West Seattle Thursday: Mural ribbon-cutting; Summer Concerts at Hiawatha; WS Art Walk; more!

August 14, 2014 at 10:53 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

Thanks to Lise Thivierge for the view from Seacrest this morning. Don’t let the clouds keep you home today/tonight – look at what’s on the calendar!

MURAL RIBBON-CUTTING: Come applaud the young artists in person if you can, when Youngstown Cultural Arts Center‘s new streetside mural is celebrated at 2 pm. Our most recent preview (with links to previous coverage) was just last night. Reception follows today’s ribbon-cutting. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK NIGHT! Second Thursday means it’s your chance to visit local businesses hosting local artists! Here’s the venue list/map:

As always, the Art Walk runs 6-9 pm. You can preview some of the spotlighted venues/artists on the official WSAW website,

KAYAK THE DUWAMISH … with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, 6 pm, leaving from T-107 Park in West Seattle, details on the DRCC website. (4700 W. Marginal Way SW)

SINGALONG: Just feel like singing? Do it with friends and neighbors at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 6 pm, details in our calendar listing. (Oregon/California)

SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA: 6:30 tonight, Radio Raheem, with peppy, funky, ’80s-inspired pop, as previewed here. Free – bring your own chair/blanket to the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center for this week’s show in the Admiral Neighborhood Association-presented concert series. (2700 block of Walnut)

WINE CLUB: Wine and music every second Thursday at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

‘YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN’: Support youth performers by checking out this production at ArtsWest in The Junction, 7:30 pm – details in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

LOTS MORE GOING ON … just browse our calendar to see!

3 Comments

  1. I rolled into town and decided to go to the art walk. Jeez, I’ve never seen such a lifeless event. There were literally only a handful of people.You would have never suspected that there was an art walk.

    Come on, put some actual effort into it to attract some people, or put it out of it’s misery. It’s embarrassing.

    Comment by G — 7:03 pm August 14, 2014 #

  2. Thanks for your everpresent enthusiasm, G! And thanks for stopping wherever you stopped to check it out. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:10 pm August 14, 2014 #

  3. WSB: I feed bad for the artists, frankly. I think many of them don’t bother anymore because of the tepid interest. I think folks will come, but they need a little push. There is so much more could be done to make it a festive, people-packed event. Block off some space for food trucks (the aroma’s wafting about do wonders), maybe convince all the businesses to stay open late to give the sidewalks a more lit, lively appearance – even if they don’t display art they can sell their merchandise. And perhaps some performers, perhaps something like a caricature artist. It would still be an art walk, but with much more energy. The artists deserve better.

    Comment by G — 9:19 pm August 14, 2014 #

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