Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Children & Youth, Youth Development

Mission: The mission of artwerks dba fremont abbey arts center is to curate welcoming arts & cultural experiences where people of all ages and incomes can explore and grow.

Programs: Art: artwerks dba fremont abbey arts center facilitated arts education and performance opportunities for people of all ages, incomes and skill levels. In 2014 approximately 507 artistic events, classes, rehearsals, and workshops (326 in 2013)resulted in an estimated total attendance of 22,994.

youth: artwerks dba fremont abbey supported arts education and experiences for all ages and incomes enabling over 2,000 unique youth to engage in arts education including music, dance, visual, literacy and other artistic programming throughout 2014. Through our programs and partnerships, youth attendance reached 2,560 in arts activities, classes and performance opportunities on-site and off-site.

culture: in 2014, artwerks dba fremont abbey hosted and supported approximately 77 cultural community events (91 events in 2013) with an estimated attendance of 6,961. These events showed a diverse array of local community members and nonprofit organizations who gathered to celebrate and support one another in a welcoming and accessible space.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with this nonprofit for more than 8 years. The care given to each event, rental and individual is unusual and inspiring.

1 Deborah26

Board Member

Rating: 5

I discovered "The Abbey" while on my daily walk one day. I took a flyer, saw that a musician I liked was performing at something called "The Round" that month, attended and was hooked! I said then and will say now that The Abbey is the best place in Seattle for experiencing music. It is a lovingly restored venue with great acoustics and the staff and volunteers make this unique place a wonderfully personal and welcoming place to be. The musical shows are just the beginning, as I discovered. Artwerks supports local musicians, poets, dancers, and painters, both established and emerging; supports other non-profits; provides a place for kids and adults to grow through learning and experiencing the arts. It is a huge asset to the community as a gathering place for people of a wide variety of backgrounds and income levels. After volunteering at just a few events I knew I wanted to join with them in furthering their mission.

Jesse F.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I've been volunteering at the Abbey in various capacities for several months now. The staff and volunteers all do a great job making the place warm and welcoming, and the programming is fan-freaking-tastic!

Ginny B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fremont Abbey gives so much to the community through arts education and creating wonderful multimedia shows. Artists who show and perform here seem right home, and it is obvious the welcoming atmosphere and amazing staff really contributes to that.

Board Member

Rating: 4

After years of attending Abbey events, I was honored to be asked to join as a member of their board. I have seen them support up and coming artists as well as honoring those who have been inspiring the community for years. The range of activities that they make possible in the space is diverse and forward thinking - from concerts to community fairs, classes that range from vegan cooking to modern dance. They have persevered through financial difficulties and enlisted the community to become active participants in the Abbey's mission of artistic development.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

The Abbey is a great venue for new talent and art/teach networking. The people are great to work with. It was a pleasure trading with them. I traded out rent of the hall with volunteer hours. This supports deep economy ideas.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really like what the Abbey stands for. A place for community to spend time together. And the environment is great for that... the Great Hall for big events that need a lot of floor space, and the lower level for an intimate music event setting, for example. I supported the Abbey when it was being formed and have really liked how it has grown and become an important part of the neighborhood. Thanks to Artwerks for making this possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am both a teacher and volunteer at the Abbey. Coming from each facet, I am regularly impressed with the community that has been/is being built. The classes and concerts are top notch and the faculty and volunteers are clearly passionate about their work. I'm proud to be a part of this team!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a neighborhood elementary school music teacher. When our school needed a place to host a benefit, the Fremont Abby not only stepped up to the plate but partnered in hosting a very successful event to help fund such an important progam! They also got to offer many arts programs to our children in the community. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Abbey is my favorite arts organization in the city. It's a community of people as well as a community space for performance and music. I live on Capitol Hill, and wish that there were one here because it plays such an important role in connecting the Fremont Community. I've volunteered with them on several events, along with attending others simply as a participant. There's a unique and creative atmosphere there that's shaped by the space and the volunteers, but is hard to characterize without experiencing it.