The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) today announced the launch of the Seattle Southside Scenes campaign, which showcases the art, history, and culture of the region through a docuseries uncovering the fascinating stories of iconic landmarks, hidden gems and the people behind them.
“We invite locals and visitors to explore the region through the ‘Scenes Trail’ and visit each of the distinctive locations featured in the docuseries,” said Ashley Comar, vice president of marketing and communications for the Seattle Southside RTA. “We’re excited to share these amazing, under-the-radar stories with the community and have them experience what makes these locations special.”
As one of the most unique areas in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Southside is filled with public art, historic landmarks, and a diverse population with rich cultural heritages. This diversity is reflected in the over 70 languages spoken in the region and its eclectic culinary scene.
The docuseries will continue to add locations throughout the year and currently features locations such as:
- Spice Bridge International Food Hall, home to FIN’s Food Business Incubator program, which helps South King County women of color and immigrants start and grow thriving restaurant and catering businesses. You can experience foods from around the world at Spice Bridge.
- The art installation at Angle Lake Light Rail Station, where this shimmering, glittering sculpture marks the beginning or end of any journey. Named “The Cloud” for its representation of a cumulus cloud when viewed from a distance, this installation works with the sun and wind to create a vision that is uplifting to riders, pedestrians, and passersby.
- Bootlegging at the Des Moines Marina, where visitors can learn about - Roy Olmstead and his role in the secret culture of bootlegging during Prohibition and how Des Moines Marina was a key location for delivering smuggled alcohol.
The Scenes Trail is a user-friendly, mobile trail that can be accessed at SeattleSouthside.com/Scenes where individuals can learn little known facts about each location and the stories behind it. Everyone who visits each location on the Scenes Trail within a year of signing up will receive a pair of Scenes socks.
The organization asks that visitors abide by the CDC recommended guidelines for COVID-19.
About the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is the official destination marketing organization for Seattle Southside, including the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. The organization is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for leisure and business travelers who wish to explore Western Washington and an idyllic place for meeting and event planners to hold their events. The Seattle Southside RTA is funded by a self-assessed hotel fund and supported by a lodging tax from the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. For more information, please visit www.seattlesouthside.com or call 206-575-2489.