It’s hard to believe that it’s almost the middle of October already. This week is the second Thursday…meaning Art Walk time in West Seattle. We’ll be hosting our weekly tasting on Thursday this week for Art Walk from 6-9 pm. Swing into the bin to sample some great wines from Gilbert Cellars from Yakima, WA. The Gilbert Family has been in the Yakima Valley since 1897, when Horace Gilbert moved his family to the area to farm apples and other produce. Today, Gilbert Cellars is producing premium wine with grapes from the Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley and Columbia Valley. For more information on the winery and family history, visit their website at http://www.gilbertcellars.com
Our featured artist at this week’s art walk is Bennett McKnight. Bennett is a glassblowing artist that works for the Chihuly studio while also crafting glass art pieces in his spare time. This week, he will be displaying a series of sculpture that unites in harmony the classical Italian style table ware with a modern American sensibility. The work displayed is gestural without being figurative, and reflects the whimsy of the designer. Bennett will be on hand Thursday evening to chat with you and to share about a dozen of his pieces on display.