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PHOTOS: West Seattle Art Walk, holiday edition, and Shop Late Thursday in The Junction

(Photos by Leda Costa for WSB unless otherwise credited)

6:06 PM: Santa Claus is in The Junction! It’s a double-special night – the second-to-last Shop Late Thursday before Christmas, and the holiday edition of the West Seattle Art Walk. Also roaming The Junction right now – the Silver Belles carolers, who you might recall from the Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting celebration almost two weeks ago. We caught them here in the distance:

Lots of other highlights tonight – places to stop, things to see – check our preview from last night to find the Art Walk venue list and Shop Late highlights. And again, it’s not just The Junction – Art Walk venues are all over West Seattle, like Welcome Road Winery (3804 California SW; WSB sponsor) in South Admiral:

(WSB photo by Patrick Sand)

ADDED LATE THURSDAY NIGHT: More photos! Eight artists’ work – including the Mug Show – at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor):

Next, CAPERS had a multi-artist show too, and Santa caught up with some of the artists (L-R below, Stephanie Hargrave, Christine Olson, Magdalena Cooney, Genna Draper, Amy Stone):

Meantime, the Silver Belles caroled on – below, outside Wild Rose Antiques:

Art at Virago Gallery:

Santa visited Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) to get some ideas on how to spend the offseason:

(Photo courtesy of Emerald Water Anglers)

Merry Shop Late Thursday to all, and to all a good night!

The Easy Street Records marquee, by the way, reminds everyone that Caspar Babypants is live in-store Saturday at 6:30 pm – and right outside at the Farmers’ Market on Sunday, bring coats for the donation drive AND catch the Santa Trolley nearby – more on the Hometown Holidays page.

TOMORROW: Shop Late Thursday and West Seattle Art Walk, holiday edition

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The next huge Hometown Holidays night in The Junction is tomorrow (Thursday, December 14th) – when the December edition of the West Seattle Art Walk happens on Shop Late Thursday, which means many reasons to be there! Including Santa – roaming! – and caroling by Silver Belles, 5-7 pm, starting at Cupcake Royale at 5, then to Wild Rose, and then wandering between other Junction businesses. Here’s the latest Shop Late list from the Junction Association.

Art Walk highlights, running from 5 to late, are here – including the Mug Show at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) and the Puny Picture Show at Wallflower Custom Framing. You’ll also want to visit Emerald Water Anglers (42nd/Oregon; WSB sponsor) tomorrow night for the shop’s holiday party and sale.

And of course the Art Walk stretches beyond The Junction – if you wander south, for example, you can shop for holiday wine at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) while meeting and seeing the work of artist Sandy Simpson. Venues to the north, too – see the map above!

HAPPENING NOW: West Seattle Art Walk, November 2017

It’s grand-opening night on the West Seattle Art Walk! Above center is Maari Falsetto, celebrating the grand opening of her new Sunrise Heights business Inner Alchemy (7354 35th SW). Below left, Christian Harris from Sea-Town Real Estate (2701 California SW; WSB sponsor) is having a grand opening for his newly expanded business, too, featuring Ben Calhoun‘s art:

And in The Junction, we stopped by Hotwire Coffee (4410 California SW):

Above are Todd Martin and Victoria Kelly. Hotwire is featuring holiday cards and gifts through the holiday season. (Added) Also in The Junction – Taylor Reed is at Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW):

Lots of other places to stop and shop/browse/admire, too – see the rundown here – and be sure your calendar has a reminder for the big holiday Art Walk next month, December 14th!

THURSDAY: West Seattle Art Walk, with grand openings!

November 8, 2017 6:40 pm
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Yes, we know the Seahawks are on Thursday Night Football. Don’t let that keep you home – you can check in on the game while exploring one-of-a-kind events along the West Seattle Art Walk starting at 5 pm.

Though the map above focuses on The Junction, the list next to it shows the venues ranging beyond – from Admiral to Sunrise Heights. Again this month, some are open with artists, some with food/beverage deals, some with both!

See the full highlight list here.

Special events include, in Admiral, the Sea-Town Real Estate (2701 California SW; WSB sponsor) expansion grand opening, previewed here earlier this week; in Sunrise Heights, the grand opening for Inner Alchemy (7354 35th SW):

This is a brand-new community-based business where you are invited to come and be curious, explore and expand your soul. We offer a wide range of healing modalities, classes, workshops, kundalini yoga, sound spas, and launching on November 9th will be specially curated art, jewelry, malas, cards, reiki infused natural body care products, abundance pots, incense, and with more possibilities to come…

In The Junction, The Davis Group has a food drive going at the John L. Scott West Seattle offices (4445 California SW) – bring nonperishable-food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank, and check in on how the game is going – they’ll have it on two big screens. … Also in The Junction, Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; WSB sponsor) has a mug show … perfect for early holiday shopping. And that’s another place you can bring your own gift … donations for the Shelter Jewelry Project.

BIZNOTE: Grand opening of Sea-Town Real Estate’s expanded space during Thursday’s West Seattle Art Walk

A special event in The Admiral District this Thursday night – the grand opening of the newly expanded space for Sea-Town Real Estate (WSB sponsor). It’s also part of the West Seattle Art Walk, and Sea-Town RE will be featuring artist Ben Calhoun. 5-9 pm Thursday (November 9th), you’re invited to stop in for beverages, snacks, art, and merriment. Sea-Town founder/owner Christian Harris (right) explains, “Along with having recently added the very visible white Sea-Town RE sign hanging off the side of our building over California Avenue, we have installed an interactive touch-screen display in our front window, highlighting the latest WS homes for sale, where passers-by can also perform their own home searches and inquiries.” You can see, and read about, the display by going here. Technology is a hallmark of Harris’s independent firm and his efforts “to provide a better experience for both his clients and his agents” – that includes other ways in which he works with the community, including producing and anchoring The Sea-Town Podcast, in which, he explains, he “interviews local business owners, entrepreneurs and community leaders to help tell their stories and spread the word about these great businesses and non-profits.” (We’re among the dozens of people who have been guests so far.)

Come join the party at Sea-Town Real Estate’s new digs on Thursday night, at 2701 California SW.

West Seattle Art Walk and more for your Thursday

Every quarter, the West Seattle Art Walk adds new venues – so take a good look at the new map for tonight and the next two months, to see who’s just joined!

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While The Junction remains the heart of the Art Walk, new venues are in other neighborhoods too, including south Admiral and Sunrise Heights. Starred venues are hosting artists/art, while those without stars (as well as some with them) are offering food/drink specials to make your night of art exploration even more special.

Here are the highlights for tonight, including:

North of Morgan Junction, Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) invites you to be part of the art tonight, with an interactive experience – join featured artist Pamela Resnick:

If you have ever wanted to try painting with oil paints, now is your chance. You will have the opportunity to paint on a 6” x 6” piece of canvas with help and direction.

The subject matter is anything related to wine. There will be some images available to choose from, bring your own or just come paint the colors in abstract form or design. The goal is to get enough 6”x6” “wine” paintings so we can combine them all together into a large mosaic piece of artwork to commemorate the evening.

Art Walk starts at 5 pm and continues “until late,” depending on the venue – go explore, find out about West Seattle businesses you might not have visited before, and have fun!

Also happening today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

MILITARY JETS: Just a reminder that three EA-G6B Growlers from Whidbey Island are scheduled to arrive at the nearby Museum of Flight at 11 am and leave at 2 pm – as previewed here yesterday.

ALAIR NIGHT OUT: 4-8 pm, gift shop Alair is hosting its next Girls’ Night Out, with a variety of visiting vendors, services, treats – full details in our calendar listing. (3280 California SW)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! LGBTQ community members and friends are welcome to meet up at the Senior Center/Sisson Building at 6 pm for an evening including dining at Lee’s Asian Restaurant. (4217 SW Oregon)

(added) WOLF ALICE @ EASY STREET: 6 pm free in-store concert at Easy Street Records with “London indie-rock darlings” Wolf Alice – the only Washington stop on their tour! (California/Alaska)

HIGH-SCHOOL ECOTRAVEL OPPORTUNITY: Parent/guardian of a West Seattle High School student? 6:30 pm tonight at WSHS:

There is an unique opportunity for your student to earn high school and college credit while gaining lifetime experiences on an educational trip this summer to Belize. Mr. Rose and Mr. Marzofka will be leading an exclusive group of students on a trip that focuses on eco-travel through the diverse ecosystems of Belize. If you are interested, reserve your spot now at a last-chance informational meeting on October 12th at 6:30 pm in room 234 at West Seattle High School. There are only a couple spots still available and it will be first come first serve to fill the last spots. For more information or to RSVP to the informational meeting, email Mr. Rose (narose@seattleschools.org) or Mr. Marzofka (jdmarzofka@seattleschools.org).

(3000 California SW)

ACOUSTIC OPEN MICROPHONE: Singers and other musicians are welcome at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

LIVE MUSIC AT HAWKS NEST WEST: At the new venue on Alki, 8:30-11 pm, live music after Thursday Night Football, featuring Zechariah Valette. (2806 Alki SW)

SEE MORE … on our full calendar!

PHOTOS: Makers’ Market and more @ September West Seattle Art Walk

September 14, 2017 6:27 pm
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6:27 PM: Beautiful night for the West Seattle Art Walk! Above, that’s this month’s Makers’ Market at Junction Plaza Park (42nd SW/SW Alaska). Below, one of the booths you’ll find there – Flowers to the 2nd Power, glass art by Mary Kay Anderson:

Right around the corner at 4540 California SW, you’ll find Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), tonight featuring two West Seattle artists, Stephanie Hargrave and Click! co-proprietor Frances Smersh:

6:35 PM: If you like wine, Art Walk is a great night to go out. Both of our winery sponsors have art/artists until about 8 pm tonight. At Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW), artist Pamela Resnick is painting live:

And at Welcome Road Winery (3804 California SW), you’ll find art by Deborah McCarroll and Brooke Belman:

Find tonight’s full Art Walk map/venue list in our West Seattle Thursday preview.

West Seattle Art Walk & more for the rest of your Thursday

September 14, 2017 11:29 am
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The West Seattle Art Walk is the major highlight for the rest of your Thursday:

That’s the map/venue list for the Art Walk, which runs “5 pm to late.” Note the venues offering drink/food specials, and also note that there’s a Makers’ Market in Junction Plaza Park (42nd/Alaska) again this month! Other highlights include:

CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS (WSB sponsor): “Our featured artists are our own Frances Smersh in collaboration with Stephanie Hargrave, both West Seattle artists. Stephanie is known for her encaustic (wax) paintings (she teaches workshops in encaustic in her West Seattle studio), Frances has primarily been known as a jewelry artist but has expanded into 2-D in the last several years. They’ve created a large body of work including many very small paintings.” (4540 California SW)

VISCON CELLARS (WSB sponsor): Pamela Resnick will be painting live in the Viscon Cellars Winery Tasting Room from 5-9 pm. (5910 California SW)

WELCOME ROAD WINERY (WSB sponsor): Works by Deborah McCarroll and Brooke Belman, who will both be on hand at the tasting room. (3804 California SW)

WALLFLOWER CUSTOM FRAMING: “Identity Works,” photography of dancers, by Michelle Smith-Lewis, open until 8 pm. (4735 42nd SW)

More venue/artist highlights for tonight are on the official Art Walk website!

Also of note today:

COMMUNITY CENTERS CLOSED: As noted here earlier this week, Seattle Parks’ community centers are closed citywide today for an employee event. That includes, in our area, Delridge Community Center, High Point Community Center, Hiawatha Community Center, and Southwest Teen Life Center. (SW Pool is open.) They will reopen tomorrow.

TRIANGLE TASK FORCE & PROTEST: The community-member task force appointed to work with Washington State Ferries on trying to improve Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route procedures meets 4:30-7 pm at Fauntleroy Church. A group of Vashon residents say they will protest at the ferry terminal afterward to call attention to the problems they say have been worsened by the procedure changes. (9140 California SW)

HORSE AND TIGER: “Funky instrumental improv” at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

PELLEGRINI AND TAMBO: Live music at The Skylark, 9 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

AS ALWAYS, THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page.

ATTENTION, ARTISTS: West Seattle Art Walk’s looking for you

August 16, 2017 11:49 am
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Interested in being showcased during the West Seattle Art Walk this fall? Speak up fast! The announcement:

We’re seeking artists for the upcoming Q4 Art Walk:

The West Seattle Arts Council is currently seeking artists to submit their work for the upcoming Q4 (Oct/Nov/Dec) digital and printed Art Walk promotional materials. This includes the printed walking map postcards and posters that will be displayed around West Seattle.

This is a great opportunity for artists to have their work prominently featured and promoted in our community! Please submit your work through (this) link. The deadline to submit is Thursday, August 17th.

To find out more about the West Seattle Art Walk, visit the website.

The West Seattle art walk is a monthly art event that is held the second Thursday of each month 5pm to late year-round. The art walk is hosted by the local West Seattle merchants who feature a wide range of art and showcase our vibrant artist community.

Thanks! We look forward to reviewing the submissions!

And even if you’re not an artist – here’s another way to get involved:

Are you interested in learning more about the Arts Council and West Seattle Art Walk? Our committee meetings are always open to anyone who would like to get involved promoting arts in West Seattle. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, August 18th 9 am at Uptown Espresso (Edmunds/California). We would welcome the community spirit of adding more art here in West Seattle.

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: Scenes from the July 2017 edition

6:40 PM: Love to relax with a book and a glass of wine? Stop by Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) during tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk – on right now – and talk with Jessica Trouillaud about her business Words & Wine – which will set you up with both. Viscon Cellars is at 5910 California SW and open every Art Walk night until 8 pm – it’s our first stop tonight. Here’s the venue list, both for art and for food/drink specials along the route:

6:58 PM: We’re in The Junction now – where at least one Art Walk artist is in the Summer Fest Eve spirit:

Gwenevere Ferguson is showing her digital and acrylic art outside Merryweather Books, on the west side of the street between Alaska and Oregon. On the other side of California, same block, Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) is featuring Fritz Rud and his Ampliphones again this month:

Beautiful night to get out, not just for the art, but also for Summer Fest Eve.

8:46 PM: We also stopped by Virago Gallery (on SW Alaska next to Easy Street):


(“XOXO My love is very special” by Brianna McCarthy)

The exhibit Matters of Inheritance” by Brianna McCarthy continues, and on August 5th, you can meet the artist, who Virago proprietor Tracy Cilona tells us is coming from Trinidad for the occasion. The 5-9 pm event also will include readings by writers responding to the exhibit.

(Like Virago, most of tonight’s Art Walk stops will continue showing their featured artist’s work through the coming month, so if you missed tonight – or didn’t make it to all the stops – you can check it out in the days and weeks to come.)

THURSDAY: West Seattle Art Walk and Summer Fest Eve!

It’s almost here – the magical Thursday night when you’ll want to come wander The Junction for West Seattle Art Walk – which happens on second Thursdays, year-round – and Summer Fest Eve, which happens just once a year. The streets close at 6 pm Thursday (California from Genesee to Edmunds, except for west-east access on Oregon, and Alaska between 42nd and 44th) for festival setup and the party starts early. Above is the walking map and list for Art Walk venues, where you’ll find art and/or food and drink deals; also, as already announced, special entertainment includes:

*Bubbleman at Walk All Ways (California/Alaska), 7-8 pm
*Big Band Blue outside West 5 (4539 California), 7-9 pm
*Shabazz Palaces in-store at Easy Street Records (California/Alaska), 7 pm
*Live music at Virago Gallery (just west of Easy Street)

More info on the Art Walk/Summer Fest Eve highlights is here.

Plus: Take some time to head south of The Junction to Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) as a trio of Texans teams up for a special night starting at 5 pm – winemaker Ben Viscon, artist Lindsay Peyton, and Words & Wine entrepreneur Jessica Trouillaud.

HAPPENING NOW: Makers’ Market at West Seattle Art Walk

Until 8 pm, you can go check out the newest addition to the West Seattle Art Walk – the Makers’ Market, set up in Junction Plaza Park. Participating makers include Mari from Moss and Branch, one of your West Seattle neighbors:

With sweet treats, here’s Andrea from Dolcetta, also a West Seattleite:

Emily from Panacea and Ceres, with watercolor on a 19th century print:

The park is at 42nd SW and SW Alaska.

3 places you can stop along tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk

April 13, 2017 7:11 pm
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Weather’s great, and here’s your excuse to get back out into it – the revamped West Seattle Art Walk is on! Three of the two-dozen-plus places you can go:

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE ART GALLERY: While on campus earlier today, we photographed that corner of the group show “Reaction,” which you can visit at the SSC gallery tonight. (6000 16th SW)

From there, southwest to The Junction, you’ll find many venues and artists:

WALLFLOWER CUSTOM FRAMING: Lupe Carlos (above) is the artist whose exhibit is “Wing and a Prayer.” The gallery’s announcement quotes him as saying, “The images in this exhibit are illustrations of stories from my life. However, I prefer not to relay exactly what these images mean to me. I prefer having the images trigger stories the viewer creates out of these pictures.” (4735 42nd SW)

Part of the Art Walk’s new incarnation is the chance to enjoy food and beverage specials. If you love wine, here’s where to go:

VISCON CELLARS: Wine and art are both on the menu tonight at the award-winning winery (a WSB sponsor) north of Morgan Junction. For Art Walk night, tasting fees are waived. And while you’re there enjoying winemaker Ben Viscon‘s work, you can also see paintings by Lindsay Peyton. (5910 California SW)

The full venue list for tonight’s Art Walk – where you’ll see art and where you can find food/beverage specials – is here. End times are now “late” – at least 9 pm.

THURSDAY: West Seattle Art Walk 2.0 launch

We’re two nights away from the second Thursday of the month, which means West Seattle Art Walk night. With something new!

For starters – the Art Walk hours are expanded: “5 pm to late,” is how Lora Swift of the West Seattle Junction Association explains it. Here’s the full list of venues – take a close look and you’ll see something new:

What’s new is that restaurants and beverage spots are supporting Art Walk with extended happy hours and/or special drinks, as listed above; the starred venues are the places you’ll find artists. (You can also find the spring-quarter supporting eating/drinking spots listed here – including WSB sponsor Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW), where the tasting fee is waived on Art Walk night.)

Also, the new West Seattle Arts Council has formed – and you’ll see their work continuing to expand Art Walk into multiple WS neighborhoods. For starters, support local art – and local businesses – by getting out this Thursday night! (We’ll spotlight some of the artists on Thursday.)

HAPPENING NOW: West Seattle Art Walk, March 2017 edition

March 9, 2017 6:49 pm
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Until 9 pm, this month’s West Seattle Art Walk is on!

That’s photographer Colton Jacobs at VAIN (4513 California SW; WSB sponsor) in The Junction, where you’re invited to a “cocktail reception” for his show until 9 pm. Less than a block north, photographer Karen Mason-Blair and musician Ayron Jones are featured at John L. Scott Real Estate (4445 California SW), also until 9:

You might have seen Jones in West Seattle before – including Summer Concerts at Hiawatha in summer 2015. Our crew’s third stop in The Junction also features photography:

Amy Douglas is at Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; WSB sponsor) for Art Walk. You can see the full venue list/map for tonight in the daily preview we published this morning; other highlights are featured on the Art Walk website.

Art Walk and more for your West Seattle Thursday


(Great Blue Heron at Alki during Tuesday’s sunset, photographed by David Hutchinson)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

‘ACTIVE DADS’ PLAYGROUP’: Free playgroup on Thursday morning geared toward dads, babies, and kids, 10 am-noon, at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. All welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SPEED NETWORKING WITH THE CHAMBER: 11:30 am West Seattle Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting at The Kenney is devoted to “Speed Networking” with other local businesspeople. Check ASAP to see if there’s still room. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

ART IN SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: 1-4 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, first day of a two-day symposium – details here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

HELP DECIDE WHICH STREET/PARK PROPOSALS GET VOTED ON: The next phase in the Your Voice, Your Choice process, which has included 211 proposals for improving streets/parks in West Seattle, involves joining the “development team” to figure out which ones should go out to a vote – and if you choose to do that, there’s a 5:30 pm meeting at Southwest Library tonight – details and links in our most-recent story.

MARCH ART WALK: 6-9 pm tonight at venues around West Seattle. Here’s the venue list/map for this quarter:

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During WSAW, stop by Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) and see the work of painter Lindsay Peyton … Stop by VAIN (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, where photographer Colton Jacobs and his work will be featured at a cocktail reception, 6-9 pm … At Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), the “featured artist is Amy Douglas, whose multi-layered, hand-pulled screen prints commemorate several iconic buildings from Seattle’s past.” … John L. Scott (4445 California SW) is “showcasing the iconic photographs of local legend Karen Mason-Blair, and featuring live music by Ayron Jones. 6-9 pm” … (added 1:36 pm) And here’s the megapreview from the official WS Art Walk website!

THINKING OF STARTING A BUSINESS? Free seminar at Delridge Library, 6-8 pm – details here. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

SHELBY EARL: The singer described as having “the most heartbreakingly beautiful voice in Seattle” is live in-store at Easy Street Records tonight at 7 pm. Free. (California SW/SW Alaska)

‘MILK LIKE SUGAR’: 7:30 pm curtain tonight at ArtsWest Playhouse in The Junction. (4711 California SW)

THE DEEP CUTS WITH DJ KINGBLIND: Starting at 8 pm Thursdays at Maharajah Cuisine of India in The Junction. (4542 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: November scenes

Photos by Leda Costa for West Seattle Blog

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(Sampling James Elliott’s fragrances at Twilight Gallery)

From smellable art to wearable art …

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(Frances Smersh’s earrings at Click! Design That Fits)

… 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 … Read More

West Seattle Art Walk and 3 more for your Thursday

September 8, 2016 11:20 am
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It’s West Seattle Art Walk night! That tops our quick look at calendar highlights. As always, the Art Walk runs 6 pm-9 pm, and this month’s venue list/map is above. Note that Art Walk night is always special at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor), whose tasting room is usually only open on Fridays and Saturdays, but you can stop in on Art Walk night too and sit down for a glass of award-winning wine. That and other venues are highlighted on the official Art Walk website.

Also today/tonight:

DELRIDGE GROCERY FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm next to the Delridge P-Patch, visit volunteers with the Delridge Grocery Coop and see what fresh-picked fruit and vegetables they’re selling this week. (Delridge Way SW/Puget Boulevard)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! 6-8:30 pm – “Inviting the LGBTQ community and their friends and neighbors for social hour, light meal and in-house movie, ‘4th Man Out,’ and popcorn! Everyone is welcome to attend – no membership or sign up is required.” At Senior Center of West Seattle. (SW Oregon/California SW)

FISHING SEMINAR: 7 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), find out about “Getting Into Spey Casting.” Free, but RSVP is requested – our calendar listing has the info. (42nd SW/SW Oregon)

LOTS MORE … see many more listings on our complete calendar, for today, tonight, tomorrow, this weekend, and beyond.

West Seattle Art Walk: ‘Works’ by Akiko Masker and Junko Yamamoto at ArtsWest

August 11, 2016 8:33 pm
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We first met Akiko Masker during last April’s West Seattle Art Walk, when we stopped by the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) gallery, where she’s the coordinator. She’s also an artist, and during tonight’s Art Walk, we photographed her at ArtsWest, during the artist reception for “Works,” her exhibition with Junko Yamamoto. Masker’s work is inspired by the Japanese “ukiyo-e” (“floating world”) art form, but a more “modern take,” as explained on the exhibition page: “I start with a material object such as a canvas. I then take a digital picture, manipulate that image, print it, and overlay it onto the surface. Finally, I incorporate industrial materials such as spray paint or string to give the object a sense of being both two and three-­dimensional. In this way I attempt to create a world that is both alien and familiar where one exists both within and outside of us.” The exhibition continues at ArtsWest through September 4th; the gallery is open 1:30-7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am-3 pm Sundays, at 4711 California SW – admission is free.

VIDEO: Rain lifts as West Seattle Summer Fest Eve 2016 revs up

July 7, 2016 7:09 pm
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7:09 PM: One hour into West Seattle Summer Fest Eve, the rain is lifting and people are out in the street in The Junction, as festival setup gets going.

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Remember that California SW is blocked off between Edmunds and just south of Genesee, except for east-west traffic on Oregon, and Alaska is blocked off between 44th and 42nd:

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It’s also, as mentioned earlier, West Seattle Art Walk night – come on down and join the party!

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7:29 PM: Listen to musicians from Jazz Night School, playing outside West 5 again this Summer Fest Eve:

Here’s our earlier preview with info on what’s happening tonight.

7:50 PM: More music – as part of tonight’s Art Walk slate @ CAPERS (WSB sponsor):
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Also at CAPERS, artist Genna Draper:
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See the full venue list for tonight’s Art Walk here.

9:04 PM: A bit of the Jazz Night School Big Band (which we also streamed for a while via Periscope):

(More photos later.) West Seattle Summer Fest officially begins at 10 am Friday; see you there.

West Seattle Thursday: Summer Fest Eve, Art Walk, Find It-Fix It Walk planning, more!

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Yes, rain’s possible on this VERY busy West Seattle Thursday, but you’re local – you know not to let that get in the way of a good time.

SUMMER FEST EVE: The streets in The Junction close at 6 pm for West Seattle Summer Fest setup, rain or shine, and that means the Summer Fest Eve fun begins. It’s also West Seattle Art Walk night, usually on the second Thursday, but on the first one this month to coincide with Summer Fest Eve. Entertainment is planned at West 5 – the big band and jazz quartet from Jazz Night School – and at Elliott Bay Brewing (planning a band and kids’ entertainment, plus a benefit beer release). We’re checking on “what if it really does rain?” backup plans and will update, so check back here later. (UPDATE – The venues have tents on standby!)

Now, here’s the map/venue list for tonight’s Art Walk, 6-9 pm:
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Among the participating businesses are four WSB sponsors:

*Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW), featuring “Abstract Cityscapes” by Melanie Biehle

*CAPERS Home (4525 California SW), featuring florals by Genna Draper, ceramics by Beth Farrow, and harp music by White M.O.T.H.

*Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW), with photography by Troy Sass

*Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW), paintings by Laura Beso and the winery’s new summer releases

MURAL TOURS, TOO: Also during tonight’s Art Walk, meet at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW; WSB sponsor) at 6 and 7:30 pm for tours of The Junction’s historic murals.

Also happening today/tonight:

LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY: It’s the Kids’ Café! No need to bring proof of income or other documentation – kids and teens can get free lunch 12:30-1:30 pm today (and Tuesdays-Wednesdays-Thursdays through Sept. 1) at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm next to the Delridge P-Patch, fresh produce for sale (also look for Delridge Grocery volunteers with a “mini-farmstand” at West Seattle Summer Fest on Friday and Saturday). Today’s fresh list includes apricots, peaches, blackberries, black raspberries, blueberries, sugar snap peas, kale, lettuce, basil, zucchini, baby beets, Walla Walla onions, scallions, green cabbage, purple potatoes. (Delridge Way/Puget Boulevard)

(added, per comment reminder) FIND IT, FIX IT WALK PLANNING: If you live, work, and/or otherwise have an interest in the Roxhill-Westwood area, you’re invited to help plan the Find It, Fix It Community Walk that’s set for July 25th. First planning meeting is tonight – just show up! 6:30 pm, Southwest Library. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

LIVE, LATE NIGHT: 9 pm, DLO3 is live with “vintage soul” at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District. No cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

COUNTDOWN: One week until West Seattle Art Walk on Summer Fest Eve

June 30, 2016 10:51 pm
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Most years, West Seattle Art Walk – second Thursday of the month – just happens to fall on the eve of West Seattle Summer Fest. This year, Summer Fest is about as early as it ever gets, July 8-9-10, so Art Walk has moved to the first Thursday, July 7th. And you’ll see special features in The Junction in honor of “Locals Night” – including an encore for the West Seattle Mural Tour, in case you missed it during June’s Art Walk.

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Clay Eals from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society will lead it again. Time(s) TBA – watch for updates here. Art Walk runs 6-9 pm – here’s the venue map/list for July (as well as August and September). And on Summer Fest Eve, it usually includes a few surprises – if you have something planned that night, let us know so we can get it into the calendar!

West Seattle Art Walk scenes: Garden Tour poster winner; Michael Doyle’s launch; touring the murals

Three scenes from tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk:

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(First two photos by Torin Record-Sand for WSB)

GARDEN TOUR POSTER PRIZE: At Windermere West Seattle in The Junction, West Seattle Garden Tour president Pam Stusser (left) presented a check to Cynthia Dale Turner for winning this year’s WSGT poster contest with her artwork Wild, Wild Flowers. The Garden Tour, happening on July 17th, also has announced that ticket booklets are now on sale – in West Seattle, get your $20 booklet at WS Nursery or Junction True Value, or online via Brown Paper Tickets.

GREETING-CARD LAUNCH: West Seattle artist Michael Doyle was in the spotlight at VAIN (WSB sponsor):

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He was not only showing his “Apartment Life” paintings, but also launching his card line “Apartment on Belmont.”

MURAL TOURS: And here’s what put the “walk” in tonight’s Art Walk:

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(WSB photo by Patrick Sand)

As previewed here last night, Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Clay Eals led two walking tours of the historic murals in The Junction. (Read the backstory here.)

Next West Seattle Art Walk is the second Thursday, as usual, but it won’t be West Seattle Summer Fest Eve as it is most years, since the night before the festival is the first Thursday.

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