Seattle has been a hub for the arts for decades. With a rich history of musicians, authors, and artists of all kinds studying in our halls, the UW has played an integral role in shaping the city’s creative community. In this edition of The Daily’s Pacific Wave magazine, we showcase a few people who are important to our region’s artistic past, present, and future. In the following issue, we speak with Seattle hip hop legends and current UW rockers. We celebrate the international accomplishments of our design students, and we turn an eye to creative group projects being worked on by student groups on campus. We have a dynamic art scene in the U-District and greater Seattle area, and in order to keep it alive and thriving, it’s important to remember to support your local artists of all kinds. I hope our inaugural Arts & Culture edition motivates you to get out and take part in this community — write a poem, paint something, see a show, and remember to show your favorite artists some love.