Arts & Culture

SEEDArts believes in the power of art in building community. We provide:

  • Professional arts opportunities for a wide range of artists, residents, and youth to develop their artistic talents;
  • Exposure to quality arts experiences that highlight our diverse cultural community;
  • Enhancement to open spaces and the urban environment with art in public places;
  • Support for community-based artists with facilities in which to work, perform, exhibit, and teach.

Columbia City Gallery
The Columbia City Gallery is an artists’ cooperative that brings together emerging and professional artists working in diverse media. The Gallery provides exhibit space for local artists, a Guest Gallery for community exhibits, and a gift shop featuring locally made jewelry and functional home décor.

Rainier Arts Center
The Rainier Arts Center (formerly Rainier Valley Cultural Center) is Southeast Seattle’s premier performing arts center, featuring music, dance, theater, film, and community events. We promote outstanding performances, encourage cultural dialogue and celebrate the incredible diversity of Southeast Seattle.


Rainier Valley Radio
Rainier Valley Radio amplifies the diverse voices of Southeast Seattle, providing opportunities to tell our stories, share our experiences, and deepen a sense of community. Local music, news, sports, cultural dialogue, and information about Rainier Valley will begin broadcasting on KVRU 105.7 FM in 2017.


SEEDArts Studios
SEEDArts operates studios for artists in Hillman City.


Public and Community Arts
We connect professional artists with developers and community groups to design, fabricate, and install artworks in public and private spaces. We also coordinate youth art workshops for both public and private educational institutions and other community organizations.