Photos by Leda Costa for West Seattle Blog
From smellable art to wearable art …
… this month’s West Seattle Art Walk offered variety. And gift ideas! Even if you missed the Art Walk on Thursday night, you can still check out (and buy) the artists’ work at most of the venues, so read on for a sampling of what’s out there …
Her “sock monkey mermaids” are decorating a Christmas tree at CAPERS:
On the other side of California SW in The Junction, Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) featured art by Frances Smersh and Stephanie Hargrave, and jewelry by Karen Konzuk, Catherine Grisez, Gillian Preston, Ann Chikahisa, Adia Mei Jun Bobo, and Zoë Comings. Here’s Frances Smersh (Click’s co-proprietor) with some of her earrings:
Wandering over to 4306 SW Alaska, Laura Walton Allen‘s work is at Twilight Gallery and Boutique:
And that’s also where WSB’s Leda Costa found James Elliott, “supercollider” of Filigree fragrances:
He told us that all his fragrances are developed and handcrafted in small batches using only botanic ingredients and are inspired by music. All of the fragrances were displayed at Twilight Gallery for Art Walk but can also be purchased there on a regular basis. By lifting the glass bowls that rest over the perfume tubes, people can experience the fragrance – much like smelling a lid of a candle instead of smelling the candle itself:
One more stop … Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) at 5910 California SW, which opens on Art Walk night every month (as well as its regular Friday and Saturday hours). Graycie Viscon‘s photography was showcased again this month:
Proceeds from Graycie’s photography are going to the nonprofit NPH (Nuestros Pequeñoa Hermanos). Her father is matching the amount that she makes and donating it to the charity.
The December 8th West Seattle Art Walk (6-9 pm) will be an extra-festive holiday edition … more on that as it gets closer. That will also be a Shop Late Thursday in The Junction, as part of Hometown Holidays.