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  • Every year, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, city officials, and business leaders to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community.

    The 2023 Seattle Design Festival will be August 19-24 – exploring the them of CURIOSITY. The Call for Proposals have launched and are due May 25. The full festival lineup will be ‘live’ by the end of June. Sign up for our emails to stay tuned!

    The 2022 Seattle Design Festival explored the theme of CONNECTION and kicked off with the SDF Block Party at Lake Union Park and featured in-person and virtual experiences throughout the week.

    The Seattle Design Festival is truly a community-powered effort, so thank you to everyone who attended, partnered, volunteered, and otherwise joined us in making the 2022 Seattle Design Festival a resounding success!

    2022 #SeattleDesignFestival at a Glance:

    • + 12th Anniversary
    • + 10,838 Attendees
    • + 7 Days of Programming
    • + 38 Festival Sponsors
    • + 136 Festival Partners
    • + 463 Designers
    • + 20 Design Disciplines
    • + 13 Virtual Experiences
    • + 57 Community Spotlight Programs
    • + Engaged in 4 Seattle Neighborhoods
    • + Covered by major Seattle publications in 30 press mentions, including: GRAYThe UrbanistSeattle TimesCrosscutSouth Seattle Emerald, the Redfin Blog, and on air at KUOW.


    Check out our Year in Review here – and to see images from this year and past Festivals, visit the Flickr page. Share your photos with us on social media by making sure to use the hashtags #SeattleDesignFestival.

    For media inquiries, contact Bray Hayden, Communications Manager,
    AIA Seattle + Design in Public.