Connecting Artists + Community

MadArt is a contemporary arts organization located in Seattle, WA. We serve as a catalyst for making new installation-based works by supporting artists and encouraging them to experiment with materials and ideas that expand their professional practices. At MadArt Studio, we invite visitors to engage in conversation with working artists around the creative process, while remaining free and open to the public during all stages of exhibition development.



325 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Current Hours

Wed + Sat, 12 – 5pm
Thu + Fri, 12 – 7pm
through July 13


Events at MadArt Studio

After 10 years as a private event venue, we are closing our doors in July 2024. Thanks for all your support!

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After 15 years of directly supporting artists to create new and compelling works, MadArt announces its scheduled closure in the summer of 2024



In 2009, arts visionary Alison Wyckoff Milliman founded MadArt with the seed idea to support artists in creating artworks for unconventional spaces and to share the creative process with a public audience. This idea was launched in Madison Park by turning 18 commercial storefront window displays into commissioned art installations. This inaugural exhibition was followed by several roaming group exhibitions before landing in our beloved South Lake Union MadArt Studio in 2014. During our tenure we’ve supported over 90 artists to realize their thoughtful and inventive ideas and we are humbled by this experience and the relationships that have been built.


It is these relationships and our community that make this decision tough; however, we are optimistic about the Seattle arts ecosystem. We champion all of the new and alternative spaces, as well as our city’s venerated museums and galleries, and all that they do to support our local arts community. In conjunction with our closing we will be hosting a final group exhibition, Mad Studio (June 7 – July 13), to celebrate and commemorate the wonderful artists that have exhibited with us over the years.


23 Top Corporate Event Venues in Seattle, WA

Corporate venues in Seattle are locations for hosting company events for workers, clients, or potential customers. The venue sets the tone for your event from the outset and significantly impacts the outcome. These spaces are ideal for retreats and corporate events, including company holiday parties, conference breakout sessions, and team building days.

Located in the city’s South Lake Union district, a short distance from downtown, MadArt Studio is one of the most imaginatively stimulating event locations in Seattle. Aside from hosting private events, the venue serves as a studio and a gallery for local artists. This elegant and versatile edifice dates back to the 1920s and is perfect for various events. The venue spans 3800 sf, with a complete kitchen, and lofty ceilings to accommodate up to 175 guests seated or 275 standing.

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Cornish College Dance in Collaboration with MadArt Studio

In fall 2022, MadArt Studio welcomed the Cornish College of the Arts Dance Department. Students spent several weeks workshopping movement and performance in response to SALVAGE, an immersive, multi-sensory installation by Seattle-based artist, Alison Stigora.

Under the guidance of professor Alia Swersky, Cornish choreography students presented performance experiments inspired by themes which emerged from the artwork. This culminated in a public series of short performances that took place within the installation.


Crosscut: How 30 logs washed up in a South Lake Union gallery



Step through the doors of MadArt Studio and the salted scent of the sea hits you like a gust of wind. That’s because Salvage, the new work in progress by Seattle artist Alison Stigora, is made of 30-some pieces of giant driftwood (and many smaller logs) that were plucked from the Puget Sound by the M/V Puget, an Army Corps of Engineers debris removal vessel.

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Crosscut: Artist grieves for childhood Central District home by re-creating it



Seattle’s Jite Agbro channels Bryant Manor — and its impending demolition — in a new immersive exhibition in South Lake Union.

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