About

Improving Lives Through Arts | Artwerks is our official IRS 501c3 approved name. Since 2002.

The Abbey is a 9000 square foot nonprofit Arts Center where all ages can learn & develop through education & performance. Striving to become a "third place" in North Seattle, the Abbey is a comfortable venue where a wide variety of people from different income levels & backgrounds interact via community driven & volunteer powered events, workshops, classes, and private instruction. Both students & the general public can often experience high quality performances by artists from around the world. At times, students are chosen to have performance opportunities at our various public events. A beautiful 1914 brick church building, The Abbey underwent major renovations that were mostly completed in March 2008.

Arts for All: ages, incomes, skills | Community Driven, Volunteer Powered

A non-religious 501c3 nonprofit

MISSION || To be a vibrant community venue for people of all ages and incomes to be supported in their artistic & social development through new collaborative arts & cultural experiences.

The Abbey focuses on music, dance, visual, literary and culinary arts in formats including multi-arts performances, group classes & workshops, individual lessons, new exhibits and artistic life celebrations.

1. Youth need arts education to develop their brains.

2. Neighborhoods need common gathering places to be healthy & safe.

3. Nonprofits need venue space to create & present.

4. An arts center should be community driven & volunteer powered.