Valentine Eve {HE}art Walk

Celebrate love and friendship – and winning! – at this Thursday’s {HE}art Walk all around West Seattle. Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying art, music, food, and wine during Art Walk. Some of your Junction favorites will be offering free chocolate tastings:

Verity Credit Union (an Art Walk partner too!)
John L Scott – West Seattle
Chocolate/Wine pairing at Viscon Cellars
Truffles at CAPERS
West Seattle Art Nest treats from local bakery Indulge Desserts LLC

Plus, pick up a raffle ticket at all businesses hosting artists to win fabulous prizes from businesses like Capers, Husky Deli, Escape Room, Rowhouse and Viscon Cellars! See our post for more details. Enter your raffle tickets Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, February 16! Winners are drawn and announced on Monday, February 17.

Don’t forget: Admiral Junction is our newest district of businesses exhibiting art and offering food and drink specials, with the Admiral Neighborhood Association as Art Walk coordination partners.

Our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants invite the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. See the listing below for all businesses hosting art in January. For restaurant specials, click here and be sure to ask about “the Art Walk Special” at participating bars and restaurants. Make an evening of it!

Check back again as this post will be updated as we receive more artist details. Also be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook as those pages get updated more frequently.

(featured image by Emily Juarez)

Winter 2020 Walking Map: January 9, February 13, March 12

Art Walk Brochure (Front_Back) Q1 2020 v2

Congratulations to Marianne Maksirisombat, whose painting, “Paeonia Lactiflora (Deconstructed Peony)¨ is our featured art for Q1. Her work will be on display, and for sale, at the Terilyn Lewis Luxury Group (RE/MAX) in February, and Verity Credit Union West Seattle in March, 2020.


Pick up a hard copy of our printed walking maps at any of our participating Art Walk businesses or click here to view the Google map.


Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association

West Seattle Grounds

2141 California Ave SW

Emily Anne Porter + Jonny Gold, 5-8pm

Art and music on Valentine’s Day eve!

West Seattle Grounds will be hosting not only Emily Porter’s display of her fabulous photography, but to compliment it we will have Jonny Gold, a local musician playing live acoustic music.

We will have local wines and craft beers for purchase on Happy Hour prices! Also with a selection of free snacks provided by WS Art Walk and our regular menu along with $1 hot cocoas for kids!

Emily Anne Porter’s Statement: I am a student at Western Washington University, majoring in visual journalism and minoring in environmental studies. I have a background in leadership and journalism. I currently work at The Planet magazine, a publication at WWU, as a photo editor. This job, involves leading a group of students during the quarter and editing their work.

I have a willingness to take images that go beyond the norm, and work everyday to improve my skills. If you wish to contact me for additional information or questions about my work, email me at

Learn more about Emily’s work at her Instagram and website.

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Emily Anne Porter at West Seattle Grounds
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Emily Anne Porter at West Seattle Grounds
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Emily Anne Porter at West Seattle Grounds

Zelda Zonk

2210 California Ave SW

Sam King, 5-8pm

Sam King is a self-taught local artist out of West Seattle, Washington. Abstract acrylic paintings.

Learn more about Sam’s work at her Instagram and website.

Sam King at Zelda Zonk consignments
Sam King at Zelda Zonk consignments

Admiral Pub

2306 California Ave SW

Sawerng Noeum, 5-8pm

Learn more about Sawerng’s work at her Instagram.

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Sawerng Noeum at Admiral Pub

Menchie’s Admiral

2620 California Ave SW

Alexandra Penglis, 5-10pm

Drop by to meet Alexandra and enjoy a $5 fill-your-cup special!

Alexandra is a local photographer who specializes in creating surrealist beauty through abstract landscapes and color manipulation.

Learn more about Alexandra’s work at her Instagram and Facebook pages and website.

Alexandra Penglis at Menchie’s
Alexandra Penglis at Menchie’s


Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association

West Seattle Art Nest

4138 California Ave SW

Mariah Ordonez

Mountains of the Mind

Mariah Ordonez is a local art educator, artist, and mama creating art that reflects the changing landscapes of our hearts, cities, and countries with watercolor, ink, and acrylic paint.

Valentine Eve Special Event! Desserts by Indulge Desserts!

Learn more about Mariah’s work at her Instagram and Facebook pages.

Mariah Ordonez at West Seattle Art Nest
Mariah Ordonez at West Seattle Art Nest
Mariah Ordonez at West Seattle Art Nest


John L. Scott West Seattle
(Art Walk Partner)

4445 California Ave SW

Liana Haugaard, 5-9pm

Artist Statement

When I was 11 years old I decided I wanted to become an Interior Designer, in that same year I was gifted my first camera. Coincidence? I think not. Ever since then I have strived to make my goal of becoming an Interior Designer a reality. Along the way I began to pick up photography skills as well as a passion for holistic design and creating art that sparks that wonder we all have inside of us.

Both of my parents have always been involved in photography so its no wonder that I immediately grasped at it as a way to show what life looked like through my personal lens. Initially, I began taking photos as a way to capture my social life, this then lead to taking photographs of landscapes from my hiking adventures and finally to where it is now.

It only seems natural for me to blend my two passions, design and photography. Having an understanding of the interior design process allows me to create photographs that speak to the feeling the space emits as well as allows me to see and showcase the particular design choices that are working together to create that feeling.

In the past 6 months my photography has evolved to be a reflection of my personal looking glass, a small glimpse into how I see the world. As I have grown I have found fun in melding fantasy with reality, small worlds reflected in a single photograph. Photoshop has expanded the way I create and tell stories and I have a great affinity for creating dreamlike images that take a moment to label, letting you pause and then softly pulling you into The Now. I like to believe that they bring out the childlike wonder inside us all.

Learn more about Liana’s work at her Instagram page and website.

Liana Haugaard at John L. Scott
Liana Haugaard at John L. Scott

Hotwire Online Coffee

4410 California Ave SW

Stop by Hotwire Coffee to meet Brigitte Halpin and her colorful art.

Artist Statement:

A pediatric nurse by day, Brigitte trades syringes and needles for alcohol inks and resin to create abstract fluid art in her spare time. Brigitte uses her art as a type of therapy, channeling life’s energies and experiences into vivid colors and soft shapes. Brigitte invites her audience to use their imagination when viewing her art and welcomes all interpretations of her pieces. Her hope is to brighten your space, lift your mood and evoke inspiration!

Learn more about Brigitte’s art on her Instagram and her Etsy store.

Brigitte Halpin at Hotwire Coffee
Brigitte Halpin at Hotwire Coffee
Brigitte at Hotwire Coffee

Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)

4505 California Ave SW

Christopher Kelleher

“The Last Javan Unicorn”* 20×20” acrylic, watercolor, absorbent ground and archival ink marker on canvas. 2020 FOR SALE *3D Glasses included

“Come out for the West Seattle Art Walk Special Valentine’s Edition TOMORROW NIGHT! I will have many brand new paintings fresh off the easel on display at Verity Seattle in West Seattle! They will also be very much in 3D! Free pairs of 3D glasses with the purchase of any painting. I will be set up and working on a piece live as well. There will be free wine and chocolate too for Valentine’s day so bring that special someone over to Verity Credit Union (4505 California Ave SW) and come say hi!”

Learn more about Christopher’s work on his Instagram page.



Adrien Miller, 5-8pm

Join us this Thursday for West Seattle Artwalk at Rosefit. Our artist this month is Adrien Miller & we will have music by Jordan Brashears.
Adrien Miller was born In Salana Beach California and raised in Seattle, Washington.  He has been making art for as long as he can remember, and became passionate about painting as a graffiti writer in his youth.  After getting into legal trouble for painting publicly as a teenager, he shifted his focus to painting on things that belonged to him.  He received a merit scholarship to attend California College of Arts and Crafts, and after a semester, decided to travel to Europe to study the old masters independently.  He filled sketchbooks and painted his way through Spain, Italy, and Switzerland, strongly inspired by the rich traditions of figurative sculpture there, and decided to go back to school to learn sculpture.  In college, he was introduced to ceramics as an art medium, and in 2007 he graduated from CCA with an individualized BFA in sculpture, painting, and photography.  Shortly after, he began teaching ceramics, and set up his studio at the co-op Florentia Clayworks. He has exhibited his work in galleries in California and Washington, including shows at ArtXchange Gallery, Love City Love, and Axis Gallery.  He has been selling his work online full time for over 10 years to collectors all over the world. He has had the honor of sculpting many custom portraits including politicians, celebrities, memorial busts, and historical figures such as  Booker T. Washington, Carl Jung, Godswill Akpabio, Juno, The Impractical Jokers, Einstein, and the women of Abba, to name a few.  In 2018, Business Insider made a video feature of Adrien’s art that went viral, and brought in so many new clients that he was able to double his studio space, and left his teaching position of 10 years in order to focus all of his creative efforts into his own art. He currently balances his studio practice by spending half his making time working on custom sculpture projects, and half his time making personal work like you will see in this show.

Learn more about Adrien’s work at his Instagram and website.

Jordan Brashears : Ecstatic and IDM dance music facilitator DJ Jordy will provide a fluid, and diverse range of sounds and textures, at Rosefit. Re-mixing your movement in experimental and creative new ways.

Adrien Miller at Rosefit
Adrien Miller at Rosefit



4525 California Ave SW

Come Into the Blue, 5 ’till late

11 artists, countless beautiful interpretations of blue! This invitational is all about the blue! Many of out artists will be present. Some of our alumni favorites, and a few new faces, too.

Chocolate truffles and Bubbles.
Pop-up with Pot-Luck Paris Jewelry.
Come play with Robert McConaughy, creator of game sensation ARGUTE. Plus we’ve added local potter Marie Tornow to our artists this month…new work (blue, of course), plus our very favorite series of Puget Sound Ferries.

Marie Tornow, Magdalena Cooney, P.A. Mathison, Ricardo Duque, Matt Harkleroad, Cheryl Zahniser, Flora Carlile-Kovacs, Steffanie Lorig, Stephanie Hargrave, Genna Draper, and Jan Koutsky.inspirations_in_blue

Wild Rose’s

4529 California Av SW

Natalia Fialkoff, 5-8:30pm

Join Wild Rose’s for chocolate and wine!

Learn more about Natalia’s work at her Instagram and her website.

Natalia Fialkoff at Wild Rose’s
Natalia Fialkoff at Wild Rose’s
Natalia Fialkoff at Wild Rose’s

RE/Max Junction

4400 SW Alaska St

Marianne Maksirisombat, 5-8pm

The Terilyn Lewis Luxury Group (RE/MAX) is hosting the art walk’s Q1 featured artist Marianne Maksirisombat during February with the reception on the 13th during the art walk. You’ll be able to see her large format acrylic on canvas with large-scale embroidery paintings that you have seen on the posters and marketing materials for the West Seattle art walk.

Learn more about Marianne’s work at her Instagram and Facebook pages and her website.
Marianne Maksirisombat at The Terilyn Lewis Luxury Group (REMAX)
Marianne Maksirisombat at The Terilyn Lewis Luxury Group (REMAX)



Maury Diakite, 5-8pm

Artist Statement

Maury Diakite was born in Bamako, Mali, and he immigrated to the states at the age of 14. Having a multicultural, multilingual upbringing helped to create his diverse artistic expression. Maury has been an artist since his early teens; Working with a wide range of mediums and forums . Everything from graffiti to an intermittent career as a tattooist. His current passion as you can see is watercolors. He enjoys the overall lack of control that exist with in the medium. “Every stroke you put down you have to go with and hope the water is kind. So there is no mastery only collaboration and a gentle touch”

Learn more about Maury’s art at his Instagram and Facebook pages.

Maury Diakite at Flying Apron West Seattle
Maury Diakite at Flying Apron West Seattle
Maury Diakite at Flying Apron West Seattle

ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery

4711 California Ave SW

Anna Macrae, 5-6:30pm

Fantasy Landscapes

Anna Macrae uses bold colors and shapes to describe vertical and horizontal viewpoints of potentially urban and city landscapes. Playful color-field inspired paintings are generated on embedded textural surfaces with overlapping information and marks. These surreal landscapes renderings inform a dialogue and connections between human imprint and natural forms as they give way to the evolving notion of fantasy habitats.

Learn more about Anna’s work at her Instagram page.

Anna Macrae at ArtsWest Playhouse

Row House West Seattle

4203 SW Oregon Street

Emily Juarez, 5-8pm

Resides in Washington

Surrounded by nature since birth, organic beauty filled my days and dreaming nights. I was both nurtured and inspired by the world around me and my imagination flourished.

I grew from Crayola doodles to cartoon drawings, then reached portraiture when I began attending art classes in my final year of High School. Through this curriculum, I branched into photography where I found new perspectives of small and lovely miracles of the land.

Seeing nature so gracefully bold, as well as subtle, that I was moved to dive into painting. Using acrylic and watercolor I build strong atmosphere along with ink creating gentle arrangement and somehow familiar feeling in a tender heart.

“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy-washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.”

― Z.D.

Learn more about Emily’s work at her Instagram and website.

Adult beverages and tasty bites will be served!

Artist Emily Juarez at Row House West Seattle
Emily Juarez at Row House West Seattle
Emily Juarez at Row House West Seattle


4526 42ND AVE SW

Join Susi Musi & Co at the West Seattle “Up House” for an evening of heartwarming art, inspired conversation and chocolate kisses.

Group Show: Caroline Holt, Farley Bookout, Billy King

Caroline Holt, 11, has always had a need to create. Her mother remembers her drawing designs on the wood floor when she was a toddler. When she was six, her parents enrolled her in a painting class at Early Masters. Over the past five years, Caroline has taken many classes with Shelley Thomas, the founder of Early Masters. There they study the masters and recreate their works.

In addition to painting with acrylics, Caroline likes to draw, paint watercolors, make collages and create with clay. When she isn’t creating, she does gymnastics, skis, runs, cooks/bakes, and plays bass guitar.

Farley Bookout is an illustrator, designer and screen printer living and working in South Austin.

“i draw. i print. i am almost always covered in charcoal or ink or pastel. Working out of my home office and print shop (in a cold garage), i go from large print editions for indie bands to small and intimate commissions, freelance illustration/ design gigs and art prints.”

Past experience includes (but not limited to), Bachelor of Fine Arts/ UT Austin – photography concentration, lead bookbinder at Rag & Bone in RI, restorative binder, carpenter, school photographer, commercial photographer, wedding photographer, horse trainer, show jumper, mural painter, children’s illustrator, Senior Art Buyer for educational publishing, co-owner of Empire Press.

Billy King is a Seattle and Mexico based artist known for his expressive color styles. Since 1970 Billy King has expanded the definition of independent artist and is in collections all across North America including the Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, and in the homes of collectors throughout the Northwest.

You can learn more about his work at his website.

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Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley & Jacey Frangos

4526 California Ave SW

Artist info to Come!

Click! Design That Fits

4540 California Ave SW

Rachel Austin, 5-8pm

Portland artist Rachel Austin is self taught and has been a full time artist since 2006 when, after getting a degree in finance, she realized art was probably a better path for her.

She got her start on her popular map painting series and loves to collect old maps and create custom paintings for customers. Maps have a lovely way of showing us where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going. Rachel’s studio is in the basement of her little 1925’s Portland bungalow where she prints cards and art prints and paints for customers all over the world.

Click! is proud to have represented Rachel in Seattle since 2009.

Learn more about Rachel’s work at her Instagram and website.

Rachel Austin at Click! Design That Fits
Rachel Austin at Click! Design That Fits
Rachel Austin at Click! Design That Fits


Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)

5435 California Ave SW

Vanessa Ly5-8pm

Join us during the West Seattle Art Walk from 5-8pm and view the works of local artist Vanessa Ly. Complimentary snacks and beverages provided. Free, All Ages, In-store sales to 21+ only.

Special Valentine Eve Event: 20% off intimate and luxe bath products

Artist Statement:
“Originally a Boston-based architect / artist, I have ventured my way to Seattle to explore what everyone calls the “west coast vibes” in a continuation to indulge in my obsessive passion – illustrating the intriguing puzzles of the mind. Trained with the rigor mindset of one profession yet adapted to the abstract of another has created this fixation of intertwining mechanics and organics as reflected in many of my subject matters; there is always the interest of engaging the rigidity of one element that is typically man-made with the looseness of another that is part of our nature to create a composition where characteristics of both are shared and equalized. With a playful heart in mind, hopefully each piece can compel the viewers to question why?”

Learn more about Vanessa’s work at her website.

Vanessa Ly-Nguyen at Canna West Culture Shop
Vanessa Ly-Nguyen at Canna West Culture Shop

Viscon Cellars


Dot Cherch, 5-9pm

No tasting fee for Art Walk participants!

Artist Statement: I’m a Seattle-area illustrator who focuses on the details of ordinary objects that might otherwise be overlooked. Most of my pieces tell a story, whether from my own life, or from someone else’s; and those stories encourage viewers to make an emotional connection to each piece. My most recent collection does this through stories of food and the key role that food has in life’s every day and significant moments.

I paint with gouache, and love experimenting on all different types of canvases. For my most recent collection, I especially enjoyed rendering on reclaimed Pacific Northwest wood. A wood canvas, with its grains and impurities, cannot help but become part of the art.

I have a degree in performance and scenic design, and a B.A. (Hons.) in Illustration. I live on Vashon, where my work is included regularly in gallery shows. You can reach me at

Learn more about Dot’s work at her Instagram page and her website. Dot will be at Viscon Cellars in January, February and March 2020.

Dot Cherch at Viscon Cellars
Dot Cherch at Viscon Cellars

The Building

4316 SW Othello St

“The Building” is an exciting collective of tenants that practice a wide variety of the creative arts, from architecture to fiber art, encaustics to lighting design. Come visit each month for open studios and artist receptions! Thank you to PRDG Architects for hosting each month.

Featured February Artist: Gustavo Alfredo Penengo, 5-8pm

European Vistas

Gustavo has spent a lifetime looking at and appreciating design, from his days in his native Uruguay to his years in New York to his adventures in Europe. Gustavo wants to share the beauty of the world with others whether its through architecture or through his sketches that capture the magic of century-old European villages and structures. Gustavo has a keen eye for showing us iconic images in a whole new light. 

Learn more about Gustavo’s work at his Instagram page and website.

Gustavo Alfredo Penengo at PRDG Architecture + Design at The Building


7354 35TH AVE SW

Moreah Love, 6-9pm

Love Mandalas

Join us as we host artist Moreah Love and her energy-infused mandalas!   

While mandalas have been in use for centuries, they’ve taken on many different forms and meanings, including the popular love mandala. It is fitting that a tool originally meant for contemplating and meditating on the divine would also be an excellent representation of the power of love. The eve of Valentine’s day is is a great evening to attend and be infused by these beautiful mandalas.

Moreah Love I have been a creative artist since very young. Both my parents and grandparents were quite artistic. I am thankful to have inherited their natural artistic abilities. Although I used many different mediums of creative expression like soap stone and some wood carving, photography, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and more, I always used it to help soothe my emotional self. As time passed, I was searching for what I really wanted to do … create beautiful and spiritual healing art work. I searched for years, but was not satisfied with the outcome. Then in January of 2016, I was directed by a Vedic Astrology reading saying that I was going to create outstanding healing mandalas. That was kind of a shock to me because I really didn’t know what to do to create them. I found a mandala class in Atlanta, Georgia that used a healing system called “The Great Round”. I wasn’t sure if I believed there was deep emotional healing in creating mandalas, but I sure experienced a profound emotional release and awareness of how to use this special art at this school. This was so inpactful for me since I had not experienced this level of healing with my other forms of art. From then on, I started to play around with creating the templates on the computer, printing them out, coloring them, and embellishing them with all kinds of materials. In this process, I had amazing experiences communicating with the Archangels. With their energy channeling through me, they guided me to color each mandala and also make them shine with life force.

Each and every mandala I create has the healing frequencies of the Archangels. I custom make each mandala for the customer. I can make mandalas for humans, pets and deceased loved ones, and to Feng shui your home or office. These mandalas radiate divine blessed energy to profoundly impact the quality of your life!

{HE}art Special: Our Inner Alchemy Specialists will be offering complimentary mini sessions on all topics about love.  Chocolate will be available in plenty!

Inner Alchemy is a community based business with 20 healing specialists, regular classes in Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Intuition Playground, Art Journaling, Sound Baths. Crystal Alchemy has an incredible range of high vibrational ethically sourced crystals, rocks and minerals. Art Walk is our monthly community party!

Learn more about the show at the Facebook Event, and be sure to RSVP on EventBrite.

Moreah Love at Inner Alchemy
Moreah Love at Inner Alchemy
Moreah Love at Inner Alchemy

Brace Point Pottery & Gallery with Alki Arts

4208 SW 100th St

Brace Point Pottery & Gallery is a showcase not only for the beautiful ceramic art of Loren Lukens, long-time West Seattle artist and resident, but other ceramicists, painters, fiber artists, mixed media, musicians and more!

Featured February Artists: Kathy Collins, David Somers, Garrison Coverale, 5-8pm

Kathy Marin Collins grew up in the Pacific Northwest and expresses her appreciation of the area’s natural beauty through her impressionistic watercolors. She uses a rapid process technique for dramatic high contrast paintings, charging in color and mixing flowing wet paint right on the paper to achieve intense dark values while preserving white spaces.

“Most of my inspiration comes from my bicycle trips around Puget Sound or further afield. I’ll stop and pull out a sketchbook or snap a photo, then paint the scene in watercolor back in my studio.”

Learn more about Diane Venti, curator, and Alki Arts at her website. Learn more about Brace Point Pottery & Gallery at their Instagram and Facebook pages, and website.

Garrison Coverale at Brace Point Pottery
David Somers at Brace Point Pottery
Kathy Collins at Brace Point Pottery

News from Loren in beautiful Downtown Arbor Heights:In addition to the three featured artists, Leon Lowman’s fabulous paintings are in the gallery for two more weeks.  The Alley Gallery is reset with new work and is always fun to explore.  Cosmic Galactic Expression, the gallery’s ceiling sculpture by Warren Pope, has new lights and is looking good.”

Leon Lowman at Brace Point Pottery
Leon Lowman at Brace Point Pottery



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