It seems that art lovers *may* have had to choose between watching NHL playoffs and visiting Art Walk, but some businesses like SCOUT helped solve the “either/or” choice by making their grand opening evening a Kraken viewing party and an Art Walk party! The artwork of Cheryl Zahniser looked stunning in the setting of SCOUT’s sleek new office building.
West Seattle Cellars’ artist Doug Early took his show to the streets, literally, bringing part of his display to California Ave SW while the wine tasting event packed the indoors. Mason Heckett showing at Canna West Culture Shop and Dispensary has developed a totally unique, sustainable art practice, harvesting discarded printer toner, to make his distinctive screen-print pieces. His political messages and pop culture iconography are powerful.
Doll Parts Collective’s artist Mel Kagerer’s makes summer colors come alive in their cheery hangings and lawnchair style. Wild Rose’s fans have been showing the love, coming to say farewell to owner Leighann Davis, purchase a souvenir and helping her clear the walls before her last day later this month. Be sure to come by yourself in the coming days, especially for Mother’s Day this Sunday! There’s affordable original art and prints for sale, as well as jewelry, new home design, and vintage treasures.
It was a great night for Art Walk in Admiral all up and down California Ave. The crowd at Molly’s Bottle Shop spilled out onto the sidewalk to enjoy the warm weather. Meanwhile patrons at Wend enjoyed cocktails by Reynaldo Candela in the sun-filled space where Tacoma artist Kyle Rees was participating in Art Walk for the first time. Holly at My Necessitea also threw open her doors for the beautiful evening. While Skye Shadow’s bold and bright art was the star of the show, a certain furry feline friend did his best to snag some attention.
Jett Landscape + Design hosted a packed-house reception for this lovely May evening. Everyone enjoyed not only the delicious treats from Itto’s Tapas, but also the striking marquetry art by West Seattle artist Diane Bellisario. At Welcome Road Winery, artist Deb McCarroll’s new work on display also graces a bottle of Yakima Valley red wine with a colorful tribute to Woodland Park Zoo’s sweet orangutan Melati.
At Zelda Zonk, Shelley Irish’s petite art makes a big impact among the shop’s colorful spring wardrobe. Meanwhile the walls of Good Society are popping with colorful 3-dimensional art.
West Seattle Realty hosted another lively reception that had all in attendance charmed by the music of indie pop rock band Aurora Ave. Local artist Warren Pope’s spectacular sculptures brought a vibrancy to Art Walk in Admiral this month that couldn’t help but draw you in as you walked by. The music was also drawing a crowd again this month to West Seattle Grounds where PNW native Matthew Hoover’s impressionistic paintings brought the multi-hued blooms of spring inside to enjoy with a cup of coffee.
At Quail Park our volunteer photographer got a private tour from the person who runs the front desk. Compass was lively with celebratory champagne to go around. Moto Pizza featured its first-ever Moto Night Market, with freshly baked bread, beautiful art, live music, and lots of Art Walk enthusiasm to go around. If you missed it, Moto will be celebrating Art Walk with a night market on Art Walk evenings all summer long.
Over at Capers the West Seattle Garden Tour artwork was on full display with a beautiful botanically inspired mix of pieces by Amy Ferron, Trisha Gilmore, Stephanie Lorig and Gretchen Fleckinger. At Discovery Shop our excellent Art Walk team member Beverly Hill had her striking playful prints up for display. At John L Scott a mother and daughter duo were showing (and selling) their work. We had fun chatting with a dad and his adult daughter who meet up to do Art Walk just about every month, so cool!
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, Meagan, Jill, Reeve, Helen, and Max. 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: Andrea Bushdorf & artist, Molly Murrah at Inner Space Designs]