The Alley Art Project:
The Alley Art Project draws upon the energy and ideas of Pioneer Square neighbors to diagnose the problems in one forgotten space - the alley running parallel and east of First Ave South, between Main Street and Jackson Street - and to forge solutions. The project seeks to reclaim alleys for pedestrians, making the neighborhood more lively and sustainable.
The ideas is to create fixtures on the alley buildings that can do many things to enhance the space such as: display a rotating art exhibit, hold plants along a wall, and visually arrange the gritty day-to-day work of a service street by gathering garbage bags.
A broad base of community supporters have stepped up to help with the project. Jones and Jones and the International Sustainability Institute are donating design and project management time, respectively. Glasshouse Studios is contributing $25,000 of glass work to be installed in several of the alley enclosures.
A special thanks to these people who to have made an effort to donate time and energy to this project:
Amanda Ondrick & Michelle Bufano with Pratt Fine Arts, Christine O'Connor with Groundwire, Patrick Maher with Red Door Studios, Marjorie Lund with Lund Structural Engineering, Jennifer Hempel & Trip Edgerton with Mayes Testing Engineers, Adam McNae with McNae Metals and Design, Thomas A. Barkewitz of Alston, Courtnage & Bassetti LLP, Chris Martin with Cleanscapes, Gary Johnson with the City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, Laurie Ames with the Neighborhood Matching Fund Project Resources, and Leslie Smith, Liz Stenning and Lisa Dixon with The Alliance for Pioneer Square.
Also included are the Alley Art Advisory Board members: Daniel Meisner, Jack Bennetto, Joe Nabbefeld, Laine Ross, Lisa Quinn, Todd Vogel and Karen Smith.
This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Read about the Project and the City of Seattle's Neighborhood Matching Fund Program ( more...)
For more information, email the not-for-profit International Sustainability Institute at info at isiseattle.org