12th Avenue Arts opened to the public in 2014 as part of Capitol Hill Housing (Community Roots Housing as of 2020) after extensive public/private planning. Two flexible theatres serve a variety of artistic entities within a multi-use facility that includes 88 affordable apartments, as well as restaurants, bars, and offices.

  • Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Theatre, Multidisciplinary Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Venue/Facility, Arts in Community Development


Submissions from 2020


Building Community: A Case Study of the 12th Avenue Arts Development in Seattle, Pamala Mijatov