We share your favorite spots in Seattle to get creative

We asked you – our Evergrey readers – where you go in the city when you want to get creative. A bunch of you got back to us with your favorite spots, and so we wanted to share!

Get outside…

We certainly have some of the wettest seasons on record in our already drizzly city, so you might think people would stay away from outdoor spaces, but not so much.

To get creative, one outdoor space stands out.

“My best outdoor writing happens at Discovery Park,” wrote reader Nourisha Wells. “I hike down to the beach, lay out a blanket and break out my India Arie and journal. I’ve written some great essays and short stories there!”

“For feeling creative, I like going into nature,” said Brian Hsi. “Discovery Park is one of my favorites places for creativity.”

“When I need to clear my head and create space for fresh ideas, I head out to one of Seattle’s many beautiful parks,” wrote Kaitlin Fisher. “Discovery, Carkeek, Gasworks, Ravenna Park and the Arboretum are all high on my list.”

At 534 acres, Discovery Park is the largest park in Seattle, taking up almost exactly 1 percent of the city’s total area. The park overlooks Puget Sound; offers views of both the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges (on a clear day, of course); is packed with trails, dunes, and cliffs; and makes you feel like you’ve stepped out of urban life entirely — even though you’re right next to Queen Anne. Learn more here.

… Or stay in

thanks to all our drizzle and grey, we locals have to make the most of the indoors.

High on the indoor creativity list? Coffee shops, of course.

Rich Allen spoke without hesitation. “Joe Bar is the best!”

Bars, museums, and even retail stores also turned up.

“I don’t even need to buy anything, I just need to look at and touch and smell the supplies,” said Laura Todd about a surprising spot — Artist & Craftsman Supply in the University District.

Got a spot you like to go around Seattle to feel inspired? Tell us here or email us at [email protected] to help your new little map grow. We’ll update with more soon…