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.
Meet the Art Walk Coordinators
Tamsen Spengler has lived in West Seattle most of her life. She graduated from Western Wa. University with a BA in Environmental Sciences and Urban Planning and is presently retired from the City of Seattle’s Human Services, Aging and Disability Department where she was a Senior Contract & Grants Specialist. Six years ago she founded the West Seattle Timebank and is currently the Board President. She volunteers and is involved in many community groups in West Seattle. She also enjoys tutoring, gardening, cross stitch, walking her dog with her husband, visiting her grandchildren and, of late, researching her family’s ancestry.
Marie Flake came to Seattle for college, has lived in a number of neighborhoods, and has lived in West Seattle for the past 20 years. She participates in the Morgan Community Association (MoCA) from working with neighbors to plan and develop Solstice Park to now helping recruit businesses to join the Art Walk. When she’s not working at her “day job” in public health, you can find her exploring nooks, crannies and off-the-beaten-path parts of Seattle or the world, kayaking, bicycling or gardening.
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 22-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 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 a painter, sings with the Northwest Firelight Chorale and manages the group’s marketing. She lives in Endolyne with her husband Mark, son Wyatt and Portuguese Water Dog Pepper, with daughter Faye in college.
Janet Lippincott relocated from Wisconsin to West Seattle in April 2018. She wants to become involved with the community and will be assisting us at the Junction Association on various levels but also as part of the Art Walk committee. Through her 30 year career with GE Healthcare she brings an abundance of experience in marketing, sales, and process management. As a community advocate she will be working with the local businesses in West Seattle to ensure Art Walk will be a continued success and hopes to contribute to its growth. Janet lives in the Alki area with her new puppy Cinnabon and is excited to live close to her daughter who also lives in West Seattle.
(featured image by Amy Stone)