Locals to Know: Dive into the creative waters at The Fishbowl

Rya wants to remind you that your dream is valid, and not only that, it is possible and attainable. (📸: GrowingBoyMedia) | @thefishbowlseattle | Dive into The Fishbowl at 323 2nd Ave West, Seattle, WA 98119 Hi, Rya! Tell us about your business/artistic focus. The Fishbowl is a community art space that serves as […]

/ November 28, 2023

Locals to Know: Meet the artist bringing ~all~ the creative joy

Jessie is full of smiles and good vibes. If her art brings you joy, you can purchase prints or stickers from her website. (📸: GrowingBoyMedia) | @mommalipsdraws | Jessie’s art installation is located at 1501 5th Ave, Downtown Hi, Jessie! Tell us about your business/artistic focus. My business focus flexes with whatever phase of life I’m in, but it’s […]

/ November 2, 2023

Locals to Know: The baker behind Puddles Barkery

  Kari is ready for you to bring your pups by Puddles Bakery for some tasty treats. (📸: GrowingBoyMedia) | @puddlesbarkery | Our Seattle Restored pop-up shop is located at 2819 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 Hi, Kari! Tell us about your business focus. Our Seattle pet treat bakery creates healthy, preservative-free treats for […]

/ October 19, 2023

🎨 Locals to Know: The artist behind Mariposa Migrantes

The full view and a close up of Nico’s art installation at 220 2nd Ave S in Seattle. (📸: GrowingBoyMedia) | @chicanoart206 | Nico’s art installation, Mariposa Migrantes, is located at 220 2nd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104 Hi, Nico! Tell us about your artistic focus. I focus on figurative/ portraits based off photos […]

/ October 16, 2023

Locals to know: Meet Clare Johnson, Seattle native who finds joy – and art – in every aspect of our Emerald City

Seattle Restored revives Seattle neighborhoods with creativity and commerce! Seattle Restored calls our local artists and entrepreneurs to reinvigorate our city by activating empty storefronts. These pop-up and art installation activations benefit neighborhoods, small businesses, artists and property owners by creating vibrant and engaging streetscapes that encourage the public to visit downtown Seattle, support local […]

/ February 17, 2023

Locals to Know: Yes Segura

Let’s get today started by switching up the norm and improving Seattle’s streets with today’s locals to know — Yes Segura! They founded Smash the Box, a community-driven urban planning and design firm based out of Beacon Hill. Yes is here to talk to us all about his work centering pedestrians over cars, love of […]

/ August 23, 2022

Locals to Know: Suzanna Fisher

Today we’re talking to local tattooer Suzanna Fisher of Bellwhether Tattoo. She’s been enamored with the art form ever since she saw a TV show on Indigenous tattooing at age 10. Now, she works in the style of illustration and photo realism to tattoo everything from floral bouquets to saintly chihuahuas. If that kind of art is […]

/ August 8, 2022

🕯️ This local knows how to keep things lit

Today we’re sharing our talk with Colina Bruce, the CEO of the candle company Noir Lux. She started pouring candles at the beginning of the pandemic and has since grown her passion into a small business, which has a brick and mortar in Belltown. Personally, I’m loving the Noir Lux website motto that says “Life’s short. Order that Candle. Stay […]

/ August 5, 2022

Locals to Know: Zack Bolotin

Today we’re talking to Zack Bolotin, a graphic designer, the founder of Porchlight Coffee & Records and all around man about town. The born-and-raised Seattleite designs stamps, cold brew labels, concert posters, menus and all sorts of other projects you may have spotted around Seattle. You may have even checked out the “62 Souvenirs” book that he and his dad […]

/ July 27, 2022

Locals to Know: Chris Travis

Today’s Local to Know is sure to add another dose of sunshine to your day. Chris Travis is the owner of Seattle Strength & Performance, which has locations in both Queen Anne and Phinney Ridge. Although Chris used to be a DJ at 107.7 The End, his current work involves helping everyone meet their strength training goals, whether they’re […]

/ July 13, 2022