We were so excited to grow our Art Walk ranks last night with exhibits from new participating businesses! And they did not disappoint – the words “A-Game” kept rolling through our minds as we strolled. Move your body! was a theme both at Hotwire, where a live DJ provided the soundtrack for Maggie Sharar’s live watercolor painting; and at Rosefit, where Mari Shibuya’s new murals inspire transformation through fitness. Chris Buckley’s work at Flying Apron gave us dynamic color (as did Jen Clement’s moving spray-paint portrait of Anthony Bourdain at Canna West Seattle). West Seattle Smile Co. debuted with Magdalena Cooney and her gorgeous textures that feel like home.
Our veteran businesses like Inner Alchemy celebrated Art Walk as a community party, where Tami Bensen created live intuitive artwork and guests enjoyed mini hypnosis sessions. Viscon Cellars welcomed guests to Jenna Howell’s opening with no fee for wine tastings. Click! Design that Fits, Capers and Wild Rose’s anchored the Junction with full houses and fabulous art. Self-expression also took many forms, such as Alisa Sikelianos-Carter’s mixed media compositions at Virago Gallery inspired by African and Black-American hairstyles, Claire Braby’s calligraphic messages at West Seattle Art Nest and Jake Prendez’s strong Latina gazes.
We want to welcome to our newest partner, Sound Credit Union, and thank all 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 April by volunteer photographers Tami L. and Todd M. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so do find time to visit these venues.