WHAT IS SEATTLE RESTORED?
Seattle Restored revives Seattle neighborhoods with creativity and commerce! Seattle Restored calls our local artists and entrepreneurs to reinvigorate our city by activating empty storefronts. These projects benefit neighborhoods, small businesses, artists and property owners by creating vibrant and engaging streetscapes that encourage the public to visit downtown Seattle, support local businesses and support local artists – particularly Black, Indigenous, and other entrepreneurs and artists of color. This program was initially funded by the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFR) established under the American Rescue Plan. As of October 2022, it is funded through City of Seattle general fund.
WHERE IS SEATTLE RESTORED?
To find the location of all the storefront activations click the profiles on the homepage.
Take a moment to download our digital passport – earn points by visiting Seattle Restored pop-ups and window art displays, and redeem rewards all summer long!
AS A LANDLORD WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
Check out the landlords link for more informations and details on how to get involved.
IF I AM AN ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR, MAKER, OR MANUFACTURER WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION AND APPLY?
Applications are now closed for activations that will occur in 2023. We are hopeful that future funding will allow us to open applications again in late 2023 for 2024 activations. Please be sure to sign up for our newsletter to ensure you are notified about future opportunities.
There are opportunities available through our current and past participants! This page outlines sales, event rentals, call for art or event opportunities. As a program, we are neither reviewing nor selecting participants for these opportunities. We are simply providing the community a pathway to connect to those engaged in the program.
HOW IS SEATTLE RESTORED SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY?
Seattle Restored is dedicated to helping businesses access affordable and relevant sustainability resources to help start or accelerate their journey in reducing their environmental footprint. Participants of Seattle Restored will be able to access the free resources and services through the EnviroStars program.
EnviroStars is a one-stop shop for Washington businesses to access environmental assistance and gain recognition for being green. Through the program, businesses can receive free technical assistance, connect with rebates and resources, and follow a clear path to sustainability. Recognized businesses are listed in our Green Business Directory, communicating their environmental commitment to customers, employees and the local community. f you are a Washington State business and would like to learn more sign up for more info here.
WHO ARE THE PARTNERS INVOLVED WITH SEATTLE RESTORED?
Landlords, artists, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, partners, and YOU!
Coordinated by Shunpike, Seattle Good Business Network, and the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development.
Shunpike empowers artists through equitable access to vital expertise, opportunities, and business services. Shunpike provides fiscal sponsorship to over 150 arts groups throughout Washington State. Application deadlines for new groups are March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1. Other Shunpike programs include the Artists of Color Expo and Symposium (ACES), Storefronts, Amazon AiR and The Studio @ 2+U.
Seattle Good Business Network, a 501c3 nonprofit working to connect and inspire people to buy, produce, and invest locally, so that everyone has a meaningful stake in the local economy. Seattle Made, a program of Seattle Good Business Network, is a collaboration of hundreds of urban manufacturers and producers—makers of everything from chai to candles, bicycles to beer, and jewelry to jam—coming together to ‘make it’ in Seattle! Membership is free to makers, producers, and manufacturers producing in the city of Seattle.
Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to building an equitable and inclusive economy that benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle’s diverse communities.
Check out our teams page to check out the many talented individuals bringing Seattle Restored to life!
WHAT IS THE DOWNTOWN ACTIVATION PLAN AND HOW IS SEATTLE RESTORED INVOLVED?
Mayor Bruce Harrell is working to draw people to the heart of Seattle while designing a downtown of the future that works for everyone, including workers, families, small business owners, neighbors, visitors, and tourists. Mayor Harrell has introduced a set of immediate actions and short-term steps to make downtown neighborhoods safe, welcoming, and active. One of the first steps of the Downtown Activation Plan is to fill up to 20 vacant storefronts by early summer 2023 through the Seattle Restored program.
Visit downtownisyou.com to learn more.
Reach out to us at moc.liamg@derotserelttaes.