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About Community Stories

Seattle is mosaic of cultures and diverse communities, with an endless supply of inspiring tales to share. Community Stories presents this rich tapestry -- the people, the neighborhoods, the communities, relevant issues, cultural traditions and rich histories that make each of us unique. Learn more about your neighbors on Community Stories.

To submit story input and for further information about Community Stories, please contact: Ian Devier, Community Stories Senior Producer,

Community Stories: Lawrence Pitre
Community Stories: Lawrence Pitre

After raising a family and serving his country as a captain in the U.S. Army, artist Lawrence Pitre did something life changing for himself. He went back to school and received a Master of Fine Arts from Seattle University. As part of his thesis, Pitre created a series of 28 colorful paintings that reflect his passion for community and cultural history.  His "We Are One" series documents the rapidly changing landscape of Seattle's Central Area and captures the rich cultural fabric of one of the city's oldest neighborhoods.