West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle Art Walk http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:54:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 West Seattle Art Walk scenes: Sheila Lengle’s benefit show; Deanna Baldi at Click! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-art-walk-scenes-sheila-lengles-benefit-show-deanna-baldi-at-click/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-art-walk-scenes-sheila-lengles-benefit-show-deanna-baldi-at-click/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:43:21 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325382 Two scenes from tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk, both in The Junction on California between Oregon and Alaska:

That’s Sheila Lengle, who spent the evening at Windermere West Seattle (4526 California SW), where her show “Prevail!” raised money to fight breast cancer, which she has survived. As the preview of her show noted, creativity was a pathway to healing for her, resulting in bright, beautiful paintingss.

A few doors south, Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; WSB sponsor) is featuring the work of Deanna Baldi (and shared this photo of her, taken tonight):

As you can see, her work is also inspired by the world of plants – her paintings “strive to capture the essence of beauty in bloom,” she says. They’ll be at Click! until next month’s Art Walk, which will be November 12th (remember that WSAW is a great night for artful holiday shopping, especially in November and December).

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/west-seattle-art-walk-scenes-sheila-lengles-benefit-show-deanna-baldi-at-click/feed/ 0
HAPPENING NOW: Art everywhere, on September’s West Seattle Art Walk night http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/happening-now-art-everywhere-on-septembers-west-seattle-art-walk-night/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/happening-now-art-everywhere-on-septembers-west-seattle-art-walk-night/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:56:55 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322450

Second Thursday means lots of art around West Seattle – our first stop is C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), where our crew spotted this chalk art outside, and will be talking with painter Jennifer Carrasco inside. It’s Art Walk night until 9 pm – more info on the official WSAW website!

ADDED 7:08 PM: Happening now at a longtime Art Walk stop, Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; WSB sponsor):

That’s artist Deanna Baldi, with her “Morpheus and Adonis series of pyrographic paintings (the Greek names refer to poppies and anemone flowers she paints),” per Click! co-proprietor John Smersh, who shared the photo.

Also in The Junction:

Twilight Gallery (4306 SW Alaska) is open for tonight’s Art Walk after some recent renovations – stop in!

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/happening-now-art-everywhere-on-septembers-west-seattle-art-walk-night/feed/ 0
West Seattle Thursday: WS Art Walk, Delridge Grocery farm stand, Chipotle opening day, ArtsWest opening night, and more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-thursday-ws-art-walk-delridge-grocery-farm-stand-artswest-opening-night-and-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-thursday-ws-art-walk-delridge-grocery-farm-stand-artswest-opening-night-and-more/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:26:27 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322388 Second Thursday of the month means tonight brings the September edition of the West Seattle Art Walk! Here’s the venue list/map (which changes quarterly – this is the third Art Walk of summer quarter):

(Click image to see the full-size view)
As you make your plan for tonight, you’ll find previews on the official Art Walk website. Art Walk hours are 6-9 pm.

Also today/tonight:

CHIPOTLE OPENING DAY: Today is the announced opening day for Chipotle Mexican Grill in The Junction, as reported here last month.

(Photo shared by Michael, added Thursday evening)
**11:54 am update – we went by to check, and the restaurant is indeed open, and busy.** (4730 California SW)

FRESH PRODUCE ON DELRIDGE: Second-to-last chance this summer to buy farm-fresh produce at the Delridge Grocery Farm Stand, 4-7 pm. While you’re there, talk to reps from DG (which is a WSB sponsor) about membership, to help them make the final push to open their permanent storefront nearby – if you’re not a member already! (5455 Delridge Way SW)

TOAST THE Y AT EBB: From Elliott Bay Brewing Company in The Junction: “Tonight at 5 pm Elliott Bay Brewery will have a toast in honor of our special YMCA fundraising art exhibit. Local photos by photographer Erik Holen are being sold for $75 apiece. Elliott Bay and the Carden family will match and donate all proceeds to the YMCA expansion project. Come by and raise a glass.” (4720 California SW)

JENNIFER CARRASCO AT C & P: 6-8 pm, meet artist Jennifer Carrasco at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), where she’s been teaching classes, with a new series coming up. See her work and that of those who’ve been meeting with her to make and talk art. More info in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! 50+ LGBTQ people and friends are invited to meet at Senior Center of West Seattle for socializing at 6 pm, then proceeding to dinner at a local restaurant. No sign-up required – just show up! (SW Oregon & California SW)

OPEN HOUSE: 6-8 pm, one of Morgan Junction’s newest businesses, GoodMed, invites you to stop in for an open house. (6553 California SW)

OPENING NIGHT FOR ‘AMERICAN IDIOT’: At ArtsWest Playhouse, this is opening night for “Green Day‘s American Idiot,” curtain at 7:30 pm. (4711 California SW)

AND THERE’S MORE … on our calendar.

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-thursday-ws-art-walk-delridge-grocery-farm-stand-artswest-opening-night-and-more/feed/ 3
West Seattle Art Walk scene: Jessie Summa Russo @ Hotwire http://westseattleblog.com/2015/08/west-seattle-art-walk-scene-jessie-summa-russo-hotwire/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/08/west-seattle-art-walk-scene-jessie-summa-russo-hotwire/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 03:28:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=319854

On our way to the Hiawatha concert, we had time for just one stop on the West Seattle Art Walk – so we visited WSB flagship sponsor Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW in The Junction), which is showing the work of Jessie Summa Russo this month. The work she’s showing fuses her interests and backgrounds in both music and graphic design (note the decorated vinyl toward the right of our photo). You still have half an hour to get out to Art Walk venues of your choice (the map/list is in our West Seattle Thursday preview); you can also enjoy most artists’ work at participating venues all month long, while you’re out shopping/sipping/dining.

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/08/west-seattle-art-walk-scene-jessie-summa-russo-hotwire/feed/ 1
VIDEO: West Seattle Summer Fest Eve in The Junction! WS Art Walk too. http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/happening-now-west-seattle-summer-fest-eve-in-the-junction/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/happening-now-west-seattle-summer-fest-eve-in-the-junction/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 01:39:58 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=316106

6:39 PM: The barricades are up and people are walking in the street – must be West Seattle Summer Fest Eve in The Junction! The festival itself officially starts at 10 am tomorrow (see the basics here) but with the streets closed to vehicles – aside from those involved in setup, like the one in which festival producer Oliver Little and West Seattle Junction Association director Susan Melrose just rode by:

With outdoor dining/drinking areas set up, and live music at some venues, tonight brings a party all its own, especially with West Seattle Art Walk under way. Wander over to 42nd SW, across from Jefferson Square, where you’ll find artist Jessica Creager at Wallflower Custom Framing (WSB sponsor):

More to come! Better yet, just come down and see for yourself. And take the chance to play in the street, before all the tents get set up…

7:06 PM: Another Art Walk stop is Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) on California north of Alaska, where artist Hannah Viano is featured tonight:

Also at Click! – a Summer Fest sale! Outside *and* inside throughout the festival – check out the details here.

Another important reminder tonight: The bus reroutes are now in effect:

We have them all linked here – each route, and the PDF describing where the stops have moved to, from now through late Sunday night.

7:42 PM: Sweet sounds from the Jazz Night School All-Star Big Band – we have a minute of video:

They’re playing outside West 5, one of the places you’ll find outdoor seating set up just for the festival. Another one is Bin 41, which has a “wine garden” going, while The Beer Junction, of course, has a beer garden.

8:31 PM: The tent, stage, and ride setup work is getting more intense, but it’s still a beautiful night to stop down. We’ll add a few more photos back at HQ. (Like this one …)

(Photo by Duane Bakke – starring Peg)

Watch for one more round of Summer Fest info later tonight – and then we’ll see you at the festival tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday!

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/happening-now-west-seattle-summer-fest-eve-in-the-junction/feed/ 5
West Seattle Thursday: ‘Summer Fest Eve’; Art Walk; more http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/west-seattle-thursday-summer-fest-eve-art-walk-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/west-seattle-thursday-summer-fest-eve-art-walk-more/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:37:14 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=316048 Kicking off our look ahead to the rest of your Thursday – it’s West Seattle Summer Fest Eve, starring the July West Seattle Art Walk!

The Art Walk poster image changes quarterly – this time around, it’s by Clare Johnson. And the venue list shuffles a bit each quarter too – here’s the new one:

While you’re visiting the Junction venues – which include WSB sponsors Click! Design That Fits (featuring Hannah Viano and a Summer Fest sale!), Emerald Water Anglers, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, and Wallflower Custom Framing (featuring Jessica Creager) – enjoy the chance to wander in the streets, since the Summer Fest closures start at 6 tonight, as does the Art Walk (more venue previews, including those outside The Junction, on the official website). Besides the art, as previewed here earlier this week, tonight also includes:

*Magic and music offered by Elliott Bay Brewing Company, starting at 6
*Music offered by West 5, starting at 7
*(added) Outdoor beer garden at The Beer Junction – setting up once the streets are closed, plus a tasting event with Lagunitas Brewing 5-8 pm, five beer samples for $4

(Anything else scheduled? editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks! And stand by for another Summer Fest preview later this afternoon!)

Also tonight:

WINE TASTING & LIVE MUSIC: Monthly event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm – bring an appetizer to share, bring a friend, have a great time! (5612 California SW)

And a note for today:

COLMAN POOL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: The first of this summer’s two multi-day swim-meet closures starts today and continues through Saturday.

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/west-seattle-thursday-summer-fest-eve-art-walk-more/feed/ 2
2 nights to 2015 ‘West Seattle Summer Fest Eve’ in The Junction: Art Walk and more http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/2-nights-to-2015-west-seattle-summer-fest-eve-in-the-junction-art-walk-and-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/2-nights-to-2015-west-seattle-summer-fest-eve-in-the-junction-art-walk-and-more/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 03:22:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=315918

That’s artist Mindi Katzman, who we photographed this afternoon as she put up her new show at CAPERS in The Junction today, getting ready for Thursday night’s West Seattle Art Walk. (Mindi also created the distinctive trophies for last year’s West Seattle Car Show; read about her new CAPERS show here.) While WSAW happens on the second Thursday evening EVERY month, the July edition is our favorite because it coincides with what’s informally known as “West Seattle Summer Fest Eve” – the streets in the heart of The Junction close by 6 pm Thursday for festival setup, and that’s when WS Art Walk begins. Here’s how to plan your Summer Fest Eve:

*Art Walk venues/previews – wsartwalk.com
*Entertainment in the street – Per wsjunction.org‘s Summer Fest Eve preview:
–Magic & music at Elliott Bay
–Music at West 5

Or just come stroll in the street, watch the festival zone take shape, have dinner at a Junction restaurant. Get your Summer Fest going early – see you in the street Thursday night. (P.S. Anybody else with something special in The Junction on WSSF Eve – let us know! editor@westseattleblog.com)

*The basics
*The music
*The kid stuff
*The transit info

…more tomorrow!

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/2-nights-to-2015-west-seattle-summer-fest-eve-in-the-junction-art-walk-and-more/feed/ 1
West Seattle Art Walk scene: Julee Nicklaus at VAIN http://westseattleblog.com/2015/06/west-seattle-art-walk-scene/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/06/west-seattle-art-walk-scene/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 03:25:47 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=313280

Haven’t been out to the monthly West Seattle Art Walk yet tonight? You have until 9 pm – find the map/venue list in our daily preview, pick a spot, and go! Maybe VAIN (4513 California SW; WSB sponsor) in The Junction, where you’ll find Julee Nicklaus, whose show “Expressive Espresso” features work painted in coffee! Remember that most shows debuting on Art Walk night (like this one) are up at the host businesses/venues for the rest of the month, so if you just couldn’t get out tonight … stop by another time soon.

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/06/west-seattle-art-walk-scene/feed/ 0
West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk; SLHS graduation; cruise reception; more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/06/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-slhs-graduation-cruise-reception/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/06/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-slhs-graduation-cruise-reception/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:30:38 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=313225

It’s West Seattle Art Walk night! That tops our quick look at what’s ahead for the rest of your Thursday. The Art Walk runs 6-9 pm – here’s the list/map of where you’re invited to come see art, and, at many stops, to meet the artists:

Make your plan by browsing the artist/venue previews on the official WS Art Walk website.

Also happening later today/tonight:

STORMWATER POLLUTION SOLUTIONS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD: Come to a community-planning workshop for pollution reduction in the Longfellow Creek Watershed, at the bioswale in the Denny International Middle School parking lot this afternoon! 3:30-5 pm. RSVP if you can to peterdonaldson50@gmail.com, or just show up! (2601 SW Kenyon)

POP-UP JEWELRY SHOW AT THE LONGHOUSE: 5:30-8:30 pm, stop by the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse for a pop-up jewelry show by Heidi Leonard. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

TOTEM CRUISE INFO/RECEPTION: All are welcome at the Log House Museum 6-8 pm tonight, not only to find out about the upcoming Totem Pole Cruise, but also to enjoy chowder and treats and hear about local history, as previewed here. (61st/Stevens)

CONGRATS, SLHS CLASS OF 2015! Seattle Lutheran High School‘s Class of 2015 graduates tonight at 7:30 pm in the Menashe Family Gym on campus. (4100 SW Genesee)

WINE CLUB AT C & P: 7 pm, wine, music, and art at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – more in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

MORE FOR TODAY/TONIGHT/TOMORROW/BEYOND … there for the browsing, when you visit our calendar.

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/06/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-slhs-graduation-cruise-reception/feed/ 0
HAPPENING NOW: West Seattle Art Walk, May 2015 edition http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-may-2015-edition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-may-2015-edition/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 03:01:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=310370 One spotlight stop tonight:

Cheryl Robinson is the featured artist at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. See and read about her paintings and ceramics on the official West Seattle Art Walk website. (Click! is at 4540 California SW, and Art Walk is on until 9 pm – see the full venue list/map in today’s daily preview.

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-may-2015-edition/feed/ 0
VIDEO: Scenes from West Seattle Art Walk, April 2015 edition http://westseattleblog.com/2015/04/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-april-edition-2/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/04/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-april-edition-2/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:48:01 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=306661

(WSB photos by Torin Record-Sand)
This month’s West Seattle Art Walk is on until 9 pm – and at one of the stops, Twilight Gallery and Boutique (4306 SW Alaska), you’ll find Rebecca Rose and her wearable sculptures. It’s opening night for her show “The Spinster and the Carpenter.” If you can’t get there tonight, you’ll also find her giving a talk on Saturday night (April 11th), 6-8 pm. The full list of tonight’s Art Walk venues is in our daily preview published this morning; we’ll add scenes from a few more stops soon.

8:28 PM: At Emerald Water Anglers (42nd/Oregon; WSB sponsor), Little Edie‘s performing bluegrass:

At C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Mary McGough‘s show has a story behind its title “True Start“:

As noted in the announcement, it’s her first solo show, decades after she showed art at Seattle Center while in kindergarten!

P.S. Missed tonight’s Art Walk? It’s on the second Thursday of the month, year-round, so make plans to explore venues and meet artists on May 14th. You can also refer to the aforementioned venue list while you’re out and about in the days ahead – many shows stay up for the rest of the month at participating locations.

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/04/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-april-edition-2/feed/ 1
Happening now: West Seattle Art Walk, almost-spring edition http://westseattleblog.com/2015/03/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-almost-spring-edition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/03/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-almost-spring-edition/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:46:40 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=303734 Until 9 pm, get out and enjoy the West Seattle Art Walk – we’ve made a few stops in The Junction:

That’s Michael Doyle, an illustrator who’s at VAIN (4513 California SW; WSB sponsor) for the opening reception of “32 Teacups,” described as “a show about secrets, dreams, and time travel.” Along with his illustrations … you’ll see these teacups:

He explains the inspiration: A friend of his had a dream about him, his art, and teacups. So he built the show around her dream – including the teacups. If you miss it tonight, don’t worry, his show is there through April.

At Wallflower Custom Framing (4735 42nd SW; WSB sponsor), oil painter/photographer Taylor Reed is showing her work:

The description of her show notes, “Most recently she has been inspired by gold, silver and copper leafing combined with oils, sometimes using it as a mere accent, and others to fill the canvas with the warmth that it brings.”

More to come … and if you missed the map/venue list earlier, find it in our West Seattle Thursday highlights.

8:01 PM: At Emerald Water Anglers (4502 42nd SW: WSB sponsor), this Art Walk night brings not only art, but another edition of Writers on the Fly:

Martha Silano is reading from her book of poetry “Reckless Lovely.” Video when we’re back at HQ. You’ll also find the art of Leah Hemberry Ricketts at EWA.

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/03/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-almost-spring-edition/feed/ 0
Happening tonight: First West Seattle Art Walk of 2015! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/happening-tonight-first-west-seattle-art-walk-of-2015/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/happening-tonight-first-west-seattle-art-walk-of-2015/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:21 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=297547

Every quarter, the West Seattle Art Walk changes up its poster art and venue list – some new, some continuing – and so, with two hours until this month’s WSAW begins, we present the new versions of both.

So which artists will you see when you go out to tonight’s Art Walk, 6-9 pm? Check out the previews on the official website, where you’ll also find the full-size venue list. (And if you’re looking for what else is up tonight, check our calendar.)

http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/happening-tonight-first-west-seattle-art-walk-of-2015/feed/ 5
Scenes from November 2014 West Seattle Art Walk! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/happening-now-november-2014-west-seattle-art-walk/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/happening-now-november-2014-west-seattle-art-walk/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:17:04 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=292062

Until 9 pm, it’s West Seattle Art Walk night around the peninsula! Above, artists and spouses Kate Endle and Chris Ballew are at CAPERS, as previewed in our daily highlights list earlier today. South to Morgan Junction:

Office Junction (WSB sponsor) is at 6040 California SW. And back in The Junction, wearable art is part of the new group show at Twilight Gallery:

Adding more when our crew gets back!

10:17 PM: Click ahead for three more views from our two stops:

Chris Ballew at CAPERS:

Also there – Chief Sealth International High School students selling the benefit West Seattle Wildlife calendar featuring photos by Mark Wangerin:

And at Twilight, we met Jennifer Charkow from Stone Crow Designs:

Most of the displays highlighted during Art Walk are up all month long, so if you missed the chance to enjoy art tonight, you’re not entirely out of luck.

http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/happening-now-november-2014-west-seattle-art-walk/feed/ 0
Three West Seattle Junction scenes from October 2014′s Art Walk http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/three-west-seattle-junction-scenes-from-october-2014s-art-walk/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/three-west-seattle-junction-scenes-from-october-2014s-art-walk/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:07:07 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288339 From three stops on tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk map, all in The Junction:

West Seattle High School artist Audrey Martin was showing work in a tent. A ShelterBox tent, to be specific, set up in Junction Plaza Park for Art Walk night, as a pop-up location for the work of Audrey and other student artists, presented by the Rotary Club of West Seattle‘s Rotaract group. Also in The Junction, an early Halloween:

Artist Todd D. Martin has “Haunted” work on the walls at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) – which was decorated spookily for the night, including lights and sound effects. Luminarias too! From there, we headed to Wallflower Custom Framing (also a WSB sponsor), which is hosting work by Patri O’Connor this month:

It’s always a party at Wallflower on Art Walk night – proprietor Courtney Sievertson (right) had another special guest – Heidi Herr from Admiral Bird:

Heidi brought beverages and soup. While the treats offered at many Art Walk venues are generally just for WSAW night itself, most shows are up for the entire month, so if you missed them tonight, stop by sometime soon! The list and map are on the WSAW website. (And set a reminder for the November Art Walk – great time to find unique holiday gifts – Thursday, November 13th.)

http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/three-west-seattle-junction-scenes-from-october-2014s-art-walk/feed/ 1