The giant parking squid has come to Ballard

Ballard has a new bike parking structure, and it’s in the shape of a giant squid. Known as the “Parking Squid,” the 18-foot-long, 7-foot tall, 5-foot-long galvanized steel sculpture was recently installed on the west end of NW Market Street in front of Portage Bay Café (near the corner of NW Market St and NW […]

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Vintage shop The Barn Owl now open inside SparkleBarn

A new vintage thrift store has opened in Ballard, operating within the walls of the Scandinavian furniture store SparkleBarn (2611 NW Market St). The Barn Owl owner Josh Dand has been collecting vintage goods since his younger years and has been selling through markets in Fremont Vintage Mall. Dand tells My Ballard that he’s always […]

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Play Street permits now available throughout Seattle

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has resumed issuing free Play Street permits for Seattle city streets. The Play Street permits have been on hold for the past year, with Stay Healthy Block permits taking their place. Now, the Stay Healthy Block program has been discontinued, with Play Streets taking their place. The Play Street […]

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Ballard ArtWalk returns with month-long installations around the neighborhood

After taking a year off, Ballard ArtWalk is back with a full agenda. The Ballard Alliance is partnering with Ballard businesses and local artists’ events for the entire month of April. Founded in 1997 the Ballard ArtWalk took place every second Saturday of the month in pre-pandemic times. Instead of just one evening per month, […]

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