Transforming Pioneer Square’s alleys into one of its unrivaled assets.
Alley Design Concept

Alley Design Concept

See Final Concept Design Presentation We’re in the final design phase to develop a “shovel-ready” surface design and lighting recommendations that are cost-effective, historically appropriate and community driven.  Why? Pioneer Square’s alleys will become safer and an economic asset to the community if we can remove the barriers to creating an...
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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...
DOGS ON PARADE: Howliday Style 12/6

DOGS ON PARADE: Howliday Style 12/6

Join us for Pioneer Square Holidays! The DOG COSTUME CONTEST starts in Nord Alley @5pm. Winners will be announced at the TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY in Occidental Park @ 6pm, followed by a DOG PARADE through Pioneer Square. Finish the parade in Nord Alley with CAROLING by the Beaconettes – three time winners of The Great...
2nd Annual ALLEY CATS in Nord Alley

2nd Annual ALLEY CATS in Nord Alley

First Thursday 10/4: AN ALLEY FULL OF ADOPTABLE CATS & KITTENS Come Join Us! PAWS Cat City will be breaking out the Kitten Kissin’ Tent in Pioneer Square’s Nord Alley! A family friendly event with adoptable kittens & cats, kids games, snacks, cat videos, beverages and light music. Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk Thursday, October 4th...
Seattle PARK(ing) Day Summer Lawn Party - Pioneer Square

Seattle PARK(ing) Day Summer Lawn Party – Pioneer Square

  Join Us at Seattle PARK(ing) Day This Friday! Join us for one last Seattle summer celebration in Pioneer Square as we turn Occidental Park, Nord Alley and parking spots on Main Street into a summer lawn party! There will be live music, art, bicycle polo, a photo booth, BBQ, bocce ball, transportation tarot reading,...
Poetry Carnival in Nord Alley

Poetry Carnival in Nord Alley

September’s First Thursday in Nord Alley brought throngs of revelers to a poetry carnival!  Perfect weather was the perfect punctuation for an evening of games, raffle prizes, poetry readings, photography, and installation.  The night started off with a whirlwind of love poems, face painting, and poetry readings, and ended on a high note with Lesley...
Poetry Northwest Extravaganza Extraordinaire

Poetry Northwest Extravaganza Extraordinaire

September 6th, Join us for the Poetry Northwest Extravaganza Extraordinaire. Hosted by The Alley Network Project on Pioneer Square’s First Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm. Enter through NORD ALLEY behind 314-1st Ave South, Seattle 98104 (between Jackson & Main AND Occidental Ave & 1st Ave South) More Info?  Contact Nikki Somers – nikki@isiseattle.org | www.alleynetworkproject.com | facebook Sponsors include: International Sustainability...
THE DIVING BELLES of Nord Alley

THE DIVING BELLES of Nord Alley

Take a stroll through Nord Alley to check out the latest installation! THE DIVING BELLES by Kyler Martz + Jason Duckowitz. Artist Kyler Martz collaborated with UW Architecture student Jason Duckowitz to create The Diving Belles of Nord Alley. This interactive installation brings to life Martz’s illustration work, with help from Jason’s 13 years of...
Highlights from Le Tour d'Alley

Highlights from Le Tour d’Alley

During a 3 week span, over 1,000 lunchtime guests came to view the Tour de France in Nord Alley. As the cyclists killed their legs climbing the Alps, the race came to life from the back of our U-haul on a 100″ screen. We had all types of viewers: avid Tour de France followers, Seattle tourists, cyclists, local...
The Diving Belles - creating the art video

The Diving Belles – creating the art video

Diving Belles   Here’s a cool VIDEO from Tim Willis showing Kyler Martz and his crew working on the new alley art! Join The Alley Network Project this Thursday, July 5th for the Pioneer Square Art Walk. Come visit Nord Alley and the new art installation – the Diving Belles.  
Allez Alley! Le Tour d'Alley July 2-20

Allez Alley! Le Tour d’Alley July 2-20

JOIN US for Tour de France viewing in Nord Alley this July! *Weekdays, July 2 – 20nd 11:30-1:30 *not showing on July 4th and tour rest days tda *BYOL (bring your own lunch) *Prizes and deals from Pioneer Square *Cycling teams, bike clubs and cycling enthusiasts encouraged to come Enter through NORD ALLEY  behind 314-1st Ave South, Seattle 98104 (between Jackson &...