Spring has finally arrived, and West Seattle was ready to celebrate with a glorious evening filled with Art Walk events and the music of Muse Fest. People were out in groups enjoying the music, art, and dining with great enthusiasm.
Muse Fest featured 11 local female musicians at venues throughout West Seattle, organized by Art of Music founder John Redenbaugh and performer Sue Quigley. We really enjoyed the wide variety of musical styles showcased this year!
Lori at Alki Hair Design is excited to be joining Art Walk especially as spring beckons more patrons to Alki Beach in the next few months. Dené Miles’ photography conjures visions of those long, sunnier, and warmer days ahead. Patrons at Molly’s Bottle Shop were enjoying great company and excellent wine while taking in work by local artist Megan Carroll.
The crowd at West Seattle Realty was spellbound by Caitlin Patterson’s dulcet melodies on the piano accompanied on acoustic percussion and guitar. Together with Caitlin’s music, artist Patrick Robinson’s vivid images of the natural beauty we enjoy here in West Seattle made for a fantastic evening. Carly Ann Calbero had everyone at West Seattle Grounds in a great mood all evening but her rendition of “We don’t talk about Bruno” was a highlight for all the kids and kids-at-heart in the audience. Visual artist Micky’s bold, colorful paintings added to the lively energy at the cafe.
At Alaska Junction, the 4500 California event space was bustling as we viewed the magnificent and powerful female images in honor of Muse Fest by Jessica R. Van Hulle. Windemere buzzed with energy as we awaited musical duo Kim Virant and Kathy Moore. The entire Morgan neighborhood was enjoying their Art Walk wine tasting at West Seattle Cellars! It was packed. And people were purchasing wine at a fast pace! Artist Maritza Leon’s cheery, poppy ceramics were a perfect match for Doll Parts’ vibe and rainbow of vintage apparel. At Canna West, artist Brandi Quinn generously took us through her personal and emotional evolution as expressed through her paintings. Then suggested we walk across the street to the dispensary to see the works hung there (bring your ID – 21+!). It’s so great to make an instant connection with an artist like Brandi. All in all, it was a fun-filled evening up and down California Ave.
Our team of volunteer Art Walk photographers did a wonderful job of capturing the ambiance of the evening as well as the art and artists. Thank you, John, Carole, Meagan, Michelle, and Reeve. We couldn’t do this without you! If you weren’t able to come out, we hope you take a moment to check out photos of the receptions below or on social media. 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 to the West Seattle Art Walk – Northwest Art and Frame, Verity Credit Union, Canna West Seattle, Quail Park, Easy Street Records, West Seattle Realty, our media partner West Seattle Blog and our printing partner Sky Printing.
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[Featured photo: Stephanie Scott]