About Us


Our Mission

Black & Tan Hall is a values-driven cultural hub sustaining a thriving and equitable economy through arts and cultural programming in Hillman City, Seattle

Our Vision

A hyper-local economy that respects and elevates diverse cultures, is built by and for people rooted in community, feeds the arts, & sustains good jobs

Photo: Black & Tan Hall partners, 2018


Our Values

We foster a diverse, nourishing and accountable culture

We preserve and share the history of place, people and prosperity within the 98118 and SE Seattle

We nourish the body and spirit with good quality and culturally reflective food

We support and elevate arts that give voice, agency and power to those too often ignored, especially Black, Brown and Native communities, women, LGBTQIA folks and young people

We build a supportive and collaborative business partnership that views partnership as kinship

We have compassionate and honest conversations about racism, sexism, ableism, ageism and gentrification; because we know to build a new type of community and economy, we have to confront bias and strive for equity 

We create a path to co-owning and stewarding a business that sustains good jobs, is built on an anti-gentrification model, and does not require capital to join the partnership

Our Model

An Alternative Economy: An anti-gentrification model that combats displacement, keeps dollars hyper local, and sustains good jobs

A Group of Partners: A cooperative investment business, made up of neighbors in community, who contribute dollars, talent and time to the vision; dollars aren't a barrier to entry 

Food Justice: Building a culture of good food, made with quality ingredients, that tells the story of the breadth of cultures within Rainier Valley 

A Cultural Hub: A hub for celebration, reflection and creation; through workshops, social change events, cultural events and arts / performance programming

An Art's Collective: A place to experience art, history and culture, especially performative arts 



5608 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118


(206) 327-9466


To be announced soon!


© 2021 Black & Tan Hall

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