We weren’t the only one that felt the bustle and energy of the holidays – business owners also commented on how many more people were out for Art Walk last night! Warms a girl’s heart. There was also the added buzz of Hometown Holidays virtual shopping videos being filmed around the Junction and beyond, and Facebook livestream videos from five of our venues from North to South end. Thank you to the hundreds of you who tuned in at home!
So much great art to see, from Admiral to Arbor Heights. For business-hours-only exhibits, Zelda Zonk Consignment in Admiral and Mailbox West in Morgan are hosting featured Q4 artist Glenda Weibel all month – check out her elegant watercolor compositions when you decide today is the day to refresh your winter wardrobe or ship your holiday packages! Flying Apron features favorite Kevin Ducoing’s ethereal floating femmes as backdrop for a GF meal or treat. Brittany Noelle’s beautiful captures of Orcas in the wild waters of our region are on display at West Seattle Grounds. The receptions there are always rocking!
There were a number of group shows, all in full holiday swing. Brace Point Pottery & Gallery was the showcase for their 40th (!!!) Annual Holiday Art Show, featuring inventive fashion and jewelry, stunning ceramics and laser-styled clay and wood pieces. Capers Home continues to host their annual holiday invitational, Simply Red, with works of seven artists as a stunning, varied backdrop to Caper’s beautifully curated holiday decor, home design and furniture settings. Click! Design that Fits also continues their holiday jewelry invitational, featuring several artists with a range of styles and materials, including pieces carved from broken china service. Wild Rose’s has West Seattle favorites Ellen Zrimsek, Linda McClamrock and Tom Constantini on the walls as inspiration for the lifestyle set-ups in the front of the store.
The stand-out solo show is Erika Bell’s West Seattle debut at Verity Credit Union. In her own, best words, her beautiful works “amplify the voices of the marginalized, elevate Blackness, and share the healing power of art.” We highly recommend a visit to Verity during business hours to see Erika’s art and poetry. She also offered her exuberant, custom-designed eBellz Art jewelry which drew Art Lovers right off the sidewalk. Karen Ussery‘s travelled nature photography is still on display at West Seattle Cellars, to inspire your own viniculture travels. The only show we are going to have to catch tomorrow is Maayan Haim’s work at Doll Parts Collective vintage clothing since they unexpectedly needed to be closed last evening! You can see her art for sale on their website or come by during business hours for the rest of the month.
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 photo recap of Art Walk night for the month of December by volunteer photographers Sofia V., Dan J., and Reeve W. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so do find time to visit the above venues.