Westfield Southcenter Mall, the region’s most highly visited mall, is inviting local high school and college students to share their talent with new audiences inside the mall.

Interested artists can submit their work, starting Thursday, Mar. 23 through April 30, 2023, to southcenter@urw.com for consideration.

Contact information, art style, and links to their social media page(s) or website displaying their art are requested in the submission.

The Southcenter team will select one individual each quarter to display their art and provide them with a grant of up to $2,000 for materials. The artist’s work will be displayed inside the mall on the Sears wall, adjacent to Din Tai Fung & Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya utilizing up to 40 feet of wall space, for a minimum of three months, per artist. Southcenter will promote the artist and their work through a press release, in an email newsletter, and through social media. Artists will have the opportunity to include a QR code with their installation to provide more information about themselves and their work, as well as sell pieces.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this program that allows us to engage with our community and foster creativity, supporting the growth and gifts of young artists while sharing expressive beauty with our shoppers,” said Saman Kouretchian, Director of Marketing, Southcenter Mall. “We see over 280,000 visitors each week, and saw this as an opportunity to create a connection that would benefit both groups, bolstering the aspirations of young artists and giving shoppers a chance to experience another’s tremendous talent.”

All submitted art will undergo an approval process prior to installation. Nudity, political art, or any art that could be construed as offensive will not be permitted. Mall operations will support installation and taking the work down, handling any necessary wall repairs.

“Our hope is this will be the beginning of a long-standing program that will fuel our community and space with inspiration, warmth, joy, connectedness, and imaginative innovation.”

About Westfield Southcenter Mall
Westfield Southcenter Mall is one of the largest retail destinations in the Pacific Northwest, located in Tukwila, just minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Shoppers can explore more than 225 retailers including Apple, Coach, The Container Store, Gene Juarez Salon & Spa, H&M, LEGO, lululemon athletica, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Seafood City. The mall boasts a variety of full-service restaurants, including national favorites like Bahama Breeze, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, The Cheesecake Factory, and Din Tai Fung, as well as regional favorites like Duke’s Chowder House, JOEY, and Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar. Entertainment includes AMC Theatres and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement karaoke, billiards, bowling and arcade.