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Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5-7pm
@World Trade Center Portland
The Street Seats Grand Opening & Finalist Announcement is the culmination of ideation, creative problem-solving, and teamwork from designers around the globe. Creatives from 24 countries and 22 US states have reimagined a sustainable, unique, and aesthetically-pleasing public bench. A hand-selected Jury of design thought leaders, arts and culture leaders, and urban innovators deliberated and selected the top 15 designs to be fabricated and installed around the World Trade Center Portland and the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. These benches represent the reach of impactful design, from the far corners of the globe to our talented local design community. Our top 3 finalists will be announced, receiving a feature in the Design Museum Magazine, cash prizes, and other benefits! Join us for the Grand Opening on August 9th from 5-7pm, as we launch this 6-month outdoor design exhibition, featuring walking tours of the one-of-a-kind Street Seats, local food favorites, and a sun-filled evening.