BONFIRE connects people through art, culture and design. 

BONFIRE is an art integration practice, a community gathering space and gallery, and a design practice. BONFIRE integrates art, culture and design through services, exhibits, advocacy and community events. Located in Seattle’s historic Panama Hotel, BONFIRE is a place where people gather to connect with art and design.

For Bill Gaylord, owner and founder of BONFIRE, community engagement is the wellspring of civic vitality and professional effectiveness, expressed through his leadership that champions the value of art, architecture, and urbanism in public life. Bill is dedicated to connecting people through art and the power of design.



Creating innovative solutions using art as the catalyst, BONFIRE envisions dynamic spaces and places that become destinations and the heart of their communities.

KINECTS, Seattle, Washington

HEARTLINE, Portland, Oregon



BONFIRE is a storefront gallery in Seattle where people gather to explore and celebrate art and design in an exhibition, workshop or lecture setting. Check out upcoming show: MAGIC BOX.

MAGIC BOX: Defining Words in a Digital Age

MAGIC BOX: Defining Words in a Digital Age


Whether a private home or a furniture piece, a retail shop or interim art space, a mixed-use building or a public square, Bill’s design skills have been widely recognized in numerous awards for design excellence.

Pike Pine Residence, photograph by Miguel Edwards

Pike Pine Residence, photograph by Miguel Edwards