An innovative and accessible contemporary art school, Gage Academy of Art is unapologetically independent and fiercely committed to excellence in the fields of painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking. Celebrating 30+ years of service to the community, we believe in personal mentorship and skills-based studio instruction, delivered by brilliant teaching artists. Whether you are a curious newcomer or a professional artist, a working creative or a retired passion-seeker, Gage is open to anyone with the desire to learn. We invite art makers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to become part of a vibrant learning community, with access to the best art instruction, free programs, lectures, demos, events and enrichment all year long.
Each year Gage enrolls more than 3,000 adults and youth in ateliers, studio intensives, and youth programming and welcomes another 8,000 community members to our campuses, partner locations, and online for free lectures, free youth programs, community art programs, and family-friendly events.
GAGE CAPITOL HILL
Gage Academy of Art is located at 1501 10th Ave. East, #101 Seattle, WA 98102
Gage Academy of Art is located in the historic St. Nicholas building, a distinguished 1925 landmark, adjacent to St. Mark’s Cathedral, and nestled in the north end of Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Walking distance from a wealth of cultural and artistic attractions including Volunteer Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Gage is centrally located close to coffee shops, dining, shopping, housing options and all the unique destinations of Seattle’s most eclectic neighborhood.
NOTE: Unfortunately, Gage does not have an elevator. Please email Facilities Manager Daniel Reveles regarding ADA accommodations.
Gage Georgetown at Equinox Studios 6520 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108 Studios A & B
Our new, versatile 2000 square foot space houses a variety of year-round studio programs in painting, drawing and sculpture.
Gage Georgetown programs include the exceptional Modern Color Atelier with Kimberly Trowbridge; the new Core Drawing Atelier with Geoff Flack; The Georgetown Atelier with Tenaya Sims; as well as specialty workshops, classes and Teen Programs.
Gage Academy of Art - Capitol Hill is located at 1501 10th Ave E Seattle, WA 98102.
From I-5 North:
Take exit 168A for Boylston Ave toward Roanoke Street. Merge onto Boylston Ave. Take a left on Roanoke Street. Take a right on 10th Ave E. Gage will be on your right, in the St. Nicholas building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral.
From I-5 South:
Take 168A for Lakeview Blvd. Take a left on Lakeview Blvd E. Take a right on Harvard Ave E. Take a right on E Boston St. Take a right at the second cross-street onto 10th Ave E. Gage will be on your right, in the St. Nicholas building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral.
The 49 — an affordable, hassle-free option — stops and picks up at our doorstep. The 49 travels through the U-District into downtown and meets transfers outside the University of Washington and downtown. Please check your bus schedule to see if the 49 has a stop or connection near you or refer to the Metro 49 website.
The 9 and the 60 also have stop nearby.
Capitol Hill does have a light rail station, which is about one mile south of Gage. You can access the 49 from the stop or take a Lyft or Uber from the station to the school.
Gage Academy of Art - Georgetown is located at 6555 5th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108.
From I-5 North:
Take exit 162 for Corson Ave. Merge onto Corson Ave, then take a right onto S Michigan St. Turn left onto 5th Ave S, and Equinox Studios will be on the left (look for the building with the giant gold egg on top of it).
From I-5 South:
Use the left lane to take exit 162 for Corson Ave. Merge onto Corson Ave, then take a right onto S Michigan St. Turn left onto 5th Ave S, and Equinox Studios will be on the left (look for the building with the giant gold egg on top of it).
Ride Sharing Apps
We also researched ride sharing applications and how to best use them to reach our school. Lyft and Uber were the most affordable, and we’re researching a new app called “Scoop” that’s incredibly affordable.
Here’s a great instructional on how to sign up for Lyft. Gage has a nonprofit partnership with Lyft, which means you can sign up with this link and receive a $5 discount toward your first ride.
Once you access the application on your mobile, you simply type in the address you wish to reach and make sure that the address that they are attempting to pick you up at matches your location.
After you order a ride, Lyft will provide you with details to identify the car make and model, as well as the license plate. Most cars will have the pink Lyft logo on their windshield or bumper as well, so that’s another way to identify that you are approaching the correct car.
Capitol Hill / St. Mark’s Cathedral Lots
Gage has eight reserved spots Monday-Saturday lining the St. Nicholas building. These stalls are first come, first served.
A parking permit is required to park in the row opposite our gage stalls and in the upper South lot of the church (see above). Parking permits are free and available for pick up in the Gage office at the Registrar desk, M-F, 9-5pm. Gage parking permits renew each quarter.
The lower South lot is paid parking only (see above).
Additional free and metered parking is available curbside in the surrounding neighborhood.
There are several free lots surrounding the Equinox building for guests to park in.
We offer both online and in-person classes as of right now. Online classes are marked as Gage 360 Online classes.
All in-person classes will be located at both our Capitol Hill or Georgetown campuses. Location details will be stated on the registration page.
After you enroll in a class you are officially on the roster and are good to go! If you are taking an online course you should expect to see an email closer to when the course begins with the zoom information. If you are taking an in-person class, we will send out an email letting you know what classroom it will be shortly before it starts so you know where to go.
To use your class credit you will need to call our registrar Courtney at 206-323-4243 and she will apply the credit as she gets you all enrolled. If you are not able to get ahold of her by phone, feel free to send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail message and she will get back to you as soon as she can. Please note that we cannot apply credit to a class that has already been paid for.
Our refund policy can be found on our website all the way down on the bottom right corner listed as financial terms. Please note that whenever you drop a class or weekend workshop, we have a standard $35 drop fee, and a $75 drop fee for weeklong workshops or youth camps.
Not all of our instructors record their classes, but if you have to miss a day or might not be able to attend the course during the scheduled timeslot, please let us know and we can put in a request to see if the instructor would be able to send you recordings of the sessions! Please feel free to email our registrar Courtney at email@example.com with your request and we will see what we can do for you.
All supply lists for our classes can be found on our website when you click on the enroll now button, and it takes you to the registration page.
Yes! Learn more and register here.
We accept in-kind gifts or services on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Arianna Webber, Advancement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art supplies and art equipment?
Art Supplies - We kindly accept art supplies that are in original packaging or very gently used. We cannot accept solvents of any kind.
Arts Equipment - will be evaluated on a case by case basis. To discuss your donation please contact Please contact Arianna Webber, Advancement Manager at email@example.com
Every year we host an annual Art Auction & Gala where we invite instructors and students (past and present) to donate artworks to support the free and reduced cost programs at Gage Academy of Art.
If you would like to discuss a donation of artwork where the proceeds of a sale will benefit Gage, please contact Adcaancement Manager, Arianna Webber at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you did not receive goods or services (event tickets or merchandise) in exchange for your gift, it is 100% tax-deductible.
Gage Academy of Art is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Federal Tax ID# 91-1992593. Your donation to Gage is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Yes, whether you donate online, via mailing a check, or through your donor advised fund, you will receive an official tax-receipt letter (where appropriate) and a big THANK YOU from us!
In recognition of the national examination of systemic racism and injustices, Gage Academy of Art is committed to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices.
Land Acknowledgment: Gage Academy of Art would like to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the Duwamish People, past and present—and honor, with gratitude, the land itself, the Duwamish Tribe, and their ancient heritage. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering, dialogue and learning space. We ask that we take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land, who are still here.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Gage Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarships, and any school administered programs
Gage Academy of Art is committed to social justice in a diverse democracy