APEX Art & Culture Center
APEX Art & Culture Center is home to the DogTown Collection, 16Eleven, Kings Hall performance hall and El Sid Cocktail Lounge.
This historic building was built in 1921 by the Knights of Columbus as a war memorial and civic center. It was just that for many years until it became Club Broadway, a five-floor collection of dance clubs, restaurants, casino and ultimate an off-track betting site.
The building has remained intact throughout the years with very small modifications. The room in which 16Eleven is nestled was originally a gymnasium. It was later a great hall for a local Masonic order and then a casino.
The building has stories and secrets it won't tell. We are still learning much about it, but at the end of the day we love it and are proud of what it has become.
Revival Designs in Snohomish, Washington, designed the interior spaces. We are grateful for the many hours and huge vision of Travis and Ruthie Nicholson of Revival.
The DogTown Collection
Over the past two decades, John Carswell and his family have worked to curate the world's largest collection of graffiti and urban art on canvas. Working with crews from the east and west coasts, the art in our museum and throughout the building have been commissioned by some of the most notorious graffiti writers, some of whom are still phantoms.
American Urban & Graffiti Art Conservation Project
With the DogTown Collection growing each year, the American Urban & Graffiti Art Conservation Project is a non-profit organization that oversees the art displays and their rotation throughout APEX. AmGraf operates a graffiti and urban art museum on the third floor.
Museum by day and music and entertainment venue by night. Kings Hall has already garnered a reputation as one of the most beautiful places to see live music. Surrounded by graffiti art in a hulking room complete with mainstage and two bars, this is the place to see live music and productions.