Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center
--Courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives, Historic Building Survey Photograph Collection, 193065. --
Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center (formerly Bikin Cholem Synagogue) in 1978 or 1979.
Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center (LHCAC) opened in 1973 in the former Bikur Cholim Synagogue with the support of the Model Cities Program, providing numerous cultural and community services under Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, transitioning to the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (LHPAC) in 2001, and the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) under the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture in 2013.
- Primary Form of Entity: Governmental
- Primary Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary, Heritage
- Primary Areas of Activity: Presenter, Arts Education, Community Development, Venue/Facility
Research and Resources
KUOW-FM Story: “Can art save the soul of the Central Area?”(2018)
HistoryLink.org: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (Seattle)
DoubleXposure Podcast: Artists Still Need Pandemic Relief (2021)