MadArt will be closing permanently in July 2024 so we are no longer booking events at this time. Thank you for your support over the years!


MadArt Studio is closing permanently in July, 2024. It was a pleasure working with you over these last ten years; thank you for choosing our venue for your celebrations, workshops, meetings, and community events.

In addition to serving as a contemporary art studio and gallery, MadArt Studio is a unique private event venue located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, just north of downtown. We are generally able to host small cocktail-style events during our large-scale interactive art installations, and all types of events (including larger receptions) when the studio is empty between exhibitions. Celebrate in our modern industrial space, AND feel great about your choice: our event revenue directly supports artists in creating new, immersive exhibitions and sharing them with the community. — (206) 623-1180


Date Range Status Info
April 23 - 25 Available

Open to all events; no exhibition installed

April 26 - July 20 Not Available

Unavailable; large-scale exhibition installed

July 21 onward Not Available

MadArt will be closing in July 2024 following our final group exhibition, so we are not booking venue rentals after that time. Thank you for your support over the past 10 years!

The Space

MadArt Studio

3800 sq. ft.
$250-$330/hr (8hr min. for larger events / hourly rate available for smaller events)

Constructed in the 1920s, MadArt Studio was once a car dealership and later a DMV where the first driving tests were conducted. Nearly a century later, this historic building has been reimagined with the help of celebrated Seattle design firm, Graham Baba Architects, this time as a hub for unique events and artistic innovation. Featuring the building’s original brick walls alongside exposed beams and floor-to-ceiling windows, MadArt Studio provides a distinctive yet versatile space for a variety of events, including weddings, corporate meetings, intimate dinners, and cocktail soirees. Our rates average ~$300/hr but vary depending on timing and scope/scale of event; please email us for additional pricing details.

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  • ~3800 sq. ft. 
  • Capacity: ~275 guests (~175 seated)
  • Full standard kitchen
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Heat & A/C
  • Adjustable track lighting
  • Ceilings up to 20 ft.
  • ADA accessible
  • Two restrooms
  • Portable coat rack
  • Natural-elm tables on castors x3
  • 70” smart TV with Apple TV, Airplay, and USB/HDMI ports
  • Portable PA system with USB/Bluetooth connections and one wired mic 
  • 3-car garage available to rent for additional event space or parking
  • Pipe & drape available to rent
  • No vendor requirements or restrictions
  • Discounts for nonprofits & orgs supporting social/racial justice

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Looking for a smaller space?

245 sq. ft.

In addition to our main studio, we have a small office on the second floor of the adjacent 325 Westlake loft apartment building. This space is great for use as a compact conference room, bridal suite, or staging area. It may be rented on it’s own or in conjunction with an event at MadArt Studio.
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Event Types

“One of the most creatively inspiring event venues in Seattle”

Since opening as a venue in 2015, we are proud to have hosted over 70 events, including more than 25 weddings and 40 corporate events. Other bookings have ranged from high school proms and public dance performances, to birthday parties and baby showers, to classical music concerts and photoshoots. Included below are a few images of past events as well as an extensive list of press about our venue.

Sample Past Events

  • Beam/Suntory Japanese Whiskey Tasting for 150 guests with food pairings and an augmented reality bar setup in the garage space
  • Fall wedding ceremony & reception for 150 guests with a literary theme
  • 100-person December corporate holiday party
  • Meditation workshop amidst the interactive installation WE by LET’S
  • 100-person high school prom
  • Washington Trails Association fundraiser dinner with John Grade’s Middle Fork sculpture as the centerpiece
  • Summer dance performance & communal party with 100 guests
  • 300-person Western Washington University alumni reception
  • Surprise 40th birthday dinner for 10 guests with a private chef amidst Taiji Miyasaka’s installation Circum·ambience
  • 30-person December wedding ceremony framed by white pipe & drape curtains
  • Microsoft video shoot with 50 staff & clients
  • Spring boho-chic wedding and reception for 100 guests


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