Storefronts Seattle launched just a little over a week ago, but the community has already been buzzing about the activity our participants are bringing to Chinatown-International District and Pioneer Square.
A recent story aired on KIRO Radio notes that bringing art to empty storefronts is not just for aesthetics, but economics, stating “the artwork is meant to draw visitors and businesses back to areas of Pioneer Square and the Chinatown-International District”.
Seattle PI blogger Xavier Lopez shared a similar opinion, commenting that Storefronts Seattle brings “an amazing new outlook” on the city’s public art. Xavier – who admitted that he isn’t always the biggest fan of public art – writes that Storefronts Seattle has opened his eyes to the good that public art can bring to a community.
The Seattle Pinball Museum, one of the creative enterprises housed in the Chinatown-International District, is transforming the neighborhood with its all-you-can-play pinball machines. The Seattle Times, Daily Candy and TV station KING5 have all recommended the museum, where you can find “15 sources of fun and more to come.”
Another creative enterprise that caught the attention of the media was the business-minded Dora Taylor, who will use her Storefronts Seattle space to teach architecture classes to students of all ages. Seattle Times’ Gabriel Campanario commented that Dora “teaches the kind of summer camp I would have loved as a kid.”
The Stranger’s Jen Graves included Storefronts Seattle as one example of “Visual Art That Will Make Your Life Better This Fall” – and we can’t argue with that!
Join the crowd and stop by all of the stellar Storefronts soon!