Artists at work in Pioneer Square

The building at the corner of First Avenue and Cherry Street contains secrets. From the outside, it looks like your average Pioneer Square haunt — there’s a coffee shop, a bar, and a clothing store on the ground floor.

But step inside, climb the stairs, and you’ll find more than a dozen artists hard at work. There’s a photographer experimenting with an antique process, a painter prepping for a show, a jeweler twisting metal.

All of them were brought together by Jane Richlovsky, co-owner of The Good Arts Building. Her goal: Keep artists painting, sculpting and sharing ideas in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, just like they’ve been doing for over 100 years.

QUOTABLE: “There’s a kind of inspiration you can only get from being in the middle of everything — in the middle of this historic neighborhood.” —Jane

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED: Stop by The Good Arts Building during Pioneer Square’s next First Thursday art walk on June 6 to meet the artists and snag a new treasure for under $100. And check out our video to see what happens when an artist and a developer decide to set aside their differences and collaborate.

By Eric Keto
Eric is a video producer based in Seattle, Washington.