Volunteer

The West Seattle Art Walk is a volunteer-led program, brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), and the West Seattle Arts Council.

Are you a photographer? Writer? Social media guru? Admin wiz? We always need help! Want to be a part of the action? Check out all the opportunities here or just email us directly.

Meet the Art Walk Coordinators & Volunteers!

Roxanne Salandanan volunteers as a social media content creator for the WS Art Walk. As a West Seattle resident since 2018, she loves how strong the community is in the neighborhood and has enjoyed building upon that by connecting with local businesses and artists through the Art Walk! Roxanne’s career in Tea Sourcing for Starbucks has taken her to many regions around the world like Java, Bali, Hamburg, and Munich. In her free time, Roxanne enjoys walks along Alki Beach with her husband, Kyle, and baby boy, Brooklyn. 


Helen Halpern is from Philadelphia originally, and is now enjoying her new home in West Seattle with her husband Steve and dog Nutmeg. She has been a lifelong art lover and traveler and is excited to be a part of the West Seattle Art Walk. She works as an occupational therapist and is always seeking new opportunities to learn and be inspired by art. She enjoys painting, reading, exploring new places and meeting new people, as well as gardening in her new West Seattle backyard. 


Bev Hill moved to West Seattle in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, and could only look longingly into storefront and restaurant windows during that time. As a child she lived in Australia, South America, the US Midwest and California. When she was 13 her family settled in Seattle and she has lived in the Northwest ever since. Trained as an industrial designer, and practiced as an architectural lighting designer, she has long been appreciative of the visual arts. She now makes art in her own studio and can finally visit stores and get to know and enjoy the West Seattle community.


Audrey Zemke, our newest neighborhood coordinator, has lived in West Seattle 34 years; most of that in the Morgan Junction. She enjoys the small town feel of West Seattle with its unique businesses and and its proximity to nature. She became a volunteer with the West Seattle Art Walk in 2021. She is a photographer who has shown at local businesses over the year. She enjoys kayaking, reading, jazz, and talking walks in Lincoln Park.


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Sofia Velling lived in West Seattle as a child, returning as an adult, and has been living in the Admiral District since October 2017. She currently serves as the Membership and Outreach position for the Admiral Neighborhood Association. In her day job, Sofia is a Staff Attorney at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. She loves coffee, Alki walks and consignment shopping in West Seattle.


Reeve Washburn, a 25-year resident of West Seattle, is a big fan of the West Seattle Junction Association, and is excited to serve as one of the Art Walk coordinators! She loves how Art Walk brings the neighborhood together to experience a wide variety of creative expressions, all while supporting small business and local artists’ work. Reeve brings to the committee her experience in creative project management from a career spent in brand design, and manages the Art Walk website, blog posts and the Artist Library. For her own creative outlet, Reeve is an artist and manages design and marketing for the Northwest Firelight Chorale, her former singing group. She lives in Endolyne with her husband Mark as recent empty-nesters (son in college, daughter in law school) and Portuguese Water Dog Pepper.


(featured image by Amy Stone)