With the lengthening hours of evening sun and more people vaccinated, the Junction was lively with families, singles and couples of all ages safely viewing the art and enjoying the outdoor food and drink scene at various cafes and restaurants. Snip-it’s was particularly inviting with Jazz tunes welcoming people from the sidewalk and a happy storytime reading for children. Dr. Green’s art and health education information was intriguingly presented. Our photographer had to acquire one of his beautiful God Cans into which the owner places a prayer, awaiting with positive affirmation the prayer will be answered.
We heard the word “party” and “festive” and saw smiles (or smiling eyes) from the littlest babe in arms at Wild Rose’s to the youngest artist at 16 at West Seattle Grounds, to artists over 50 at Fogue Gallery and art lovers of all ages. Another highlight was Art on wheels at Floors Plus NW with Dennis James Brandt’s (AKA Whoretense Spacepillow) art truck and the pink COVID car whose decoration was a pandemic diversion. And Warren Pope’s gorgeous sculptures soared at Brace Point Pottery in Arbor Heights.
In addition to the Art, people were also enjoying all the food and drink Art Walk Specials, from Luna Park to Admiral and the Alaska Junction. If you weren’t able to come out, catch our livestream videos on Facebook and Instagram! Each month that passes, and with restrictions slowly lifting, our spirits lift as well. Art returns!
We want to thank all our generous partners for the support they bring the West Seattle Art Walk – our newest partner Quail Park Memory Care Residences, Fogue Gallery, 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 April by volunteer photographers Kate McN., Jacquie S., Sofia V., Dan J. and Lora R. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so be sure to visit the above venues during business hours.