Storefronts Seattle is proud to announce the launch of nine new site-specific, world-premiere projects in storefront spaces in downtown Seattle.
Storefronts debuted in late 2010 as an experiment in activating vacant spaces with art, creative enterprise, and performance. Since that time, this incredibly successful program has presented over 25 artists and groups in short-term residencies in Chinatown /
International District and Pioneer Square.
Storefronts is dedicated to providing exposure and support to Seattle area artists, and to revitalizing our urban core. We use the arts and creative enterprise to help protect neighborhoods from the growing darkness of high vacancy rates, reduced street traffic,
and a disengaged streetscape. We activate the neighborhood and we help to bring vibrancy to the urban environment. We join with long-term area businesses in staking a claim for community and for neighborhood.
The Storefronts Seattle project is a collaboration of The Alliance for Pioneer Square, City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, Seattle Chinatown-International District Preservation and Development Authority, Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, and Shunpike.
This month Storefronts is proud to join with new artists, in new spaces, as we present nine new works. Each of these will by open by April 7, First Thursday. This round of installations includes:
The Poster Museum
The New Mystics