PHOTO ESSAY: Central District’s ‘Liink Project’ features local black businesses and artists
by Ronnie Estoque
Saturday September 18, The Liink project, a co-op retail space in the Central District, hosted a pop-up market featuring local black entrepreneurs and artists. The event featured upbeat music, noir art, and merchandise to buy.
The venue, on Union Street and 20th Avenue, opened last summer and offers retail space Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The space will continue to be used for markets, gallery exhibitions and other events at other times. Stephanie Morales, one of the co-founders of Project Liink, hopes the space will be a place where local black businesses can grow and find community in a neighborhood that has quickly become gentrified. Formed by grassroots community efforts, the Liink project continues accept donations.
Ronnie estoque is a South Seattle-based freelance photographer and videographer. You can follow his work by consulting his website.
?? Featured Image: Stephanie Morales, co-founder of The Liink Project, stands outside her building at 2002 E Union St. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
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