This year SeaCompression is being held in the Historical
Sat. November 14th, 2015 :: 3pm - 3am
(9am to 9am for road closures)
12th Ave S Vale St. to S Bailey St.
S. Vale from Corson Ave S to Airport Way S
Pay what you can - this event is run by Donations!
Event does not have gates or fences.
The event site will be broken down into two areas:
Filled with theme camps and small scale interactive art, two blocks of 12th Ave S will be transformed into a section of Black Rock City with a Georgetown flavor.
Featuring fire art, amplified art cars, and large interactive installations, S. Nebraska St. will be our own local Main Street Esplanade. The Stables will be transformed into a Seacompression Cabaret performance stage, showcasing the finest in burlesque, belly dance, sideshow antics, wrestling, and much more!
What It Is
Enjoy a full day of art, community, and celebration! Fire arts and performance, big art, costumes, live music, kinetic sculptures, art cars, dancing, burlesque, belly dance, sideshow, wrestling, sculpture, art, theme camps, and more!
Let’s bring the community connection, joy, and celebration of Black Rock City into the vibrant art community of Georgetown in Seattle!
Beverage and food sales will be provided by local businesses.
Map and complete schedules to be posted on www.Seacompression.org
Art Installations Include:
Interactive Theme Camps, Live Performance Groups, Fire Art, Sculpture Installations, Live Music, Visual Art. and Mutant Vehicles.
All artist encouraged to participate. Please feel free to bring your artwork and your friends.
Ignition Northwest and its event producers work closely with City of Seattle Fire Marshals, Parks Department, private property owners, and our own Ranger Mediation team, to ensure that our events are managed responsibly and leave no trace. All federal, state, and local laws apply.
SeaCompression is sponsored by Ignition Northwest and produced by volunteers. Proceeds help fund large scale public art projects, an annual scholarship to the Pratt Fine Art Center, and other educational projects throughout the year.
The Re-Evolution in Georgetown
We are building the Playa in Georgetown this year for the first open to all ages SeaCompression. There will be two blocks of Black Rock City right in the heart of Georgetown and we are inviting you, our arts community to come and reclaim your local decompression event.
We will be providing a blank canvas this year, and cordially invite you all to paint it. Only power and porta potties will be provided, the rest is on you. Bring anything and everything you want, including your kids and your community.
Ticket & Donation Info
Cost: Pay what you can — this event is run by Donations!
In lieu of selling tickets this year, SeaCompression 2015 will be a pay what you can, donation based event. Please consider donating at one of the levels listed below, or bring cash the day of the event. All donations go to support the production cost of the event and the INW art grant program.
INW Donations are Tax-deductible & Employer Donation-matching. Statements to be sent out post-event so you will have all you need for your taxes.
1) Donate on our website at Seacompression.org/donate/
2) Bring cash or a credit card and donate the day of the event.
3) Support us by supporting the businesses in the area who are giving us the infrastructure for the event.
You can also contribute by bringing your art and infrastructure or volunteering. It will take a lot of people and a lot of infrastructure to make this event happen. Please consider signing up to participate on our Do It! Or Bring It! forms on our main page at www.Seacompression.org
If you want to bring art, a theme camp, or perform at SeaCompression please click Bring It! and fill out the form.
If your work requires money to bring to the event, please check out our grant program.
Deadline for art and performance submissions is 10/28/15.
Please note that we are able to only host pieces that can be set up in six hours with no machines.
If you're interested in volunteering at SeaCompression, please follow the link below:
Burning Man Regional Event
This event will follow 10 principles of Burning Man including:
Radical Inclusion of all local artist and art, including all ages of participants from our community and city.
Radical Self Reliance by all participants and Artist.
Gifting of a free event with no vendors at the event.
Decommodification of the event itself. Local businesses will be open during the event and are gifting the space to the community. Please consider supporting them.
Radical Self Expression of ideas and art. While this event is all ages, and all local laws will be followed, we will not be censoring art works or performances.
Communal Effort by volunteers and Artist to put together a participation based event.
Civic Responsibility to provide a safe and functional environment for all participants and all people in the neighborhood.
Leaving No Trace by cleaning up all waste and giving people safe access to Sanitation infrastructure to keep a clean and safe event.
Participation by all of the Seattle Arts community and residents of Georgetown.
Immediacy through an adaptive and supportive event that will use temporary installation and tight production schedule to induce evolution and creative in our artist and production staff.