Our mission is to encourage local artists’ participation and promote community involvement in the visual, performing and literary arts in Ballard. We advocate making art a part of every day life in our neighborhood, for the benefit of our own community as well as greater Seattle.
We envision Ballard as a center for the arts where people from the greater region.
Arts Ballard is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that was formed in 1996 as a way to promote and encourage artistic expression in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. Since Arts Ballard’s inception, Ballard has blossomed into one of Seattle’s fastest growing arts communities. New galleries and boutiques, many along historic Ballard Avenue, showcase artwork and crafts from all over the region.
In the organization’s brief history, Arts Ballard has been instrumental in a number of local projects. From grant writing and stewardship on various public art installations to input on neighborhood planning decisions, its members have helped make art a bigger part of the community. With a handful of committees, Arts Ballard has organized many art-related events and activities, including Arts Feast, a summer arts festival. They also helped expand and promote Ballard’s Second Saturday Art Walks.
Website activity that focuses on Ballard artists, art organizations and facilitates the encouragement of art in Ballard. An Annual Art event, such as ArtsFEAST or an Annual Spring Concert, that is a collaboration of local artists and art organizations in Ballard. Continuing and strengthening our participation in Ballard art events, such as the Ballard art walk, Seafood Fest, etc.
Come to participate in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Ballard would be known for its arts advocacy, a place where arts opportunities, education, and facilities are inclusive and accessible to all members of the community.
We value the contribution that artists make in our neighborhood; community participation in arts projects; arts projects that are enriching and thought provoking for those who create the projects as well as those who participate; the uniqueness of the Ballard neighborhood; creating an environment that is alive, hopeful, and inspiring; participation in arts education.