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URBAN ARTWORKS IS A WASHINGTON STATE BASED 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO ENGAGE YOUTH, ARTISTS, AND COMMUNITIES IN THE CREATION OF PUBLIC ART THAT INSPIRES CONNECTIONS AND HONORS THEIR VOICES.

EST. 1995

In over 25 years of service to Washington State, we have collaborated with thousands of youth, professional artists and community volunteers to create public art installations in over 30 Seattle neighborhoods and 20 Washington cities.
We envision a world where all people have access to the transformative power of creating public art.

WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION AND VISION THROUGH FOUR KEY PROGRAMS

Mural Apprentice Program

(MAP) provides paid arts-based employment training for youth who face systemic barriers to the arts, education, and employment. Teens work together with professional teaching artists to learn basic art skills, research, design, and install murals throughout King County and beyond.

Base Crew

The Base Crew provides paid year-round mentorship and training for teens who have completed the Mural Apprentice Program who wish to deepen their arts and design experience. This program is a pathway for youth to become future muralists, teaching artists, and arts leaders.

School-based Programs

We customize projects to support an arts-integrated curriculum where K-12 students work alongside professional Teaching Artists to explore themes, design, and install art in their schools.

Commissioned and 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.

Testimonials

Recent Mural Projects

Here are a few of our most recent and favorite urban art projects.
Visit our services page to learn about how we can bring a mural to life in your community.

MURAL LOCATIONS

Want to see our projects in person? Find our work with this interactive mural map.

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