This weekend celebrated the grand opening of Station Space, a new collective of interdisciplinary studios designed for youth arts and cultural education located on the second floor of Seattle’s historic King Street Station. After over a decade of renovations, fundraising, and radical manifestation, Station Space was unveiled, introducing the public to Seattle’s newest youth-focused hub for creativity, learning, and belonging. Visitors, media, and supporters gathered for tours of 2,000 square foot Station Space studios, meet and greets, and to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.
With musical performances by Red Eagle Soaring and the Rhapsody Project, words from the organization’s partners, and a keynote speech by Sir Mix-A-Lot, the afternoon was filled with gratitude and excitement, squarely focused on youth and the power of mentorship. “One touch from one person on one day,” shared Sir Mix-A-Lot. “It just took me to be inspired by that one person and the flame keeps going.”
Station Space is home to youth-centric arts nonprofits Red Eagle Soaring (RES), Totem Star, Rhapsody Project, Jackson Street Music, and Wh!psmart, and operates under a rent-free 60-year mutually offsetting benefits lease , which gives much-needed longevity and security to its tenants. This kind of unprecedented support is not only practical, it is symbolic. “RES has never had a place to call home,” said Red Eagle Soaring Executive Director, Russell Brooks. “To say that having this new, black box style theater workshop space in the heart of Seattle is one of the most significant events in our history would be an understatement.”
Station Space is located at 303 South Jackson Street and open to the public:
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