Founded by tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Conru, CAF supports local artists, art organizations, and initiatives that make art accessible to all.

Our goal is simple: to nurture creativity, support local artists, and make Seattle a beacon for the arts.

Andrew Conru
Andrew Conru Founder, Conru Foundation

Our Mission

  • Elevate Seattle's reputation as a vibrant hub for the arts
  • Provide resources and support to artists and art organizations
  • Promote the therapeutic and transformative power of art
  • Support affordable art education for all

Current Initiatives

PublicDisplay.ART Partnership

CAF is proud to be the parent organization of, a quarterly arts publication showcasing local artists and their work. We plan to expand the publication and website to become a hub resource for local art leaders, Seattleites, and visitors to Seattle.
Conru art foundation initiatives

Funding Seattle Art Non-Profits

Through the Conru Foundation, we directly fund Seattle art and related non-profits, giving about $500,000 per year. Our focus is on smaller organizations that have an outsized impact on the local art community. Meet the 2023 grantees.

Art Center & Event Space

Our 4,000 sq ft event center, located across from the Seattle Art Museum, is part of our commitment to help those in the art scene meetup informally and connect. The space is available free of charge for art-related organizations to host meetings, events, and gatherings with food/drinks budget.

Lusty Lady Building

Lusty Lady Art Venue

We are excited to transform the historic Lusty Lady building into a unique art venue.
(details coming soon)

We value your feedback

At CAF, we believe in fostering a strong connection with the Seattle art community. Your input, ideas, and suggestions are invaluable to us as we work towards our mission.

Please send your feedback, questions, or ideas to We look forward to hearing from you and working together to create a vibrant and thriving art scene in our city.