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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 2024 Call for Proposals has launched and partner’s submissions are due May 29, 5pm. The theme of this year’s Festival is WHAT IF? Partners will be notified by June 7 of their acceptance, and the full lineup of the Festival will go live at the end of June. Stay tuned for more info on the 2024 Festival! 

    The 2023 Seattle Design Festival was August 19-24 – exploring the them of CURIOSITY. It kicked off with the SDF Block Party at Lake Union Park and featured in-person Design Mixers 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:

    • SDF 2023 at a Glance:

      • · 10,660 Attendees* 
      • · 6 days of Festival programming + 6 mixers throughout the year!
      • · 30 Festival Sponsors
      • · 95 Festival Partners
      • · 348 designers, including some from multiple cities and over 4 different countries
      • · 13+ design disciplines
      • · 79 Festival Programs: 7 Mixers/Social Events; 37 Built Installations; 28 Pop Up Experiences; 7 Virtual Mainstage Programs
      • · Covered by major Seattle publications in 32 press mentions, including The Seattle TimesThe Urbanist, CrosscutInternational Examiner, and on air at KNKX.


    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, Senior Communications Manager,
    AIA Seattle + Seattle Design Festival.