Inscape Used to Be a Prison for Immigrants. Now It's a Home for Artists.

Seattle's largest arts enclave and its creepy past.


I went to a few events at INScape back when it first opened. It's a cool building, but parts are definitely creepy given its history. In the basement is a hallway where there are a row of hand and foot outlines where detainees put their hands and feet when being strip searched. Also, there are a series of rooms that were clearly isolation cells. You could feel the weight of the dark history there.
Very beautiful house! Even though the history of the house is not very good, it is now terrific. I will definitely visit it and give papers for sale now. Thank you for bringing something new to my life.