Founded in 2010, the International District Engaged in the Arts (IDEA) Odyssey is a collective and nonprofit gallery dedicated to nurturing and supporting visual artists of diverse cultures, primarily those of Asian, African, Caribbean, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage, and artists who explore culture, diversity and identity in their work.
The Collective operates in the International District because it is historically the cultural home for so many diverse groups. IDEA Odyssey continues that legacy by operating an arts collective and gallery that nurtures and supports visual artists of color and those who explore culture and identity in their work. In a neighborhood with few arts destinations, IDEA Odyssey, in partnership with established organizations such as the Wing Luke Asian Museum (WLAM) and the Seattle Chinatown-International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), uses its exhibitions and outreach activities to increase arts participation by neighborhood residents, workers and others who have limited access to arts and cultural activities.
The mission of IDEA Odyssey is to promote cultural diversity, community development and economic prosperity in the neighborhood through the visual arts.
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Become a Member:
The Collective is accepting membership inquiries and applications from visual artists. Download the Membership Application and mail it to IDEA Odyssey Gallery, PO Box 14536, Seattle, WA 98114.
Support the Collective:
IDEA Odyssey is an associated program of Shunpike. All donations are tax exempt.
Read More About Us:
Graves, Jen, “A New Art Gallery Devoted to Minority Culture,” SLOG, Sept. 2, 2011
Ma, Donna, “The Next Big IDEA,” International Examiner, Vol. 38, Number 7
Allen, Brittany, “Japantown,” Seattle Magazine, Dec. 2011