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On the List | Shop the Hill, The Seattle Collective, Indies First Day, Seattle Marathon

Joining 50+ Capitol Hill merchants (and a great selection of bars and restaurants) offering holiday shopping deals and promotions this weekend for Shop the Hill 2014, The Seattle Collective will be the latest holiday popup to come to the neighborhood. The new addition to the temporary shopping scene will take over the 5,000-square-foot space at Melrose Market Studios Sunday November 30th from 11 AM to 6 PM and provide a cozy environment of 22 of vendors from all over the city under one roof.

While some of the smaller holiday markets and bazaars are the best way to discover new artists — quick nod to the local makers who attended the Savvy Marketplace at Melrose Market Studios earlier this month and will display their gifting goods again December 20th at Sole Repair for any last-minute shopping needs — the Seattle Collective pop-up will boast established local talent.

“You’re going to get to speak to all the owners and designers,” said event organizer Melissa Riddington. “Most events are so busy, so rammed with people, what’s special about this event is you can have a drink, have a shop, and chat with the designer.”

Rub shoulders with Kimberly Baker, purveyor of everyday edgy jewelry, Jessica Park of Ampersand As Apostrophe, whose suede totes have been spotted on celebs Olivia Munn and Kate Bosworth, and the duo behind artful home decor Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. Get to know MakrBox, the ultimate source for prettily packaged artisanal Northwest goods, or talk shop with Andrea Terrenzio, former pastry chef of Capitol Hill eateries Restaurant Zoe and Quinn’s, while indulging in a caramelized white chocolate and almond bar from her newly-launched Dolcetta Artisan Sweets.

For Riddington, the idea was simple. “I chose people whose designs I love and people I have worked with to show a good mix of home décor, accessories, and jewelry,” she said. “I really just wanted to showcase all this rich talent in the city and build synergy within the creative community.”

Sunday’s pop-up will include a happy hour from 4 to 6 featuring cocktails by the neighbors at Still Liquor. Afterward, head for food and drink specials at Taylor Shellfish Farms and Bar Ferd’nand with passcode “I love the Seattle Collective.”

For information and a full list of vendors, head to the Seattle Collective Facebook.

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Public Art in Progress for Miller Community Center
Aug 11 @ 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The design process is underway for a new interior artwork at the Miller Community Center. Seattle City Light, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Office of Arts & Culture have commissioned the artwork as part of a larger project to install a power-generating solar microgrid at the Center.

This art project aims to involve and reflect as many of Miller Community Center’s patrons as possible. Lead artist Julia Harrison invites the public to participate in the design process in these ways:

Visit the project webpage to respond to a short survey:

Learn more about plans for the project at either of these online public meetings:
Tuesday, August 11, 4:30-5 pm
Monday, August 17, 12-12:30 pm
Please RSVP to for the Zoom meeting link.

Send your Miller Community Center stories and photos to

What does the Miller Community Center mean to you? What’s your favorite thing about visiting? Can you capture these feelings in a doodle? This video demonstrates a kid-friendly technique that will be used to create new doodles:

The project webpage ( will continue to offer updates as the project progresses.

Still from art activity video for Miller Community Center project.

This kid-friendly sketching technique can be used to participate in the design of a new public artwork for the Miller Community Center.

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