A challenging year is behind us, and while there is much work that still must be done, we are moving into this new year with optimism and hope. With this year’s festival theme, EMERGE, we invite participants to explore the opportunities of adaptation and change as we move forward with what we’ve learned from 2020.

We hope to finally come together in a safe way in August 2021.

Stay tuned – Call for Proposals are coming your way early March!

Want to start thinking about your installation or partner event now? Look to our festival goals for inspiration!

Seattle Design Festival
August 21-22, 2021



Our sponsors allow us to keep SDF free to the public, helping to unleash the design thinker in everyone. Learn more and commit as a 2021 SDF Sponsor on our website.

Individual Giving

In addition to sponsors, SDF relies on small donations directly from our community. Visit our donation page to learn about more ways to give.

Submit a proposal

Once the call for proposals launches, get your creative juices flowing! What opportunities for design do you see in your community? How can you work with others to respond?


Get the SDF dates on your calendar now! We’re counting down the days until we get to celebrate with all of you again.