And introducing…Belltown!

Storefronts Seattle is proud to announce the first two of three projects in the Belltown neighborhood!

Ingrid Lahti
One Pacific Tower, 2006 First Avenue, Belltown
Through June 2013


Ingrid Lahti traditionally works in neon, but has branched out into illuminated lighting gels in her new installation at First and Virginia.  Inspired by the saturated color in Matisse paintings and Chinese artwork, Ingrid views the illuminated window pieces as a study on the emotional effects of color and light, fitting seamlessly into the vibrant neighborhood in Belltown.  

These installations glow brightly at night, adding to the street-level nightlife of Belltown and kicking off a summer in Seattle with a burst of color.

Chris Papa
2505 Second Avenue
Through June 2013


Chris Papa, a local printmaker and sculptor, has installed 5 sculptures at Second and Wall, featuring playful sewn wood sculptures conflating art, craft, and architecture.   Interested in the connotations of sewing as domesticity and mending, Chris utilizes these mundane materials to link art and life and emphasize the connections between art and craft in minimalist forms.

As Chris explains, “I generate sculptural form using eccentric construction techniques such as the stitching together of wooden panels in this group of work. Simple geometric forms – boxes, a cylinder, a plane – are implied by the modular structure. My aim is to present a highly idiosyncratic sense of order full of contradictions that shifts between categories and interpretations.”


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3 Responses to And introducing…Belltown!

  1. scientiste says:

    Reblogged this on Mental Flowers and commented:
    This is an ongoing project in Seattle of sprucing up vacant office or retail space with art. It’s a plus for the artists, the building managers since it brings attention to their space, and the passersby who are charging to and from work or tourists who stop and linger a little bit longer to view. Always love seeing updates on new projects by this group.

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