You Make a Difference at ArtsWest
Every donation helps ArtsWest produce artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination and use live theater as a powerful agent of change.
Why give? Take a look at all the ways we intend to put your support to work!
Each year, ArtsWest presents a full mainstage theatre season in our 149-seat space. We select challenging, progressive plays designed to spark conversation about relevant topics. Your support helps us offer pay-what-you can preview performances for all mainstage productions, free or discounted tickets for other nonprofit organizations and individuals in need, and general ticket prices that makes the ArtsWest theatre experience accessible to everyone! Your support also helps produce our FIRST LOOK events, which are free and open to the public. Click here to see our current theatre offerings.
The Runnings Family Gallery at ArtsWest provides community members, theatre patrons, and art enthusiasts with an opportunity to experience high quality, contemporary visual art. Each year, ArtsWest produces exhibitions featuring professional Pacific Northwest artists, providing these artists with an opportunity to showcase their work. Your support helps ensure the Gallery remains free and open to the public. ArtsWest hosts receptions and Artist Talks with each exhibition, and participates in the West Seattle ArtWalk the second Thursday of each month. Click here to learn more about our current exhibition season.
ArtsWest is well known for its Theatre Education Program and is one of only three arts organizations in the United States to receive three successive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the Arts’ Summer School in the Arts program. Students in ArtsWest’s Education program learn more than how to sing, dance, and act. They learn how to think creatively, take calculated risks, and work as a team. Students with this kind of training become the leaders of tomorrow, and your support helps nurture these young people into becoming community leaders. ArtsWest also offers comprehensive, full-time and part-time apprentice programs for high school, undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates from around Seattle and the country. ArtsWest is dedicated to creating apprenticeship opportunities that maximize an apprentice’s specific skill set and developing future professionals in their chosen field. Click here to see our current education offerings.