On the List | February Capitol Hill Art Walk, Neighbor Appreciation Day work parties, BadWill Valentine’s

City Council member Lorena González joined Michelle Frankfurter at the opening of Destino earlier this week (Image: CHS)

City Council member Lorena González joined Michelle Frankfurter at the opening of Destino earlier this week (Image: CHS)

The second Thursday of the month brings another Capitol Hill Art Walk to the galleries, cafes, bars, restaurants, and miscellaneous art spaces in the neighborhood. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift, how about some art?

February’s walk also brings a new exhibition to the Hill with Destino at the newly opened Creative Blueprint on Boylston:

Documentary photographer Michelle Frankfurter traveled Mexico documenting the journeys of young people escaping poverty and violence in Central America, riding on tops of dangerous freight trains, and following Border Patrols along the US/Mexico border. Images from her book, Destino, are featured on CNN, the Washington Post,and The Guardian. Maybe you’ve read recent news on pre-dawn raids and deportations of Central American families. Hundreds of civil rights and others groups are asking the U.S. government to pause the raids and consider other courses of action before sending people, especially young women and children, back to desperate, dangerous conditions in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Destino runs through February 18th.


You can find a full roster of this month’s walk venues and featured artists at capitolhillartwalk.com.

Saturday is Neighbor Appreciation Day and a handful of community group are choosing work parties as one way to show how much you appreciate your fellow Central Seattleites. There will be a Valentine’s clean-up and craft party in Cayton Corner Park along E Madison while the Volunteer Park Trust is also hosting a work party in the top-of-the-Hill green space. You can also lend a hand at the Capitol Hill Tool Library or stop by the 10th Ave S Hillclimb grand opening.

Sunday, brings a few last minute opportunities for Valentine’s Day gift shopping. The BadWill Market returns for its V-Day edition while the weekly Broadway Farmers Market is always there, 11 AM to 3 PM, for you to put together a dinner made with love.

For more things to do on and around Capitol Hill or to add your own, check out the CHS Calendar.

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