Local Arts, by the Numbers

A look at how much the arts contribute to Seattle’s economy.

September 19, 2012 Published in the October 2012 issue of Seattle Met

$447.6 million
Spent on the arts—by both audiences and organizations—in Seattle, according to a recent study commissioned by the City 

Number of full-time equivalent jobs in the city directly related to the arts 

$38.2 million
Amount generated in city and state revenue 

4 million
Number of event tickets purchased annually by King County residents  

Average spent per attendee on meals before or after an event

Average spent per attendee on snacks during events 

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