About US


CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of Contemporary Art. 

Purpose Statement

CoCA is a space for creative expression, community and inclusivity in contemporary art.


Our vision is to be a world class organization that presents meaningful exhibitions and critically engaging art experiences which support community in the Pacific Northwest and dialog in the arts today. 

Equity Impact Statement

CoCA supports a fully empowered creative life for all people. We commit to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that build an inclusive community for artists and art lovers.  We recognize the history of exclusion that has led to ongoing disparities.  We embrace positive systemic change and transformation of our organization by confronting our biases and operationalizing our values. We challenge ourselves to deconstruct frameworks of exclusion while building opportunities for expression and growth for all. We prioritize accommodating artists from traditionally underrepresented communities, including providing need-based financial support as we are able.

Strategic Intent Statement (2019-2024)

CoCA will amplify important voices, including underrepresented artists, who have not yet been given the opportunity to be heard in the art world, by displaying critically engaging art and building organizational resources and opportunities.


CoCA has been a vital part of contemporary art in the Northwest since 1981, and has operated galleries and produced events throughout the Seattle area over that time. See the CoCA Blog and the CoCA Digital Archives for stories and photos of past exhibitions and programs.

Location & Hours

CoCA at TK
114 Third Ave S. 
Seattle, WA 98104

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm (Oct-Feb)/11am-6pm (Mar-Sep)

Parking Information can be found here.
Email info@cocaseattle.org for more information.

Our mailing address is:
Center on Contemporary Art
114 Third Ave S. 
Seattle, WA 98104