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ARTS at King Street Station Open for Exhibition and Event Proposals

After pausing during the pandemic, artists and community can apply once more to use the space


SEATTLE, WA (May 28, 2024) – The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) is accepting proposals for exhibitions and events in their ARTS at King Street Station gallery. Artists can apply to hold visual art exhibitions, performances, readings, lectures, screenings, reading groups, debates, sketching and figure drawing, combinations of these formats, and more on King Street Station’s top floor, a 7,500 square-foot cultural space.

"It was my first solo show. I wouldn't have been able to do if it wasn't for this opportunity,” says Agustina Forest whose

bright portraits of locals, Spotted in Seattle, showed at the gallery in 2023. “It was for the residents of Seattle. Being able to show in the King Street Station building has been a very encouraging experience that’s a great way to kickstart my career.”

ARTS at King Street Station opened in 2019 with the inaugural exhibition yəhaw’, an Indigenous-centered exhibition. Over 2,700 visitors came through the doors that day. Since then, other exhibitions including fashion, a Latinx performance art festival, and interactive data visualizations from the Fremont and University Bridges have shown in the space.

Tammie Dupuis’ exhibition on the visibility/invisibility of the Indigenous body, Places Between, was up for three months in late 2023. “The length of the show provided ample opportunity for viewers and other artists to see my work,” she said. “The ability to show my work in the space, since my work doesn't necessarily fit anywhere, was huge.”

“ARTS at King Street Station was imagined by the residents of our city to be a dynamic space of connection between art and community,” said James Coley, King Street Station Program Lead, “and a space of community through art. Art can play an essential role in our shared dialogue as a city. We are calling creatives at every level of their career to apply to show their work, particularly artists from communities whose voices have been historically underrepresented.”

Selections are made by the King Street Station Advisors, a group of 12 community members who build, guide, and sustain robust arts and cultural programing at ARTS at King Street Station through a race and social justice lens.

The call remains open through 2024 with a rolling deadline. These are the due dates for the review cycles: June 25, Sep. 10, and Nov. 9. Applications submitted after 5 p.m. Pacific on each due date will be considered for the following cycle. The guideline are available in Amharic, Chinese (Traditional), Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Learn more about applying to bring your exhibition or event at ARTS at King Street Station.

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