WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: First-ever Low Rider Block Party

While you can’t drive on the block of 17th SW immediately north of Roxbury this afternoon, you can admire cars on display at the first-ever Low Rider Block Party.

Along with the cars, there’s an abundance of art – some being made, some being sold:

Performances too! The mini-festival continues until 6 pm (and has a vaccination booth on the south end of the block until 5). The Low Rider Block Party was organized by nearby Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery, with support from the city.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: First-ever Low Rider Block Party"

  • Brian August 7, 2021 (3:42 pm)

    Heck yeah. Very cool. 

  • Chet August 7, 2021 (3:57 pm)

    nice if they would have warned their neighbors a bit ahead of time. 

    • WSB August 7, 2021 (4:14 pm)

      Sorry, we didn’t even hear about this until happening onto a city tweet about it yesterday.

      • M.B. August 7, 2021 (6:08 pm)

        I’ve been seeing Facebook postinfs/ads in the Whute Center and/or West Seattle group(s) for a few weeks.

        • WSB August 7, 2021 (6:33 pm)

          Not everyone hangs out on that platform, and algorithms prevent many people from even seeing all the posts by entities/people they follow. We keep an open-to-all, no-algorithms, no-membership-required website, and most of the events we feature are from announcements sent by organizers (etc.). Not complaining, I just mentioned we hadn’t received an announcement as a means of apologizing to the other commenter that we hadn’t mentioned it sooner. Glad we did hear in time to include it in today’s list and cover it! – TR

    • S.Dot August 7, 2021 (6:00 pm)

      Celebrating culture and highlighting lifestyle and art all while bringing “Neighbors” together peacefully might have been worth the 2 block detour…

  • soosan August 7, 2021 (5:58 pm)

    Oh man! Wish I wasn’t working — this looks great.

  • Jeepney August 7, 2021 (6:08 pm)

    Beautiful cars, great vibe.

    • BlairJ August 7, 2021 (11:00 pm)

      And some booths with local artists showing their work.   Nice event.

  • Jimmy August 8, 2021 (12:42 am)

    Heck yeah! Feel bad for missing it, will definitely attend next year. Probably have hollered and given the thumbs up to a few of the participants

  • Jimmy August 8, 2021 (12:42 am)

    Very rad! Can’t wait for more

  • veda August 9, 2021 (12:09 pm)

    I jus i just want to add that. As a original lowrider head myself. I often find myself having the conversation about how there isn’t a lot of strong and real lowrider culture much these days in Washington state. Its always good seeing some real lowrider heads throughout Seattle and tacoma.However if you notice that there isn’t big stadium lowrider shows anymore in the NW. You either have to go to Vegas or California to see a real and big lowrider shows. But I just wanna show love and support. Seattle needs this.
    Im in the process of building me another lowrider truck here soon that will debut next year.

    We out here!..Thanks

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