At Gage Academy of Art, we believe that artists are made, not born, and that a high-quality art education is an essential part of a strong, flourishing community. Join us as Gage Academy of Art extends the reach of our mission and reshapes the way our school interacts with the community.
Join Us in Creating a Space to Flourish
In the Summer of 2024, Gage will relocate to a new home in central South Lake Union (SLU), where it can serve a larger, more diverse student body with more transportation options in a modern custom-built arts facility. This strategic move to SLU is the result of a two-year analysis developed by the Board of Directors, staff and instructor leadership to ensure the organization’s future stability and enlarge its reach.
The move to our new downtown location 2105/2107 Westlake Ave is made possible with generous support from Amazon in the form of rent assistance over a ten-year lease, as well as funds to partially offset the cost of construction and space improvements. Learn more about the amenities and move details with our FAQs or read the recent coverage in the Seattle Times or GeekWire.
You Can Help Take Gage to the Next Level
We need to raise a total of $2.5 million to invest in the expenses associated with:
Your participation will enable us to bring high-quality art programming and experiences to an even broader, more inclusive community. For more information on the relocation and amenities, please review the Case for Support.
The $2.5 Million Next Level Campaign Supports Three Major Initiatives:
1. Completing the build out of, and relocating to, a modern, accessible space centrally located in South Lake Union, featuring:
2. Investing in our people and the systems needed to fully thrive into the future:
3. Investing in our Seattle community and supporting downtown revitalization by:
Help Us Reach Our Campaign Goal
Together, we will continue to bring our high-quality arts education programming to a larger, more inclusive population. Your donation will bring us one step closer to transforming how we serve our students, instructors & faculty, and staff.
Ways to Give:
To discuss how you can invest in Gage’s Next Level, contact: Executive Director, Kathleen Allen | firstname.lastname@example.org | 206.350.7890
To learn about the different ways to give, including cash, donor-advised fund, and stock gifts, Visit Ways to Give.
To complete a Next Level Campaign Pledge Form, click HERE (fillable PDF download).
There will be many opportunities to recognize the profound investments that both philanthropists and the broader community will provide, including named studios, classrooms, meeting rooms, and public gathering spaces and fixtures, as well as a prominent donor recognition area. We are open to your creative input—we want to hear your ideas!
Thank you for supporting us as we shape our future.
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.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.