A break in on Wednesday morning December 23, destroyed the donation box for ArtsWest.

Break in at ArtsWest

Donation box smashed

According to a report from ArtsWest Executive Director Alan Harrison "at 6:00 am Wednesday morning there was a break in at ArtsWest. Someone (or perhaps more than one) broke the back door's glass with a rock, ran in, and tried to steal the Lucite donation box. The alarm went off and the perpetrator smashed the box to the floor, breaking it and sending money everywhere before running away. We don't think he/they took much money, but the new door is going to cost us $500 to fix. There was a police report on it. If anyone has any legitimate information about the break-in, they can report it to SPD.

$500 is a lot of money to ArtsWest. If anyone would like to donate money to help us fix the door and install a new security/camera system (an additional $1600), just have them call us or click directly to

If they'd like (it's optional), under the "Designation" box, they can type in "Back Door."

ArtsWest is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization located in West Seattle with programs in theater, visual art, and education. Since the late 1980s, this organization has presented works throughout West Seattle in various locations.

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