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About Storefronts

A core program of Shunpike, Storefronts supports our creative community and our urban neighborhoods in Seattle and Bellevue by providing opportunities for artists to create dynamic, engaging works that reach out to passersby, and activate our built environment.

Shunpike hosts an annual Call for Art for Storefronts. Click to learn more.

Storefronts Locations

NEW FEATURE: Click on the pins on the maps below to preview the artwork in each location.

Bellevue

Shunpike proudly presents two installations in Bellevue as part of its acclaimed Storefronts program, on display year-round.

Current Storefront Artists: South Lake Union

Tom Hughes

ARTIST: Tom Hughes
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Mercer St
TITLE: Banner Days

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Tom Hughes overlays language on everyday objects, reflecting on how we project humanness into our world.  In doing so, his objects gain their own voice and project a […]

Thendara Kida-Gee

ARTIST: Thendara Kida-Gee
STOREFRONT LOCATION: John St
TITLE: Through the Trees to the Mountains

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This imagined forest in the future, where nature has left the world and what remains are simplified archetypes representing understanding. A digitized […]

Michiko Tanaka

ARTIST: Michiko Tanaka
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Republican St
TITLE: Hip Hop Glitch Art

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This project is a mash up of two things that have fascinated me for a long time: glitch art and alternative hip hop. The three artists […]

Julia Harrison

ARTIST: Julia Harrison
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Thomas St
TITLE: Cut Again

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“Cookie cutter” isn’t a compliment; we use it to dismiss people and things as common, conformist, unworthy of attention. But these cutters invite you to look again, to consider […]

Jessica Hoffman

ARTIST: Jessica Hoffman
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Harrison St
TITLE: Chromatic Aberrations

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Chromatic Aberrations is the material effect produced by refracted color wavelengths through slightly different angles, resulting in a failure to focus. These prints are part of Surveillance, a series […]

Jessica Ghyvoronsky

ARTIST: Jessica Ghyvoronsky
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Thomas St
TITLE: Transplanted

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“Transplanted” Jessica Ghyvoronsky is a Korean-American artist who explores what it means to be bi-cultural, investigating the areas where lines are blurred, and wrestling with preserving one’s culture while […]

Daphne Minkoff

ARTIST: Daphne Minkoff
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Harrison St
TITLE: 365 Horizon Lines

ARTIST STATEMENT:

A calendar of abstract landscapes to mark one’s existence and presence. The sum of all the pieces creates a topographical landscape, representing a gathering of days, moments, […]

Daniel Kytonen

ARTIST: Daniel Kytonen
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Mercer St

ARTIST STATEMENT:

In my work, I investigate the in-between world of meaning and experience. Abandoned or unconsidered locations become doorways into our own interior spaces. In worlds of thought and past experiences, […]

Current Storefront Artists: Westlake

Lawrence Pitre

ARTIST: Lawrence Pitre
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Olive Way

ARTIST STATEMENT: This collection recognizes all the cultures that have been a part of the Central District, what makes it special, starting from 1850 all the way to the […]

Soo Hong

ARTIST: Soo Hong
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Pine St

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work explores unrooted human condition which is happening directly and indirectly in contemporary times. Having lived in various countries across Europe, Asia and America, I am not deeply […]

Robert Horton

ARTIST: Robert Horton
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Olive Way
TITLE: Album Covers Art

ARTIST STATEMENT: In my studio, I often listen to music while I’m creating my masterpieces of art. John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, and Miles Davis, are just a […]

Minh Carrico

ARTIST: Minh Carrico
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Pine St

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work reflects upon a personal journey in search of solace during troublesome periods in my life through meditation. I am seeking to recreate the emotional connections […]

Kirk Yamahira

ARTIST: Kirk Yamahira
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Olive Way

ARTIST STATEMENT: I see myself and work as points within the cycle of deconstruction and reconstruction. I deconstruct the canvas to reconstruct it in 2½ dimensions and stay continually […]

June Sekiguchi

ARTIST: June Sekiguchi
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Pine St
TITLE:  Ancestral Inheritance of an Unknown Artist

ARTIST STATEMENT: I was gifted several large hand painted sumi-e (ink paintings) scrolls of an unknown artist by Paul Kikuchi and the […]

Juliana Kang Robinson

ARTIST: Juliana Kang Robinson
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Pine St

ARTIST STATEMENT: Pojagi Unity Flags have no nationality or allegiance.  They do not function as traditional flags that mark separation of states and nations.  The flags’ patchwork mark […]

Current Storefront Artists: Bellevue

Jessyca Murphy

ARTIST: Jessyca Murphy
STOREFRONT LOCATION: NE 6th St

ARTIST STATEMENT: Jessyca is an artist, musician, and feminist killjoy living in Seattle, WA. Her work blends humor and radical vulnerability to address issues of mental illness and […]

Lee Davignon

ARTIST: Lee Davignon
STOREFRONT LOCATION: NE 6th St

ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a mixed media artist working in textiles, sculpture, and installation. Through a combination of sculptural experiments, object-making, and performance, my work explores broader themes […]

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Call for Artists

Interested in becoming a Storefronts artist? Shunpike hosts a call for artists annually. Click the details button to learn how to apply.

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