November 2016 Art Walk

Tonight is November Art Walk! Join us from 6 – 9pm and spend the evening exploring multiple venues in West Seattle, each hosting unique local art, music, and more. Our participating artists, businesses, and organizations are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. Get out there and enjoy the summer weather, have a glass of wine, and experience local art direct from the source!

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 : Cary Lane, The Bowl Maker
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits: 6 extremely talented jewelry artists
4540 California Ave SW

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery : Intelligent Life - Laura Allen
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing : Tim McGuire
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Roses : Tina La Plant
4529 California Ave SW

Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts: Magdalena Cooney + More 
4507 44th Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate 
4526 California Ave SW












In Greater West Seattle:



Ola Salon and Spa: RebelDog Studio


Viscon Cellars : Graycie Viscon
5910 California Ave SW

Brace Point Pottery : Phillip Levine, Rickie Barnett, Loren Lukens
4208 SW 100th St








October 2016 Art Walk

October Art Walk! Join us from 6 – 9pm on Thursday, October 13th to spend the evening exploring multiple venues in West Seattle, each hosting unique local art, music, and more. Our participating artists, businesses, and organizations are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. Get out there and enjoy the summer weather, have a glass of wine, and experience local art direct from the source!

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 : Works by Cheryl Zahniser, Paddy McNeely
Click! Design That Fits: Works by Frances Smersh and Stephanie Hargrave
4540 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery : HEX and The Monstrous Feminine
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing : Works by Christopher Balder
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Roses : Works by Linda McClamrock 
4529 California Ave SW



Capers





Click! Design That Fits
For the last several months our own Frances Smersh and local encaustic painter / good friend Stephanie Hargrave have been working together on a series of mixed media paintings. We will host an opening reception this Thursday night, October 13 from 6 to 9pm: Frances and Stephanie will be there to show their pieces and talk about their collaboration. 







Twilight

Opening Reception – Thursday, October 13th 6 to 9pm RSVP
We react to the society that envelops us; We wage battle every day against oppression and privilege. When our world refuses to listen and won’t protect us, we ignite the power within ourselves. We summon our inner witches and scorch obstacles with our monstrous feminine fire power.
From where do we divine this power? What shields us?
HEX and The Monstrous Feminine examines the mystical and occult tools available in contemporary art and adornment.


Wallflower 

This month we’re featuring brand new works by Christopher Balder. View his exploration as he used pigment and water, like warp and weft of fabric.

His work is at once painterly and textural. His brushstrokes create the visual grain of the fabric.
Art, paint and fiber lovers of all kinds will enjoy this exhibit. Join us at the opening on Oct 13!



Wild Rose's 

My tools of the trade are sharp scissors, a variety of glues, and old magazines and catalogs. Some pieces also have acrylic paint in the background. The finished pieces are coated with acrylic medium for color preservation.




In Greater West Seattle:



Ola Salon and Spa: Works by Andrew Paul Kerr5910 California Ave SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Gracie Viscon
5910 California Ave SW


Brace Point Pottery : 
4208 SW 100th St




Ola Salon





Viscon Cellars







September 2016 Art Walk

September 8, 2016

Tonight is September Art Walk! Join us from 6 – 9pm and spend the evening exploring multiple venues in West Seattle, each hosting unique local art, music, and more. Our participating artists, businesses, and organizations are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. Get out there and enjoy the summer weather, have a glass of wine, and experience local art direct from the source!

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:

Cheryl Fujii Zahniser at Capers

In The Junction:


Capers : Cheryl Fujii Zahniser - painter, and Molly Hueffed - ceramisist
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits 
4540 California Ave SW

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Shadowland
4458 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery : Works by Kate Petty
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing : Works by Kate Anthony
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Rose’s Antiques & Gifts
4529 California Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW

Kate Petty at Twilight Gallery


In Greater West Seattle:


Chill Massage Therapy & Modern Apothecary
6969 California Ave SW

Locöl Barley & Vine
7902 35th Ave SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Laura Beso
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Works by Shirley Rudolf
6026 California Ave SW


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.


September 2016 Art Walk

Thursday, September 8th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

August 2016 Art Walk

August 9, 2016

Thursday night is August Art Walk! Join us from 6 – 9pm on August 11th and spend the evening exploring multiple venues in West Seattle, each hosting unique local art, music, and more. Our participating artists, businesses, and organizations are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. Get out there and enjoy the summer weather, have a glass of wine, and experience local art direct from the source!

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, mixed-media painter and Holly Hueffed, ceramicist
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits : Works by Brad Strain
4540 California Ave SW

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Shadowland
4458 California Ave SW

Wallflower Custom Framing : Heidi Ehrenberg "New Works"
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Rose’s Antiques & Gifts
4529 California Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW

Anastacia Renee at Twilight Gallery
In addition, Twilight Gallery (4306 SW Alaska St) will be hosting a special reception during Art Walk Thursday for Anastacia Renee Tolbert's "9 Ounces: A One Woman Show". Here's a little more about this project:
A theatrical mixed-media project, 9 Ounces: A One Woman Show is an unkempt, de-ribbon- ed, narrative braid dangling with crooked parts and it unofficially yoga’s its way through the unexpected journey of a queer woman of color’s mid-life a-ha moment and extreme case of takotsubo’s cardiomyopathy. Using the audience as mirror, epiphany and diary, three narratives crochet themselves around evolving frames. Meet Luna, in(no)cent, truth-telling childlike ghost-angel, Saraphina filter-free wise counsel-spiritual matriarch and Alice an artist and writer wedged between four universal questions: Who the am I/not? What am I supposed to be doing? Why me? What’s for Dinner? Together, the three bravely and vulnerably traverse the what-now with humor, sadness and a longing wish to have a deeper appreciation and longstanding compassion for Alice’s 9-ounce heart and a goal to master downward dog.
Twilight will be hosting two nights - Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 - where you can experience this unique performance art. Tickets are $10 and space is limited, so don't miss out on your chance to be a part of one of the most exciting art events to come to West Seattle this year.


In Greater West Seattle:


Chill Massage Therapy & Modern Apothecary
6969 California Ave SW

Locöl Barley & Vine
7902 35th Ave SW

Viscon Cellars
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle CellarsWorks by Sandy Simpson
6026 California Ave SW


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.


August 2016 Art Walk

Thursday, August 11th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

July 2016 Art Walk

July 7, 2016

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 WALK

July 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
Additional Info from Capers:
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
Additional Info from Click!:
Click! will be starting our annual Summer Fest sale on Summer Fest Eve this year!

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Shadowland
4458 California Ave SW
 
Twilight Gallery
: Lauren Seiffert and Megan Lingerfelt
4306 SW Alaska St
Additional Info from Twilight Gallery:
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
Additional Info from Viscon Cellars:
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
Additional Info from West Seattle Cellars:
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 EVENTS

Elliott 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.
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.
For more information please visit the Brewshed website here.



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.


Summer Fest Eve & July Art Walk

Thursday, July 7th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

Announcing Summer 2016 Art Walk Featured Artist

June 21, 2016
 
Summer quarter of West Seattle Art Walk is just around the corner! We're excited to get out in the neighborhood, take advantage of longer days, and experience some great local art.  Join us on July 7th, August 11th, and September 8th as we celebrate local art and culture in West Seattle.


This quarter's postcard and poster features art by Genna Draper. The featured work is entitled "Crimson". Genna will be exhibiting a selection of her paintings at Capers during Art Walk this quarter in July and August. Here's a little more about Genna and her artistic process:
"I paint because I love it. I love the chaos I create when making something and knowing order is found at completion.

My paintings are given life through a combination of materials, technique and a whole lot of elbow grease. Working in different mediums I explore new approaches for their uses and draw on my experiences with colour, textures and space to create mixed media work that is at times abstract, and other times figurative.

I equate painting as a sort of conversation...There’s an idea that needs exploration and or even clarification. As each layer emerges it is with the thoughts and emotions that pass through my mind in that moment. Each decision and is in response to the previous one.
I have spent 20 years in the business of art as a business owner, event coordinator, design specialist, muralist, teacher, and through it all artist.

I made the leap from Ottawa, Ontario with my family in 2014 and am happy to have found a new home and studio space here in West Seattle. My work is held in private collections in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Seattle, Miami, Portland, Floria, Los Angeles and San Fransisco."

June 2016 Art Walk

June 9, 2016

Please join us for June Art Walk, tonight (6/9) from 6 – 9pm! 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!

By Marilyn Hoppe at Capers

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:


Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits – Seattle : Works by Brittany Hunt
4210 SW Oregon St

Capers : Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque and Marilyn Hoppe
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits : Works by Melanie Biehle
4540 California Ave SW

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse : Elizabeth Blanton Photography
4410 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery : Stories Told, Remembered - Satpreet Kahlon
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing : Rodolfo Rios Garza "Dreams of Love and Passion"
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Rose’s Antiques & Gifts : Works by Janet Ramble
4529 California Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW

By Satpreet Kahlon at Twilight Gallery

In Greater West Seattle:


Admiral Bird Cafe
2600 California Ave SW

Brace Point Pottery : Works by Diane Culhane, Deb Schwartzkopf, & Loren Lukens
4208 SW 100th St

Locöl Barley & Vine : Works by Jay Massimino
7902 35th Ave SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Laura Beso
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Photography by Kaddee Lawrence
6026 California Ave SW


By Laura Beso at Viscon Cellars

Check out our walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this quarter’s featured artist, Stephanie Hargrave.


June Art Walk

Thursday, June 9th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

Historic Mural Tours in The Junction

June 8, 2016

We have an extra special event planned for this Art Walk Thursday, tomorrow June 9th. 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.


Clay Eals was kind enough to share a little more about the murals, for those who are unfamiliar with them:
Longtime West Seattleites may look at them as treasures that illuminate our past. Newcomers may wonder how they came to be.
But no matter how long you have lived here, you likely have noticed the increasing deterioration and attrition of the Murals of West Seattle.
The Murals of West Seattle project was led by longtime local business leader Earl Cruzen in 1989-1992. Earl was a persuasive pied piper in the West Seattle business community, drumming up bare walls, funds from generous building owners and the key ingredient of enthusiasm to bring the project to fruition.
Earl recruited world-class muralists whose work adorned the coastal Washington towns of Long Beach and Ilwaco and the former Canadian lumber town of Chemainus, north of Victoria, B.C.
I was part of Earl’s team (as was the late graphic artist Moe Beerman) for this truly exhilarating project. As president of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society board I helped supply vintage photos for the muralists to interpret and render colorfully on the walls of The Junction and beyond.
Part of the excitement was the ability for everyone to watch the murals come to life and to interact with the visiting muralists as they did their summertime work day after day. The result was 11 unique art pieces, and for more than a quarter-century, the murals have brought to life the rich history of much of the Duwamish peninsula – the very definition of tangible community-building.
To read Clay's complete blog post on the murals and the decisions facing the neighborhood in preparing to preserve and protect them for the future, please stop by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society website.
  • WHAT: The Junction Historic Mural Tours with Clay Eals of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society
  • 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 at 4410 California Ave SW in The Junction

Historic Mural Tours in The Junction

Thursday, June 9th / 6:00pm and 7:30pm / Meet at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

May 2016 Art Walk

May 11, 2016

Please join us for May Art Walk, tomorrow night (5/12) from 6 – 9pm! 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!

Painting by Blake Liliane Hellman

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:


Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits – Seattle : Works by Charlie Cotugno
4210 SW Oregon St

Capers : Works by Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits : Works by Blake Liliane Hellman
4540 California Ave SW

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
: Linda McClamrock May Artist Reception
4410 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery
: WEIGHT by Kim Merritt
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing
: Works by Cariña Booyens
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Rose's Antiques & Gifts : Works by J. Louis King
4529 California Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate
Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW


By Linda McClamrock

In Greater West Seattle: 


Admiral Bird Cafe : Music by guitarist Greg Miller
2600 California Ave SW

Brace Point Pottery : Works by Bill Reiswig, Filip Reutov, and Loren Lukens
4208 SW 100th St

Locöl Barley & Vine : Works by Dervim Ozkan
7902 35th Ave SW

South Seattle College Art Gallery : Annual Student Art Show 2016
6000 16th Avenue SW

Viscon Cellars 
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Works by Ben Smith
6026 California Ave SW


Photograph by Ben Smith

Check out our walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this quarter’s featured artist, Stephanie Hargrave.


May Art Walk 

Thursday, May 12th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

April 2016 Art Walk

April 13, 2016

Please join us for April Art Walk, tomorrow night (4/14) from 6 – 9pm! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying paintings, prints, photography, and more.


This free art event is hosted by our local businesses, both in The Junction and in greater West Seattle. Many businesses will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. Complimentary nibbles and drinks will be on hand at many venues for all to enjoy. The following businesses and artists will be participating:

In The Junction:


Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits – Seattle : Works by Ila Medlin
4210 SW Oregon St

Capers : The Biology and Botany of Art
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits : Brainstorm Prints
4540 California Ave SW

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
: Works by Ginny Gensler
4410 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery
: Science+/-Art Group Exhibit
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing
: Works by Tarsha Rockowitz
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Rose's Antiques & Gifts : Jacob Smithers: "Environmental Still Life"
4529 California Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate
Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW


Art by Brainstorm Prints

In Greater West Seattle: 


Admiral Bird Cafe : Music by Travis Hartnett & Co
2600 California Ave SW

Brace Point Pottery : Work by Konstantin Reutov, Loren Lukens, & Warren Pope
4208 SW 100th St

Locöl Barley & Vine : Works by Dervim Ozkan
7902 35th Ave SW

South Seattle College Art Gallery : Works by Allan C. Carandang & Bianca Wright
6000 16th Avenue SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Sandy Simpson
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Works by Ellen Zrimsek
6026 California Ave SW


Art by Loren Lukens

Check out our walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this Quarter’s featured artist, Stephanie Hargrave.


April Art Walk 

Thursday, April 14th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle