Seattle's Pioneer Square has rarely been so colorful.

The Seattle Design Festival's Block Party is underway and aims to change the way you view design projects.

The outdoor Block Party event, hosted in Occidental Park in Pioneer Square, serves as the kickoff to the two-week Seattle Design Festival (September 10-23, 2016) and is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations.

The festival is the main annual event for Design in Public, an initiative founded by the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects.