The annual Seattle Summer Streets is back for its third year, and organizers are looking for a few more sponsors for the Greenwood-Phinney event, set for Friday, Aug. 12, during the monthly Art Up Artwalk.
“Summer Streets is a community celebration. It’s really about the community and embracing it and making it happen,” Seattle Department of Transportation Senior Transportation Planner Dave Allen told the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce last Friday.
Each event is funded with a mix of city funds and donations from sponsors. Sponsorships start at $250. A $1,000 sponsorship gets your company name on all press releases and the Summer Streets website. Check out sponsor information here.
Summer Streets closes down Phinney/Greenwood Avenue from 65th to 87th streets from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 12, making it easier for people to walk and ride bikes, set up games or draw elaborate chalk art in the middle of the road. Buses that normally drive down Greenwood Avenue will be rerouted for those few hours.
Greenwood Avenue North at North 74th Street during last year’s Summer Streets.
“We’re taking our street for a few hours and saying ‘yes it does move motorized vehicles but it’s also a public place,’” Allen said.
Neighborhood businesses are encouraged to take their business and some kind of activity to the sidewalk and street, such as a children’s game, puppet show, yoga demonstration, chess tournament, book reading or doggie contest.
A children’s obstacle course at last year’s Summer Streets.