About "Occidental Square"
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Occidental Park and Occidental Square are adjacent open spaces in Seattle's Pioneer Square District.  Despite significant attention from the city, they have been, well, troubled areas for years.  There was a brief renaissance during which Occidental Square became a thriving gallery district -- nearly every building opening onto the square was a gallery except for an excellent coffe shop on the corner of Dearborn.  

The "first Thursday" art walk was thronged with visitors, there was music on adjoining Occidental Park, and a good time was definitely had by all.  I did a short term project on Occidental Square and it was shown in the now-closed Market Photo gallery near 1st and Pike.  

Alas, almost all the gallerys have all fled to be replaced by offices.




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