South Lake Union

An urban village North of downtown Seattle.

South Lake Union is a neighborhood with a distinct live-work-play culture.

By day, you’ll see streets bustling with everyone from biologists, to tech mavens and their furry friends. They’ll be visiting the Pike Place Market Express market for fresh produce during their lunch hour, or swinging by a Pronto bicycle-sharing station en route to their next stop. At night, the robust dining scene attracts locals and visitors alike. And when it’s time to play, the options are endless. The walkable neighborhood is home to many events including the annual South Lake Union Block Party. Attractions like the REI flagship store’s indoor climbing wall and watersports at Lake Union Park keep you happy and healthy.

Upcoming Events

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July 1 - November 15

Storefronts Program - South Lake Union Artists

“Storefronts South Lake Union presents three rounds of installations in 2018- each round is themed around the concept of building relationships with cities, people, and nature. In this second round we explore the works of artists incorporating the human figure into their works. Reflecting the faces, bodies, and silhouettes of those around them, these artists build up themselves and the community around them. Join us in engaging with themes of power, identity, history, community, and all the intricate human connections which frame who we are today and how we relate to each other.” – Hanako O’Leary, Storefronts Program Coordinator

ARTIST: Robert Sparrow Jones
WORK ON DISPLAY:
We are One
LOCATION: John St Window

ARTIST: Infinite Milam
WORK ON DISPLAY: The Queens Project Book
LOCATION: Thomas St. East Window

ARTIST: Berette Mccaulay
WORK ON DISPLAY: Memory of Nothing, but the Soil from which we Sprung
LOCATION: Thomas St. West Window

ARTIST: Robert L. Horton
WORK ON DISPLAY: Stories…about Us!
LOCATION: Harrison St. West Window

ARTIST: Jean Bradbury
WORK ON DISPLAY: On my Head, in my Heart
LOCATION: Harrison St. East Window

ARTIST: Suze Wolf
WORK ON DISPLAY: State of the Forrest
LOCATION: Republican St. Window

ARTIST: Synvia Whitney
WORK ON DISPLAY: I want to be here with you, I want to change.
LOCATION: Mercer St. West Window

ARTIST: Jite Agbro
WORK ON DISPLAY: Armor Stories
LOCATION: Mercer St. East Window

For Further Information Contact:
Hanako O’Leary
Storefronts Program Coordinator, Shunpike
info@shunpike.org
206 905 1026 ext. 104

July 21, 10:00 am

South Lake Union Redux: Tech & more Tech

This tour examines key ingredients for urban revitalization and discusses the urban design and architectural strategies at work in the vibrant, rapidly growing South Lake Union neighborhood. Participants will experience the evolution of re-investment and re-development in the neighborhood and discuss transformation of a no-mans-land into one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the country. The tour will look at the commercial growth of the neighborhood from Amazon’s historic lease agreement to today’s downtown-like expansion of residential and hospitality development. From the Denny Triangle to the shoreline of the “Little Lake” this tour shares the history of the neighborhood, explores commercial and institutional projects illustrating design adaptation in the last 10 years, and asks participants to consider what is the right mixture for successful revitalization of an urban neighborhood. The tour includes Amazon’s SLU Campus, South Lake Union Park, UW Medicine, and the Future Google & Facebook SLU Campuses (currently under construction).

Tickets can be purchased here.

Starts at the Triangle Park across from Whole Foods.

Cross streets: Westlake & Denny.

July 30 - August 17

South Lake Union Supply Surge

PEMCO Insurance is excited to present the South Lake Union Supply Surge, and we challenge you to join us!

For two weeks this summer, we’re powering a South Lake Union school supply drive to benefit six different Seattle-area public middle and high schools that have a large population of homeless students.  As a community of Seattle businesses, let’s come together to provide students the tools they need to succeed and close the opportunity gap. PEMCO will make it easy for you to join!

  • WHEN: July 30 – Aug. 17
  • WHAT:  School Supply Drive – donated supplies will benefit six Seattle middle and high schools
  • WHY:  Step up to the challenge to come together to support Seattle middle and high-school students and give them the tools they need to succeed in school.
  • HOW: Send us an email at Community@pemco.com to get started!  We’ll make it easy for you and your team to join by providing a toolkit with all the materials you’ll need to promote within your company and collect school supplies.

    We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with our neighbors for good – to make a collective impact, and to do more, for more.

    Thanks in advance for your consideration!

    Team PEMCO

    For questions, email Community@pemco.com or call Michelle Sievers at 206-628-6067

August 11, 8:00 am

Obliteride 2018

OBLITERIDE IS A WEEKEND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

You can bike and walk all year, but only one weekend a year is it surrounded by an amazing, cancer-fighting community, incredible food and entertainment, and an uplifting and inspiring atmosphere that is Obliteride. Mark your calendar, and start getting excited for the 6 year anniversary of an event that has become an annual tradition in the community!

This weekend brings together a community whose collective spirit of relentlessness will create the world we all want to live in. A world where cancer is behind us. As we train and fundraise throughout the year and cross the Finish Line on Saturday, Aug. 11, we remember who we Obliteride for; the loved ones who lost their battle, those currently battling, for kids who will be impacted by this disease and all those survivors who are still with us today because of research happening at Fred Hutch. This is a journey where everyone is has the same goal – better treatments, better outcomes and better lives.

Together, we’ve raised over $12 million to date; every participant-raised dollar goes toward lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. Each year, we’re looking to recruit more Obliteriders, fundraise more money, have more fun and ultimately allow our scientists to explore more cures that will save the lives of our loved ones.

Check out the Top 10 Reasons to support Obliteride and Fred Hutch.

Resigration and more information for the event can be found here.

September 8, 10:00 am

South Lake Union Redux: Tech & more Tech

This tour examines key ingredients for urban revitalization and discusses the urban design and architectural strategies at work in the vibrant, rapidly growing South Lake Union neighborhood. Participants will experience the evolution of re-investment and re-development in the neighborhood and discuss transformation of a no-mans-land into one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the country. The tour will look at the commercial growth of the neighborhood from Amazon’s historic lease agreement to today’s downtown-like expansion of residential and hospitality development. From the Denny Triangle to the shoreline of the “Little Lake” this tour shares the history of the neighborhood, explores commercial and institutional projects illustrating design adaptation in the last 10 years, and asks participants to consider what is the right mixture for successful revitalization of an urban neighborhood. The tour includes Amazon’s SLU Campus, South Lake Union Park, UW Medicine, and the Future Google & Facebook SLU Campuses (currently under construction).

Tickets can be purchased here.

Starts at the Triangle Park across from Whole Foods.

Cross streets: Westlake & Denny.