Video: Junction streets closed for West Seattle Summer Fest Eve; Art Walk all over the peninsula

(UPDATING late Thursday with video and more photos)

(Live SDOT camera looking north along California from Alaska)
In The Junction, the barricades are up and the pre-West Seattle Summer Fest fun (and setup!) has begun. California is closed from Edmunds to Oregon, then open for cross-traffic at Oregon, and closed again from Oregon north to Genesee; Alaska is closed between 42nd and 44th. Tonight’s plan includes:

*West Seattle Art Walk until 9 pm – see artist/venue previews, and the map/list, here

*44th/Morgan (video above), musicians live until 8 pm outside Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor)

*Bret Wiggins with two sets of his Elvis stylings outside La Romanza Bistro Italiano (WSB sponsor)
*Bubbleman scheduled to be under way now outside Elliott Bay Brewing

Check in on your favorite eating/drinking places – many have other special plans tonight; Puerto Vallarta called us earlier and said its kitchen will be open until 1 am.

ADDED 7:17 PM: We heard from Linda Cox with RE/MAX on 44th – they’re having a burger barbecue! Live music too:

So wander westward while you’re in The Junction.

7:36 PM: And a reminder that Art Walk is under way all over the peninsula, not just The Junction. Erik LaSeur shares a photo from the Center for Movement and Healing in Gatewood:

That’s artist Jolene Hagin, showing encaustics & oils. More to come!

3 Replies to "Video: Junction streets closed for West Seattle Summer Fest Eve; Art Walk all over the peninsula"

  • Erithan July 11, 2013 (9:49 pm)

    I’m curious, is it known what time the music currently playing will end? I live about 1/2 block from the alaska junction center, and the music is very loud and enough to even feel in the building.

    I know of course it’s going to be very noisy this weekend, grew up in West Seattle(though grew up in admiral). Just sorta wondering if I’ll be able to get any sleep tonight before things start up tomorrow=/

    p.s. it’s to bad they don’t have a spot for the ponies anymore heh

  • a g July 13, 2013 (8:55 am)

    would be nice if the author stated UNTIL HOW LONG the streets will remain closed.

  • WSB July 13, 2013 (8:58 am)

    Sorry; we’ve mentioned that in multiple places before and since … till Sunday night. The reopening time varies. Technically the festival is authorized to have them closed until 11:59 pm. But once everything’s clear – if earlier – it’ll reopen. – Tracy

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