Join The Seattle Public Library and artists Inye Wokoma and Rachel Kessler for an immersive public art and community story experience at our Griot Party from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

This Griot Party's theme is how water and gentrification play a role in the lives of people who have roots in the Central District of Seattle. This experience is intended to create a safe place where people can share their dreams for how water, art and stories can deepen their relationship to the Central District. Live music will be provided by Phil Phines II and Micah Turner.

This event is presented by The Griot Party, Seattle Public Utilities, the Office of Arts and Culture, The Shelf Life Community Story Project, Fearless 360, and supported in part by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

The Library's dynamic approach to building community that enriches lives includes programming that brings people, information and ideas together to respect and embrace the well-being of the people we serve. We celebrate Seattle’s many cultures by forming strong partnerships with community organizations.