Poster debuts: 6 weeks till West Seattle Summer Fest 2011!

Starting six weeks from today, West Seattle Summer Fest takes over The Junction for the three hottest days (regardless of the weather!) of summer – July 8, 9, 10. Today, the West Seattle Junction Association has gone public with the official 2011 West Seattle Summer Fest poster. For the design, they turned to one of West Seattle’s most artistically inclined entrepreneurs, Jeff Gilbert of the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) – who routinely designs grabby graphics for his own business’s online and offline promotions. In a news release, WSJA quotes Jeff as saying, “Being asked to design the poster for Summer Fest is the West Seattle equivalent of winning an Academy Award. I’ve been such a huge fan of the festival, every since I was a kid. More so now that I’m old enough to get in the beer garden! It’s an absolute honor to be asked to contribute to the West Seattle community.”

Also as part of the Summer Fest preps, this call for participation:

… we’re gathering performance ideas from the community. Calling all artists, dancers, and performers who’d like to showcase their talents in the heart of the festival. Performers will have a dedicated area (but not a stage) and a sound system. This a great opportunity for school groups, clubs, teams and specialized schools. Email to express your interest in performing.

WSB is proud to be among the festival’s co-sponsors again this year! P.S. Trying to remember what last year’s poster looked like? We published it here.

7 Replies to "Poster debuts: 6 weeks till West Seattle Summer Fest 2011! "

  • Cheryl May 27, 2011 (4:28 pm)


  • oldschool May 27, 2011 (5:15 pm)

    Is this what HiYu is called these days?

    • WSB May 27, 2011 (5:21 pm)

      Nope. Various events around West Seattle are affiliated with WS Hi-Yu Summer Festival, though in this case, it’s not an official Hi-Yu event – Hi-Yu usually participates, though, with its float and roving royalty! An old-timer, I believe (we’ve only been here 20 years), would tell you this started as the Junction sidewalk sale. – TR

  • kc May 27, 2011 (9:29 pm)

    Ok, dumb question…I’ve probably read hundreds of articles about this Hi-Yu thingy, but still have no idea what it is?! Is it a festival, a group, an organization?

  • cstar May 27, 2011 (9:38 pm)

    No offense to the seagull or designer but I think I prefer last year’s poster. Regardless, so excited for Summerfest! The best three WS days of the year as far as I’m concerned. I’m always exhausted at the end of it though. Note to self: take following Monday off.

  • I was here! 25 years! May 27, 2011 (9:46 pm)

    I think this is the old “Street Fair” or “Summer Street Fair” at the Junction. In the 80’s & 90’s not All the stores had Sidewalk sales going on for the fair. The stores would leave their doors open and just have people come through like usual, but they would have special sale tables or something going. The old Street Fair was smaller. It started by where the Chase Bank is now and ended at the South end of the block Northwest Art & Frame is on. Food booths were mixed in with all the other booths and there was no Sunday Farmer’s Market. The Children could ride ponies where the new park is now. I remember when they added the 1st inflatable toy to the fair and made a kiddy area my cousin LOVED. It was a bouncy house slide . . . GOOD TIMES! That was also the 1st time they cut traffic off through Alaska Street. In the old Street Fair, the traffic still went along Alaska as usual (correct me if I am wrong) and Fair going people had to wait for the cross-walk as usual. Lots of stuff has changed and lots is still the same. West Seattle is still the Best!

    What other details do people Remember?

  • Lonnie May 28, 2011 (10:25 am)

    How about the full size 3 day carnival that used to be at West Seattle Stadium followed by the all night dance at Jefferson Elemantary playfield?

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