Images of launch party attendees and ARCADE magazine

Image credits—Left: Issue 35.2 launch party, photo by Kate Murphy. Middle: Issue 35.1, photo by Michael Stearns / Hybrid3 Design Studio. Right: Issue 34.3 launch party, photo by Michael Stearns / Hybrid3 Design Studio.

We're halfway through October, and ARCADE is almost halfway to our fundraising goal of $10,000; if we reach that goal by the end of October, generous ARCADE supporter John Parman will contribute $5,000 in support of ARCADE and will increase his gift next year.  If you have already donated, THANK YOU! ARCADE is able to continue its programming through the generosity of donors like you. If you haven't given, please consider making a contribution. Every amount helps, whether it is $25, $50, $100 or $500 ... or more!! 

Sarah Jo Ward is a new board member. This is why she cares about ARCADE:

"Nine years ago, I moved to Seattle without ever having visited or knowing anyone. Soon after I got here I bought my first copy of ARCADE. Over the course of nearly a decade, ARCADE has continued to affect my path in the Northwest. The publication helped me feel connected to a city I was only beginning to understand. Now it helps me make sense of the way that city has changed after just this short amount of time. My work is based in design practices and methodologies. I think about the context we participate in and how the built environment influences our development - ARCADE helped me define and contextualize those ideas to the PNW, allowing me to stay relevant. Community events brought me into contact with people and ideas that would fundamentally shift the way that I think about growth, development, and change. We are not simply living here unaffected by our context. The buildings, city plans, public spaces, as well as the design choices of so many around us affect who we have become and who we continue to become. For me, ARCADE is an undeniably valuable resource that shines a light on that context and culture in ways that are critical to capturing our history and thinking about where we're headed."

Sarah Jo challenges each of you to join her in supporting ARCADE. If you have not donated previously, please consider giving to help us meet this challenge; if you are a current donor, please consider making an additional contribution. Each gift of $100 or more will receive a ARCADE’s 35th Anniversary poster designed by Sean Wolcott, founder and creative director of Rationale.