Paint Your Pet on January 21st

Hey dog and cat lovers! MBNCA is hosting Paint Your Pet on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from noon to 3. Bring your favorite photo and under the instruction and guidance of Fresia Valdivia Galvez and Sandra Jane Over-Pressley PAINT YOUR PET! $45 per person includes all the materials you’ll need.

Painting of a cat, and the original photograph


Painting with Light — December 1 – 31, 2017



MBNCA is proud to host Painting with Light: A Treasure Trove of Photographic Art, its first photographic exhibit, featuring work by Bernhard Uhl, Don Conrard, Jonathan Fearer, and Steven Lawrence.

December 1-31, 2017
at Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
2919 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 (by the Mt Baker Light Rail Station)

Artist Reception:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 5–8 p.m.
Spend your evening talking to the four artists and learn what inspires them in their pursuit of excellence! You can also peruse all the opportunities that MBNCA has to offer; in addition to original art, there are prints, cards, jewelry, classes and gift certificates available.

Three new classes in November

This month MBNCA is pleased to offer 3 Saturday classes for people of all ages!

Paper Clay Gourds
November 11, 2017 12:00 PM
Create 3-D gourd sculptures for your Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgivin’ Rock Artistry
November 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Love painted rocks? Here’s an opportunity to decorate your Thanksgiving table with fun rock critters.

November 25, 2017 12:00 PM
This project will give individuals the opportunity to create a piece of art-fabric, which will represent their outer shell they show to the world as well as their inner protected core.

See the Classes + Workshops page for details.

Gallery and founder profiled in Real Change News

Real Change is an award-winning weekly newspaper that provides immediate employment opportunity and takes action for economic, social, and racial justice. They recently profiled the gallery and its founder under the title “Inclusivity Advocate: Barbara Oswald’s Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts is a hub for all”. We wish to thank Lisa Edge for writing such a great article, and you can read it at Or better yet, purchase a printed copy from a vendor near you!

Into Outsider Art — August 25 – September 29, 2017

Into Outsider Art: An exploration of Outsider Art in Seattle, is now open and continues through September 29th.

From artists living with developmental disabilities to fine artists working outside the mainstream, Into Outsider Art is a vibrant summer show showcasing artists whose work is not commonly seen in Seattle. Join us to learn more about the history of Outsider Art and what contemporary Seattle outsider artists are creating.

Open House: Sunday, September 17, noon to 6, during Function in the Junction, a neighborhood event celebrating the rich culture of the Rainier Valley community through a mix of food, music, and art.