Creative Connections

The small businesses in our community are works of art. They reflect the passion, craft, and vision of the entrepreneurs who feed, serve, heal, teach, employ, and inspire us. Behind each small business is also a unique story. Those stories might involve global journeys, cultural resilience and exchange, generational continuity and succession, individual learning and growth, and family tradition and unity.
To highlight these stories, ten local artists worked with ten Southeast Seattle small businesses in the fall of 2023 to produce ten original works of art. We are proud to share these works through this virtual exhibition. We encourage you to visit these wonderful businesses to learn more.

Featured Businesses / Artists

The 2023 project was funded in whole or in part by federal award number SLFRP1045 awarded to the City of Seattle by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.