Announcing the Cloud Room Social Innovation Scholarship

Seattle Cloud Room

The Cloud Room is proud to announce the launch of our Social Innovation Scholarship. This program is intended to support emerging leaders in culture, community organizing, social justice, and technology dedicated to bettering Seattle's present and future. People of color, women, queer and non-binary folks are actively encouraged to apply.

The Social Innovation Scholarship program includes

Full annual Floating Membership (3,300)

Access to community mentors in:


Nonprofit business structure and management

Digital marketing

Community organizing

Fundraising development

Hosted annual fundraiser at the Cloud Room ($5,000 value)

How to Apply:

Please send an approximately two and a half minute video or essay to answering the following questions:

  1. What are you working on? Is it a project, product, campaign or something else entirely?
  2. What do you see as Seattle's biggest challenge in the present or future?
  3. How does the work you do address or answer this challenge?

All videos should be accompanied by applicants name, email and website/social handles.

We can't wait to see what you're working on!

Women's History Month at the Cloud Room

The Cloud Room is proud to be both woman owned and woman operated, with a commitment to diversity and inclusion that extends far beyond our mission statement. Since our inception, we have been fortunate to have provided a home to some of Seattle's most influential womxn in the creative, non profit and business world. That has included The Gender Justice League, The Goodship Co, Maria Semple, Makini Howell and KT Niehoff.

This month we're celebrating Woman's History at the Cloud Room lounge by hosting Kiki Wolfkill, head of Halo Transmedia and former Director of Art at Microsoft Studios. Kiki is a pioneering woman in the gaming and tech industry, former professional race car driver and all around badass. We're so excited to host her and hope you join us in our lounge on March 15th. 

Check out some of the other amazing womxn who make The Cloud Room what it is below. All of these Cloud Room members past and present are individuals who inspire us everyday, this month and beyond. 

The Cloud Room Suggests: March

March 3'd: National Moscow Mule Day

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A day worth celebrating in the dead of our rainy winter. Check out local gems at Barrio, Canon and Rachel's Ginger Beer. 

March 4th: Cafe Racer Grand Re-Opening

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One of the University Districts hidden institutions gets a new chance to be a wonderful haven for artists, weirdo's, students and locals. 

March 5th: Robert Reich

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Touring off of his new book, The Common Good, Robert Reich encourages us to return to the idea of the governance as bettering society, not just the elites. 

March 8th: International Women's Day March- Safety Is Our Right

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Join council member Kshama Sawant and others in protesting sexual violence and harassment, condemning politicians who associate with the NRA, and promoting safe communities and universal health care.

March 11th: Citrus Room Squeeze

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If all the world could be united under our mutual international love of pillowly steamed dough slathered in sauces, that world be a peaceful place. 

March 17th: Captive Light: The Life and Photography of Ella E. McBride (Tacoma) 


Ella McBride, who was born in 1862 and died in 1965 at 102, was one of the most accomplished and widely exhibited Pictorialist photographers during the early 1900s. Pictorialism introduced a more painterly rather than documentary approach to photography by combining artistic composition with experimentation during the development process. In McBride’s “Shirley Poppy,” a single bloomed poppy with two budded stems stand tall in an overlarge Chinese vase while cherry blossoms cast shadows on the wall behind. Not sepia-toned nor black and white, the warm tan hues lend a soft elegance to the piece. When not producing her own work, McBride ran famed photographer Edward Curtis’s studio and was an accomplished mountaineer.

March 21'st: When Words Dance: An Evening with Porter Ray

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Seattle hip hop has a night out, with Sub Pop signee and local Porter Ray. 

March 28th: Edoardo Nesi: Everything is Broken Up and Dances


Italian political writer Edoardo Nesi's book chronicles the shift of economic policy and finance in the 21st century, from encouraging societal welfare to attacking the middle class. He'll speak about his work.



The Cloud Room Suggests: February

The Limits of Presidential Power: Feb 1


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Need a civics refresh? Two UW law professors lay it down for those of us who are a few years out of AP Gov.


Humaira Abid: My Shame (Through Feb 28th)

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Opening First Thursday, February 1, 5-8pm, Abid’s second gallery solo exhibition in Seattle presents carved wood sculptures, often incorporating elements of miniature painting and installation, examining the stigma that women feel over natural, social and cultural issues. The power and politics in women’s lives are brought into focus through Abid’s global lens as an artist working between the United States and Pakistan.

2 Dope Queens on HBO: Feb 2

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The dopest of queens get their own four part HBO special. Tune in and snuggle up for an hour of some of the finest, sweetest, and funniest comedy out there. 

Brewology at the Pacific Science Center: Feb 9th

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Beer is basically magic- but magic is basically science. So come bring a few friends and spend an afternoon filling your minds and your bellies with knowledge and brews. 

Northwest Women Stars of Food & Wine: Feb 11

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This annual reception gathers tastemaking women chefs, winemakers, and sommeliers of the Pacific Northwest (and their fans) in the Columbia Tower for a night of bites and drinks. The lineup this year includes Chera Amlag of Hood Famous Bakeshop (she of the beloved ube cheesecake); chef and “hummus maven” Kristi Brown, owner of That Brown Girl Cooks!; Carrie Mashaney, Top Chef alum and executive chef of Mamnoon; chef Nicole Matson of How to Cook a Wolf; Tamara Murphy, chef and owner of Terra Plata; and many more.

Red Light Lit at the Cloud Room: Feb 16th

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While we hesitate to toot our own horn- this months Inspired Seattle is shaping up to be a real winner. Join us for an evening of storytelling, sex, music, and cannabis by Cloud Room family Van Der Pop and Red Light Lit. Get tickets now!

The Black and Tan: Reimagining Seattle’s Legendary Jazz Club: Feb 27th

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The Cloud Room Suggests: January

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Elliot Bay is a local treasure and their Global Issues Book Group, reads and discusses books on the vital Political, Economic, Environmental and Social issues that challenge humankind in the 21st Century. This month is White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. 

Anime Creek, Taylar Elizza Beth, Mirrorgloss, Alaia

Seattle indie two-piecer Anime Creek will be joined by Taylar Elizza Beth, Mirrorgloss, and Alaia for a night of soul-infused rock, twee punk, cosmic hiphop, and jangly pop. 

Suffer for Beauty: Women's History Revealed Through Undergarments


Auburn's White River Valley Museum is once again in the news mounting a provocative, visually fascinating, and dialog-provoking exhibit: Suffer for Beauty: Women's History Revealed Through Undergarments.

Strenuous exercise, perpetual dieting, mammoplasty, liposuction, body waxing, skin peals, and some very expensive and uncomfortable undergarment fashions; these are just some of the ways women try to sculpt and refashion their bodies." (Promo Copy)

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A night of queer art and artists at one of the coolest local venues right in our own neighborhood!

Constitutional Stress Test: Can the Democracy Survive the Current President?


Bob Ferguson has been suing the Trump Administration since Day One and for that Washington State loves him. Come hear him discuss the future of our Constitutional Democracy, and what we need to do to save it.

Straight White Men

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A family drama thats more than meets the eye. Stranger theater critic says Straight White Men "goes far beyond cheap satire, ultimately becoming a compassionate and stimulating exploration of one man's existential crisis."

Black Lives Matter: Let Black Liberation Ring

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A curated film class series about movies that changed film and changed the world. Sign up early and get your knowledge hats on!


 The inimitable St. Vincent released a gorgeous album earlier this year and if it wasn't on your best of 2017 list it should have been. She's in Seattle for two nights at the Moore- this is a can't miss. 

The inimitable St. Vincent released a gorgeous album earlier this year and if it wasn't on your best of 2017 list it should have been. She's in Seattle for two nights at the Moore- this is a can't miss. 

The inimitable St. Vincent released a gorgeous album last year that should have been on everyones best of list. She's here for two nights at the Moore- get tickets now!

Womxn Act On Seattle

 On the anniversary of the Womxn's March, the organizers are putting together a day of actions around the city. Bring the family, bring your partners, bring your friends and make democracy happen. 

On the anniversary of the Womxn's March, the organizers are putting together a day of actions around the city. Bring the family, bring your partners, bring your friends and make democracy happen. 

On the anniversary of the Womxn's March last January, the organizers have put together a day of actions around Seattle. Bring your partners, family, and friends and make democracy happen. 

#MeToo in Tech: How Men Can Help

If you have a loved one in tech and they happen to be male- send them here please. If you are a male in tech, go here please. Change starts from within, and the time is now. 

Best of 2017: A Very Short List

2017 was a rough one folks. Regardless of political orientation (or lack there of) both our local and global communities faced some serious issues in the past year. From the summer wildfires, to the bizarre reality of POTUS Tweets, to a mediocre season of Game of Thrones, saying goodbye to this year should be easier than most. 

However good things do come in times of darkness so we thought we'd look back at 2017 positively. Here in no particular order are the Top 6 Moments of 2017. 

6. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: If the monarchy is going to be relevant for anything anymore it better be for heartwarming stories of biracial American princesses and former hunky bad boys turned champions of equality. May their future be bright and their kingdom strong. 

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5. Kevin Durant's Mom: The Real MVP finally gets a championship ring, and the results are impossible not to smile over. 


4. Southwest Airlines flew puppies out of Hurricane Harvey: We would definitely pay for that upgrade. 

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3. Roy Moore did not win the Alabama election: This one is a mixed bag, as getting to the point where Roy Moore could have won the election is bad enough, and the margin was truly thin. However we are counting this as a win, and want to thank the coalition of young progressives and black voters (especially black women) who came out and did the thing that many Americans could not do. 

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2. Moonlight won Best Picture: In a truly deserving move, Moonlight won Best Picture and Best Director at the 2017 Academy Awards, making it the first film directed by a black man to win Best Director and the first film about an LGBTQ character to win Best Picture. Barry Jenkins's story of love and growth was one of the most beautiful artistic statements of the year, and we cheered along with everyone else when he won (even if it was a confused way). 

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1. This guy: @sarperduman: This Instanbul based pianist plays songs for his pack of adopted street cats. The palpable connection remind us all that even though humans are flawed, they are occasionally wonderful. 


Thats it! Here's to a better year in 2018. May your holidays be merry and bright. 

Cloud Room Suggests: December

Washington Brewers Guild 2017 Winter Beer Festival

Its the holidays! Nothing says celebrate the season like imbibing to the fullest. First up in the relevatory sphere of events is the Washington Brewers Guild Festival celebrating all things winter beer. Take the pup for a nice run in the park and then settle in for a late afternoon brew (or two). 

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STG Presents: Sam Harris and the Waking Up Podcast

"In the fall of 2014, Sam Harris staged a series of live events — in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco—to coincide with the publication of his book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. In these talks, Harris discussed a range of experiences that have traditionally been considered “spiritual”—in particular the phenomenon of self-transcendence. Although such experiences tell us nothing about the origins of the cosmos, they confirm some well-established truths about the human mind: Our conventional sense of self is an illusion; positive emotions, such as compassion and serenity, are teachable skills; and the way we think can profoundly influence our lives and the lives of others. "Sounds pretty cool no?

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Citrus Room Squeeze

Our very own Citrus Room podcast (ne: Brittaney Bunjong, Community Manager and creative force) is throwing a party up the street. Slide through, drink and dance a little!

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Chophouse Row Guilty Holiday Party

The only function you want to be at this season. Champagne and cannabis, drag queens, Tilson in a Santa suit, what more do you need to get in the spirit?

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Twilight Noodle Slurp

Put on and led by the Wing Luke Museum, the Twilight Noodle Slurp brings the best of the International District to your mouth with over 45 minutes of artisan noodles and local business. Perfect for warming up on a cold evening while imbuing local culture and history. 

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Industrial Revelation Plays Bjork

Local Genuis's (and Cloud Room Members!) Industrial Revelation play all of Homogenic. This one is a can't miss. 

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Homo for the Holidays

A Capitol Hill Institution featuring some of the most enduring stars of the Seattle entertainment world. Bring in the gay yuletidings!


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Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice Celebration

Whether you celebrate the holidays by partying till dawn, or embarking on long solo hikes, take this holiday seasons to regroup, refresh and reconnect. This year has been hard! You deserve a break. 

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Member Mix Tape: Ben Lindbloom

Ben Lindbloom is a Seattle based photographer, musician, and Cloud Room member who specializes in lifestyle and outdoor brands. To kick off Member Mix Tape, we asked Ben a few key questions and he made us a playlist of his favorite songs to (co) work too. Check out his work for such local icons as Filson, Capitol Hill Block Party and The Goodship Co here.

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Top 5 happy hours (local or global!)

  1. Casco Antiguo (Pioneer Square)
  2. Poquitos (Capitol Hill)
  3. Momiji (Capitol Hill)
  4. Captain Blacks (Capitol Hill)
  5. Taylor Shellfish (Capitol Hill)

Where do you take someone new to Seattle?

If they're outdoorsy, I take them on a day-hike in the Cascades. Mt. Pilchuck is probably my favorite. If they like to eat, I take them to Capitol Hill or Pioneer Square. The Captain Blacks patio is also great for afternoon drinks. Casco Antiguo is my go-to for dinner. 

What do you do to decompress from work?

Cooking. Or playing music with my band, Sundries. 

Listen to Bens Playlist Here

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Chophouse Row Tenants Featured in Seattle Met's November Issue

This month we are honored to announce that multiple members of the Cloud Room family are featured in Seattle Met’s Best 100 Little Shops! Even in the digital age, brick and mortar business is the core of any city and Seattle Met has picked their top Seattle shops just in time for the holiday season. In this issue resident Cloud Room stylists Colton and Christine of Cuniform share what they love about Seattle, and our very own Sundry is included in the new wave of corner markets taking over the city, alongside Cloud Room member Dani Cone's Cone and Steiner.
Included as well are Chophouse Row and Piston & Ring tenants HonedGood WeatherNiche Outside and Sway and Cake Pop-Up Shop. The Cloud Room is so proud to be part of a community that supports and houses so many wonderful entrepreneurs and business owners, so please stop in and say hello to everyone who made the list. Check out the article below or pick up a copy on newsstands this month!

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