May Virtual Art Walk – It’s not The BIG One

This weekend, May 8 and 9, would have been PhinneyWood’s 25th annual BIG Art Walk. To commemorate, we had planned an exhibit of all 25 posters, all of which have been designed by Robynne Raye of Modern Dog Design.

As previously announced, the BIG Art Walk has been postponed — new date still to be determined — but here, for your viewing pleasure, are the posters (minus this year’s). Thank you, Robynne!.

Like last month, several venues are attempting a virtual art walk. Be sure to check them out,

Flying Bike Co-op Brewery is trying another virtual event this Friday, mostly likely a Zoom event with details posted to their Facebook and Instagram https://www.facebook.com/flyingbikecoop
https://www.instagram.com/flyingbikecoopbrewery/

Featured Artist: Michael Blade https://www.michaelbadeart.com

Originally from the Midwest, Michael Bade has called the PNW home since 2006. He finds inspiration with our mountains, the landscape, with plants and animals, with hops, and with dinosaurs.

The Greenwood Collective will be hosting a virtual art walk Frday from 7 – 9 pm through their Instagram at @greenwoodartcollective

They’ll have some process demos, art talks, live artmaking, and perhaps some surprises.

Seattle Recycled Arts (which participated in The Big One two years ago) had planned a show for May 9 but have moved it online here

Art Up/Chow Down Virtual Art Walk – April 10

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)

Art Museums

Music

Performances

The world of theater is now online.

Find amazing performances from the British National Theatre, Cirque du Soleil, and Seattle’s On the Boards (use promo code ArtAtHome20 at checkout to stream free through April)

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.

Art Up/Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk – March 13 from 6 – 9 pm

Art Up and Chow Down at the monthly PhinneyWood Art Walk. Held the second Friday of each month, the art walk features art of various media and the opportunity to check out local pubs and restaurants.

NOTE: Because of the rapidly evolving situation around the Coronavirus, some art walk venues may make a last minute decision to cancel their participation.  We will try to keep the website updated but apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

3 Wishes Seattle: 7413 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Tina Meurer
Drawings

Art was always a class I would sign up for in school. However, it wasn’t until three years ago that I became familiar with a paint brush & different mediums of paint. I started out with ‘Tacoma Rocks’ after finding a cute little Ladybug rock. I remember my grandmother painting Ladybug rocks for her garden, so I decided to give it a try. Canvas is still fairly new to me, but I do enjoy painting on the larger flatter surfaces. My style is definitely whimsical and colorful.

 I hope you enjoy my art.

Abram’s Chiropractic:  7815 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Featured Artists:  Sonya Lang and Tracy Carson
Photography

Artists will be present.

Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery:  7400 Greenwood Ave N
Ar Up and Chow Down Site

Chocolati Café:  8319 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Coindexters: 8556 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Zolaire Arcade

Zolaire Arcade is a local zinester, conceptual artist, and Seattle pinball league player. Their “Elements of Pinball” paintings abstractly explore and break down the movement, contrast, and symmetry present in pinball cabinets. Instagram: @zolaire_artcade

Jenica Cruz 

Jenica is a Seattle designer and illustrator who is currently exploring grotesque comedy and mystery in fleshy symbioses. 

Sarah Anderson 

Obsessed with upcycling and craving variety, what I create is always changing. Recently I’ve been shamelessly into color and how therapeutic it can be, especially during a Seattle winter. I’m also metatarsal-deep in a new series inspired by Orville Peck, whom hath burst the walls of my heart chakra completely, and udder-ly (cowfolk pun intended), open. Yee haw. Instagram: @damb.yeah

Leah Wohl-Pollack 

Leah is a resident artist at Venn Gallery in the Greenwood Art Collective. Through mixed media collage, painting, illustration, and printmaking, she explores primordial fears and the questions that lie at the root of anxiety. Celestial Bodies is a series of original collagraphs (collage prints) that envision galaxies and nebulae as physical beings adrift in the vastness of space. Instagram: @thevelourax

El Chupacabra:  6711 Greenwood Ave N 
Chow Down Site

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

Featured Artist: Karen Johanson

Karen Johanson is a Pacific Northwest photographer whose work utilizes the alternative process of cyanotypes to showcase imagery that is frequently focused on urban life – everything from graffiti to architectural elements. Because cyanotypes rely on a single hue – blue – to relay the specifics of an image, the viewer can focus on abstract elements in a way that moves the mind away from the representational and to the inner world of contemplation. 

Artist will be present.

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

A group of galleries and studios under one roof

CANCELLED — The “More Than Muses” show is being cancelled for Friday due to the escalating situation with COVID-19 and the newest restrictions around public events.
However, some of the individual galleries at the Greenwood Art Collective are still planning to be open Friday, including Venn, Mutiny, Lamp Post, and Easel Seams.

Featured Artists: Sami A Saurus, Dusty Rockets, Jeanne Mitchem, Shmeow, Krissy Downing, Heather McClain, Crystal Cartwright , Corey Skillman 

  • Easels and Seams

Featured Artists:  Jessica Coulson, Marina Hudgens, Shelley Irish, Jessie Beans, Pamela Howell, Jaclyn Mehtala , Mikayla Fjeld, Lynn Birks, Heidi Valles, Luisa Hernandez and many more!

Featured Artists: Jill Feenstra, Ira Feenstra, Zeal Rattlecans, Jeff Harrison, Tony Dibble

  • Lamp Post Studio and Gallery

Featured Artists: Anthony Zawitkowski , “LipServus” Sunny, Mikayla Fjeld, Amante De Mar, Jackie Mehtala

Featured Artists: Michael Paul Ambrose, Megan Noël, Sarah Maloney, Leah Wohl-Pollack

CANCELED — The Grinning Yogi: 8554 1/2 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Whitney Anderson

Hounds Tooth Public House: 8551 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Featured Artists: Rob Biren and Boho

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

Featured Artist:  Ryan Synovec

Black & white film photography by Ryan Synovec. Shot with a “Holga” plastic toy camera and infrared film, the uniquely beautiful image created is soft, muted, never truly in focus, giving a somewhat surreal feel to each image. His images have been published several times in Black & White magazine and also in Shadow and Light magazine. They have been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the country.  

Makeda & Mingus: 153 N 78th St
Art Up and Chow Down Site

North Star Diner and Shanghai Room: 8580 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

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

Featured Artist: Filip Tuhy

Pema Kharpo: 8554 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Seattle Recreative:  8408 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

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

Featured Artist: Steve Smith
Photography

Come see my wildlife photos and drink beer all at once! All sales of photos will support local wildlife and habitat conservation programs, and it will be fun.

Thaiku:  6705 Phinney Ave N
Chow Down Site

Art Up/Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk – Feb 14 from 6 – 9 pm

Art Up and Chow Down at the monthly PhinneyWood Art Walk. Held the second Friday of each month, the art walk features art of various media and the opportunity to check out local pubs and restaurants.

Participating venues:

Download a map here:february 2020 map

3 Wishes Seattle: 7413 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Laura Moreno
Drawings

Laura shares her love of nature in the whimsical sketches she creates. Her current medium is colored pencils. She uses her art to spread positivity and serves her belief the world needs more loving kindness. Her animals come to life on the page; they will surely make you smile and want to find out their story.

Laura has lived the Greater Seattle area for over 20 years with her husband. Aside from art classes in her early schooling she has no formal training. She mostly self-taught through books and random online classes. She continues to seek artistic growth.

Her mission is to spread joy and make people smile – if even for a few minutes. Her work is multi layered with subtle details. Looking at her work repeatedly, small details will continue to emerge.

Artist will be present.

Abram’s Chiropractic:  7815 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Dani Gray
watercolors, oils, and acrylic paintings

Artist will be present.

Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery:  7400 Greenwood Ave N
Ar Up and Chow Down Site

Chocolati Café:  8319 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Coindexters: 8556 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Featuring works by four artists 

Jenica Cruz 

Jenica is a Seattle designer and illustrator who is currently exploring grotesque comedy and mystery in fleshy symbioses. 

Sarah Anderson 

Obsessed with upcycling and craving variety, what I create is always changing. Recently I’ve been shamelessly into color and how therapeutic it can be, especially during a Seattle winter. I’m also metatarsal-deep in a new series inspired by Orville Peck, whom hath burst the walls of my heart chakra completely, and udder-ly (cowfolk pun intended), open. Yee haw. 

Leah Wohl-Pollack 

Leah is a resident artist at Venn Gallery in the Greenwood Art Collective. Through mixed media collage, painting, illustration, and printmaking, she explores primordial fears and the questions that lie at the root of anxiety. Celestial Bodies is a series of original collagraphs (collage prints) that envision galaxies and nebulae as physical beings adrift in the vastness of space.

Caustice Ichor  

Caustice is a Seattle based artist, who finds inspiration from rabbits and Rococo/Victorian era fashions. Caustice is driven to create by flashes of color and emotion evoked by certain sights, smells, textures and sounds. Works are on display in the pinball room through February.

The Cookie Counter: 7415 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

El Chupacabra:  6711 Greenwood Ave N 
Chow Down Site

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

Featured Artist: Matthew R Cory

Matthew R. Cory is a Pacific Northwest artist and believes everyone and every culture contributes bits of truth to the cosmic whole. Music, nature, history, philosophy, family  – all have made an impact on what and how he creates.

Artist will be present.

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

A group of galleries and studios under one roof

Featured Artists: Sami A Saurus, Dusty Rockets, Jeanne Mitchem, Shmeow, Krissy Downing, Heather McClain, Crystal Cartwright , Corey Skillman 

  • Easels and Seams

Featured Artists:  Jessica Coulson, Marina Hudgens, Shelley Irish, Jessie Beans, Pamela Howell, Jaclyn Mehtala , Mikayla Fjeld, Lynn Birks, Heidi Valles and Luisa Hernandez

 For the February Art Walk on Valentine’s Day, the Mavens of Moonrise present “Love Potion.” Come enjoy the magical art of Moonrise and try our aphrodisiac punch. Hope to see you there!

Featured Artists: Jill Feenstra, Ira Feenstra, Zeal Rattlecans, Jeff Harrison, Tony Dibble

  • Lamp Post Studio and Gallery

Featured Artists: Anthony Zawitkowski , “LipServus” Sunny, Mikayla Fjeld, Amante De Mar, Jackie Mehtala

Featured Artists: Michael Paul Ambrose, Megan Noël, Sarah Maloney, Leah Wohl-Pollack

Greenwood Space  Travel – Bureau of Fearless Ideas: 8414 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Space Travel Comic Jam hosted by SICGA (Seattle Independent Comic and Game Artists)

Hounds Tooth Public House: 8551 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Featured Artists: Rob Biren and Boho

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

Featured Artist:  Veronica Sauer

Veronica Sauer creates paintings rich with daring color. Working from photographs to echo real life, she paints primarily in fast-drying acrylic with larger brushes, prioritizing shape, shadow, scale, and light. Impressionistic brushstrokes formulate mood, depicting emotion and expression. In her current portrait series, this use of abstract realism offers a new perspective on iconic faces, illuminating the inner person and story behind each individual. 

 In university studies of art history and past travels to the art museums of Europe, Veronica was drawn to the vitality of Expressionism & Fauvism, which drench canvases with rich color contrasts. However, it was not until after a corporate career and the interruption of her active life by a sports-related accident that she followed her passion for creating her own art. Self-taught, she experimented with abstraction before her godmother suggested she try painting faces. Veronica began with a self-portrait and went on to paint people she admired, was motivated by, or for whom she was thankful. Exposure, via gallery representation, public art walks, social media, www.VeronicaSauer.com website, and multiple art shows, has fueled VSauerArt private commissions and glowing reviews. 

American born and a dual citizen of the U.S. and Germany, Veronica Sauer lives in Seattle and has a studio near Mount Rainier. Whether portraits, wildlife, naturescapes, sports art, or abstracts, her artwork radiates energy and highlights her passion for painting.

Artist will be present.

Makeda & Mingus: 153 N 78th St
Art Up and Chow Down Site

North Star Diner and Shanghai Room: 8580 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

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

Pema Kharpo: 8554 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Seattle Recreative:  8408 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

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

Thaiku:  6705 Phinney Ave N
Chow Down Site

Whitney L Anderson Showroom: 143 NW 85th St #100
Art Up Site

Yu Tang Ceramics: 519 N 85th St
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Curtis Yu

Yu Tang Ceramics sells fully functional and decorative ceramic ware handmade by Curtis Yu. 

Curtis Yu will be present giving live throwing demonstrations on the wheel, promoting classes offered at Yu Tang Ceramics, there will be food and drink, live music, and clay tables open for hand building for the general public. All ages welcome.

Art Up/Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk – Jan 10 from 6 – 9 pm

Art Up and Chow Down at the monthly PhinneyWood Art Walk. Held the second Friday of each month, the art walk features art of various media and the opportunity to check out local pubs and restaurants.

Participating venues:

Download a map here: january 2020 map

3 Wishes Seattle: 7413 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Stephanie Child
Various media

Stephanie is a molecular biologist with a passion for art. Watercolor, acrylic paint and colored pencil are some of her favorite media, but she also enjoys creating digital artwork. While not formally educated in art, she has taken a variety of painting, printmaking, pottery, and children’s book illustration courses, and she completed the Natural Science Illustration certificate program at the University of Washington in 2016. Besides art Stephanie also enjoys creating T shirt designs, birdwatching, cooking, and gardening.  She loves living in Seattle where the beautiful Pacific Northwest provides endless inspiration.

Abram’s Chiropractic:  7815 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery:  7400 Greenwood Ave N
Ar Up and Chow Down Site

Chocolati Café:  8319 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Coindexters: 8556 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Featuring works by four amazing local artists

Archie Bronson 

Tattoo artist from Siberia, Russia, based out of Seattle, wa. Main focus of his work is dark realism with elements of modern art and digital influence. Works are on display in the main room through January.

Axi Goregots 

Axi is a tattoo artist and painter from Siberia, Russia and currently residing in Seattle. Her art usually revolves around modern interpretation of biblical and Greek mythology. Works are on display in the main room through January.

Dustin Burt

Seattle based photographer and tattoo artist. Focusing on black and white contrast and ornamental experimental subject matter.Works are on display in the main room through January.

Caustice Ichor 

Caustice is a Seattle based artist, who finds inspiration from rabbits and Rococo/Victorian era fashions. Caustice is driven to create by flashes of color and emotion evoked by certain sights, smells, textures and sounds. Works are on display in the pinball room through February. 

The Cookie Counter: 7415 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

El Chupacabra:  6711 Greenwood Ave N 
Chow Down Site

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

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

A group of galleries and studios under one roof

“Zines! Art! Live Music! Performances! Fun! Good Causes!

When: Friday January 10th
Where: The Greenwood Art Collective
Time: 5-10PM
Music Starts at 9PM

MUSIC LINE UP:
Morgan Hunter
Man made moons.
tenderhorn

Sarah Maloney & Valerie Niemeyer are organizing their first Zine & Arts Festival hosted by The Greenwood Art Collective during the January Art Walk!

We are fundraising for Real Rent Duwamish. We chose to fundraise for RRD because we live and make art on unceded Duwamish land. Although this is a one time event, you can also make monthly payments to the Duwamish Tribe.

Featured Artists: Sami A Saurus, Dusty Rockets, Jeanne Mitchem, Shmeow, Krissy Downing, Heather McClain, Crystal Cartwright , Corey Skillman 

  • Easels and Seams

Featured Artists:  Jessica Coulson, Marina Hudgens, Shelley Irish, Jessie Beans, Pamela Howell, Jaclyn Mehtala , Mikayla Fjeld, Lynn Birks, Heidi Valles and Ruthie Beahm

For the January Art Walk, the Mavens of Moonrise present the “Grimoire Show.” Come get bewitched, cast a spell and discover the magical art of Moonrise. Hope to see you there!

Featured Artists: Jill Feenstra, Ira Feenstra, Zeal Rattlecans, Jeff Harrison, Tony Dibble

  • Lamp Post Studio and Gallery

Featured Artists: Anthony Zawitkowski , “LipServus” Sunny, Mikayla Fjeld, Amante De Mar, Jackie Mehtala

Featured Artists: Michael Paul Ambrose, Megan Noël, Sarah Maloney, Leah Wohl-Pollack

Greenwood Space  Travel – Bureau of Fearless Ideas: 8414 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Space Travel Comic Jam hosted by SICGA (Seattle Independent Comic and Game Artists)

Hounds Tooth Public House: 8551 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Featured Artists: Rob Biren and Boho

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

Featured Artist:  Yun-Shan Kang 

The art work aims to perform the evolution and reincarnation of organisms, all of the creatures must experience birth and death. A variety of organisms have transformed their own physiological structures in order to adapt ecological environment surrounding through the ages.

Makeda & Mingus: 153 N 78th St
Art Up and Chow Down Site

North Star Diner and Shanghai Room: 8580 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

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

Pema Kharpo: 8554 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Seattle Recreative:  8408 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

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

Thaiku:  6705 Phinney Ave N
Chow Down Site

Whitney L Anderson Showroom: 143 NW 85th St #100
Art Up Site

Yu Tang Ceramics: 519 N 85th St
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Curtis Yu

Yu Tang Ceramics sells fully functional and decorative ceramic ware handmade by Curtis Yu. 

Curtis Yu will be present giving live throwing demonstrations on the wheel, promoting classes offered at Yu Tang Ceramics, there will be food and drink, live music, and clay tables open for hand building for the general public. All ages welcome.