Austin Williams, "What's Good 206" Celebrates 2014
Austin Williams, resident artist at Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts in Seattle, won a 2015 Artspace Artist Award this month. Here is a short video on his work as an educator, video producer, and community advocate.
Artspace is pleased to announce the performers and honorees for Breaking Ground – The Artspace Celebration, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis. The event will be streamed live to Artspace’s national network of resident artists, partners and supporters.
Ryan Curren, who manages the City’s Community Cornerstones program, told me that the city has financed “several really interesting affordable housing mixed-use projects at light rail stations” in the last few years, including the Artspace project at Mt. Baker Station.
Some low- and moderate-income artists in Seattle have a new place to call home. Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts, which opened its doors last month and leased immediately, is providing 57 studio, one-, and three-bedroom live/work units for artists and their families who earn between 30 percent and 60 percent of the area median income.
Six months later, the lofts are full and the businesses at street level are open, and everybody's celebrating. Along Rainier Avenue in the new loft building, next to the Mount Baker light rail station, there's a cafe, a grocery/deli, a capoeira center, agallery specializing in African painting and one specializing in artists who have disabilities...
Distinctively dynamic, and decidedly homegrown, the Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts Grand Opening was an energetic showcase of the residential and commercial tenants’ collective talent, camaraderie, and creativity as they opened their doors to more than 350 guests on a recent sunlit October evening.
Artspace is getting ready to open its third affordable housing complex for artists in Seattle: 57 units right next to the Mount Baker light rail station. You must be a subscriber to read the full article.