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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.

    2021 was the year of EMERGE. Our community gathered at Lake Union Party on August 21 &22 for a two-day Block Party to explore what we, as a community, are emerging to as our community heals- as we navigate changed perspectives- and as we think about new ways to leverage design.

    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 2021 Seattle Design Festival a resounding success!

    #SeattleDesignFestival at a glance:

    • 2 days
    • 6,416 Festival Attendees
    • 18 Design Disciplines
    • 33 Festival Sponsors
    • 75 Engaged Community Partners
    • 26 Built Installations
    • 17 Pop-Up Experiences
    • 4 Featured Youth Designers (from Coyote Central!)
    • 32 Volunteers
    • 29 Press Mentions Across 20 Outlets
    • 18,784 Website users
    • Covered by all major Seattle publications including The UrbanistThe StrangerSeattle ChannelReal Change,  The Seattle Times, and was even featured on the front page!

     

    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.