On October 16 th and 17th, 2010 come down to celebrate the rechristening of the old INS building as an arts and culture hub in Seattle.
For the first time since its opening in 1932, you can tour the different areas of the building that formerly housed the Immigration and Naturalization Services as well as the Federal Assay Offices. Visit the studios of some of the artists who are beginning to get to work here. Check out Passages , an inaugural series of artistic investigations and interventions, exploring the past history and the future possibility of the building.
Get a guided tour of the building by folks who engaged with the INS directly and hear their stories woven together with the building facts to create a living history of the INS.
Stay for the evening performances on Saturday Oct 16 th by Gargle Blasters, Ashcomb, Phase 3 and Prints of China. Eat something, drink something and most importantly help us mark the transition of this amazing space.