We’re living in very different times so this art walk post is also very different.
In normal times, PhinneyWood’s monthly Art Walk — Art Up/Chow Down – held the second Friday of each month, features 20-30 venues and is an opportunity to discover a wide variety of art and check out local pubs and restaurants along Greenwood/Phinney..
This month – and perhaps for the unforeseeable future – we are all sheltering at home. So — a few venues are trying something different and are hosting virtual art walks. Because the list is short, however, we’ve also added a variety of links to arts and culture activities you can find from home.
And in the spirit of Chow Down, consider ordering take out from a local restaurant to enjoy while you virtually “walk” through the art. The PNA has put together a list of restaurants and cafes that offer delivery or curbside pickup.
And now for the art, regular art walk venues first (venue names are linked to their event):
- Makeda & Mingus will be doing an Instagram live poetry reading at 7pm Friday, April 10. @makeda.and.mingus
- Snapshot Brewing/Stretch and Staple plans a virtual art walk from the Snapshot Brewing instagram page @snapshotbrewing.
- Flying Bike Co-op Brewery is planning a live Facebook event.
Art-Up with Karen Johanson! No reason we have to postpone art. Check out Johanson’s artwork in a live chat with The Bike Friday at 6 pm Friday April 10! We’re gonna talk about her beautiful cyanotype photography and maybe chat about beer too while taking questions live from the audience.
- Phinney Center Gallery created a virtual show of their current exhibition “Up and Coming Artists” debuting at 6 pm Friday, April 10. Celebrate youth creativity and see works from artists aged 7-24, and maybe even purchase your favorite piece.
Or check out the art on the Instagram pages of some of the regular art walk venues. (Note: these venues have not created a virtual art walk):
Other virtual options:
Thanks to the Internet, we don’t need to leave home to find art and culture from around the world. Listed below are a variety of resources. (Lots more exist. Just go exploring)
- Seattle Art Museum — nearly 25,000 works from around the world. SAM also hosts videos on Blog Stay at Home with SAM
- Frye Art Museum – variety of online offerings on Frye At Home
- Museum of Pop Culture – extensive list of online resources at MoPOP’s blog MoPOP Don’t Stop
- The Louvre: free online tours of three famous exhibits
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Collection Online.
- Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: works celebrated artists like Rembrandt and Dali available online
- Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: Six virtual exhibits
- British Museum, London: virtual tour
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: 26 online exhibits.
- High Museum of Art, Atlanta: online exhibits include “Civil Rights Photography“
- Detroit Institute of Arts: four online exhibits
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt
- MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art): collection view online.
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: 16 virtual exhibits
- KEXP has posted a list of livesteaming and virtual concerts
- Seattle Folklore Society is posting information about live streamed concerts or you can sing along during their virtual sings
- The Quarantine Sessions are women led online concerts
- Pacific Place livestreams virtual happy hour concerts daily at 5 pm
The world of theater is now online.
Haven’t found what you are looking for?
Check out the long list of offerings on Google’s Arts and Culture
Finally, want to help an artist?
Consider buying art from an artist you may know; they’ve probably got an online presence. Or there are lots of donation sites set up. Check out Go Fund Me for some of them.