The Grocery is the private art studio of Demi Raven and Janet Galore on North Beacon Hill. The studio is used as a project-oriented creative space where we host occasional pop-up art exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, dance, music performances, and other creative activities. The building has deep roots in the community, born as a corner grocery store that served the neighborhood from 1929 through the late 1990s. We seek to support and incubate creative endeavors that give voice to and enrich the local community.
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As of August 2018, we are closed for renovations until sometime in 2019. We are renovating the whole lower level of the building and will have space for an artist residency and short-term exhibitions in the future.
The building was built in 1929, owned by Sam and Mary Ulovitch, who ran a grocery store there until 1943. In 1955, the store was listed as Three Thousand and One Grocery. Masaru Nomura purchased the building in November of 1956, and from 1961 through 1965, the building was known as Fred’s Grocery. The building has also served as a restaurant supply, and an outreach ministry from 1998-2005. The building is listed in the City of Seattle historic sites.