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Opening for new Storefronts installations, April 7

Storefronts artist John Fleming prepares his installation in a vacant storefront. Photo courtesy of Storefronts Seattle.
Nine artists will develop temporary, site-specific installations for vacant storefronts in Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown/International District neighborhoods for the ongoing project Storefronts Seattle. This round will be on display through June.

The opening, with artists present, will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at xom fine woodworking gallery. Vincent Kitch, new director of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, will give remarks.

The featured artists are: Romson Bustillo, John Fleming, Elizabeth Gahan, Cassie Hibbert, Ben Hirschkoff, The New Mystics, Alyson Piskorowski, The Poster Museum and Kristin Tollefson.

Storefronts Seattle debuted in September 2010 as a pilot program to make vacant storefront space available for creative uses in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International District. Partner organizations for Storefronts Seattle are the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Shunpike, 4Culture, Seattle Chinatown/International District Preservation and Development Authority, Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area, The Alliance for Pioneer Square, Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development.