Art Show: Anastasia Rudenco

The Summit is putting on a show in conjunction with the Capitol Hill Art Walk. We will be featuring the work of Anastasia Rudenco this month! Anastasia is an artist who was born in Moldova and she spent all of her childhood inspired by beautiful nature and people around her. Since childhood, she has been making handmade crafts and when she was 14 years old, she began to draw. Anastasia studied marketing and Graphic Design in the Ukraine. She moved to the United States in 2014 and has made art her career. Everything around her inspires her to create a new story with her art. She likes to make people think differently, to challenge their imaginations and to help them see the story behind everything. Anastasia uses acrylic, gouache and ink.
The Summit, 420 E Pike. 6-9pm. Free refreshments.

Shop Africatown at Saturday’s Soul Holiday Market

Goods from Shades of Color will be part of the offerings Saturday at the Soul Holiday Market

With demolition and redevelopment looming, Midtown Center still stands at 23rd and Union. The shopping center is still in the game. Saturday, it will host a celebration and last minute holiday shopping event — the Soul Holiday Market is Saturday 1 to 8 PM:

Soul Holiday Market

The Africatown-sponsored event will feature games, music and food trucks.

Midtown Center, meanwhile, might hang around a little longer. Wednesday night, a combined East and Central Area review board voted to send the latest design proposal for the seven-story mixed-use project planned to rise on the block back to the drawing board for further refinement of its community art plans.

As for holiday shopping, expect a busy weekend around the Hill and the CD. For more fun things to get out and do, check out this week’s On the List. You can also find more local shopping and gift ideas on the CHS Shop the Hill page.

Christmas Eve Services @ Grace Church Seattle

Join us at 4pm or 6pm on Monday, December 24th as we celebrate the birth of Jesus by reading through scripture and singing carols together. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months to 3 years during both services.

Additionally, we will have a time of fellowship and holiday cheer in the foyer with warm beverages and baked goods from 5:15-6pm between the services.

Be sure to invite your friends and family to join you!

Winter Festival & Craft Sale

Winter Festival & Craft Sale

Saturday 12/22, noon-6:00pm
@ ALTspace
2318 E Cherry St

Free, all ages, and open to the public.

Join us for a day of artistic expression with crafts by local artists, hosted at your very own community Makerspace in Central Seattle: ALTSpace (! Hosted by IgnitionNW ( a non-profit arts foundation, this social community-building event will have something for everyone.

– food and drinks (alcoholic and not)
– a live glass blowing display
– a giant Pirate Ship outside with DJs aboard!
– indoor and outdoor space
– art both for sale and on display
– caroling by the Jerk Church
– face painting by Caroline Langevin
– your friends!

There is literally Every reason to come take part in this! It’s our first large community event at ALTSpace. Come by and meet your local Burner community leaders and members and share a day with artists.

Artists in Residence:
– Frida Fondle: jewelry and fascinators
– Erin Allen: tentacles and Inktober sketches
– High Wire Jewelry and Lapidary
– Cleo Wolfus: Dreadfalls
– Torn in Seattle
– Kyra Chatfield: costumes from A Masquerade
– Art Attack
– Mountain Ridge Pottery
– Coleman Anderson: glass blowing

We’ve got some amazing creators in our community, let’s show off your brilliant efforts, and come support our friends and community!

Bonsai Workshop

Join Pacific Bonsai Museum and Glasswing for a special study in nature and intentionality, at our introductory Bonsai Workshop on Dec. 14th. Elements of bonsai design and styling, as well pruning and potting techniques, will be demonstrated and discussed.

This class is led by Patrick Buckholz, Bonsai and Garden Assistant at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, where he cares for the 150 trees in the Museum’s collection. Patrick has been practicing bonsai for 15 years, studying with renowned professionals including Ryan Neil of Bonsai Mirai, Dave De Groot, Matt Reel, Mike Pistello and John Muth of Bonsai Northwest.

Class will take place in our new plant and floral design studio, Greenhouse, located at 1351 E. Olive Way (between Bellevue and Melrose Ave). Workshop fee includes a juniper bonsai, training pot and pruning shears. Light refreshments will be provided.

3rd Annual Tiny Art Show

“Untitled” by Hope Black–

Summit Arts and First Covenant Church are hosting a stop on the art walk this month! The theme is “Tiny Art” and all art is tiny in size and affordable in order to fit into tiny apartments and budgets. We are showing 15+ artists for the evening. This is a great place to get presents for the holidays! Come meet local artists and witness tiny art!

Free refreshments and affordable parking available in the garage attached. 6-9pm at the Summit (420 E Pike).

Holiday Wreath Workshop, Leaves & Laurel

Add some warmth to your home this holiday season, and learn the skills and technique needed to create your own wreath.

In this 2-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will be instructed in wreath-making using a grapevine or wire base. Natural elements such as juniper berries, incense cedar, rosehip, holly, eucalyptus, and many more fresh-cut and dried floral options will be provided for a wide range of design possibilities. Light refreshments will be provided.

Art Show and Artist in Residence Kick Off

First Covenant Church has been worshipping and providing care around Capitol Hill for over 125 years! This art exhibit celebrates art created and used in First Covenant Church’s liturgy and ritual by local artist and First Covenant Church member, Sandy Nelson. Sandy’s graphic designs have helped us to connect us spiritually as a worshipping community to both people and the divine. Sandy is also becoming our official artist in residence this year and this art reception is the kick off of her residency! We are excited to receive an artist in residence as a religious community. We believe art teaches us what life is like and shows us ways forward. Art is prophetic and a way to receive truth and grace. Please join us as we celebrate art of our past and look forward to the future!

Reception at the Summit (420 E Pike) from 6-9pm. Affordable parking in the garage attached.

Natural History Illustration

7 Wednesdays, October 3-November 14, 2018, 12-2:30pm

Gain confidence in observing form while working with biological subjects to document and interpret what you see. An introduction to the practice of natural science illustration is complemented by critique sessions allowing students to discuss and respond to each other’s work. Build observational and visual interpretation skills while exploring illustration using a variety of techniques, including graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. Explore how these essential media are applied to make drawings into more refined illustrations.
The focus of this fundamental course is drawing, from gestural sketching to precision rendering of illustrations for scientific purposes. Each student is given the opportunity to render selected subjects in a variety of demonstrated techniques.

Instructor Sharon Birzer is an artist and Natural History Illustrator. In her work, Sharon employs close observation and utilizes traditional media as well as digital tools. She teaches college art classes, school residences, as well as illustration workshops. She shows her artwork nationally and internationally. Sharon holds a BFA from Cornish College, and MFA from the University of Washington and has studied Natural Science Illustration at UW. She has created illustration work for exhibits and publications for places such as the Seattle Art Museum and The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.