ArtsWA office closed, but work continues

March 17, 2020 – The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) office is temporarily closed until further notice. ArtsWA staff are fully available by email, phone, and through our website and the work of the agency continues. Note: Some in-person meetings and events have shifted to virtual. Others have been postponed or canceled. Staff will notify participants on a case-by-case basis. You may also call the ArtsWA main number (360) 753-3860 and your questions will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

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