Last year’s “Dialogues in Art” theme was ending racial injustice. Communications Manager Erika Lindsay said this year they chose homelessness because Seattle is experiencing dramatic affordability issues.
“So many people are struggling to stay in their homes or have been homeless. The city hired a director of homelessness to work on the issues related to it,” Lindsay said. “The purpose of ‘Dialogues in Art’ is to be able to have a conversation around large systemic and structural issues through artists’ voices. The homeless crisis is something we wanted to have this conversation with artists about.”