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Alley Art Unveiling & Gallery Opening

By May 4, 2011


If you are curious about what role alleys serve within the context of a street, neighborhood, or city then make time on your schedule to attend these two alley-oriented events.

When: May 5, 5PM-9PM (conveniently during First Thursday Art Walk)
What: Unveiling of The Alley Art Project
Where: Nord Alley (just south of Occidental Park in Pioneer Square between 1st Avenue S. & Occidental Avenue AND Main St. & Jackson St.)

The community-based art project seeks to reclaim alleys for pedestrians, making the neighborhood more lively and sustainable. The project in Pioneer Square’s Nord Alley features a glass and metal sculpture, a permanent installation of decorative metal panels designed to secure a rotating display of artwork, and an architectural trellis to facilitate urban landscaping.

From the photos series of the installation process on Alleyart.org:
Alley Project Final Install

What: Opening Reception for Tight Urbanism
When: Wednesday, May 11, 5-7PM (Exhibit runs through July 1)
Where: AIA Seattle’s Design Gallery, 1911 1st Ave, Seattle

An exhibit by AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship recipient, Daniel Toole. Daniel traveled to cities that continue to transform their alley networks – San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Melbourne, Sydney, Kyoto, and Tokyo – to study the potentially vibrant in-between spaces of the built environment. The exhibit will connect Daniel’s findings to the less-traveled paths of Seattle’s own abundant alleyways.

An image of alley poetry on Danielle Toole’s blog, Alleys of Seattle:
Alleys of Seattle - Alley Poetry