Seattle Restored program facilitates pop-up shops and art installations in and around downtown Seattle – check out how get there via transit and other travel options!

The Taswira pop-up shop, located in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. Photo credit: Karissa Braxton, Seattle Office of Economic Development

Summary:


Graphic showcasing the Seattle Restored program.
Graphic showcasing the Seattle Restored program. Artist credit: Briaan Barron.

Seattle Restored: a brief overview

  • Seattle Restored is activating vacant storefronts and windows now through the summer of 2022 with engaging pop-up shops and art installations from local entrepreneurs, artists, and makers in downtown Seattle neighborhoods.
  • These projects will 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 is funded by the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFR) established under the federal American Rescue Plan.
Photos of art installations included in the Seattle Restored program, and a recent event in an art gallery space.
Photos of art installations included in the Seattle Restored program, and a recent event in an art gallery space. Photo credit: Seattle Office of Economic Development

Where are the pop-up shops and art installations located?

Seattle Restored pop-up shops and art installations are located throughout downtown neighborhoods: Pioneer Square, Chinatown-International District, Belltown, and Westlake.

Check out the map below (as of April 13, 2022), or visit www.SeattleRestored.org for the latest list of locations.

Map of current pop-up shop and art installation locations in Downtown Seattle. For the latest information, please visit www.SeattleRestored.org.
Map of current pop-up shop and art installation locations in Downtown Seattle. For the latest information, please visit www.SeattleRestored.org. Map Credit: Google Maps/Proxi/ Seattle Good Business Network

What are some transit options to get there?

Seattle’s transit system offers several options to get downtown and explore the Seattle Restored Locations! Options include Sound Transit’s light rail system, King County Metro buses, West Seattle Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, and the Seattle Center Monorail.

To plan your trip via transit, we encourage you to:

A King County Metro RapidRide bus travels through downtown Seattle on 3rd Ave.
A King County Metro RapidRide bus travels through downtown Seattle on 3rd Ave. Photo: SDOT
A light rail train arrives in the downtown Seattle transit tunnel.
A light rail train arrives in the downtown Seattle transit tunnel. Photo credit: Sound Transit

What about other travel options?

Biking, walking, or rolling

We’ve continued to invest in Seattle’s bicycle infrastructure, including the Center City Bike Network. In fall 2021, we opened a new 4th Ave protected bike lane through downtown. Last year, we also completed the 12th Ave S Vision Zero Project between North Beacon Hill and Little Saigon.

We are continuing to add more protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, and enhancements for people walking and rolling throughout the city, all aimed to provide safer and more comfortable travel for people of all ages and abilities.

We hope biking, walking, or rolling to these Seattle Restored pop-up shops or art installation locations are an option you can consider!

Several cyclists ride through downtown Seattle along the 4th Ave protected bike lane last fall.
Several cyclists ride through downtown Seattle along the 4th Ave protected bike lane last fall. Photo credit: Jeanne Clark

Driving and Parking

If you do need to drive, we encourage you to leave yourself enough time to get into downtown to find parking. You can view this list of parking garages and lots in downtown Seattle or view our paid parking information website. If you plan to go with family or friends, please consider carpooling!

Thank you

Thank you again for your interest, and please be sure to visit the Seattle Restored website for all the latest information and program details!