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Storefronts Seattle rents empty retail spaces in between leases for creative purposes, benefiting artists, neighbourhoods, and building owners.

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Storefronts Seattle is a non-profit organization that turns empty storefronts into artist and creative spaces. For artists, it's a low-cost opportunity to show off what they've got; for neighbourhoods, these featured spaces bring in traffic and business; and for building owners, their insurance and utilities are paid for while they look for new renters.


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Here is the program in Chicago. It's called Pop-up art loop, the cool thing is that all the spaces are free, artist only need to apply.

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Great to see these store fronts popping up in Chicago! Closed store-fronts can really be a "downer", whether in big cities or small towns.

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