Ballard Homestead re-opens as community venue

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The Ballard Homestead building 6541 Jones Ave NW is set to reopen as a community venue next month.

The space, set to be curated by Abbey Arts, will play host to a variety of Abbey style distraction-free acoustic concerts and cultural events for people of all ages and incomes.

The building, constructed in 1923, was originally built as a “Mission Hall.” After years of minimal usage as a church building Ballard Homestead was renovated with guidance from Nathan Marion of Lonely Buildings consulting and building steward Brian Wardlaw. Many local contractors, Abbey Arts and Seattle Works volunteers and neighbors also worked together on the project.

After two years of renovations, the new Ballard Homestead is set to maintain an “old time house feel” and focus on community interaction through arts and culture events. A Rainwise garden has also been installed with large water tanks to collect roof runoff water.

“With a beautiful new space opening in this growing neighborhood, the Seattle community can enjoy a show in an intimate setting away from the bustle of downtown Ballard.  Just around the corner from restaurants on 24th Ave NW, the location is easily accessible by transit and there is lots of free street parking on 65th and 23rd as well,” says the curators from Abbey Arts.

Ballard Homestead is set to be an all-ages venue with many opportunities to bring the little ones to early events. A living room has also been created downstairs filled with games including foosball, corn toss, air hockey, pool shuffle ball and more.

The team are hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, March 7, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Click here to learn more about the new community venue.

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