Tonight is Summer Fest Eve (and the July Art Walk), or what's known around The Junction as "Local's Night"! In preparation for the huge festival this weekend, we'll be closing the streets this evening for setup. But once the streets are closed, the fun begins! We have an amazing evening in store with live music, shopping, and a special Art Walk night. It's going to be a great time!
JULY ART WALKJuly Art Walk will be happening from 6 – 9pm tonight! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying art, music, and more. Our participating artists, businesses, and organizations are planning some great events to celebrate our vibrant art culture in West Seattle!
We also have an extra special event planned for Summer Fest Eve Art Walk. Stop by The Junction for Historic Mural Tours with Clay Eals of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society! Learn more about these scenes of local history and how they came to grace the walls of the businesses in The Junction.
WHO: FREE and open to the public!
WHEN: First tour begins at 6:00pm and the second starts at 7:30pm.
WHERE: Meet at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse located at 4410 California Ave SW in The Junction
|By Melanie Biehle at Click!|
More About Art Walk:This free art event encourages you to visit venues across greater West Seattle, both in The Junction and beyond. Many venues will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. The following businesses, organizations, and artists will be participating:
In The Junction:
Capers : Genna Draper, Beth Farrow, & Maria Wilson
4525 California Ave SW
Gorgeous paintings, beautiful pottery, music, and always something to sip. Our artists are always here to meet and greet. A terrific eve in the neighborhood!
Click! Design That Fits : Works by Melanie Biehle
4540 California Ave SW
Click! will be starting our annual Summer Fest sale on Summer Fest Eve this year!
4556 California Ave SW
4458 California Ave SW
Twilight Gallery : Lauren Seiffert and Megan Lingerfelt
4306 SW Alaska St
New Small Works!
Each month, starting July 2016, Twilight Gallery will have one or two featured artists in the boutique. This allows us to feature small works, textile and fiber art, wearable art pieces and have a wider reach of handmade from around the country, adding dialogue to our solo and group exhibits in the art gallery. Our first featured guests are Portland’s Lauren Seiffert and West Seattle's Megan Lingerfelt...
Wallflower Custom Framing : Troy Sass
4735 42nd Ave SW
Wild Rose’s Antiques & Gifts :
4529 California Ave SW
Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW
|By Lauren Beso at Viscon Cellars|
In Greater West Seattle:
Chill Massage Therapy & Modern Apothecary
6969 California Ave SW
Locöl Barley & Vine : Works by Jay Massimino
7902 35th Ave SW
Viscon Cellars : Works by Laura Beso
5910 California Ave SW
No Tasting fees for Art Walk participants that come into Viscon Cellars for Art Walk Thursday!
West Seattle Cellars : B. Perreault
6026 California Ave SW
Our regular Thursday night wine tasting, which coincides with July Art Walk and Summer Fest Eve this week, will feature French wines from the Loire Valley.
Check out the Art Walk walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this quarter’s featured artist, Genna Draper.
SUMMER FEST EVE EVENTSElliott Bay Brewing Company is re-brewing the Alpine Lakes Pale, and on Summer Fest Eve (tonight), they will be hosting the official release of this tasty beverage for everyone to sample and enjoy! This charity beer was brewed in honor of the passage of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions passed in December of 2014!
From the Alpine Lakes Pale Challenge Page:
Last year in February we celebrated the passage of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions in December of 2014 by drinking a pint of success, the Alpine Lakes Pale. And it was delicious, and even better news is it is BACK! Elliott Bay Brewing Company has generously agreed to brew this charity beer again- $1 for every pint sold of the entire batch will be donated to Washington Wild.For more information please visit the Brewshed website here.
In 2015, to trigger the release of the original Alpine Lakes Pale release Brewshed® Supporters like you helped us raise over $3,000 and now we want your help to do it again! For every $5 you donate, the cost of a pint, a raffle ticket will be entered in your name to win free swag! 1st Place is a mixed case of 12 22's Icicle Brewing Company Beer (Dirty Face Amber, Crosscut Pilsner, Bootjack IPA, and Dark Persuasion). 2nd Place is tickets to our next Pub Crawl this summer and 3rd Place is an Art Wolfe Book.
West 5 (4539 California Ave SW) will be setting up their outdoor cafe as soon as the streets close at 6pm tonight. Starting at 7pm, The Jazz Night School All Star Big Band will be performing. Jazz Night School is a non profit, music education organization that provides a variety of exceptional experiences in jazz for people of all ages, levels and backgrounds. This includes music instruction and performance ensemble classes, public music performances and more. Jazz Night School is Seattle’s largest all-ages jazz program.