ArtsWest at the Heart of a Vibrant Community Arts Scene
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
The visual, lyrical and theatrical arts are alive and thriving in West Seattle and at the heart of all this art is one key organization: ArtsWest.
ArtsWest operates the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery located in the heart of the Junction at 4711 California Ave. SW. This location is the hub of the organization’s activitites.
The theatrical season begins afresh each October with a new lineup of plays and productions. The theater is intimate, seating 149 people, meaning there is not a bad seat in the house. The playbill features everything from musicals to comedies to classics. Throughout the year, the organization offers musical programming, including cabarets, choral groups and jazz performances. And each Saturday night, fans of comedy gather for ArtsWest Late Nite Improv, where audience members have come to expect the unexpected.
The theater’s gallery space features local and Northwest artists carefully chosen to reflect and enrich the play being presented on the main stage. It’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from noon to 7 p.m.
From the theater, the ArtsWest’s creative inspiration spreads into the rest of West Seattle. Notably, this includes a recent project where the ArtsWest creative team collaborated with the Pomegranate Center on the design of the new High Point neighborhood’s amphitheater park.
The amphitheater will serve as a gathering place for spontaneous and organized performances and public events. This collaboration is yet another example of how everyone in West Seattle — from arts groups to businesses to residents — is working together to create a rich and cohesive community.
To check on programming, tickets and details about all things happening at ArtsWest:
Visit the ArtsWest website www.artswest.org
or call the box office 206-938-0339.
For information on the art gallery:
Contact gallery director
Liz Simpson at 206-938-0963.