Art Up Chow Down Art Walk — May 14, 2021

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

A group of galleries and studios under one roof

Are you feeling the energy finally flowing? What a relief! 

It’s monthly art walk time again, and we’ve got a very special one planned for Friday night, May 14: a combo indoor/outdoor art walk plus live music by the Kalimocho Boys in Piper’s Village. 

Put on that mask and come get your groove on with us!

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.

Art Up/Chow Down Art Walk – March 12

Unfortunately, PhinneyWood’s Art Walk is still very much on pause with only a few venues hosting art.

NOTE: The BIG Art Walk, normally held in May, has been tentatively rescheduled for September. Stay tuned for details.

Participating Venues this month:

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

Featured Artist:  Kam Overmon, a Ken’s employee from the meat department.
See his Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/p.i.n.b.o.n.e/

Available for view throughout the month.

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

Instagram and Facebook Live art show featuring Makers Table and an opportunity to purchase Local art and wares.

Art Up/Chow Down Art Walk – November

Unfortunately, PhinneyWood’s Art Walk is still very much on pause with only a few venues hosting artists.

Participating Venues this month:

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

A group of galleries and studios under one roof

Friday, November 13, 2020 at 5 – 10 PM

We’re officially back! (But with masks, sanitizer and social distance precautions).

We are very excited to welcome you into our Art Alley and indoor gallery spaces so you can safely and responsibly experience what our resident artists have been up to. We will be allowing a limited number of viewers into the space, so keep in mind that there may be a waiting period to enter the space due to our abundance of caution. You are welcome to browse our outdoor Art Alley if there happens to be a short wait

Venn Gallery will be open by appointment only for this coming Friday’s art walk! We ask visitors to schedule an appointment on our websitehttp://venn.gallery/Visitors MUST wear a mask.  Appointments are limited to 30 minutes, only two people per party.  (Only four people will be admitted to our gallery at a time.)

BIG NEWS: Venn Gallery has acquired a second additional space directly across the hall from our original gallery, and is now home to TEN ARTISTS, two of whom are making their Art Walk Debut.  Our opening will include new works in printmaking, book binding, photography, and painting, and will feature:
Ambrose (alt-process and letterpress printmaking, bookbinding) 
Megan Noël (painting, beadwork)
Leah Wohl-Pollack (monotype, collage, painting)
Sam Stinson (traditional/alt-process photography)
Meagan Viken (traditional/alt-process photography, printmaking)
Mike Hawkins (design, printmaking)
Destini Cole (painting, illustration)
Jack Dondanville (painting, illustration)
Christian Leibig (collage, assemblage)
Harlan Glotzer (musical instrument restoration & repair)

Weather permitting, Greenwood Collective will have our next Sunday sidewalk stroll on November 22. We recommend keeping an eye on our Facebook page for up-to-the-hour info on whether we’ll be setting up that day. Fingers crossed! 

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

Featured Artists: Rob Biren and Boho
On view throughout the month

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

Featured Artist:  Margaret Hemmon
Paintings
On view throughout the month

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

Be sure to check out a new mural by Louma (Pokidots). It’s so cool!! Her profile: https://instagram.com/pokidots?igshid=15s88nk326tdy

Art Up/Chow Down Art Walk – October

Unfortunately, PhinneyWood’s Art Walk is still very much on pause with only a few venues hosting artists. Those listed below will have art available for viewing throughout the month.

Participating Venues this month:

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:  Curtis Gregory
Photography

Art Up/Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk – September

Participating Venues:

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

A group of galleries and studios under one roof

Greenwood Collective will be hosting two outdoor art walks this month!

We’re taking art walk outdoors this Friday night at our usual time! Join us in Piper’s Lane (just west of the Greenwood Art Collective between the collective and Fred Meyer) on Friday, 9/11 from 5-9 pm for some socially distanced perusal of original art, including painting, illustration, photography, crystals and gemstones, jewelry, and lots more.

We’ll be setting up again in the same spot from 12-5 pm on Sunday, 9/27, so be sure to stop by and see us in the daylight too.

At both events we’ll be keeping our community safe by wearing masks and socially distancing, and we ask you to do the same.

Phinney Center Gallery:  6532 Phinney Ave N
Art Up Site

PNA Member, Staff and Volunteers Show

SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 9
at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N.
Monday – Friday, 9 am-5 pm
and online

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery – 8570 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Sept 24 – Virtual Art Up with Kevin Astle
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86478686469

Artist Statement:
I am rather fond of our Cascadia environment. I spend part of every day outside in it. What I observe and further imagine leads to these meditative symbolic drawings.These are elemental contemplations rendered with India ink on paper. I draw these images of wind, stone, water, magnetism, fire, growth and decay all observed and ruminated on daily . Thank you for taking a look.
Example Artwork: “Mending”  30 inches by 40 inches

Art Up/Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk – July 10, 7 – 9 pm

This month is still a little too soon for most venues but a couple are going to give it a try:

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: Amy Kennedy

https://www.instagram.com/amy.kennedy.photos/

Photographer, Amy Kennedy, likes to take photos of subjects that evoke a sense of nostalgia with the viewer. That combined with an abstract style of framing and bold contrasting colors is what drives her aesthetic.  A Washington native, Amy grew up in Tacoma and set her roots in Seattle in the mid-90’s after attending the Art Institute of Seattle.

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.