Arts in Parks: Mobile Incubator to visit five Seattle park locations

During the month of November, community members might notice a bright orange 1957 Shasta camper trailer in their neighborhood park. The Mobile Incubator is a mobile office where artists, designers, performers, writers and other cultural entrepreneurs can come to seek free business advice for their creative ventures.

The Mobile Incubator is itself a work of art, featuring creative contributions from a variety of artists in its design, including a 1,000+ piece wooden mosaic. Since its inaugural voyage from Seattle, the mobile office has travelled over 25,000 miles across 42 states.

Lucas Spivey, BFA/MBA hybrid, will host open office hours out of The Mobile Incubator. “My goal is to teach business principles to artists, but I encourage everyone to interact on their terms because I feel that people learn best when they’re comfortable and excited,” said Spivey.

These events are funded by the Arts in Parks program. The Arts in Parks program supports new and established community festivals, art happenings and music concerts that enliven Seattle parks. These arts and culture offerings celebrate diversity, build community connections and energize parks while connecting with underserved communities. Arts in Parks is an initiative of Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Office of Arts and Culture. For questions or more information, please email artsinparks@seattle.gov.

You can stop by to visit Lucas and The Mobile Incubator at the following locations. And while you’re there, don’t forget to take a selfie with the pink flamingos!

Update: 

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the November 5-7 dates for The Mobile Incubator at John C. Little, Sr. Park have been cancelled. Further information will be provided on the remaining dates by November 6. Please contact artsinparks@seattle.gov with questions.
  • Nov. 20 and 21 dates at Lake City Mini Park have been cancelled. 
Park Address Dates Times
Flo Ware Park 2800 S Jackson St., 98144 Nov. 9-11 11am-3pm
First Hill Park 1201 University St., 98101 Nov. 12-14 3-7pm
Ballard Commons Park 5701 22nd Ave. NW, 98107 Nov. 16-18 11am-3pm
Lake City Mini Park 12359 Lake City Way NE, 98125 Nov. 19-21 3-7pm