West Seattle Thursday: 2014′s first Art Walk, and much more

January 9, 2014 at 9:49 am | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 11 Comments

(Photo tweeted Wednesday night by @Russell_News)
With two days until The Game, Seahawks fever is intensifying. Again last night, as visible from West Seattle’s northeast-facing shores, the Russell Investments building displayed #12 – tweaked since the Friday test shown here. The photo above is from Russell’s Twitter feed (we took a photo from Seacrest earlier in the evening, but that was before the display reached its final configuration). Update: Russell says this will be repeated FRIDAY night. Meantime, some of what’s happening today/tonight:

MICROHOUSING-RULES-RELATED APPEAL HEARING CONTINUES: Starting at 1:45 pm, testimony resumes in the Hearing Examiner’s chambers downtown, in a community-activist-led challenge to a city decision that the proposed rules for “microhousing” don’t need environmental review. This picks up where Tuesday left off. (Municipal Tower downtown, 40th floor)

CHALLAH BREAD-MAKING WORKSHOP: 5:30 pm at Delridge Community Center. Details in our calendar listing – contact the center to see if there’s room. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

Tonight’s peninsula-wide event:

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK, JANUARY EDITION: 6-9 pm, 18 venues around West Seattle welcome you to see local art and, in many cases, meet the artist(s) whose work is on display. Here’s the walking map/venue list for the winter quarter, which includes WSB sponsors Chaco Canyon Organic CafĂ©, Click! Design That Fits, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, Wallflower Custom Framing, West Seattle Cyclery, West Seattle Office Junction, and a dozen other local businesses supporting the arts; see artist previews on the official WS Art Walk website.

COLLEGE APPLICATION SUPPORT: Tonight’s event offering support for college and financial-aid applications is at Chief Sealth International High School, but it’s open to all local 12th graders and their families. Details in our calendar listing. 6 pm, Sealth Library. (2600 SW Thistle)

MINI-OPEN HOUSE ON METRO CUTS: Tonight Metro reps will be at the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council‘s monthly meeting in White Center, which will start half an hour earlier than usual – 6:30 pm, to facilitate Metro’s mini-open house on the proposed cuts. (1243 SW 112th)

READ THE KORAN IN 4 WEEKS: The next session led by First Lutheran Church of West Seattle pastor Rev. Ron Marshall, who’s been teaching this class for more than a decade, starts tonight at 7 pm – details in our calendar listing. (4105 California SW)

11 Comments

  1. hope winds are such that arriving seatac traffic get to see this :-)

    would be neat to see an aerial view

    Comment by rob — 11:29 am January 9, 2014 #

  2. Visit our Art Walk & New Year’s Resolution Fair! Learn how small local businesses can help you enjoy 2014 with their unique services from life coaching, mini-retreats, fitness classes, massage, Happiness workshop, nutrition, art and graphic design. Stop by tonight from 6 to 9 pm at the Office Junction (5230 California Ave, across the Vet Hospital/Nursery).

    Comment by Christine — 1:04 pm January 9, 2014 #

  3. CommonWealth Partners, owners and managers of the Russell Investments Center have put in countless hours to light up our 17 story ’12′. The picture posted is by our Operations Manager, Rob Keator, who camped out in the West Seattle rain last night helping guide us toward the perfect 12. Many thanks to our management and engineers for their hard work, to the Hortons for letting Rob use your deck, and to all of you for your amazing pictures!

    Comment by CWP — 2:25 pm January 9, 2014 #

  4. Love the design for the art walk poster tonight. Super cool!

    Comment by Lox — 3:08 pm January 9, 2014 #

  5. Thanks for the 12 display CWP.

    Comment by dsa — 4:43 pm January 9, 2014 #

  6. Thanks to CWP, and especially Rob, for the 12 display and your hard work and dedication in perfecting it. It looks awesome!

    Comment by Amy — 5:17 pm January 9, 2014 #

  7. CWP, the “12″ is outstanding! Your efforts are very much appreciated.

    Go Hawks!

    Comment by Marlene — 5:36 pm January 9, 2014 #

  8. Per usual Seattle style, great poster, and underwhelming event. Where were all the people? I attended and there were only, literally, a lonely handful of people, despite some very good art. Someone needs to interject some enthusiasm into this event! In LA, they park food trucks along the sidewalk of the art walk which enlivens things up a lot. If you’re going to do something, don’t do it half way.

    Comment by G — 8:03 pm January 9, 2014 #

  9. Glad you attended! Not exactly “walking” weather out there tonight. There is an Art Walk committee that meets regularly, all volunteers, and I’m sure they would love some ideas; as with so many community projects, it comes down to a small core group of people. Contact info should be on the Art Walk site, http://wsartwalk.com

    Comment by WSB — 8:27 pm January 9, 2014 #

  10. I think it looked very cool! Go Hawks!

    Comment by john s — 9:50 pm January 9, 2014 #

  11. After a less than fun day of work, and two lovely commutes to the east side, this made my day when I returned home.
    Thank you CWP.

    GO HAWKS!

    Comment by Bill at Duwamish Head — 9:00 am January 10, 2014 #

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