The Cascadia HQ is a renegade art and community space being built by members of Seattle CascadiaNow! to serve as shared offices, studio space for working artists, workshop space, as well as being large enough to host presentations, movies, potlucks, classes, art builds, storage and of course a parking space for the Cascadia bus, all within a space that can help show the principles of Cascadia, as well as teach.
Located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, the HQ is being built from four containers that have been stacked, and are being built between, occupying a footprint of about 50×30′. It occupies a quarter of the total space, which is a shared studio space for Funkworks Inc, a collective of roughly 10 artists that include metal working, wood working, fine illustration, printmaking and mural art, as well as being home and meeting space for the Seattle Cascadia Arts Collective. While the space is for public use, it is being built through donations by executive director Brandon Letsinger, with Funkworks & Seattle CascadiaNow! members. With the space being secured in May of 2016, construction began in earnest over the winter, and will likely be complete in the upcoming year.
We also have outdoor barbeques on most Tuesdays!
If you would like to be a part of the build team, or help us envision green and urban sustainability designs, please email email@example.com.