Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata has launched a new online resource to track the city’s many neighborhood art walks, including Ballard’s Second Saturday Artwalk. Seattle Neighborhood Art Walks currently lists 13 art walks.
“Art walks are important to neighborhoods as they inspire visitors and residents to appreciate creativity within themselves and throughout their community,” Licata said in a press release. “They also provide a convenient opportunity for people to socialize while generating revenue for artists and businesses.”
Licata said the art walks are part of the reason Seattle has a higher “creative vitality” than the national average. (In 2007, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ created the Creative Vitality Index, which ranked Seattle’s overall creative vitality at roughly six times the national average.)