Pride in your work(s of art) — Capitol Hill’s Queer Art Walk tonight

Not everything made the map — check out Surreal Soirée!, free at Fred Wildlife Refuge (Image: @cybeles_spells)

With the celebration of Capitol Hill’s “only holiday” in full swing, Thursday night brings a special “Queer” edition of the neighborhood’s monthly art walk. A map of the special events, shows, and performances is below.

Capitol Hill’s monthly art walks typically showcase a little more than paintings, sculpture, and photography. We’ve covered art walk events promoting health care for all, supporting reproductive rights and showcasing the talents behind the counter at some of your favorite local businesses. With support from the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and media partners including the Stranger and CHS, the monthly “second Thursday” art walk event persists even as it has moved out of the few remaining galleries and onto the neighborhood’s cafe, bar, and restaurant walls, and into its events and performance spaces. It’s also a good year to add a little more Pride color to the neighborhood.

Next week will bring the big Seattle and Capitol Hill Pride events. Trans Pride 2018 starts off Seattle’s Pride weekend with a march around Cal Anderson and then a rally and performances in the park on Friday, June 22nd. CHS reported here on organizers and the Gender Justice League staring down the challenges and self-funding the event again in 2018.

Trans Pride Seattle 2018

Saturday the 24th is Capitol Hill’s big Pride day as the city gears up for Sunday’s annual Pride parade downtown. PrideFest Capitol Hill returns with an expanded event that stretches along Broadway from John to Roy, onto E Denny Way and into Cal Anderson Park for Family Pride and Queer Youth Pride. PrideFest producer Egan Orion is also in charge of the Broadway Business Improvement Area this year giving the annual event its best integration yet with the commercial district.

PrideFest Capitol Hill

Earlier this year, City Hall turned away the longtime organizers of the Pride weekend Broadway street festival after citing safety issues last summer. But the group returns undaunted in 2018 with plans for a Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally on Broadway, also on Pride Saturday. Broadway will be busy that day — the Seattle Dyke March also returns with its 2018 event on Broadway.

Capitol Hill Pride March & Rally

2018 Seattle Dyke March & Rally

More 2018 Capitol Hill Pride events from the CHS Calendar, below.

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