Urban ArtWorks is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage youth and communities in the creation of public art that inspires connections and honors their voices.

Since 1995, we’ve collaborated with thousands of young people and hundreds of artists to bring art to public spaces throughout Seattle. Our programs foster a renewed sense of connection, creativity, and self-esteem with those we work with. We look forward to continuing to help nurture strong communities by bringing public art to the streets of Seattle and beyond.

We Achieve our Mission and Vision with Four Core Programs and Services

Mural Apprentice Program

An eight-week arts-based employment program for youth with barriers to arts, education, and employment opportunities.

Arts Mentorship Program

A year-round opportunity for teens that have completed the Mural Apprentice Program to continue their arts training with a one-on-one mentor.

Murals in Schools Program

A program that provides opportunities for schools to work alongside our Teaching Artists to explore themes and issues, and design and install art in their schools.

Commissioned + Community Murals

We work with community organizations and business owners to facilitate interactive community engagement around the research, design, and installation of murals and public art in specific communities.

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