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.

2021 was the year of EMERGE. Our community gathered at Lake Union Party on August 21 &22 for a two-day Block Party to explore what we, as a community, are emerging to as our community heals – as we navigate changed perspectives- and as we think about new ways to leverage design.

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 2021 Seattle Design Festival a resounding success!

#SeattleDesignFestival at a glance:

  • 2 days
  • 6,416 Festival Attendees
  • 18 Design Disciplines
  • 33 Festival Sponsors
  • 75 Engaged Community Partners
  • 26 Built Installations
  • 17 Pop-Up Experiences
  • 4 Featured Youth Designers (from Coyote Central!)
  • 32 Volunteers
  • 28 Press Mentions Across 19 Outlets
  • 18,784 Website users
  • Covered by all major Seattle publications including The Urbanist, The Stranger, Seattle Channel, Real Change, and The Seattle Times – we even got featured on the front page!

To see images from this year and past Festivals, visit our Flickr page. Share your photos with us on social media by using the hashtag #SeattleDesignFestival.

Seattle Design Festival
August 21-22, 2021