Art Lovers were out in force last night at the “Happy Pi Day” Art Walk – hopefully your wait in line at A La Mode Pies wasn’t too long? Good weather helped, as did the strumming of a busker at the all-ways walk intersection, and great art sealed the deal. It finally feels like we are on the eve of Spring.
We visited exhibits at all of the participating businesses, and are always fascinated by the themes that grow from each Art Walk:
- There was Art with a Cause, from Heather Brincko’s art-making for personal wellness and her organization Art Will Save You, and Nancy Hom of Sunlan Designs who is giving 10% of sales to Mary’s Place to support local women in need.
- There was visual storytelling with avant garde sculptures sparking the imagination at Canna, paintings inspired by Shakespeare at Wallflower, and New York Times illustrator Christopher David Ryan at Click!
- There were artists like Cathy Woo at Capers and Mary Maki Rae at ArtsWest who delight in color (as did we, in theirs)
- There was magic all around us, with the work of Inner Alchemy’s Debbie Bianchi reminding us of our inherent magnificence and our essential connection to the divine feminine within, and the work of Virago’s Mia Dungeon that celebrates the mystic flora and fauna of the desert landscape
- There were drips and splatters from Whitney LaRene at Windermere and Art Nest’s splatter room that express energy and passion.
We want to thank our generous partners for the support they bring the West Seattle Art Walk – The Office of Rebecca Mitsui, Verity Credit Union, Northwest Art & Frame, Canna West Seattle, and John L. Scott Real Estate. Thank you, too, to the all artists, merchants, and restaurants/bars/cafes for making this monthly event happen. To you, art-seeker, thanks for being part of this community.
Here’s a small photo recap of Art Walk night for the month of March by volunteer photographers Tami L., Todd M. and Janet L. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so do find time to visit these venues.