A celebration of Tarot Art at Ritual

Come explore local tarot art with us for the March Capitol Hill Art Walk – featuring the deck and prints of local Seattle artist Jon Garaizer, decks from PDX based Pixel Occult, and Olympia, WA based Abacus Corvus, as well as readings and a wine reception.

The Honda finches of Boren need a new home

(Image: Will Schlough)

It depends on what kind of person you are, but a batch of three giant plywood goldfinches might just be an offer you cannot refuse. The bright yellow birds, who once graced the exterior of the former Honda of Seattle dealership on Boren, need a new home. And according to artist Will Schlough and Urban ArtWorks, a local nonprofit that works with adjudicated youth and co-produced the work, that could be anyone with enough exterior wall space.

The Goldfinches were retrieved last year from the building before it was razed to make way for Washington State Convention Center’s more than $1.6 billion expansion. Local artist Will Schlough made the work in 2016. He covered the electric-blue building with images of three American Goldfinches pulling bright red ribbon that snaked around the building. Continue reading

CHS Pics | An erotic Capitol Hill Art Walk (MSFW)

Contemplating the love of art and the art of love at Love City Love

Love and sex was in the air Thursday night as February’s Capitol Hill Art Walk got all mixed up and sloppy with Valentine’s Day. CHS stopped through Ghost Gallery’s The Art of Tarot III exhibition, Blue Cone Studio’s Erotica Art Walk and Love City Love’s Tongue Jockey Heart Breakers group show and found plenty of penises, vulvas, and boobs. And, hearts, too. Maybe safe for work? Mostly safe for work? Or just wait until you get home. Love, CHS.

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‘The Intimate Values of Inside Space’ — Of course an art show mixed with a townhome open house is happening on Capitol Hill

At first glance, “The Intimate Values of Inside Space” sounds like your quintessential Capitol Hill Art Walk Valentine’s Day show.

The one-night exhibition, opening this Thursday during the monthly art walk at the new construction at 1532 15th Ave E, checks many of the typical boxes. It is curated by two local artists, Gabriel Molinaro and Alexander Keyes. And it groups together a group of great local artists, such as Jennifer Zwick, Philippe Hyojung Kim, Natasha Marin and local bands like Cumulus and Mahal. It also name-checks a French philosopher (Gaston Bachelard) along with a fancy-sounding concept (topoanalysis, in this case).

The Intimate Values of Inside Space

What’s peculiar, however, is its setting: six new construction townhouses. Hosted by Keyes, artist-turned-real-estate-agent, and real estate developers and investor company Build with Style, ‘The Intimate Values of Inside Space’ is also a real estate open house. Continue reading

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 (http://www.altspaceseattle.com/)! Hosted by IgnitionNW (https://www.ignitionnw.com) 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–hopeblackart.com

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).