2012 Highlights



The Central Area Community Festival hosted its "16th"annual festival at the Garfield Community Center on August 18, 2012. We would like to thank all those you made this event possible. Our 2012 festival theme was "Living Purposefully". We hope to see you in 2013.



Festival was made possible by the generous donations from these sponsors.

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2012 Artwork by Nalatie Gray
 Garfield High School
Senior 12’
Natatie’s Words

Artist’s Words



            “This is Natalie Gray. I am honored and proud to have my original artwork chosen by The Central Area Community Festival Association to represent 2012’s summer festival. The theme for this year, “Living Purposefully,” embodies the rich positive spirit of community, history, brotherhood, cooperation, and social activism that Seattle’s Central Area is well known for. The concept for my artwork is to show the people of the community engaged in a joyful celebration of their neighborhood. This colorful depiction of neighbors of many cultures and of all ages is meant to illustrate the community, united with the common goal of creating an exceptional place to live and prosper: where dignity, sharing, mutual respect, and support for each other are major motivations to living a meaningful and fulfilling existence.


            As a graduate of Washington Middle School and a recent graduate of Garfield High School, I have come to know and greatly value the richness and diversity of the people and places within the Central Area Community. I feel my experiences growing up in this neighborhood have provided me with a balanced and relevant perspective of the world around me, one that has played a special role in giving my life a sense of purpose.


            I would like to thank the Association for recognizing and selecting my design for this year’s Central Area Community Festival’s promotional materials, and for including me as a part of this celebration of the wonderful pride and accomplishments of the great people of the Central Area neighborhood.”


Natalie Gray

2012 Festival Poster [PDF]
Photo Highlights
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Central Area Community Festival
1122 East Pike Street, PMB 736
Seattle, WA 98122


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Revised: August 30, 2012