MadArt Studio is a contemporary art studio, gallery, and private event venue located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, just north of downtown. We often host smaller, cocktail-style events during our large-scale interactive art installations, and larger, seated events when the studio is empty between exhibitions. By choosing MadArt Studio, you are in turn supporting artists in creating new, immersive exhibitions and sharing them with the community.

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Date Range Status Info
May, 2021 Available

Open to all events; no exhibition installed

June, 2021 Not Available

Studio occupied; no events possible

July 1 - 29, 2021 Available

Open to all events; no exhibition installed

July 30 - August 2, 2021 Not Available


August 3 - 15, 2021 Available

Open to all events; no exhibition installed

August 15 - December 3, 2021 Not Available

Exhibition installed; small events (< 50 ppl) may be possible

December 4 - 21, 2021 Available

Open to all events; no exhibition installed

December 22 - 31, 2021 Not Available

Closed for the holidays

January, 2022 Available

Open to all events; no exhibition installed

February - May 26, 2022 Not Available

Exhibition installed; small events (< 50ppl) may be possible

May 27 - July 14, 2022 Available

Open to all events; no exhibition installed

July 15 - 17, 2022 Not Available


July 18 - August 7, 2022 Available

Open to all events; no exhibition installed

August 8 - TBD, 2022 Not Available

Exhibition installed; small events (< 50ppl) may be possible

The Space

MadArt Studio

3800 sq. ft.

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; 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
  • Several natural-elm tables on castors 
  • 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. Email for more information.

Event Types

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

After opening as a venue in 2015, we are proud to have hosted over 70 events, including more than 20 weddings and 30 corporate events. Others 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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