Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor

Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor (August)

4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, August 15-September 5

Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen layering watercolor washes and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching. A simple supply list will be provided. All levels welcome.

Cost: $95

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Lusio. A Night to Awaken

Lusio is back on Aug 12th with FREE, family friendly event featuring 30+ light art installations set into the nature of Volunteer Park, aerial performances by Apex Aerial Arts, a sound showcase by Patchwerks, AND there is even a 21+ event at the Volunteer Park Conservatory with KEXP dj’s Riz and Kid Hops at the same time (Lush Sounds Vol. 3)

As the sun sets on August 12th, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and “awaken” with light and sound once again.
The evening begins at the amphitheater with an ambient musical showcase and opening ceremonies. This will “awaken” the entire event with beautiful, deep, natural sounds to delight the auditory senses. The rest of the park will slowly come alive in light as the sun sets. Explore Volunteer Park like you’ve never experienced it before.

Wander. Relax. Play. Wonder.

Lusio is meant to be playfully experienced in 2-3 hours and is FREE family-friendly, open to all, and for one night only.
Be prepared to wander and explore the corners of the park to find the art living under trees and in the gardens. Lusio is fully intereactive, family friendly, community driven event so participation is key!
There is no other event like this in Seattle!! Please RSVP and invite everyone you know so they dont miss out on this magical evening.


Lusio. A Night to Awaken

Please join us with all of your friends for another immersive evening of light, sound and play!

As the sun sets on August 12th, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and “awaken” with light and sound once again.
This year Lusio will feature more than 40 local artists, 30+ light art installations, a live electronic showcase by Patchwerks, aerial performances by Apex Aerial Arts, multiple projection mapping experiences and a whole park lit up with light and love!

Wander. Relax. Play. Wonder.

Lusio is meant to be playfully experienced in 2-3 hours and is FREE family-friendly, open to all, and for one night only.
Be prepared to wander and explore the corners of the park to find the art living under trees and in the gardens. Lusio is fully intereactive, family friendly, community driven event so participation is key!



How they dust the Capitol Hill Station jets

(Image: Sound Transit)

Since its opening in March 2016, Capitol Hill Station has helped move thousands of people through their lives in the city. Every descent to the platform has left neat freaks a little more freaked out. Jet Kiss, the work by artist Mike Ross that turned A4 fighter jet war machines into sexy pink gloss love machines, often looks like it needs a good dusting. Hopefully it will help you to relax to know Sound Transit has an expert on the case.

Meet “Art Collection Specialist” Tim Marsden:

As the person in charge of more than 100 art installations at bus and train stations and other Sound Transit facilities from Everett to Lakewood, Marsden is the chief caretaker of a collection of museum-quality work by nationally-renowned artists.

His official title is “Art Collection Specialist.” That’s a catchall for everything the Seattle artist juggles to maintain an art collection exposed to the elements, passing trains, buses and thousands of riders every day.

“In a nutshell, I am responsible for the care and maintenance of the public art collection – which to my mind is to identify problems before they become problems,” Marsden said. “I like to get eyeballs on the work and a good method for this is to schedule regular cleanings.”

More on Marsden and the special challenges of keeping Jet Kiss shiny bright here.

Station development update
Meanwhile, you will have the opportunity to see the updated designs for the development projects set to rise around Capitol Hill Station in an open house on June 6th. The projects including four seven-story buildings with a combined 427 market-rate and affordable apartment units, plus more than 59,000 square feet of commercial and community space are lined up for a second and possibly final round of design review this summer — likely in August — following a first review session last December.

The Capitol Hill Champion community group reports that lead developer Gerding Edlen is in the process of interviewing potential anchor tenants for the project. Also, Gerding Edlen and the Capitol Hill Farmer’s Market “have agreed on a tent layout that accommodates approximately 70 stalls for the large weekend market in the plaza and festival street and approximately 30 stalls for the smaller weekday market” in the project’s plaza, the group reports.

Easter Vigil Art Show

The Great Vigil of Easter is the brightest jewel of Christian liturgy traced to early Christian times. It proclaims the universal significance of God’s saving acts in history through four related themes: Light, the Word, Water, and the Feast.

Come to Grace Gallery and view work from fourteen artists who have used themes from the Easter Vigil to inspire their pieces through various mediums. This will be a time to reflect and meditate on the significance of Christ’s resurrection.

Please invite family and friends! Kids are welcome!

Deconstructed – Reconstructed : A Capitol Hill Art Walk Event

Hybrid_Space will be hosting local creator Bradly Gunn’s installation “Deconstructed – Reconstructed” as apart of April’s Capitol Hill Art Walk

Deconstructed – Reconstructed is a series of temporary sculptures assembled from typical building materials, instructional patterns, and construction drawings accompanied by audio samplings of the artist’s conceptual influences.

Lumber, Sewing Patterns, Paint, Colored Florescent Light, Architectural Plans, Clamps, Tie Down Straps, Found Objects and Audio Recordings


Bradly Gunn is a Seattle based artist whose creative practice reinterprets the palimpsestic layers and objects of spatial environments. Improvisational and ambiguous, his creative efforts exhibit the process of thoughtfully curating and uncurating adjacencies of conceptually rich references. His paintings and installations often incorporate found objects or decommissioned spaces: both are characteristically expressive, richly textured, and capitalize on the empowering sense of imagination.

As a co-founder of the Seattle Demo Project, and active member of SOIL, an artist-run gallery, he has received regional design awards for his architectural work, earned his inclusion on competitive artists rosters and successfully completed several small public art projects.


Screenprinting Work Party


Join your community at a screenprinting work party on Sunday, April 2 between 10am and 2pm!
Help artists Claire Jauregui and Marja Huhta print posters of positive resistance in support of three upcoming marches in Seattle. We’ll be printing posters designed by Claire for the Tax March, Black Lives Matter March, and the March for Science. We’ll also have one design and press up for tee-shirt printing.

Bring your own tee-shirt for printing and help us print as many posters as we have paper to print on. You’ll be able to take one or more poster prints with you and the rest will be distributed for the marches on Apr 15th and Apr 22nd.

This event is free and all are welcome. All materials and time are donated. Please bring your good cheer, and if you’re able a snack to share or a cash donation.

For more information about the upcoming marches in Seattle, see:
– Tax March:
– Black Lives Matter – March on Seattle 2.0:
– March for Science:

To learn more about Claire Jauregui and her work, see
To learn more about Marja Huhta and her work, visit

We hope to see you at the Pratt Fine Art Center print studio (yellow building at the corner of 20th and S. Main St), on Sunday, April 2 any time between 10am and 2pm.

CHS Pics | A spring fashion party on E Pike

With pictures and reporting by Lisa Hagen Glynn

March brings flowers to Capitol Hill — and spring fashions. Thursday night, some newly sprouted looks for the season were on display at Visette.

“This store is about women of all shapes and sizes, and anytime you want to be beautiful, you should be able to find a dress,” Visal Sam told CHS Thursday during her spring collection preview party at the E Pike store. Continue reading

Art and Nature: Seedlings and Watercolors

Learn about native seedling development and growth while also taking time to observe the individuality of our native plants by painting them with water colors!  We will cover how native seeds germinate and grow as well as have time to use water colors to catch the fine details of young native plants.  This class includes taking home a native plant seedling at the end of the class as well as any painting you make. Children are welcome, but class content will be geared towards an adult audience. Free, with a suggested $5 donation at the door.