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

Rainier Arts 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.


KVRU amplifies the diverse voices of Southeast Seattle, providing opportunities to tell our stories, share our experiences, and deepen a sense of community. Local programming began broadcasting on at 105.7 FM in 2017.

SEEDArts Studios

SEEDArts operates affordable studio space 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.