Happening now: West Seattle Art Walk, Summer Fest eve & more

(Scroll down for updates as tonight’s Art Walk continues till 9 pm)

It’s officially West Seattle Summer Fest eve – streets are closed in The Junction as setup begins for the Friday-Saturday-Sunday festival. But it also enables extra fun for the Junction leg of the West Seattle Art Walk route tonight – with live performers in the street and in many of the venues. Here’s the list/map showing where you can go all over the peninsula. We’re covering it live – first official stop, though, is in Morgan Junction, where WSB sponsor West Side Yoga/Doga (NE corner of Fauntleroy/42nd) has art and live music:

The artist at WS Yoga/Doga is Emily Rieman from bestfriendphoto.com; they’re raising money tonight for Dogs Deserve Better. From Morgan Junction, we headed north to Admiral, where Art Walk night is opening night for The Cask (2350 California SW):

That’s The Cask proprietor Shon MacDughlas with some of what’s on hand at his “Old World ale/wine house.” (More in our preview from earlier this week.)

ADDED 7:07 PM: In The Junction – music! Here’s the band setting up outside West 5:

(added) And in action – the Yadda Yadda Blues Band!

Musicians already in action outside Twilight Artist Collective [video substituted later for originally published photo] – Musick Ward:

(There’s art inside too – here’s the preview, from the Art Walk website.) Outside Elliott Bay Brewery, Bubbleman was setting up – a Summer Fest eve fave:

At Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor), folks from West Seattle See Dogs are hanging out – with two of the guide-dogs-in-training – that’s Lucca in front, Mattie in back:

Also along California north of Oregon (which remains open as a through street, with California closed south of Oregon continuously to Edmunds, and closed for about a block north of Oregon) – you can get a jump on Summer Fest shopping, with JF Henry already in sidewalk-sale mode:

Next photos up will be from Bin 41, “your Junction wine shop” (WSB sponsor) – they’ve got music (including, in photo, a cappella singers Dave and the Dalmatians) AND guest winemakers.

Two doors south of Bin 41 is ArtsWest, which opens a new exhibition tonight, “Perennial Passages“:

The artists are there – from left, Susan K. Miller, Suze Woolf, Jacqui Beck, and Yuko Ishii. As with many of the exhibits/displays that are up for Art Walk night, theirs continues for the rest of the month (ending dates may vary, so always check with the venue, or just go and see what you see!). 8:41 PM UPDATE: Two more photos (and we have more for later, but we’re adding these before wandering back through the closed Junction streets) – the first buskers we spotted:

And Bubbleman, as he performed:

ADDED EARLY FRIDAY: A few more scenes – here’s video of Jeremy Serwer performing at TILA Real Estate:

Inside TILA, Northwest Hope and Healing was the beneficiary of an auction of glass floats from Shannon Felix‘s Avalon Glassworks:

Also in The Junction, Brunette Mix (WSB sponsor) proprietor BJ prepared for her Summer Fest sidewalk sale, with some help:

Inside Brunette Mix, artist Akiko Masker:

Next Art Walk: August 12th. But as we mentioned, many of the venues display art inbetween Art Walks too – just take a look around next time you visit anyone on the list!

6 Replies to "Happening now: West Seattle Art Walk, Summer Fest eve & more"

  • Alan Harrison July 8, 2010 (6:50 pm)

    Can’t wait to see you here at ArtsWest! We have the artists on hand for Perennial Passages, a great new show in the Gallery. Hey, listen – WS Blog scoop…

    For SummerFest…

    Buy a set of season tickets for only $159/6 plays (which is already like getting one play free), and you’ll also get:

    a $10 gift certificate good for anything at ArtsWest (concessions, another ticket, artwork, etc.)

    a free ticket to the Apprentice Production of “SIDE SHOW,” which opens on July 21 for a 2-week run.

    That’s a $25 value…free during SummerFest only! Just stop by ArtsWest and ask about it.

    • WSB July 8, 2010 (7:21 pm)

      thanks – we’ll get that in the main copy with the photo Patrick should be over taking right now … TR

  • Mr. Matt July 9, 2010 (2:43 am)

    Whoa, I want to see more of that Musick Ward footage – that sounded great!

  • k July 9, 2010 (7:19 am)

    i just love when the streets close in west seattle! had fun roaming around on a hot summer night!

  • Ilona July 9, 2010 (8:48 am)

    Had a great time last night. Love Yada Yada blues band. Living in West Seattle for a year and our first Art Walk (being an artist I say “shame on us!”). Thanks for the photos and videos and all the great work you do on this blog. Love this town!

  • Mike July 9, 2010 (12:06 pm)

    Had a great time with the West Seattle Art Walk last night. Lots of very talented artists out there so if you haven’t already, go look at their “stuff”!! Maybe buy some, they’ll appreciate it. :-)

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