For a month still shadowed in uncertainty and concern, we were grateful for all the neighbors who came out, seeking some respite and, dare we say it, a jab of joy. Many businesses introduced us to new artists, and there were pockets of parties from Admiral down to Morgan. Art lovers as well as wine tasters from Molly’s Bottle Shop bopped to the beat of E. Pruitt’s bass guitar outside of WEND Space, thanks to their partnership with the City of Seattle program Shop to the Beat. Bright colors cut through the winter grays at businesses like Row House, Beer Junction, Fogue Gallery, John L. Scott, Viscon Cellars and Discovery Shop – even the skateboard art and prints at By and By, our newest Alaska Junction and Art Walk business. So many different kinds of expression were on display, from collage at Zelda Zonk and Capers, to mixed media, digital painting, photography, watercolor and jewelry.
The team of Art Walk photographers – five in total! – really enjoyed getting to know the artists, from North to South. If you weren’t able to come out, we hope you take a moment to check out photos of the receptions below. Or, better yet, come see the shows yourself. Most of the artwork featured will be up all month long, so do find time to visit these venues.
We want to thank all our generous partners for the support they bring the West Seattle Art Walk – Dr. Michael Korn, DDS, The Good Society Brewery, Verity Credit Union, Canna West Seattle, Quail Park, Fogue Gallery, COMPASS Real Estate and our media partner West Seattle Blog.
Here’s a small photo recap of Art Walk night for the month of January by volunteer photographers Jill M., Dan J., Carole B., Jacquie S., and Reeve W. We couldn’t do this without you!
[Featured photo: Emily Juarez of Art for the Tender, at WEND Space and Jewelry; Molly’s Bottle Shop.]