Nonprofit hub Station Space opening at King Street Station

Five youth-focused arts + culture organizations will take up residence.


The hub is one floor down from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture headquarters.

Floor plan rendering via SKL Architects

Clear the platform — a new nonprofit hub is about to arrive at King Street Station and it promises to have the place bustling with the arts.

Station Space opens this Saturday, Nov. 11, on the previously empty second floor of the 120-year-old station. The 10,000-sqft facility will provide space (quite literally) for five diverse, youth-focused cultural organizations — from music education to theater and beyond.

Thanks to a city + Cultural Space Agency partnership, the groups are set up for a 60-year lease — so let’s get acquainted with the neighbors.

A group of musicians sit down at a recording studio inside Station Space at King Street Station in Seattle

Station Space will contain state-of-the-art recording studios.

Photo via Cleary O’Farrell Photography

Who’s moving in?

Each org taking up residence at Station Space started elsewhere in Seattle, but now has more room to grow.

  • Totem Star | The music education program that serves 300+ students annually will gain access to a 2,000-sqft studio for recording sessions, classes, and hang-outs. Even cooler? Local legend Sir-Mix-A-Lot donated state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Red Eagle Soaring | Since 1991, this organization has mentored Native youth through the performing arts. It’ll have a black box theater with equipment for videography training.
  • The Rhapsody Project | Continuing its mission to celebrate music + heritage through an anti-racist perspective, the group will use its new space for classes, workshops, jam sessions, and community discussions.
  • Wh!psmart | With a nose for the biz side of the arts world, the statewide group supports young entrepreneurs looking for creative career pathways.
  • The Jackson Street Music Program | A youth-led radio show and jazz concert series are just a couple of initiatives from the nonprofit that seeks to offer personal + professional development opportunities.

Be sure to swing by the grand opening of Station Space on Saturday at 11 a.m., with a keynote speech from Sir Mix-a-Lot, a lotta live music, and tours. It’s free and open to the public.