Storefronts Seattle is proud to announce its
2013-2014 Artist Roster
Sixty-seven incredibly cool projects from local and national artists will activate empty storefronts throughout Seattle’s retail cores this year.
Get your first sneak-peek here.
Storefronts Seattle. Saving America, one storefront at a time.
Storefronts Seattle is an urban renewal program devoted to re-invigorating the public’s experience of our retail cores. We place artists and their projects into vacant retail storefronts in various downtown neighborhoods. Storefronts is a project of Shunpike.
In the coming year, you’ll see an 18-foot-wide glowing long-eared owl. You’ll see a video installation that watches the audience and reacts to them in real-time. You’ll see 20 eight-foot-tall carousel horses placed throughout a storefront. You’ll see a boutique that sells nothing but hand-cut “boot keepers” (trust us, this one is going to be the break-out fashion project of the year). You’ll see a Tiki Town photo studio, a gaggle of new galleries, an almost infinite number of new installations, and more.
We have recently finished our annual call for artists’ proposals and panel review, and what follows is the roster of projects to emerge from that process. Some of these projects are static display Installations, created by an artist (or group of artists) that is experienced by the public through closed doors.
Some of the projects are Creative Enterprises, which are the open-door, regular-hours galleries, boutiques, museums, and other pop-up operations and installations that the public can go into and experience immersively.
These projects fill available vacant storefronts spaces in our program neighborhoods (which are always expanding, but currently include Pioneer Square, the International District, South Lake Union, Belltown, and Capitol Hill). The projects change on (roughly) three-month rotations, keeping the streetscape lively, energized, activated, bright, walkable, clean, and safe.
Storefronts - www.storefrontsseattle.com - is dedicated to supporting the vitality and artfulness of Seattle’s most trafficked areas. We present short-term pop-up arts activations of vacant real estate, partnering with neighborhoods, local property owners, and artists to inject a bit of brightness into some of out retail cores’ dark corners.
Shunpike - www.shunpike.org - is the nonprofit agency that fuels innovation in the arts. Its fiscal sponsorship and Arts Business Clinic programs provide operational and strategic resources to hundreds of arts groups and projects each year. Through Storefronts, Shunpike expands the incubation services it provides to creative entrepreneurs, and serves as the essential hub for the business, neighborhood, government and arts community stakeholders participating in the program.
Installations Roster 2013-2014
Steampunk Travel for Ladies & Gentlemen
The Swimming Pool
Rob Roy Chalmers
The Sporozoan Swarm
Bacon, Supermonkey, and Neo-Marxism for Tarnished Souls
Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams >> Beautiful New World…)
Shiftwood Sculpture: Illuminating the Stories of the Landscape
Aitana de la Jara
The 99 Critical Shots in Pool
Palimpsest: All the Places I’ve Lived
Pete Fleming and Allyce Wood
The Secret Lives of Carousel Horses
To Be Determined
Drawing from Literature
Jessi Li and George Rodriguez
Giant Long Eared Owl Puppet
We Build a Home to Let in the Wind
When Words Fail, Route to Root
Let the Pages Tell the Story
Flow Chart Series
Finding the Spirit in the Space
Solo v Duet
Look at Me: Listen to Me: Speak to Me
Snowflakes: Observational Tips and Tools
A Day in the Life
Large Scale Ink Drawing
Creative Enterprise Roster 2013-2014
A-Rock-and-Seeds Growing Kits
a boutique shop by Libby Gerber
Amigos Gallery and Skate Space
a gallery by Sasha Barr
Delicious Science – Food as a Living Art
a working food art studio by Maxime Billet
Design / Dialogue / Think Tank
an exhibit and resource space by the Seattle Architecture Foundation
an open studio storefront by Romson Bustillo
Favorite Arts Projects Space
a gallery and workshop by Tova Cubert
The Gallery Inhabited
a furniture and art gallery by Sarah Brooks
Interstitial Theater’s Gallery
a video and new media gallery
Keeper Goods Shop
a boutique shop by Phyllis Chu
Laser Cutter Café
a maker space by Derek Gaw
a boutique shop by Catherine Hubert
Pop-Up Museum of Heritage
a cultural history museum by Joan Rudd
a people of color salon by Karen Toeringand c Davida Ingram
a photo studio by Seattle Retro Photography
a digital arts gaming gallery by Jonathan Cooper