celebrate Pride month than from a 902-foot vantage at Sky View Observatory,” said Louise Chernin, President and CEO of the Greater Seattle Business Association. “While sitting on top of the world, sipping a drink, the folks at Sky View have incorporated wonderful artwork from LGBTQ artists and fun activities to make this Pride month the most unique ever. This June, in addition to walking in the Parade, running around PrideFests and enjoying the nightlife on the Hill, add a thrilling elevator ride up to the beautiful Sky View Observatory and ponder the wild ride we have been on for the past 50 years since Stonewall.”
About Sky View Observatory: Located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center, Sky View Observatory features 360-degree views of Seattle and the surrounding region. Open seven days a week, this observatory sits at a height of over 900 feet.