here:now – Arts Engagement for Adults Living with Dementia

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) within King County, and with the health and wellbeing of our audiences in mind, we have decided to postpone Creative Aging programs indefinitely. Please check back for updates and email or call 206 432 8265 with any questions.

here:now is an arts engagement program for adults living with dementia and their care partners to enjoy a creative and relaxing time together in a supportive setting. The free program offers opportunities to enjoy conversation, works of art, and new experiences in the Frye galleries and art studio. 

Gallery Tours

Twice a month, specially trained museum educators and gallery guides lead a discussion-based tour highlighting works of art in the Frye galleries. Conversation creates an exchange of ideas without relying on short-term memory or recall of art historical information. Tours also include in-gallery activities.

Art-Making Class and Gallery Tour

This six-week class offers conversation-based gallery tours and studio art-making experiences for adults with dementia and their care partners. Art-making in the Frye Studio encourages experimentation with various media; a short social time concludes each class.

Upcoming Events

Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit

Video Introduction


here:now programs are free. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Priority is given to new participants for art-making classes; past participants are welcome on a space-available basis.

For more information or to register, call 206 432 8265 or email

The Creative Aging Programs are made possible with support from the estate of M. Jean Fisher, Richard & Maude Ferry Charitable Foundation, and Aging Wisdom. Additional support is provided by the Frye Foundation and Frye Art Museum members.