Downtown Is Open

Welcome Back Downtown

Downtown Seattle’s business and nonprofit landscape was significantly altered by COVID-19. Today, more workers and visitors are returning to the center city, helping put downtown on a steady path to recovery. Help support downtown arts and cultural venues, retailers, restaurants and other businesses by using our directory below. Updated regularly, it features over 500 listings, including hours of operation and neighborhood. See you downtown!


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Arts & Culture

ACT Theatre

ACT Theatre brings relevant works on contemporary themes to downtown Seattle – theatre for a bold audience. The 2022-23 season features collaborations with other local arts organizations and stories exploring the complex, wondrous truths of ourselves.

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Photo: Argosy Cruises

Argosy Cruises

Head to Pier 55 and get ready for a fresh perspective of our beautiful city. Climb aboard an Argosy Cruise and enjoy the fresh air and eye-popping views of downtown’s skyline, mountains and waterfront.

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Photo: ArtXchange Gallery

ArtXchange Gallery

ArtXchange Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that inspires exploration, encourages global perspectives and creates an exchange of ideas through art. Founded in 1995, the space has evolved from an online gallery to a pop-up showroom and now to a 2,000+ square foot gallery in Pioneer Square.

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Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum

Vibrant works come together to tell diverse stories of the human experience. From grand, ancient Buddhist sculptures to iconic 17th-century Japanese Crows screens, there’s plenty to explore.

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Burgandy Viscosi Gallery

Local visual artist Burgandy Viscosi creates pieces to express her visionary ideas on creation, collective earth consciousness and transcendence. Her works are showcased in a charming gallery set on the beautiful Seattle waterfront.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly is home to the works of glass artist Dale Chihuly, including eight galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse and a lush garden. Discounted tickets for King County residents!

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Jazz Alley

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Entertaining Seattle for more than 30 years, Dimitrou’s is ready for your viewing and listening pleasure! Check out their calendar for the latest list of shows, rotating every weekend.

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Emerald City Trapeze

Seattle’s premier school for flying trapeze, aerial and circus arts. Emerald City Trapeze welcomes performers and flyers of all levels. With a full-sized indoor flying trapeze rig and a professional grade aerial studio, this is a must see circus school. Rustic charm shines through in its wood-beam construction and funky décor, but the real magic is up in the air.

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Frye Museum
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Frye Museum

Pay a visit to Seattle’s only free art museum dedicated to exhibiting art from past to present.

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Keys on Main

Spice up your night out with a dueling piano show at Keys on Main. You may have been to a piano bar, but you’ve never seen a show like this!

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Museum of Museums (MoM)

Museum of Museums showcases local artists in rotating installations featured in a renovated mid-century medical building. With past exhibits featuring everything from cat towers to gum sculptures, you’ll never know what fun you’ll find at MoM!

Offers can change at the discretion of business owners. Please double-check on their website before making purchases.

There are plenty of safe and clean ways to get downtown, but if you choose to drive, consider visiting for the best parking rates.