We then went to the Smith Tower, which was at one point the tallest building on the west coast. From the observation deck on the 35th floor, surrounding the Chinese Room, we had a 360-degree view of the city on a marvelously clear day. Editor of City Arts magazine Leah Baltus talked about the rich Seattle arts scene, and what factors contribute to the city being a hotbed for the arts. She brought with her a number of local luminaries in the dance, visual art, and performance art scenes.
We also had the opportunity of seeing Petra Franklin’s incredible apartment at the very top of the building—adventurous attendees climbed further—all the way to the glass globe 462 feet above the city.
And then, suddenly and sadly, it was over. Thank you to all of our attendees for being such eager and attentive listeners. We hope to see you all at our next event, in Mexico City in October!