Were we the only ones that saw the dinosaurs at the All-Ways Walk?? T-Rexs with Frappuccinos aside (really!), Art Walk felt BACK last night. Another new business – Welcome Doll Parts Collective in Morgan Junction! – and even more receptions to celebrate the arts and local business in West Seattle. Hopefully you caught some of the live broadcasts, both from the WS Junction Association and some of the businesses! Buzz is what it’s all about.
Some businesses are taking advantage of Art Walk all-day with business-hour showings. Zelda Zonk Consignment in Admiral is hosting Brooke Borcherding all month – check her art out when you decide today is the day to refresh your fall wardrobe! Mailbox West in Morgan continues to host Alexis La Flamme of Meditative Arts – you can enjoy her ethereal colorplay compositions while you ship your packages or pick up your mail. Bakery Nouveau is using the upper wall expanse to showcase Sheila Lengle‘s whimsical garden flora and fauna – the perfect ambiance in which to peruse their breads and pastries. Flying Apron features our Q4 Artist Glenda Weibel‘s nuanced, textured watercolors on archival tissue paper as backdrop for a GF meal or treat.
There was interactive fun for art lovers visiting West Seattle Grounds and Heather Brincko’s striking encaustic works – tea bag stain art! Verity Credit Union, an Art Walk Partner, was impressed by Natalie Millsap‘s work on the BLM street mural back created in July and invited her to exhibit. Broker/Realtor Rich Puffert hosted Andrew Woods and his detailed watercolor slices of life. Brookdale West Seattle extended their community-only show of artist Betty Davis who also a three-year resident of the community. Canna West Culture shop had their first in-person show in six months, hosting Brigitte Halpin’s dynamic, sparkly, colorful discs and panels. Wild Rose’s has reworked their walls to showcase Dale Schlotzhauer‘s latest work, and you can still see Shaun Doll encaustics and Flóra Carlile-Kovács felted pieces at Capers this month.
GROUPS were popular as well, with a group show at Click! Design that Fits that featured the talents of their employees! Brace Point Pottery & Gallery was full-up with some choice pieces – on sale! – from a group of several local artist luminaries. Curated collections of vintage clothing, curios, and style was the backdrop for Kat Whitham, showing for her first time at Doll Parts Collective. And right next door was a “cave’s” worth of wonderful wines at West Seattle Cellars, hosting the beautiful nature photo compositions of Karen Ussery. Somehow, this writer came home with both a bottle of wine and a vintage blouse…
We want to thank all our generous partners for the support they bring the West Seattle Art Walk – Verity Credit Union, Canna West Seattle, Brookdale Senior Living and our media partner West Seattle Blog. 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 October by volunteer photographers Tami L, Jacquie S., Lora R. and Reeve W. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so do find time to visit the above venues.