2020 has been a big year in many ways – and the Seattle Design Festival also turned 10! Our anniversary comes at a pivotal moment in time. This year’s theme, About Time, originally sought to ponder past, present and future at a unique moment of transition for the city, the region and the world. Instead, it confronted the reality of a global public health crisis and the need to address and dismantle racist systems. Priorities are shifting, and the way that we collaborate has changed. It is About Time for real, meaningful change.

We worked to re-imagine this year’s Festival, shifting to a virtual format to keep our partners and festival-goers safe. The Seattle Design Festival still took place August 15-23, 2020.  

Our Festival partners have submitted amazing programming that addresses the challenges of our communities, inspiring action through design. Check out the Calendar here and catch the Seattle Design Festival Sneak Peek here.

Seattle Design Festival
August 15-23, 2020