West Seattle festivals – West Seattle Blog… https://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:07:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 COUNTDOWN: 1 week to first-ever West Seattle Beer and Music Festival! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/countdown-1-week-to-first-ever-west-seattle-beer-and-music-festival/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/countdown-1-week-to-first-ever-west-seattle-beer-and-music-festival/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:44:16 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925714 Got your ticket(s) yet for the first-ever West Seattle Beer and Music Festival? It’s now one week away! The festival spans Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, presented by local organizers at the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction (4736 40th SW). We have more information today about its highlights, including the music lineup, which the WSBMF team describes as “based on soul and funk”:


The Sips and Bites schedule is a great lineup of WS restaurants paired up with festival breweries for a pop-up food and beer pairing.

*VIP Showcase Sip and Bites Pairing features Raccolto restaurant and Deschutes Brewery Friday night

*Saturday Day VIP Showcase: Admiral Bird sweet and savory waffles and the WS Taprooms (Beer Junction, Ounces Taproom, and Beveridge Place ) and their surprise brewery!

*Saturday night VIP Showcase: Hitchcock Deli in Georgetown and Urban Family Brewing!

Friday night also features
*B’s Po Boy and Hellbent Brewing Company
*Arthurs and Machine House Brewery

Saturday day session also includes
*Matador and Modern Times Beer
*Roxbury Lanes and Rainier Brewery
*Full Tilt Ice Cream and Ten Pin Brewing

Saturday night session also includes
*The Point and Mac and Jacks
*West Seattle Bowl and pFriem Family
*Pesos Caribbean Food and Seattle-Lite Brewery

The festival also will feature the Barrel Lounge – “an incredible list of breweries and Barrel-Aged Beers and Library Beers” – as well as the Spirits Lounge, “a collaboration of four WS restaurants and four spirits,” each pairing resulting in one specialty cocktail. And did we mention that Sunday is “Dog Day,” including the CityDog Magazine Cover Dog Search? Organizers also want you to know, “If you purchase a ticket to Friday or Saturday sessions, that gives you free re-entry on Sunday, but you must have your bracelet and glass for re-entry!” There’s more to say but we’ll have to save it for another preview this weekend. Or – you can go explore the West Seattle Beer and Music Festival website right now, and buy your ticket(s) online too.

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COUNTDOWN: 9 days until 2018 West Seattle Car Show! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/countdown-9-days-until-2018-west-seattle-car-show/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/countdown-9-days-until-2018-west-seattle-car-show/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:27:37 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925620 (WSB photo, August 2017)

Still a lot of summer left – with big events ahead, including the 2018 West Seattle Car Show, presented again this year by West Seattle Autoworks and Swedish Automotive (both WSB sponsors). It’s happening 10 am-3 pm Saturday, August 25th, in the huge lot on the north side of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus. If you have a vehicle to show off, pre-registration is closed but you’re welcome to show up starting at 8 am on show day and sign up on the spot (info’s here). For visitors, admission is free and this year will include:

*City-presented Don’t Drip and Drive inspections

*SSC Automotive Technology students (whose program is supported by show proceeds) will be doing bulb safety checks

*West Seattle Kiwanis will be barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs you can buy for lunch

*Northwest Wine Academy‘s wine garden open for wine and coffee; kids activities will be set up there too


*Adjacent Seattle Chinese Garden will be open for tours

This is the 11th year of the West Seattle Car Show, and WSB is a co-sponsor again this year – see you there!

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SPF30, PM REPORT: Sub Pop Records’ Alki celebration crescendo https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/spf30-pm-report-sub-pop-records-alki-celebration-crescendoes/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/spf30-pm-report-sub-pop-records-alki-celebration-crescendoes/#comments Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:58:47 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925251 (FOR COVERAGE FROM EARLIER IN THE DAY, go here)

6:58 PM: Evening is here and the final frenetic few hours of Sub Pop Records’ 30th-birthday party SPF30 are beginning. The crowd is thickening by the minute, and some are watching from the water:

Mudhoney‘s set is minutes away on the Harsh Realm stage at 57th/Alki. Shabazz Palaces is wrapping their set on the east side of the Bathhouse. More to come!

7:39 PM: Having some challenges with one signal provider so we’re behind on evening images. We will of course add when we can! Meanwhile, eyes on the sky:

Only the briefest of showers in the past six-plus hours. Just needs to hold out a few more.

8:32 PM: As featured in our first report, here’s the KEXP video stream:

At 9 pm, they’re scheduled to stream the last act of the night, Father John Misty. Here’s their clip of Beach House, the 8 pm band:

This is all supposed to end at 10 – remember that The Junction invites you to downtown West Seattle’s afterparty, including a DJ at West 5 (4539 California SW; WSB sponsor).

9:12 PM: Our Mudhoney clip remains stuck in cell hell. But Barry Devenney sent this photo of the crowd, during the band’s last song:

We just caught part of Father John Misty’s set, too. Lots more to add when we get back to HQ.

12:06 AM: Evening scenes! The crowd:

Hot Snakes:


Shabazz Palaces:

Beach House:


Here’s video by Tony Welch:

Father John Misty:

(Added Sunday: Video by Mark Jaroslaw:)

And as the party wrapped … Admiral Way was lined with people awaiting various forms of transportation, while the big tour-bus-size shuttles provided by Sub Pop circulated past.

P.S. We’re also adding more to our first report, which covered the afternoon and very-early evening.

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SPF30, 1ST REPORT: Sub Pop party is rocking Alki, rain and shine https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/happening-now-spf30-at-alki-rain-or-shine/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/happening-now-spf30-at-alki-rain-or-shine/#comments Sat, 11 Aug 2018 20:36:32 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925213 (SPF30 INFOLINKS: Music schedule here … transportation info here … food truck/vendor/etc. list here … video streaming here)

1:36 PM: At the Punky Stage on Alki Playfield, Caspar Babypants sang “Here Comes the Sun” shortly after opening his set at SPF30

It seems to have worked – we’re in a sunbreak as we type, starting our coverage of the huge Sub Pop Records 30th-birthday party, which is on at 4 stages (plus beer gardens, tents, and more) until 10 pm. The playfield is paradise for kids – along the west side, a big gathering of bouncy toys:

In the middle of the playfield, vendor/community tents include Alki Elementary PTA, steps from their school (here’s what they’re selling):

And the C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) tent makes its debut, with cold brew:

(Photo courtesy Bryan Jones)

Our coverage is just getting started. If you’re headed here, a few things you should know – really, don’t even try to park within a mile of Alki – we tried it before 1 pm and can vouch for the neighborhoods south of Admiral being full up. Meantime, Carolyn Newman sends a photo of the wait for the Water Taxi shuttle at Seacrest:

(Here’s all the Water Taxi info for today.) If you just can’t get here – KEXP is video-streaming some of the bands. Clicking the “play” button for this YouTube window should get you to their stream:

Here’s the streaming schedule.

2:18 PM: We’re still near the Punky stage, where The Not-Its are playing now.

Also among the organizations in mid-playfield booths, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, beneficiaries of some fundraising today including the guitar that’s being auctioned … demonstrated here by West Seattle’s highest-ranking politician:

(If you’re new, he’s King County Executive Dow Constantine.) Thanks to Clay Eals for that photo. Want to read about and/or bid on the guitar? Go here. Also note that SWSHS’s Log House Museum here on Alki (61st SW/SW Stevens) IS open today, and you can check out the new “Sound Spots” music exhibit there until 4 pm.

3:23 PM UPDATE: We’ve just wandered the rest of the site. Most of the food trucks are along 59th just south of Alki Ave (with a few others scattered elsewhere):

59th is also where you’ll find bike parking, on the tennis court:

Along Alki Ave. are the three stages – Loma just performed at the Flippity-Flop stage on the east side of Alki Bathhouse:

Nearby, just west of the KEXP booth, a water-bottle-refilling station:

In general, it’s not too crowded yet – still room to roam from the streets to the spectator zones. And the weather has behaved for the past few hours.

5:17 PM: The crowd is building. Here’s a quick clip of Clipping, last hour:

Each of the three main stages has two acts ahead, including the Fastbacks, scheduled to get going about now at the Loser stage (west side of Alki Bathhouse), Hot Snakes also set to have started minutes ago at the Harsh Realm stage on Alki Ave. at 57th. Meantime, transportation is still busy – someone we know was passed by enough full Route 50 buses to give up and walk here.

6:03 PM: The two aforementioned bands:

LATE NIGHT NOTES: We’ve added a few photos above. And if you haven’t already seen it, our evening coverage continued here.

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HAPPENING NOW: Join your neighbors at Delridge Day 2018 https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/happening-now-join-your-neighbors-at-delridge-day-2018/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/happening-now-join-your-neighbors-at-delridge-day-2018/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 19:13:16 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925196

Rain or shine, Delridge Day 2018 is on! Until 3 pm, lots of fun – and free food:

The hot dogs are courtesy of the Seattle Police Foundation, which sponsors the citywide Precinct Picnics, including the one that’s part of Delridge Day. You can also get a look at SPD specialty units’ gear, including the Dive Team:

Find out about community groups, too, including the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club:

Other groups, organizations, and agencies include Sound Transit, which is there to answer your questions about West Seattle light-rail planning. And you can enjoy music, dance, and other performances – see the schedule in our calendar. It’s all happening in the park at Delridge/Genesee/26th (with co-sponsors including WSB).

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Also tomorrow: Go play at Delridge Day! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/also-tomorrow-go-play-at-delridge-day/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/also-tomorrow-go-play-at-delridge-day/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 04:13:29 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925165

(WSB file photo)

One more reminder that tomorrow also brings this year’s Delridge Day – with kids’ field games planned along with music, cultural performances, vendors, community organizations, SPD’s Southwest Precinct Picnic (with free treats!), and skateboarding demos/competitions. It’s all happening at Delridge Community Center Park and the adjacent Delridge Skatepark, 11 am-3 pm Saturday, free! From our calendar listing, here are some of the scheduling specifics:

Main Music Stage

11 am Mode Music Studios students
12 Quarter Past 8 (rock)
1 pm Burley Mountain (country)
2 pm Moon Girl (ballads)

Cultural Stage

12 Dance Brazil (will be an adult and a youth performance)
1:15 Arabaka Trio
2:15 Otoqui Reyes e Hijos de Agüeybaná

The park is along SW Genesee between Delridge Way SW and 26th Avenue SW.

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2 days to SPF30 on Alki Beach: Food trucks, vendors, nonprofits you’ll find there https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/2-days-to-spf30-on-alki-beach-food-trucks-vendors-nonprofits-youll-find-there/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/2-days-to-spf30-on-alki-beach-food-trucks-vendors-nonprofits-youll-find-there/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:58:42 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924978

We’ve obtained even more advance info about SPF30 – the 30th-anniversary party for Sub Pop Records – at Alki Beach this Saturday, noon-10 pm. We mentioned a couple well-known local vendors in our previous preview – now, the full list of who and what you’ll find:

Food Trucks

Dumpling Tzar
Falafel Salam
Full Tilt Ice Cream
Grilled Cheeze Experience
Kiss My Grits
Little Yellow Food Truck / El Chapulin Oaxaqueno
Nosh Food
Rain City Hot Dogs
Soda Jerk
Tat’s Deli
Thai U Up
Where Ya At Matt


C & P Coffee
Husky Deli Ice Cream
Landscapes Cafe

SPF30 Retail Booth vendors

Alki Elementary PTA (face painting, etc.)
Barsuk Records
Caspar Babypants
Goatfish Board Game (West Seattle company)
K Records
Light in the Attic
Motley Zoo
Scarecrow Video
School Of Rock
She Shreds
Sublime Frequencies

Flatstock – poster sale
Poster artists:

Andrew Saeger
Barry Blankenship
Chelsea Wirtz
Eric Carnell
Kelsey Gallo
Mike Klay
Nichole Thompson
Rebecca Pirowitz
Shogo Ota
Victor Melendez

SPF30 Non-Profit Table List (Alki Avenue)

Advice Booth w/ Galeet & Geri
Historic Seattle
Puget Soundkeeper
Skate Like A Girl
Southwest Seattle Historical Society
STG Youth & Community Outreach programs
Totem Star
Vera Project
(added) Village of Hope/Black Prisoners Caucus
Washington Bus
Washington Ceasefire
West Seattle Helpline
Yes to SCS

Other helpful info:
Transportation/transit/parking/road closures
Band lineup/set times
KEXP‘s streaming plans

Anything you still want to know? We’re planning at least one more preview before Saturday arrives.

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SPF30 updates: Setup begins; a vendor you’ll recognize; the guitar you can bid on now; streaming plans… https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/spf30-updates-setup-begins-a-vendor-youll-recognize-the-guitar-you-can-bid-on-now-streaming-plans/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/spf30-updates-setup-begins-a-vendor-youll-recognize-the-guitar-you-can-bid-on-now-streaming-plans/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2018 21:50:58 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924906 With three days until Saturday’s SPF30Sub Pop Records‘ concert-filled 30th anniversary celebration at Alki Beach – we have four more updates:

SETUP BEGINS: Thanks to David Hutchinson for the photos showing stage setup today on both sides of the Alki Bathhouse. Above, west of the Bathhouse, is the Loser Stage; below, to the east, the Flippity-Flop Stage:

(Photo courtesy C & P Coffee Company)

Who’s playing when/where was announced two weeks ago; you can find it all fast on the right side of the main SPF30 webpage.

A VENDOR FIRST: The other two stages are Harsh Realm, at 57th/Alki, and Punky, at Whale Tail Park, where you’ll not only find kid-geared music but also this familiar vendor:

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) says this will be its first time with a pop-up outside the shop! They’ll be selling cold-brew coffee on Saturday. And another familiar West Seattle company will be nearby – Husky Deli. (We hope to have a full list of vendors for an upcoming update.)

FUNDRAISING GUITAR: Bidding is open online for this one-of-a-kind handmade guitar produced in commemoration of Sub Pop turning 30:

We got a look at it while covering the SPF30 volunteer orientation earlier this week. You can see it on display all week at Thunder Road Guitars (4736 California SW; WSB sponsor) in The Junction. It’s a fundraiser for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, a beneficiary of SPF30. To bid on it – and to find out more about it – go here.

STREAMING: Can’t (or don’t want to) go on Saturday, but want to catch some of the shows? KEXP has announced a video-streaming schedule, with viewing options including its website and YouTube channel. Go here to see which bands it’s streaming and when.

P.S. In case you missed it – here’s the SPF30 transportation plan (including road closures, parking for motorized and non-motorized vehicles, transit, etc.) as announced Tuesday.

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Sub Pop’s SPF30 celebration at Alki Beach: Here are the transportation plans – transit, parking, road closures, more https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/sub-pops-spf30-celebration-at-alki-beach-here-are-the-transportation-plans-transit-parking-road-closures-more/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/sub-pops-spf30-celebration-at-alki-beach-here-are-the-transportation-plans-transit-parking-road-closures-more/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2018 20:35:05 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924755

Now we’re four days away from Sub Pop Records‘ big SPF30 anniversary celebration at Alki Beach – noon-10 pm Saturday (August 11th), with four stages of music (here’s the schedule as announced last month). This afternoon, the final details of how to get there and back, and how to get around the Alki area even if you’re not going. The map above and info below were just made public by Sub Pop:

At this time, we’d like to share important details regarding street closures, public transportation schedules, parking and more.

Firstly and foremostly, PLEASE limit the number of cars coming in and out of West Seattle, don’t drive unless you really have to, and instead use some form of public transportation to get to SPF30!

King County Metro Transit has increased frequency for the Route 50 (Alki Service) to operate every 15 minutes.

In addition, the RapidRide C-Line has a couple of extra buses to assist with any overloaded buses, primarily while event-goers leave the Alki Beach area.

The King County Water Taxi between downtown Seattle and West Seattle is adding an extra boat with extra runs and extending hours of service.

In addition to the MV Doc Maynard running its regular Saturday service, the Water Taxi plans on running an extra boat (the MV Sally Fox) on the West Seattle route from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 7:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. These times are when we expect most people to be traveling to, and returning from, the event.

We strongly encourage you to purchase your Water Taxi tickets in advance. You can do so through the Transit GO app. Or use your ORCA card, for a reduced fare!

Three free shuttles will run within West Seattle throughout SPF30.
1. SW Alaska St. & 44th Ave. SW at the Metro stop
2. SW Admiral Way and SW Waite St.
3. Harbor Ave. SW in front of Don Armeni Boat Ramp
…to SPF30 at Alki Beach and back.

There will be at least one accessible shuttle for patrons with disabilities on each of these routes.

There will be a Bike Corral located at the tennis courts at Whale Tail Park operated by Bike Works.

There will also be bike shares at some strategic locations as well as staged throughout West Seattle. Look for bikes at these locations:

1. Alaska Junction
2. Admiral Junction
3. Port of Seattle Lot
4. Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal
5. Spokane St. Park and Ride
6. Water Taxi

Uber and Lyft will be managing the road closures for the festival in app. It will be best to catch a ride to and from the shuttle stops at the Alaska Junction and in the Admiral Neighborhood

There will be Lyft signage up at the Lyft Pickup/Drop-off zones.

Once more, with feeling: please do not drive to SPF30. But, if you must, please carpool, designate a driver and know that we will have a parking lot. The parking fee will be $20. Credit/debit cards and cash are acceptable forms of payment. Location is the 2500 block of Harbor Ave SW across from the 7-11.

From this lot you can either walk approx. 4 min. to Don Armeni Boat Ramp to catch a free shuttle, or rent a bike and ride the Alki Trail to the festival.

The parking lot closes at midnight on the day of the festival (Sat., Aug. 11). Unclaimed vehicles will be towed by noon the next day. Please no Rideshare vehicles.

We have accessible parking spots reserved exclusively for patrons with disabilities in two locations. We ask that you display your placard/hang tags when parking. Please note these spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

1. On 63rd Ave SW between Admiral Way and Alki Ave SW
2. On Alki Ave SW between 54th Ave SW and 56th Ave SW

Accessible parking hang tags/placards will get you through local access street closures to these parking spots.

Alki Ave SW will be closed between 56th Ave SW and 63rd Ave SW.
59th Ave SW will be closed from SW Stevens St. to Alki Ave SW.

There will be a local-access-only closure on Harbor Ave SW at California Way SW. Traffic will be turned back down Harbor Ave SW or diverted up California Way SW.

There will be lots of other local-access-only closures from SW Admiral Way down to Alki Ave SW, as well as a local-access-only closure at Bonair SW and Sunset Ave SW.

There will be festival staff and SPD helping to direct traffic at all of these closures.

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5 days to SPF30: Briefing for volunteers who’ll be helping at Saturday’s Sub Pop event on Alki https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/5-days-to-spf30-briefing-for-volunteers-wholl-be-helping-at-saturdays-sub-pop-event-on-alki/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/5-days-to-spf30-briefing-for-volunteers-wholl-be-helping-at-saturdays-sub-pop-event-on-alki/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2018 05:23:22 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924695

Just five days until the Sub Pop Records 30th anniversary party at Alki Beach – noon-10 pm next Saturday (August 11th), with 18 bands on four stages (see the schedule here). Tonight, volunteers gathered at the beach for a briefing and T-shirt distribution – here’s what you’ll see them wearing on Saturday:

With the band list and schedule out, the final details yet to come primarily involve the final transportation plan, including road closures, and we’re expecting that tomorrow. It’s been five months since Sub Pop started bringing updates to neighborhood meetings, seven months since SPF30 was announced.

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COUNTDOWN: One week to Delridge Day! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/countdown-one-week-to-delridge-day/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/countdown-one-week-to-delridge-day/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2018 01:37:57 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=924536

Just a week until eastern West Seattle’s biggest event of the summer – Delridge Day! The festival is set for 11 am-3 pm Saturday, August 11th, in the park outside Delridge Community Center (Delridge/26th/Genesee), and Pete Spalding shared info today on what you can expect to see – two stages of music and cultural performances, ~40 vendors, lessons and competitions at adjacent Delridge Skatepark with Skate Like A Girl, Seattle Police‘s Southwest Precinct Picnic with specialty-unit demonstrations plus free hot dogs, chips, and drinks … Pete says a classic rig from the Last Resort Fire Department will be there too. (Among those with booths, as mentioned here earlier this week, Sound Transit – so bring your questions about West Seattle’s future light rail!) Schedule details are in our calendar listing. Co-sponsors include WSB – see you there!

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Last chance to visit the 2018 Alki Art Fair https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/happening-now-last-chance-to-visit-the-2018-alki-art-fair/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/happening-now-last-chance-to-visit-the-2018-alki-art-fair/#respond Sun, 29 Jul 2018 22:28:27 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=923913

You have a little more time to go browse at the beach as the 2018 Alki Art Fair (co-sponsored by WSB) continues until 6 pm. More than 80 artists, plus two stages of music:

That’s COCO, performing on the main stage (east of Alki Bathhouse) when we stopped by earlier this afternoon (trivia from fair staff, we’re told the band members all work for Starbucks). Here’s the full music schedule; here’s our preview from earlier this week with the artist/vendor list; here’s our Saturday coverage. You can still catch the shuttle to/from the fair (which is all along the beach boardwalk, Alki Avenue SW between 59th and 64th) until 6:30 – details on the AAF website.

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DAY ONE: Alki Art Fair 2018! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/happening-now-alki-art-fair-2018/ Sat, 28 Jul 2018 20:20:50 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=923810

What a glorious day at the beach – and the first day of this year’s Alki Art Fair is part of it. As previewed here last night, 89 artists and 11 food vendors (from tamales to Thai) signed up for booths along the boardwalk. And you’ll find the first-ever Emerging Artists spotlight just west of Alki Bathhouse.

Inside the Bathhouse, it’s a benefit silent auction, so don’t miss that. Elsewhere at the fair, you’ll find art of many kinds, including jewelry (one artist makes his from chandelier crystal!), yard art, paintings, pottery, wearable art, stickers …

You’ll also find kids’ activities.

Plus community-partner organizations including Seal Sitters, whose volunteers will be happy to answer your questions about marine mammals. Booths are open until 6 today, 10-6 tomorrow, with music continuing until 9 tonight on the main stage (we’re sponsoring the busker stage toward the west end of the boardwalk; here’s the lineup for both stages).

That’s Levi Graves, first up today on the busker stage (photos added 2:11 pm).

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In and around the Alki Bathhouse, setup is under way for this weekend’s Alki Art Fair (co-sponsored by WSB). We’ve already published the music schedule, and West Seattle’s own PNTA is on site setting up the main stage:

Here’s the overview from fair organizers, including what’s new:

We have 89 artists and 11 food vendors schedule to attend – over half of our artists are returning vendors! For the first time in 2018, the Fair will have an Emerging Artist Booth. We will be featuring 10 first-time Alki Art Fair artists who are just beginning their career. This booth was made possible by a grant we received this year from the Office of Arts and Culture.

Also for the first time, the Fair will have a Children’s Music Time from 10am to 12pm on Sunday morning. We will have children’s musicians at 10 am followed by Brian and Danika Duo (of Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies) at 11 am. The Little Gym of West Seattle will also be setup doing activities during that time. All weekend long we will have our Children’s Art Activities Booth (located right next to the Bathhouse) and our new Fairy Garden (located at the far end of the boardwalk). We hope to see more families come down and enjoy the event!

The Fair will run a FREE shuttle again from the West Seattle Park & Ride to the Fair. The shuttle will run continuously Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. It will pick up under the West Seattle Bridge at the West Seattle Park & Ride. It will go up Admiral Way, stopping at the Metro bus stop on the northwest corner in front of the Chevron station, and then will drop off in front of the Starbucks on Alki Ave. It will reverse this route on the way back to the Park & Ride. This is a great option to avoid circling the neighborhood for somewhere to park!

We received some wonderful donations from local West Seattle businesses for our Silent Auction which is held in the Bathhouse. Many of our artists also donate pieces of their work to the Auction.

We are also incredibly thankful for all of our sponsors this year which include: Full Circle, Getaround, Gutter Helmet, Office of Arts and Culture, Northwest Art & Frame, Renewal by Andersen of Seattle, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Therapeutic Associates of West Seattle, and West Seattle Blog. Our community sponsors are: Seal Sitters, Sea Shepherds, Log House Museum, and Aegis Senior Living.

The Fair goes from 10 am to 6 pm both days, with music until 9 pm on Saturday.

Here’s the full list of artists/vendors (including visiting food vendors).

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COUNTDOWN: Alki Art Fair next weekend! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/countdown-alki-art-fair-next-weekend/ Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:31:11 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=923244

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Here in the heart of summer, waves of big events just keep rolling on … and another one is up next weekend: The 2018 Alki Art Fair! This will be the 21st annual AAF – if you’ve never been, here’s how it’s described by organizers: “Alki Beach will come alive with art booths, children’s art activities, food carts, live music and performances, and the very popular silent auction held in the historic Alki Bathhouse. The Fair features juried art on display and for sale by local Puget Sound artists, while a line-up of talented musicians and performers entertain from four stages, morning till night.” Official Alki Art Fair hours (on the boardwalk by and west of Alki Bathhouse) will be 10 am-6 pm next Saturday and Sunday (July 28-29), with music until 9 pm on Saturday. Bonus for getting there: A free shuttle from the park-and-ride under the bridge, as explained here. We’re proud to be an Alki Art Fair co-sponsor again this year; we’ll have another update with artist and music info as next weekend gets closer!

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