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Guided by the belief that artists are made, not born, Gage strives to educate, enrich and engage artists and the community in the visual arts.

For nearly 30 years, Gage Academy of Art, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has been serving the community with inspired programs and events for artists of all ages and abilities. Unapologetically independent and fiercely committed to excellence, Gage Academy believes that artists are made, not born, and offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting delivered by brilliant teaching artists. The school has two campuses in Capitol Hill and Georgetown and offers flexible class schedules with a variety of programs ranging from classes, lectures and workshops to full-time study.

Featuring year-round adult programs in drawing, painting and sculpting, Gage is also home to public art events, lectures, youth programming, tours and exhibitions.

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Current News

Seattle Artisans and Artists Join Together to Celebrate Five-Year Milestone of Capitol Hill Cider Bar


July 13, 2018 –Capitol Cider and Gage Academy of Art will team-up in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the cider bar opening, to host an event at Capitol Cider on July 26, which will be open to the public.

Planned in connection with the ongoing Drink & Draw (which is held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month and includes free art supplies provided by Blick, live model, and Gage instructor), Capitol Cider’s upcoming celebration will include live music, games, specialty drinks, door prizes, and a cupcake-eating contest. Additional special offers will be available for patrons who attend wearing a Capitol Cider T-Shirt.

The partnership between the two organizations goes back to the start of the cider bar, which is home to nearly twenty master-copy oil paintings produced at Gage Academy (best known for their atelier approach of studio apprenticeships under the guidance of master artists). Upon entry to Capitol Cider, patrons receive a guide/map of interior walls, describing the historic oil painting reproductions created by Gage students.

“Working with Gage master artist, Juliette Aristides, we commissioned atelier students to paint historic master-copies in line with our aesthetic vision for Capitol Cider. Their artwork tells some of the history and heritage of cider culture as it was seen through the eyes of clipper ship captains, royals and renegades bringing cider to the New World,” said Capitol Cider owner, Julie Tall. “The art is a key piece of the atmosphere here – as is creating a space where all are welcome. In fact to that end, we have commissioned four more paintings from Gage students that we plan to unveil this fall. Stay tuned,” remarked Tall. “We love supporting local artists and serving as a gathering place for the community, so the partnership with Gage was a natural fit.”

John Freeman, Events and Exhibitions Manager at Gage Academy of Art said, “It’s common to find Gage students downstairs in the Ballast Bar, especially on Thursday nights when we offer our Drink & Draw. We love that Capitol Cider has created a welcoming environment for people to relax, unwind, and have some fun drawing with us — and we’re thrilled to be part of their fifth birthday party!”

The celebration will take place at Capitol Cider, 818 E. Pike St., Seattle on Thursday July 26. Drink & Draw starts at 7:00 P.M., followed by a lineup of live music, games, specialty drinks, door prizes, and a cupcake-eating contest.

About Capitol Cider: The largest independent cider bar in the country, Capitol Cider occupies two floors in a 100+-year old building in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. This restaurant, full bar and bottleshop offer an extraordinary selection of ciders on tap, in bottles and in flights. The kitchen is 100% gluten free, and creates a bounty of delicious gourmet comfort food using seasonal and local produce.

About Gage Academy of Art: Gage believes that artists are made, not born, and offers instruction in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting, to all ages and skill levels. The school has two campuses in Capitol Hill and Georgetown and offers flexible class schedules with a variety of options ranging from weekend workshops to full-time study.

Interview Contacts:
Javonna Arriaga, Events Manager at Capitol Cider l 720.366.7406

John Freeman, Events & Exhibitions Manager at Gage Academy of Art l 206.323.4243 ext. 34

Media Contact:
Lori Greenwood
Director of Marketing
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. E, Seattle WA 98102
206.323.4243, ext. 11

Media Contact Information: Lori Greenwood, Office: 206.323.4243, Cell: 425. 361.9894,,, Twitter: @gageacademy 

Press Releases

Gage Students and Alumni Display Art in Maryhill Museum Exhibition

Gage Students Paint an Italian Sports Car in Seattle Showroom

Volume 1 Displays Work of Emerging Artists to Watch in Unique Exhibit

Gage Academy of Art Names Stefano Catalani Executive Director

17th Annual Drawing Jam at Gage Academy of Art

Gage Announces New Satellite Location – Gage South at Equinox Studios

2016 Best of Gage Student Exhibition, Awards & Art Sale

Pianos in the Parks Encourage Discovery of Parks Through Music and Art_2015

Teen Art Studios Comes to Bellevue Arts Museum_2015

Gage Academy of Art Presents 25 Jams_2015

Summer Art Camps for Kids & Teens_2015

Gage Academy of Art Establishes Endowment Fund_2015

The Studio Arts Intensive at Gage_2015

New Ateliers at Gage_2015

Pianos in the Parks_2014

Gage Names New Executive Director_2014

Art Students Tap Into History_2014

Gage Co-Founder Steps Down_2014

The 2013 Best of Gage_2013

Gage Academy of Art Receives National Support_2012

Gage Receives Arts Means Business Grant_2012 

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