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Whether you are interested in pursuing an Art major or minor, or you are an Art major or minor already, find out about the many resources available to you — from internships to local art supply stores; from great places to view art in Seattle to what computer and software you’ll need for projects.



Art-specific Scholarships

The following scholarships may be of particular interest to Studio Arts and Visual Communication majors:


Internship Resources

The Center for Career and Calling has an exhaustive list of resources, including examples of cover letters, free resume reviews, and tips on setting up informational interviews and filling out internship paperwork.


Art stores

Utrecht Art Supplies (Capitol Hill)
1124 Pike St., Seattle

Blick (Capitol Hill)
1600 Broadway Ave., Seattle

Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials (Sodo)
4150 1st Ave S., Seattle

Artist & Craftsman Supply (University District)
4350 8th Ave. NE, Seattle

Seattle Pottery Supply (Sodo)
35 S. Hanford (1st Ave S.), Seattle

University Book Store (University District)
4326 University Way NE, Seattle
206-634-3400 (ext. 353)

Dakota Art Store (Ballard)
2000 NW Market St., Seattle

Seattle Pacific University Bookstore (on campus)
310 W. Bertona St., Seattle

On-Campus Printing

There are several printing options for the output of visual communication projects. Besides the printers available in the computer lab, SPU offers a copy center on campus in Mailing and Copying Services. They are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Off-Campus Printing

FedEx Office (formerly Kinkos) stores are also located on Market Street in Ballard and on lower Queen Anne, both of which are either a short bus ride or 5-minute drive away.

Media Opportunities

SPU student media organizations

Apply to be a student representative on the Board of Student Media, which serves as the publisher/broadcaster for all student media organizations. Under this umbrella, student representatives actively participate in managing SPU student entities: 

  • Cascade (yearbook)
  • The Falcon (student newspaper)
  • Lingua (student arts journal)
  • and KSPU (radio station)


Recommended computer setup

The following hardware and software are strongly recommended for all Art students:

If you are financially unable to purchase these tools, the Art Center has a full computer lab (and many workstations in the hallways and classrooms) with all required software. You should be able to complete your work using these tools, but you will need to plan to spend significant time in the building to accomplish this.

SPU’s Computer and Information Systems (CIS) can connect you with student-discounted software and free antivirus software. The CIS site details information about wireless connections, campus housing voicemail, cable, your SPU email account, net storage, and web space.


If you are interested in other Seattle-area museums, you can get free admission to many of them any day of the week by reserving a pass with your Seattle Public Library card.


Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
1300 1st Ave.
Free admission first Thursday of each month

Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St.
Closed for renovation; reopening in 2019

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave.
Free admission

Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave. NE and NE 41st St.
Free admission for students; free admission for all first Thursday of each month and every Sunday

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave
Free admission


First Thursday: Join Seattle's leading art galleries in welcoming their new monthly exhibits & artists on the first Thursday of every month in Pioneer Square. The Gallery Walk begins at 6 p.m. and is free.

Foster / White Gallery
220 3rd Ave S
(206) 622-2833

G. Gibson Gallery
300 S Washington St
(206) 587-4033

Greg Kucera Gallery
212 3rd Ave S
(206) 624-0770

James Harris Gallery
312 2nd Ave S
(206) 903-6220

Punch Gallery
119 Prefontaine Pl S
(206) 621-1945

Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave
(206) 322-7030

112 3rd Ave S
(206) 264-8061

Roq La Rue
2312 Second Ave
(206) 374-8977

Winston Wachter
203 Dexter Ave
(206) 652-5855

101 Prefontaine Pl S
(206) 296-7580

Join Seattle’s leading art galleries in welcoming their new monthly exhibits and artists on the first Thursday of every month in Pioneer Square. The Gallery Walk begins at 6 p.m. and is free.