West Seattle Blog... » West Seattle Art Walk http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:47:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 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.

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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.)

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West Seattle Art Walk night, and more of what’s up for your Thursday afternoon/evening http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-art-walk-night-and-more-of-whats-up-for-your-thursday-afternoonevening/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-art-walk-night-and-more-of-whats-up-for-your-thursday-afternoonevening/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:42:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288215


That’s the venue list/walking map for tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk – click it for a full-size version. The Art Walk tops our list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ART WALK NIGHT! 19 venues from Admiral to Sunrise Heights – the list changes each quarter, so take a look and see who’s ready to welcome you, 6-9 pm. Many artists/venues are previewed on the official Art Walk website – among them, West Seattle High School students presenting their work at Junction Plaza Park. WSB sponsors featuring artists include Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, where you’ll see Todd Martin‘s annual Halloween show ; at Wallflower Custom Framing, you’ll find West Seattle painter Patri O’Connor (along with beverages and soup from Admiral Bird); and Shelli Markee is at Click! Design That Fits, and co-working hub West Seattle Office Junction is highlighting art by Don DeLeva.

Also:

SOUTHWEST YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES OPEN HOUSE: 2-6 pm, come enjoy a barbecue and find out more about the resources you can access via SWYFS – details in our calendar listing. (Delridge/Alaska)

SEALTH OPEN HOUSE/CURRICULUM NIGHT: The annual event for Chief Sealth International High School students’ families is tonight, starting with dinner at 5 pm, open house at 6 pm. Details in the school newsletter. (2600 SW Thistle)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT: LGBTQ community members and friends are invited to the monthly event at the Senior Center of West Seattle (and dinner in The Junction), 6-9 pm. (Oregon/California)

WINE TASTING AND MUSIC: 7-9 pm, enjoy both at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – details here. (5612 California SW)

LOTS MORE GOING ON! See for yourself on our calendar.

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Happening now: West Seattle Art Walk, September 2014! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-september-2014/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-september-2014/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:11:14 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285319 From Admiral to The Triangle to The Junction to Morgan Junction, the September West Seattle Art Walk is on until 9 pm. Here’s the map/venue list. Photos to come – watch the WSB Instagram feed in the meantime.

8:01 PM: Had to divert to breaking news, but we made it to two stops and have a photographer at a third. First, at Mind Unwind/Treehouse Lounge in The Admiral District, even before tonight’s featured artist arrived, we found customers exploring creativity:

That’s Mariah and Justin. Then it was on to The Junction, where Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) is featuring two artists tonight – first, in a meet-the-maker event, it’s Steve Lawler of rePly Furniture:

Shelli Markee, best known for her wire birds on the Click! walls, is there too.

ADDED: West Seattle Cellars north of Morgan Junction had two artists tonight, too – Rich Lehl:

… and ET Marsden:

WS Cellars has free wine tastings every Thursday night, by the way, not just Art Walk nights. And it’s just steps away from West Seattle’s only co-working center, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor):

That’s the WSOJ team posing with some of the art on display in their quarters at 6040 California SW, where you’re invited to a free coworking meetup every Wednesday, noon-1:15 pm. Meantime, next month’s West Seattle Art Walk will be October 9th – in the meantime, many venues keep their displays up all month, so check the WSAW website and check out art in the days and weeks ahead.

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Happening now: West Seattle Summer Fest Eve, July Art Walk http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/happening-now-west-seattle-summer-fest-eve-art-walk/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/07/happening-now-west-seattle-summer-fest-eve-art-walk/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:33:42 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=278902

The streets are closed in the heart of The Junction and the party’s on – West Seattle Summer Fest eve, setup going on while, as the night began, Bubbleman made his traditional appearance outside Elliott Bay Brewery:

And as he performed, the setup continued (vendors don’t arrive until tomorrow morning, but the booths, stage, and other components need to go up tonight):

Some merchants got going on the Summer Fest sidewalk sale early – like Tom Henry of JF Henry (WSB sponsor):

There’s music in the street – some of it hasn’t even started yet (West 5 proprietor Dave Montoure told us things would get going around 8 pm outside his venue) – and WS Art Walk until 9.

As part of Art Walk, S. Tudyk is at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), where the Summer Fest pre-party also features Click! co-proprietor Frances Smersh introducing new jewelry. At Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), Clay Eals from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society was there for the ongoing show of photos celebrating the 30th anniversary of the high-level bridge:

The two photos with him are before – the old bridge – and after (aerial photo by Long B. Nguyen, whose work is often seen here on WSB). More to come.

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Happening now: West Seattle Art Walk, June 2014 edition http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-june-2014-edition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-june-2014-edition/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:21:00 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=276305 6:21 PM: Sun’s out and the West Seattle Art Walk is on – two dozen venues around West Seattle, welcoming you to come enjoy art and meet the artists, until 9 pm. See the map/list here; we’re out stopping at some of the venues – coverage to come.

(Added below over the ensuing two-plus hours, which also now have transitioned to drizzly weather post-8 pm…)

HOTWIRE ONLINE COFFEEHOUSE – WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE 30TH ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF

The party’s on the Hotwire (WSB sponsor) patio at 4410 California SW – among the guests, David Kelliher, who designed the T-shirt art for “Bridging the Gap” used for publication 30 years ago and gracing a commemorative T-shirt now:

Also there, Clay Eals, executive director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, which is presenting an exhibit of 19 historical photos spanning West Seattle bridges’ history – which dates back to the 1890s, as you’ll learn from an explanatory sign just inside Hotwire’s front doors. If you miss the chance to buy a T-shirt tonight – benefiting SWSHS – they’re also on sale at the museum (61st/Stevens, noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays) and at West 5 in The Junction.

iPHONE AMPLIFIERS AT CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS

Fritz Rud is at Click! (WSB sponsor) with his attention-grabbing creations:

Click! co-proprietor John Smersh says they’ll be on sale at least for the rest of the month, if not beyond – while they last; as explained on the Click! site, each of the no-power-supply-required creations is one of a kind.

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN TOUR POSTER-CONTEST ART AT WINDERMERE

The 20th annual West Seattle Garden Tour (co-sponsored by WSB) is coming up July 20th, and tonight, art from the WSGT poster contest is at Windermere in The Junction – as are many participating artists:

From left – this year’s winner Sue Madill, Gretchen Flickinger, Bonnie Bennedsen, Theresa Neinas, Sheila Lengle, Paul Illian, and Bob Tasler. Copies of the poster are on sale, as well as WSGT tickets. The tour raises money for local nonprofits; Sue’s contest-winning painting will be sold via silent auction on tour day, and the others’ work is available for purchase now.

RODOLFO RIOS GARZA AT WALLFLOWER CUSTOM FRAMING

Opening night tonight at Wallflower (WSB sponsor) in The Junction for Rodolfo Rios Garza‘s show “Arboles: Serenity, Beauty, and Mystery of Trees.” If you didn’t get there tonight, you can check it out at the gallery through July 8th.

Most if not all Art Walk venues continue displaying their highlighted exhibitions through the rest of the month, so you can continue Art Walk-ing around West Seattle in the days and nights ahead. Next Art Walk is an extra-special one – the annual West Seattle Summer Fest Eve edition, starting after the streets in the heart of The Junction close Thursday, July 10th, for festival setup – watch for more on that as July gets closer – and of course, there will be venues outside The Junction as well, as always.

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West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk; story time with SFD; low tide; wine; World Cup-watching… http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-story-time-with-sfd-low-tide-wine-world-cup-watching/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/06/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-story-time-with-sfd-low-tide-wine-world-cup-watching/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:58:07 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=276265

That’s the walking map for tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk, 6-9 pm at more than two dozen local venues. You’ll find art previews at wsartwalk.com, and we’ve heard directly from some of the venues/artists too:

‘BRIDGING THE GAP’ AT HOTWIRE: As previewed here last night – the first of several summertime events in honor of the 30th anniversary of the high-level West Seattle Bridge.

It’s at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) in collaboration with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society/Log House Museum, whose Bob Carney, exhibit volunteer, and Sarah Baylinson, museum manager, were at Hotwire last night to put up the exhibit. (4410 California SW)

CUSTOM iPHONE AMPLIFIERS: Stylish and West Seattle-made, amply explained on the Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) website – this is just one of the one-of-a-kind creations:

Creator Fritz Rud will “make his worldwide debut,” Click! says, at the shop during Art Walk tonight.

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN TOUR POSTER ARTIST: Sue Madill, whose design won this year’s WSGT poster-art contest, is the featured artist at Windermere West Seattle. (4526 California SW)

WINE PARTY AND ART … at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), with live music by Choro Tocando and art by Bill Reiswig, 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

ART WALK AT SHADOWLAND: Meet artist Bethany Alsin. (4458 California SW)

Also today/tonight:

LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS! Today, you’ll find Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists out right now, until 1:30 pm, at Constellation and Lincoln Parks. (Low tide, at 10:56 am, is -2.6 feet – that’s quite low, and the next three days will be lower still.)

FIREFIGHTER STORY TIME: 11 am, Southwest Library, one of the popular events with Seattle Fire Department members reading to little ones. (35th/Henderson)

WATCHING THE WORLD CUP: The international soccer championship series starts today, and West Seattle venues who’ve let us know they’re showing the games are The Bridge in Morgan Junction, Celtic Swell on Alki, and West Seattle Brewing in The Triangle. Anyone else? editor@westseattleblog.com – let us know!

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY TURNS 10: It’s the 10th anniversary of the Northwest Wine Academy on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus and the celebration coincides with the spring release of new wines, which you can taste and purchase during 2-7 pm events today, tomorrow, and Saturday. Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

MORE FOR TODAY/TONIGHT … on the calendar.

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Scenes from the West Seattle Art Walk, May 2014 edition http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-may-2014-edition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-may-2014-edition/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 01:42:48 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=272793

6:42 PM: Thanks to the folks at CAPERS in The Junction for sending a photo of Lisa DeFaccio “showing her fabulous water forms – do not miss.” Don’t let the natural water forms falling from the sky keep you at home (it’s lighter than it was earlier!) during tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk – lots of places and artists to check out (see the list/map/previews on the official WSAW website) between now and 9 pm.

ADDED 9:57 PM: We stopped at HomeStreet Bank in The Junction, where 17-year-old artist Charles Lenny was featured tonight:

The Art Walk website preview notes that he’s a Chief Sealth International High School senior who works mostly in watercolor layered with ink – and has work on display elsewhere, too. Next Art Walk will be June 12th.

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West Seattle scenes: WS Art Walk, April 2014 edition http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-april-2014-edition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/04/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-april-2014-edition/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:01:47 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=270199 West Seattle Art Walk – under way until 9 pm – extends beyond The Junction:

Our two stops tonight are reminders of that – and they are steps away from each other, just north of Morgan Junction. First we visited West Seattle Cellars (6026 California SW), where co-proprietor Jan Martindale is the featured artist. Her photographs are from her travels to Myanmar (Burma), as explained on the WSAW website. Thursdays are also the weekly nights for free tastings at WSC, and tonight they’re focusing on wines from the south of France.

Just to the south, at 6040 California SW, West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) is officially celebrating its new, larger location:

WSOJ is West Seattle’s only coworking-space provider. Tonight they’re showing the work of Cherylin Andre and James Zetterberg, along with celebrating the new space’s grand opening. Still time to get out into the night and make some stops, whether these or others in The Junction or Admiral – see the official map/venue list in the right sidebar of the official WSAW website.

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Photos: West Seattle Art Walk, March 2014 edition http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-march-edition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-march-edition/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:31:11 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=267611

7:31 PM: Had dinner already? Interested in a walk? Head out and wander a few stops on this month’s West Seattle Art Walk, on until 9 pm – first month it’s lighter later, thanks to Daylight Saving Time. Stop by the new location of West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), our area’s only coworking space (what you see above is just a small part of it) – 6040 California SW, and two artists. (added) Here they are – Cherylin Andre:

And James Zetterberg:

See the venue list/map in our West Seattle Thursday preview.

10:30 PM: Adding photos from our stops in The Junction, where Merryweather Books featured watercolors by Rebecca Rain, wearing the coolest hair decoration we saw all night:

Right across California, Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) was the place to meet Megan Auman (whose entrepreneurial workshop Friday night is sold out!):

At Twilight Gallery and Boutique, the group show In This Place opened tonight – local artist Kelda Martensen is one of five artists whose work is showcased:

Read more about it on Twilight’s website. And right around the corner at Easy Street Records, Heidi Barack‘s show opened tonight:

Read about the show here. And remember that most participating businesses’ shows are up all month, so even if you didn’t get out to see the art tonight, be on the lookout throughout March.

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West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk; ‘Preschool for All’ meeting; parenting talk; more http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-preschool-for-all-meeting-parenting-talk-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/west-seattle-thursday-art-walk-preschool-for-all-meeting-parenting-talk-more/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:36:40 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=267555

Thanks to Alki photographer David Hutchinson for yet another wonderful West Seattle view – the colorful sunrise, through the recently installed Luna Girls on Alki. Speaking of art – it’s West Seattle Art Walk night!

That’s the list of Art Walk venues; click the image for a full-size view. You can preview artists and venues at the official WSAW website here – and here are a few we’ve received info about via e-mail (see the top of our calendar page for information on sending event info):

NEW OFFICE JUNCTION LOCATION: Co-working space West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) has moved to 6040 California SW. Come see the new location and art by James Zetterberg and Cherylin Andre.

MEGAN AUMAN AT CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS (WSB sponsor): Details here. (4540 California SW)

REBECCA RAIN AT MERRYWEATHER BOOKS: Details here. (4537 California SW)

ART WALK WINE TASTING AT BIN 41: West Seattle winemaker Ryan Crane with Kerloo Cellars, 6-8 pm: “Splitting his time between West Seattle and Walla Walla, Ryan makes some killer and unique wines. …. His brand new rose will make an appearance at the tasting.” (4707 California SW)

Also tonight:

COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: Join the work party, 5-7 pm, as growing season gets started – details here. North side of SSCC campus. (6000 16th SW)

PRESCHOOL FOR ALL? WEST SEATTLE MEETING TONIGHT: Here’s our preview. It includes info on how to RSVP if you’re interested in the free child-care offer (for ages 2-8). Free dinner, too. 6-8 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

ART AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Not officially part of the Art Walk, but they’re opening a show by Heidi Barack, who, among other achievements, was “commissioned by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam to design buttons for their 2006 World Tour.” (California/Alaska)

SHAKESPEARE FOR DINNER: Dinner at 6, theater at 7:30 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroycheck here for info on how to see if there’s any room left! (9131 California SW)

PARENTING TALK: Free parenting talk with Renée Metty at The Cove School, 6:30 pm. (3430 California SW)

WINE CLUB AT C & P: Music, wine, appetizers at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

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Happening now: West Seattle Art Walk on Valentine’s Day eve http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-on-valentines-day-eve/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-on-valentines-day-eve/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:13:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=264934

If you head out to West Seattle Art Walk venues tonight, you’ll see a whole lot of Valentine inspiration. That includes the Hope Lutheran Preschool student art show at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW; WSB sponsor). Above – the three-year-olds’ Valentine-related art project, explained on the official Art Walk website. Hotwire is one of 18 venues where it’s Art Walk night until 9 pm; the map and other previews are in our list of today’s highlights.

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West Seattle scenes: Holiday-season people-watching http://westseattleblog.com/2013/12/west-seattle-scenes-holiday-season-people-watching/ http://westseattleblog.com/2013/12/west-seattle-scenes-holiday-season-people-watching/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 03:29:24 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=259962

The holidays are peak season for people-watching, with more people hosting and mingling than any other time of the year. Above, Dinah Brein and Santa Claus in the lobby of the historic Admiral Theater, which Dinah manages, as people arrived for this afternoon’s free Christmas movie. Yes, as usual, The Admiral *WILL* be open on Christmas Day – movies and showtimes are listed on its website.

Next: From the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce holiday party at newly relocated The Bridge:

In our photo from last Thursday’s party – a full house! – West Seattle Food Bank executive director Fran Yeatts and Charles Morgan from Jackson, Morgan & Hunt PLLC (WSB sponsor). Chamber members can keep an eye on their e-mail for details of next month’s annual meeting, at which a new officer slate is up for election; Nancy Woodland of WestSide Baby is in the running for chair, succeeding Dave Montoure of West 5, who becomes past president.

And people we met during this month’s West Seattle Art Walk and peninsula-wide Holiday Bazaar:

The holiday party at Brunette Mix (WSB sponsor) was more than a celebration – it was a fun(draiser) too. Cleveland High School junior Diana Greenaway is working to get more life-saving LifeStraw portable filters to kids in Kenya. Diana’s project continues – read about it here (you can donate via that page, too).

At West 5 on Art Walk/Holiday Bazaar night, we found the HH Goods team:

If you didn’t catch them that night, you might have seen them at other bazaars this holiday season – their website lists other appearances including Highland Park and South Park.

And at Wallflower Custom Framing (WSB sponsor), we photographed Jessica Creager, one of the featured artists in this month’s Puny Picture Show:

Since many of the Art Walk displays are kept up throughout the month, that means lots of handmade local art is available as last-minute gifts – browse the official Art Walk website for some names, venues, and ideas. (Next Art Walk is January 9th, second Thursday as usual.)

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Also tonight: Shop Late Thursday, West Seattle Art Walk, benefits, more! http://westseattleblog.com/2013/12/also-tonight-shop-late-thursday-west-seattle-art-walk-benefits-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2013/12/also-tonight-shop-late-thursday-west-seattle-art-walk-benefits-more/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:33:45 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=258854

(The meerkat is a “Puny Picture” you’ll see at Wallflower – info below)
Tonight’s the night! West Seattle Art Walk AND Shop Late Thursday AND multiple chances to do a good deed, all overlapping in some cases. Here are some of the highlights:

ART WALK EVERYWHERE: It’s the “Holiday Bazaar” expanded edition of Art Walk, 6-9 pm. And that makes it a gift shopper’s creative dream come true – with venues participating that aren’t even on the regular map, since it’s an all-out shopping event. Check wsartwalk.com for a sampling of artists/venues. And here are some of the previews we’ve received directly (and have been in our Holiday Guide):

BRUNETTE MIX HOLIDAY PARTY: It’s a party AND a benefit to ensure clean water for kids, at Brunette Mix (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, 6-9 pm. “It is specifically for LifeStraw, a very cool straw that cleans water before drinking, a very important thing to the kids in Kenya that will get them. Food, drinks and SWAG bags are part of the fun. We will also have chair massage and makeup applications.” (SW Oregon just west of California SW)

QUILT RAFFLE AT CAPERS: See the quilt at left? It’s a vintage Berl Baxter quilt, says Shari Sewell from Northwest Hope and Healing, which is raffling it tomorrow to raise money for NWHH’s breast-cancer-patient assistance fund. Tickets are $10, available on the NWHH website and 6-7 pm tonight at CAPERS, right before the winning ticket will be drawn at 7. CAPERS also has Cheryl Zahniser visiting for Art Walk. (4525 California SW)

PUNY PICTURE SHOW AND BENEFIT AT WALLFLOWER: 6-9 PM at Wallflower Custom Framing (WSB sponsor):

It’s NOT the little things… It’s the Puny Things! Our 5th Annual Puny Picture Show & Benefit is Here! The pictures are small, sure, but each are made with huge hearts. Supporting local artists, arts, community while enjoying Holiday Cheer with friends.

Akiko Masker
D. Lisa West
Jack Crawford
Jessica Creager
kelly rae cunningham
Michelle Salazar
Jennifer Zwick
Taylor Reed
Jay Lonnee
Sean Jordan
Ali Serra
Christopher Balder
Michelle Smith-Lewis

Pasado’s Safe Haven is our beneficiary this year.

(4735 42nd SW)

SALE AT WEST SEATTLE CYCLERY: 20 percent off everything at West Seattle Cyclery (WSB sponsor), until 9 tonight – that’s “20 percent off MSRP on EVERYTHING IN THE STORE,” says proprietor Brad Loetel, with “an additional 10 percent off all clearance items.” (4508 California SW)

CLICK! TRUNK SHOW: At Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor), it’s trunk-show night “with Erica Gordon, a local blacksmith-turned-jeweler, and our own Frances Smersh, a jeweler-turned-painter” (work seen above) per co-proprietor John Smersh, 6-9 pm. (4540 California SW)

HABERDASHERY FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Fashion Event at Twilight Gallery, 6-9 pm. “Celebrate the holiday season with this preview and trunk show of the innovative designs of Jonquil & Mr. Black and Lovewell Couture, created by local designers Jordan Christianson and Brenda Bryan. Come join our holiday party and fashion show to find your holiday gifts by these local designers and our special guest jeweler Amy Clem of Dirty Pretty!” (4306 SW Alaska)

DENNY BOOK FAIR AT B&N: If you’ll be shopping tonight at Westwood Village, don’t miss the Denny International Middle School Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, 6-8 pm, a chance to have part of your book-purchase proceeds go to the school, and more: “Events include a scavenger hunt for students, student art displayed in the café, Denny orchestra ensemble playing music from 6:30-7, and open mic poetry, story reading in the café from 7-8pm. If you tell the clerk at check out, a portion of sales will go to Denny. Great way to get some holiday shopping done and support our school.”

BENEFIT EVENT AT OLA SALON: Thanks to Teri for this photo (added 7:51 pm) from the Transitional Resources benefit under way right now at Ola Salon in Luna Park:

That’s Emily from TR and Rachel from Ola. The event continues until 9 pm at the salon, with potential gift items including jewelry and fashion.

WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY TASTING: Can’t have a holiday party or big dinner for company without appetizers. Stop by 4-7 pm for ideas.

(Photo added 5 pm)
WS Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is at California/Fauntleroy/Morgan.

That’s just a sampling – get out and wander!

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Happening now: West Seattle Art Walk, October 2013 http://westseattleblog.com/2013/10/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-october-2013/ http://westseattleblog.com/2013/10/happening-now-west-seattle-art-walk-october-2013/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:45:42 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=252445

Pershing Hall – the new event venue created inside West Seattle’s historic American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle – is open right now for its first WS Art Walk night, featuring artist Jason Tang. Art Walk is on until 9 pm, and here’s the map/list showing who else is open:

Can’t decide where to go? Preview some of the artists via the official Art Walk website at wsartwalk.com.

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