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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


Locals to Know: Susanna Ryan

Today’s local to know is all about documenting local history. Susanna Ryan is the author of “Seattle Walk Report” books and the creator of @seattlewalkreport, all of which house guides to the most intimate and intriguing parts of Seattle history in comic form. Susanna is a longtime Seattleite with a love for wandering the city in her alone time, […]

/ July 5, 2022


Locals to Know: Joshua Okrent

Today’s local to know is all about building community and spreading neighborly love. Joshua Okrent is the founder of the Punk Rock Flea Market, a 16-year-old nomadic market that hosts vendors from around the region in various Seattle venues, selling everything from maps and bike parts, to painted rocks and stereos, and pretty much everything else in between. They […]

/ June 14, 2022


Locals to Know: Cynthia Brothers

Cynthia Brothers is the founder of @vanishingseattle, which documents and celebrates the stories of the Seattle-area businesses and communities that have been displaced and the ones who have survived. If you don’t follow the account already, we recommend ya do. With in-depth captions and photos, the page is a great way to stay up to […]

/ June 7, 2022


Locals to Know: Meet Andrea Porter

We’re sharing another installment of The Evergrey’s Locals to Know series, where we cede the spotlight to a local person or organization who’s made their mark on the larger Seattle community. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for more of these interviews, and if you know of a person or organization that we […]

/ March 22, 2022


🎁 28 Seattle-made gifts to wrap up your holiday shopping, just in time for Shop Small Saturday

“Thanks to our sponsor, Civic Commons, for making the 2021 Evergrey Gift Guide happen. Learn how to engage with your community all year long by connecting with the local org that’s driving big change in the Emerald City, from Shoreline to Sea-Tac.” Seattle is jam-packed with talented and ambitious creatives whose wares are prime for […]

/ November 23, 2021