Art Up/Chow Down Art Walk – December 2021

Art Walk activity for December. Note: Most venues listed are participating in the monthly art walk set for December 10 from 6 – 9 pm. A few have art all month

Participating December Venues:

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery: 8570 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

The High Divide

Featured Artist: Shelby Pothier

Shelby Pothier is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in Shoreline. She loves painting both the tiny worlds of fungi and the larger landscapes that make up the Pacific Northwest almost as much as she loves hiking to see them. She is endlessly fascinated by the flowing lines and color of nature, and strives to make her paintings feel as vibrant and alive as the scenes by which they are inspired.

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

A group of 6 independent Art Gallery/Studio spaces under one roof

How to get to the Collective: Head to O’Maki Sushi in Piper’s Village between Greenwood Ave and Palatine. Walk down the steps by O’Maki and you’ll be at the entrance to the collective in our Art Alley. If you can’t do stairs, we’re also accessible from the driveway entrance at the corner of Greenwood Ave and 87th—just be aware that the driveway is long.

Venn Gallery and Studio
Moonrise Studios
Mutiny Gallery
Boundless Northwest
Erick Knudsen – Photographer
Happytime Apocalypse

Moonrise Studios — part of Greenwood Art Collective – is hosting a Holiday Market

Join us for a two-day Holiday Market at Moonrise Studios – Dec 10 from 6 – 10 pm and Dec. 11 from 2-8 pm! We have beautiful, eclectic art to share with you. Come peruse our paintings, photographs, paper arts, jewelry and reclaimed treasures.  

We are a Mother Earth centered art gallery focused on showcasing womxn artists of all mediums. This month we are welcoming new resident artist, Julie Fortney, a multimedia artist whose work is rich with emotion and color, and hosting guest artist Nora Prindle, a scientific illustrator specializing in ink. 

Greenwood Pencil Box: 8414 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Students from the Bureau of Fearless Ideas, Create Space Summer Program, spent four weeks creating art and building a creative, inspiring artistic community together. The program’s six -week continuance during fall highlights artwork from new students and alumni. The program directors Faith & Brittani curated a space built around mindfulness practices, writing, art projects and workshops with special guests such as Partners in Print.

Here at Greenwood Pencil Box we are setting up our young community members to explore their creative talents in Create Space! We are excited to feature their exquisite work during the PhinneyWood Art Walk Friday, December 10! The display is up for public viewing from 6:00-9:00pm. 

Ken’s Market: 7231 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site


Featured Artist: Karen Hirsch

The pandemic came and things seemed broken, or
they actually broke. I found myself with a scissor in my hand,
needing to cut things and glue them together. Making new
things out of fragments. Re-creating.

I take inspiration from my garden, from nature and from looking around.
I try to capture what it feels like
to witness something truly beautiful. I like to put on
music and wait to see what happens. Sometimes nothing
happens, but sometimes I make a new little universe out of paper.
Always, I take inspiration from my mother, who also
fell in love with collage in the later part of her life. I am
grateful to my mom for leading the way.

If you make art, or want to make art, I hope you will make
more. In one of the many art classes I’ve taken these past
two years, they say, “Follow pleasure. Notice
everything. Keep going.”

About Karen Hirsch
I have been shopping at Ken’s Market on Phinney Avenue for more than 20 years and raised my two kids, Rachel and Sam, a couple of blocks away. In my professional work, I am a consultant. I help nonprofits create strategic plans and navigate times of transition. I’ve experimented with many art forms over the years, especially photography and documentary film. I don’t have formal art training, but have taken amazing classes over the past two years with Seattle Artist League, Pratt Fine Arts Center and the Jewish Studio Project.

Nutty Squirrel Gelato: 7212 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Featured Artist: Sean Hoyt
Nature Photography

Sean has beautiful large format photography for custom order, as well as small sizes available for sale at our store.

His work will be on display all month.

Ridgewood Bottle and Tap: 316 N 67th St
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Jen McLuen

I grew up in the Salish Sea region, and continue to be inspired by the beautiful place we call home. I hand-carve all of my prints, and print each one by hand with a small press at home. I make limited edition prints, as well as cards. I feel a deep connection to the Southern Resident Killer Whales, who are in dire straits, primarily due to lack of food.

100% of profits are donated to Save our Wild Salmon working to save the Salmon, to save the Orcas.

Save Our Wild Salmon is a non-profit group, working to restore Salmon habitat, and remove the lower four Snake River dams.

Snapshot Brewing: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down and Art Up Site

Featured Artist: “The View from the Top” a Photo Exhibit by Jameson Schultz

“The draw for me is getting to these far-out places that few have witnessed and not only experience it all first hand, but then being able to bring back those moments as a photograph and reminder more powerful than just a memory.  Capturing those precious seconds from my perspective in a way that can tell a story or provoke emotion is one of the greatest rewards I get from dragging my camera around, and when I throw myself out into those insanely beautiful places, my surroundings pretty much do all of the heavy lifting.” -via Jameson Schultz Photography site

Dec 10: Art Walk 
Dec 17: Dark Room Night
Dec 31: Show Closing

Proof of vaccination required for patrons staying indoors. Masks required indoors when not drinking/eating.

Verity Credit Union: 8533 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Anastasia Rudenco