(Photos by Ellen Cedergreen)
In our previous coverage of the new West Seattle restaurant Avalon, which officially opened this afternoon at 2940 Avalon Way SW in the Luna Park business district, we’ve talked about the food, and the coffee – but the art is part of the story, too. It’s all by Diann Sales:
She’s the sister of co-proprietor and head Chef Deborah Breuler – at right in this next photo with co-proprietor Mary Palmer (Deborah had answered questions about their plans in one of our earliest reports):
Diann’s work incorporated many repurposed materials found at the site (the photo above shows her in front of a collage done on an old door they turned up). More Avalon photos ahead:
WSB contributor Ellen Cedergreen stopped by just after Avalon officially opened for happy hour at 3 pm today, before things got really busy, so she was able to show a bit more of the space than we’d seen before, including more of Diann’s work (with yet more to come). Above – that’s collage over a photograph on canvas found at the site, with a Polaroid emulsion added from a shot she had taken in Italy. The back wall, reports Ellen, features two works on other doors Diann found at the site. One more Avalon view:
Heavy curtains lined in red flank the front windows; as Ellen describes it, ” They give the expansive front area a nice warm glow. As for the food and beverages – for starters, Avalon is open for happy hour at 3 pm (continuing till 6), and dinner service starts at 5 pm (there’s a menu link here). After a “couple weeks” on this schedule, Mary had told us earlier, they plan to add brunch.