Students who have completed a Path with Art class are invited and encouraged to participate in a public exhibit or performance showcase honoring their work. Our exhibits and showcases provide each student with the opportunity to share their voice with the community, and reflect on the connection between their artwork and personal story.

"Path with Art has enabled me to get out more, try different mediums, meet new people, and participate in exhibits - it brings joy to my life." -PwA Student


Upcoming Events

Fall Visions Visual Arts Exhibition
When: First Thursday, September 5th, 5-7PM
Where: Path with Art, 312 2nd Avenue South, Seattle

Fall Visions features work from Gouache Ink Resist Paintings and Collage, Beginning Comics Storytelling, and Finding Your Drawing Style. All are welcome at this FREE event! RSVP here.

Special thanks to 4Culture and BusinessAir for sponsoring this exhibition!

WHEN: Friday, September 13, 7-9PM
Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

View more than 40 works reflecting the perspectives and experiences of a wide variety of artists on the healing power of art. The exhibition will include a special (non-juried) section featuring 10 powerful and inspiring works by Path with Art artists. The show runs September 12 - October 18, with the opening reception on Friday, September 13th. Learn more.


Fall Voices Performing Arts Showcase
When: Friday, November 22nd, 6-7:30 pm
Where: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle

Experience inspiring performances from Path with Art musicians, actors, and writers.

Special thanks to the Washington State Arts Commission for sponsoring this event!

Ongoing & Recurring Events

Hear & Now
WHEN: 2019
Where: all around seattlE!
View event schedule

In the summer of 2017, the artist Trimpin and Path with Art student artists who have lived experience of homelessness began collaboratively envisioning, designing, and creating a kinetic sound sculpture. The sculpture includes original visual artwork, poetry, and musical compositions created by PwA artists. In Trimpin’s words, this sculpture is “a metaphor for being in constant transition.” Viewers are invited to activate the sculpture by pressing the play button situated next to the sculpture.

Want to get involved? Become a volunteer docent, collaborator, join the Leadership Committee, or find another way to engage. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

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WHEN: July - August 2019
WHERE: Path with Art, 312 2nd Ave S

This exhibition features watercolors inspired by the colors of life, intricate ceramics, and fresh work from the Acrylic Painting class. We’re also featuring unique masks from a collaborative summit with the Northwest School, where PwA student artists and Northwest high schoolers discussed firsthand experiences with homelessness and explored the complexities around this issue. One Northwest School student shared, "I stereotyped homeless people a lot before the summit. I thought most of them did drugs and were homeless because of drugs and alcohol. I also thought they were scary. The interactions and stories from the Path with Art artists showed me that homelessness is caused by a multitude of things, and that they are not scary."

Special thanks to the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture for sponsoring this exhibition.


WHEN: weekly on Fridays from 1-3 PM
WHERE: 312 2nd Ave s, Path with Art office

Want to come pick up your artwork? Have any questions that you want to speak to staff about, in person? We will be continuing our weekly office hours here at the office; stop by this Friday!


Coming Back soon!

If you’re excited about Drop-In Visual Arts returning in the new year, send us an email at and we’ll make sure to notify you when the program is available again!

Our drop-in open studio for the visual arts, led by the wonderful Pamm Hanson, is a no-commitment space to come work on ongoing visual arts pieces or engage in a new project.


WHEN: To be announced

Come make music with us in Pioneer Square. This is open to all community members and we are excited to have this Jam in collaboration with Compass Housing Alliance! We have instruments available for those who don't. Email with questions or to RSVP. Volunteers welcome and appreciated (email us to inquire).


WHEN: First Thursday of every month, 5-7PM
WHERE: Path with Art, 312 2nd Ave S, Seattle

Join us on Pioneer Square's First Thursdays to view our gallery space and the inspiring artwork our students have created! Free and open to all.

Recent Events


Community jam Session in the park
When: Sunday, August 18th, 2-4pm
Where: Occidental Square Park, 117 South Washington Street

Jam out with friends and community members! Bring an instrument if you have one -- we will have instruments available for those who don't. All are welcome at this free event. RSVP here.

WHERE: 300 Dexter Ave N

Join Path with Art in a one-weekend-only, creative, drop-in work session, full of art, music, food, and community! RSVP here.

Drop-in for an hour, or stay all day. Collaborate, design, and build a structure to shelter Hear & Now while it is unhoused and on display at the Seattle Design Festival Block Party.

Teaching Artists Devon Hale and Olivia Turner will be on hand to guide the process. An extension of a 2017 collaboration between PwA and MacArthur Genius Award winner, Trimpin, this weekend-long workshop aims to explore perceptions of homelessness through design around the theme, balance. This opportunity to explore and create is available to EVERYONE. ALL are welcome! All ages, and level of artistic experience are encouraged to join. RSVP encouraged, but not required.


Spring Visions Visual Arts Exhibition
When: Ongoing through June, 2019, Visits by Appointment
Where: Path with Art, 312 2nd Ave S, Seattle

See sumi paintings, prints, collages, and more inspiring work created by Path with Art student artists.

Path with Art student artists and staff built a window display of paper flowers in memory of our 191 unhoused neighbors who passed away in 2018. This celebration to honor their lives, in solidarity and remembrance, will open at Spring Visions. If you’re interested in visiting, please make an appointment by contacting

Special thanks to the following sponsors for their support:

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Hear & Now: Live Performances and Artist Talkback at Seattle Art Museum

Celebrate Hear & Now, the new kinetic sound sculpture installed in SAM's Sarkowsky Hall, by local artist Trimpin and Path with Art artists, with performances and a discussion. Attend all or any part of this event -- it is free and open to all!

5:30–6:30 PM: Pop-up performances by Path with Art artists with Hear & Now.
7–8 PM: Artist talkback, featuring Trimpin and Path with Art artists about the creation of the sculpture.
8:15 PM: Movement piece performed by Path with Art artists and artists from the greater Seattle community, directed by Rachel Brumer and Monique Holt. Accompanied by the musical compositions played by the sculpture, this movement response will incorporate ASL and poetry developed for the sculpture. This performance will include ASL interpretation. Learn more & reserve your spot here. 

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Northwest Folklife
WHEN: Friday, May 24th, 3PM
WHERE: Fountain Lawn Stage, Seattle Center

Cheer on the Path with Art Singers and Band as they perform at Northwest Folklife!


Arts & Action to Better Our Community
WhEN: Friday, May 17, 7:30PM
WHERE: The Forum at Town Hall (west entrance), 1119 8th Ave, Seattle

Can arts change our communities like they change our livesArtsFund will share pivotal research from their first-ever Social Impact of the Arts Study in King County, presenting a panel of local leaders - including Path with Art Executive Director, Holly Jacobson - who provide perspectives on how we can engage the arts to strengthen our region. Learn more.

OVER THE MOON, UNDER THE BRIDGE: Building a Stronger Music Community
WHEN: Sunday, May 12th, 2PM
WHERE: Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, Microsoft Auditorium
1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle

Join us for an afternoon of music and guided conversation about the struggles many musicians face such as mental illness, addiction, and poverty, and how our community can be strengthened to better support its members and these issues. The program includes a public jam session and a panel of musicians and industry experts. This event is created by Paurl Walsh as part of the 2018 Fremont Bridge Composer in Residence in collaboration with Path With Art, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Department of Transportation and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more.


SPRING VOICES Performing Arts Showcase
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27th, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle
Plestcheeff Auditorium

Come out for this inspiring evening of improvisational theatre, poetry, music, podcast excerpts, and more! All are welcome to join us for this night of creativity and community that will honor some of the most brilliant, courageous voices in our city. This event is FREE and all are welcome. Please RSVP here.

London Plane Floral Workshop
When: Monday, March 25th
Where: The London Plane

This unique flower arranging class will consist of a 1-to-1 ratio of Path with Art students and London Plane floral enthusiasts. With your purchase of a $250 ticket, you will be reserving a spot for yourself as well as allowing for a Path with Art student to attend this class. Our joint hope is to use the power of creative engagement to bridge the gap between communities. Learn more on their website.

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DogEar Festival
When: March 2nd & 3rd, 10am-6pm
Where: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA), 550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA

This festival will feature an erasure poetry workshop led by Path with Art Student Ambassadors, pop-up book sculpture exhibition, poetry listening station, and more! Find the schedule here:


Winter Visions Visual Arts Exhibition
When: December 2018 - February 2019
Where: Path with Art, 312 2nd Ave South, Seattle

Stop by our Pioneer Square gallery to experience incredible work by Path with Art Student Artists. We’ll be exhibiting photographs, still-life paintings, and textiles.

Special thanks to the following sponsors for their support:



thanksgiving & Holiday open studios
WHen: Thursday, november 22, 12-3 PM
& Saturday, December 22, 1-4 PM
Where: Path with art, 312 2nd ave S, Seattle

Come create with us at our annual Thanksgiving & Holiday Open Studios! We'll have writing prompts, drawing, and other art activities. No instruction, just community. Bringing food is not required, but please do if you're able and would like to share. This event is open to all PwA community members!


Student Community Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, December 4th, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle

Students are an integral part of out Path with Art community, and we would love to hear your thoughts! Please join us for a community meeting at Plymouth Congregational Church discussing ways that we can improve Path with Art, what you'd like to see in the future, and any other comments or questions. Lunch will be provided.


Fall Voices Performing Arts Showcase
WHEN: 6-7:30PM, Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
WHERE: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle
Plestcheeff Auditorium

Please join us for an evening to remember! Prepare yourself for powerful words, song, dance, and performance. All are welcome to join us for this night of creativity and community that will honor some of the most brilliant, courageous voices in our city. This event is FREE and all are welcome. Please RSVP here.

Thanks for Seattle Art Museum for hosting this event and to the following sponsors for making this event possible:

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Fall Visions
Ongoing through November 2018
WHERE: Path with Art, 312 2nd Ave S, Seattle

Experience inspiring work in glass mosaic, photography, printmaking, and self-portraiture, created by Path with Art student artists.
Special thanks to:

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WHEN: Ongoing through August 27th, 2018
WHERE: Path with Art, 312 2nd Ave S, Seattle

See posters designed by Path with Art Students Artists who have lived experience of homelessness, made specially for partners of Pearl Jam’s The Home Shows. Learn more by visiting the Pearl Jam Collaboration page.

This event is free and all are welcome! 

Special thanks to: 

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PwA singers at Pearl Jam Fireworks Night
When: Friday, July 20th
Where: Safeco Field

The Path with Art Singers will be performing the National Anthem on July 20th at Safeco Field in honor of Pearl Jam Fireworks Night. Members of Pearl Jam will be on hand for the ceremonial first pitch and the Mariners will feature their music throughout the game. Afterwards, there will be a special 12-minute fireworks show set to a Pearl Jam soundtrack.

WHEN: Friday, June 29th
TIME: 1-4 PM
WHERE: 1923 3rd Ave, Seattle

Join us in our temporary performance space to celebrate community! We will have karaoke, an open jam session, painting, food, our certificate ceremony, as well as a goodbye to our beloved choir director, Rebekka Goldsmith. This is a potluck event, so if you are able, please bring a dish to share.