Transforming Pioneer Square’s alleys into one of its unrivaled assets.
Nord Alley
What started out as simple idea to improve the alley by putting people in it, this alley has been transformed into a unique place. A core group of residents, businesses, and friends help donate their time and energy into planning and promoting events. Over the past few years, it's been a venue for planned public events, such as openings for temporary site-specific art installations and gatherings to watch the 2010 World Cup and the Tour de France. These two sporting events alone attracted nearly 3,000 people to the alley. Come take a stroll through the alley to check out rotating art installations and a green wall.
Bike Love! 2/6/14

Bike Love! 2/6/14

Save the date for FEBRUARY 6th!! – Pioneer Square First Thursday. Come and celebrate “Bike Love” in the Nord Building with Washington Bikes & Back Alley Bike Repair and the Alley Network Project. Then take a U-TURN in Nord Alley for more #bikelove festivities in AXIS Pioneer Square.  Bicyclists, Zipsters, Art-lovers & Assorted Romantics: Come on down to Washington Bikes in Pioneer...
Howlidays 2: Dogs on Parade Dec 5

Howlidays 2: Dogs on Parade Dec 5

SECOND ANNUAL Holiday Dog Costume Contest Dress up your pups in their best costume (holiday-themed or otherwise) and bring them down to historic Pioneer Square.  Join the friendly competition for best costume prize and bragging rights for Pioneer Square Dog of the Year! THURSDAY, DEC 5, 2013 (First Thurday Art Walk) 5:30pm Activities Start 7:00pm Tree...
ALLEY INSPIRATIONS

ALLEY INSPIRATIONS

SHARE YOUR IDEAS! for the Alley Corridor Project. 5-7PM in Nord Alley MEET our designers: SvR & Olson Kundig Architects music by Sean Bendickson + refreshments Help design Pioneer Square’s alleys! THE RESULT a “shovel-ready” surface design and lighting concepts, cost-effective, historically appropriate, community driven SPONSORS International Sustainability Institute, City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, The...
ALLEY PALOOZA

ALLEY PALOOZA

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, AUG 1st 2013 5pm-9pm from POST to PIONEER SQUARE www.alleypalooza.com Come and check out Seattle’s historic alleys as they come alive with music, food, art and entertainment. Firehouse Alley (W of 1st Ave, S of Yesler) J&M Alley (W of 1st Ave, S of Washington) Kitchen Alley (W of 1st Ave,...
ALLEY CATS III

ALLEY CATS III

An Alley full of adoptable PAWS cats & kittens! PAWS will be breaking out the ~Kitty Kissin’ Kubby~ for Pioneer Square First Thursday. (2nd Thursday in July).  A family friendly event with adoptable kittens & cats, raffle, kids games, snacks & beverages Thursday, July 11th | 5pm to 8pm in Nord ALLEY: located 1 blk south of Occidental Park in Pioneer Square   Sponsors include: ISI Seattle | PAWS...
GREET THE LIGHT

GREET THE LIGHT

Pioneer Square First Thursday | June 6th 6:00pm to 9:00pm Kick off summer and the longest days of the year!  Stroll through the Nord Alley as we unveil our new permanent alley lighting! Also featuring Best of Nord Alley Artists – back for ONE NIGHT ONLY!  Joe Iano | Kyler Martz | Matt Yoder Jenny...
CANCELLED May 2nd in Nord Alley

CANCELLED May 2nd in Nord Alley

 
Stairway ART & PHOTO exhibit 4/4

Stairway ART & PHOTO exhibit 4/4

FEET FIRST EVENT. Stop by the Stairway ART & PHOTO CONTEST Exhibit in NORD ALLEY during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on Thursday, April 4th from 5pm to 8pm. Four winners will have their artwork on display through the end of May. Enjoy art, music and food and drinks. Location: 314 First Avenue South, Seattle 98104...
CALL TO VOLUNTEERS for O Horizon Alley Art Installion

CALL TO VOLUNTEERS for O Horizon Alley Art Installion

THE UNEARTH COLLECTIVE is looking for volunteers who would like to help create a temporary installation in Pioneer Square, Seattle on May 2nd, 2013. The installation, O Horizon, will be a large-scale, immersive tactile artwork that will transform the paved ground of NORD ALLEY into a temporary forest floor! REASONS TO VOLUNTEER:  Make Art | Meet People...
Telescope Art  - March Nord Alley Art

Telescope Art – March Nord Alley Art

See the newest alley art installation, Telescope Art by Sarah Ruether and Nick MacDonald. Sarah and Nick used discarded plug plates from the Sloan Foundation’s 2.5 meter telescope’s focal plane for the newest alley art. These plates are drilled with thousands of holes to capture light from a galaxy, quasar or other target. Each hole conveys...
Alaskan Solitude - January Nord Alley Art

Alaskan Solitude – January Nord Alley Art

This January stroll through Nord Alley to see new featured art. As part of our Nord Alley rotating artists exhibit, painter Matt Yoder brings his work all the way from Alaska! Matt mixes 18 years of carpentry experience and self taught art style with his love of the alaskan mountains to create Alaskan Solitude in Nord Alley.  The...
Dogs Light Up Nord Alley

Dogs Light Up Nord Alley

December 12, 2012 On First Thursday December 6th, dozens of costumed canines flocked to Nord Alley in Pioneer Square. The evening saw these furry, four-legged friends gathering for the first annual Dogs on Parade holiday costume contest. As the dogs and their humans registered and showed off the costumes to judges, Sean Bendickson played holiday music...