By car:

Gage Academy of the Arts is located at 1501 10th Ave E Seattle, WA 98102.

From I-5 North:

Take exit 168A for Boylston Ave toward Roanoke Street. Merge onto Boylston Ave. Take a left on Roanoke Street. Take a right on 10th Ave E. Gage will be on your right, in the St. Nicholas building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral.

From I-5 South:

Take 168A for Lakeview Blvd. Take a left on Lakeview Blvd E. Take a right on Harvard Ave E. Take a right on E Boston St. Take a right at the second cross-street onto 10th Ave E. Gage will be on your right, in the St. Nicholas building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral.


Gage Capitol Hill has eight designated parking spaces outside the building and three handicap spaces. Free, unrestricted parking is also available on 10th Avenue and free four hour parking to the south and southwest of Gage Capitol Hill. 

St. Mark’s Cathedral “paid parking zone” effective June 25th:

Those wishing to park on campus for non-cathedral purposes must use the lower south lot and pay for parking using the Passport Parking app (request zone #1989). The parking rate is $1.50/hour (total with taxes and fees amounts to $2.18/hour). The “paid parking zone” at St. Mark’s Cathedral will be monitored frequently, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and those vehicles not authorized by payment through Passport parking risk being towed.

On occasions when Cathedral events warrant open parking (e.g. large funerals and weddings, workshops, diocesan events, etc.) Cathedral will erect signage noting that, and parking will be open across campus for participants in that event, with no payment or permits required.

Public Transit

The 49 — an affordable, hassle-free option — stops and picks up at our doorstep. The 49 travels through the U-District into downtown and meets transfers outside the University of Washington and downtown. Please check your bus schedule to see if the 49 has a stop or connection near you or refer to the Metro 49 website.

The 9 and the 60 also have stop nearby.

Capitol Hill does have a light rail station, which is about one mile south of Gage. You can access the 49 from the stop or take a Lyft or Uber from the station to the school.


For those students who are bikers, we recently installed a bike rack, something we felt was long overdue. Despite the rain, the rack has been in heavy use since installation. No more locking bikes to street signs or tree trunks.

Ride Sharing Apps

We also researched ride sharing applications and how to best use them to reach our school. Lyft and Uber were the most affordable, and we’re researching a new app called “Scoop” that’s incredibly affordable.

Here’s a great instructional on how to sign up for Lyft. Gage has a nonprofit partnership with Lyft, which means you can sign up with this link and receive a $5 discount toward your first ride.

Once you access the application on your mobile, you simply type in the address you wish to reach and make sure that the address that they are attempting to pick you up at matches your location. 

After you order a ride, Lyft will provide you with details to identify the car make and model, as well as the license plate. Most cars will have the pink Lyft logo on their windshield or bumper as well, so that’s another way to identify that you are approaching the correct car. 

For Uber, you can install the application on your mobile phone and even use it without a mobile device. Here are all the instructions you need to sign up for Uber.

Once you have signed up for Uber, we recommend using UberX if you wish to travel alone at a reasonable rate, or UberPool if you don’t mind carpooling with other app users to reduce your fare.

Uber functions similarly to Lyft, with details provided up front and a map to show that your pick-up location and destination addresses match with what you had provided.

Scoop is still in its early stages in Seattle — we’re testing it out and will let you know if we recommend it or not

Art & Material Drop-Off:

Art supplies and bags can be dropped off in the Gage building breezeway, located in the back left corner of St. Nick’s. Simply continue straight past the Gage entryway and the Drop-Off will be on your right.

If you have any special needs or questions about transportation or parking, please reach out to Gage at 206.323.4243.