Moore Inside Out

The gorgeous 1907-built theater will open its doors and submit to an occupation by artists. More than 50 of them—including Lead Pencil Studio, Iole Alessandrini, and Jason Pucinelli—will fill the balconies, hallways, and backstage areas with various installations and performance pieces. Bands like Awesome, Seattle School, and Orkestar Zirkonium will provide a soundtrack for you to examine and experience these works. “Back when the Moore was built,” artist No Touching Ground explains, “African-Americans, poor people, and Jews were not allowed onto the ground floor. There is an entrance that goes from the alleyway to the second floor.” In a nod to the building’s segregated history, NTG will install graphics of current African-American Nova High School students ascending the stairs to the second floor. Organized by the Free Sheep Foundation, tonight’s gathering also celebrates the centennial of the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and offers a closer look at the intimate architectural details of a building rich with history. ADRIANA GRANT

Sat., June 20, 6-10 p.m., 2009

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