Join the Queen Anne Art Walk this Saturday and play the Stamp Challenge

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, and that means it’s time for the Queen Anne Art Walk. The Art Walk will run from 4pm to 7pm this Saturday, February 6th at participating businesses on Upper Queen Anne.

DreamscapesJoin the Art Walk to see great local art and play the Art Walk Stamp Challenge too. Just pick up a map at any of the Art Walk businesses and get it stamped at every stop along your route. Not only will it help direct you to the art displays, but it’ll also garner you a prize if you fill the map with stamps.

Completed stamp maps can be exchanged for either a $5 gift certificate for Idunn Salon and Spa or BOGO coffee from El Diablo.

Participating businesses that will serve as gallery spaces this Saturday include Idunn Salon and Spa, Castillo’s Custom Upholstery, Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, El Diablo Coffee, Queen Anne Olive Oil, and Caffe Ladro.

The Fountainhead Gallery is also participating in the Art Walk. It’s latest show featuring Uyen Tran Gjerde’s ‘Dreamscapes’ paintings is a must-see. (Photo from The Fountainhead’s show)

Get out this Saturday to support local artists and keep the Queen Anne Art Walk a regular first-Saturday event!

Queen Anne Art Walk is Saturday on Upper Queen Anne

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Laura Beso, acrylic on canvas

The monthly Queen Anne Art Walk is tomorrow, Saturday, December 5th. Sandwiched between Holiday Magic tonight and Sunday’s Chanukah Let It Glow celebration, the Art Walk fills the gap and provides a good reason to stay on Queen Anne all weekend.

This month’s Art Walk includes a Holiday Group Show, Peace, at The Fountainhead Gallery, as well as art from local artists on display at local shops and businesses. At The Fountainhead alone you can see over 60 works of art by 30 different artists.

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Sandra Power, Enamel Bowl with Grey Silk, oil on panel

The two works pictured in the post are both from the Peace show at The Fountainhead, and there are many more that range in style from abstract to realism.

The Queen Anne Art Walk runs from 4pm to 7pm, and many of the participating venues will also be serving beverages and bites.

Participating businesses are listed below, and they include several different spots around Queen Anne – 6th Ave W & Crockett, McGraw & 7th Av W, and Queen Anne Ave N:

Stacya Silverman & Associates, Skin Care Salon, 614 W McGraw

Castillo’s Custom Upholstery, 624 W McGraw

Wink Hair Studio, 623 W McGraw

Meadow Boutique, 1959 6th Ave W

Bustle Café, 535 W McGraw

Minx Designs, 603 W Crockett

IDunn Salon and Spa, 610 W Crockett

Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, 608 W Crockett

Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W Crockett

Cafe Ladro, 2205 Queen Anne Ave N

Queen Anne Olive Oil, 1629 Queen Anne Ave N

El Diablo, 1811 Queen Anne Ave N

Be sure to stop by to see new artwork and support local artists. If you’re an artist interested in showing your work at future Art Walks, check out the Facebook page for information and contacts.

Help keep the momentum going for future Queen Anne Art Walks, and soak in the sights as you take an evening stroll around Queen Anne tomorrow night!

Queen Anne Art Walk this Saturday features Birds, Botanicals, Art, and Bubbly

BotanicalThe success of the first Queen Anne Art Walk has spawned a second one – let’s see if we can keep it going. The Queen Anne Art Walk is this Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 7pm. This time the theme is “Birds, Botanicals, Art, and Bubbly” – so mark your calendars and get ready to stroll along the streets pictured in the map below on a sunny summer evening.

PrecipiceIn addition to seeing some great local, original art from various artists, you can also enjoy bubbly and treats at the Art Walk locations: Castillo Upholstery, Wink Salon, Fountainhead Gallery, Bustle Cafe, Meadow Boutique, Minx Design, Targy’s Tavern, Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, Idunn Salon and Spa, and Stacya Silverman Art and Beauty.

Get out and support local art and our newest Art Walk on Queen Anne!

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Inaugural Queen Anne Art Walk kicks off this Saturday

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Gretchen Krich

Upper Queen Anne has been lacking an art walk for too long – and now, thanks to local artist Laura Early, one is kicking off on Saturday, June 6th from 4pm to 7:30pm.

Early works at The Fountainhead Gallery (625 W McGraw St) and noted the need for a Queen Anne Art Walk (hear, hear!). She’s rallied local businesses near Crockett and McGraw streets to join in on the Queen Anne Art Walk, and all it needs now is community involvement to help celebrate art and keep the momentum going for more Art Walks in the future.

Here are some of the shops that have paired up with local artists:

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Bliss Kolb

  • Bustle Caffe, 535 W McGraw St: Peter Moser, a painter and a teacher at Coe Elementary School
  • Targy’s Tavern, 600 W Crockett St: Tracy Ling, photography
  • Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, 608 W Crockett St: Annieo Klaas, textile-based work
  • Meadow Boutique, 1959 6th Ave W: Gretchen Krich, photographic botanical images
  • Malena’s Taco Shop, 620 W McGraw St: phone booth by an unknown, mysterious guerrilla artist
  • Stacya Silverman Art & Beauty, 614 W McGraw St: photgraphers Thomas Schworer, Ron Reeder, Davis Freeman, Anita Nowacka, Jay Defehr
  • Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W McGraw St: Michael Ferguson, whimsical painter

Plus, for one night only, Bliss Kolb will be showing his dragonfly automata at Stacya Silverman’s gallery during the walk. You can check out his moving artworks online.

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Anneio Klass

All participating artists are local, including some graduates from Cornish College of the Arts. Good news for future Art Walks – there were more artists than the businesses had space for this go-around. If you know a local business that’d like to get in on an upcoming Art Walk, let us know!

Even more businesses and artists are joining in as the week progresses, with art, tasty bites, and special events.

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Davis Freeman

If you like the idea of an Art Walk on Upper Queen Anne, mark your calendars to tour the businesses and check out local artists’ creations.

It’s the same day as the Bigelow Block Sale, so plan on strolling down Bigelow for bargains during the morning/early afternoon, then head over to the Art Walk for the late afternoon/early evening.

A great way to spend an early-Summer Saturday on Queen Anne!

Uptown Art Walk is tonight

Uptown Art WalkLooking for something to do tonight? The weather is supposed to be pleasant, so what better way to spend the early evening than the Uptown Art Walk?

The Art Walk is tonight, Wednesday, May 21, from 5pm to 7:30pm. Each 3rd Wednesday the Art Walk highlights businesses and blocks of Uptown/Lower Queen Anne.

This month’s featured walk follows this route:

  • Roy Street and Queen Anne Avenue, heading east to the corner of Roy St. and 5th Avenue N
  • Roy St. and Queen Anne Ave N,  going south to the corner of Queen Anne Ave and Harrison St
  • 5th Ave N and Mercer, going west on Mercer to 1st Ave N

Participating businesses will have white “Uptown Art Walk” signs in their storefront windows.

Stop by the Tin Lizzie Lounge at the MarQueen Hotel for a card that you can you get stamped at participating businesses (and maybe win a free raffle prize). Then, walk around the Art Walk blocks and enjoy live music and art that ranges from visual art, theater, poetry, pottery, jewelry, and more!

Monthly Uptown Art Walk kicks off next Wednesday

You’ve likely noticed that many Queen Anne businesses adorn their walls with artwork from local artists. It’s a great way for artists to get exposure and help keep our businesses beautiful at the same time. However, Queen Anne has been lacking an organized art walk – until now.

Starting next Wednesday, March 19th, the Uptown Art Walk kicks off a monthly tour-de-art. The group that’s organizing the walk has lined up the following local businesses to take part in the walk:

Uptown Art Walk

  • Caffe Vita
  • The Vera Project
  • SIFF
  • Tin Lizzie Lounge
  • Queen Anne Psychic
  • Cafe GoldinBlack
  • Pink’s – The Beauty Boutique
  • Oskar’s Kitchen
  • Liberty Tattoo Seattle
  • The Mecca Cafe
  • Peridot Boutique
  • Mercer Street Books
  • Pagliacci
  • Toulouse Petit
  • Obasan

According to the Uptown Art Walk organizers:

“We were encouraged and facilitated by Charley Shore, the Executive Director of the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce and were inspired to do something to involve the community businesses in the art that we see all around us in Uptown in what is becoming a real Seattle arts corridor.”

Going forward, the Uptown Art Walk will take place every third Wednesday of the month. The March event highlights the block around the corner of Queen Anne Ave N and Mercer St, and the April event will be on Roy St.

All are welcome to join the Art Walk! It runs til 7:30pm. And, an update: Pagliacci will host a Live Acoustic Music night during the Art Walk. Live music and hot slices beginning at 5pm on Wednesday at the Queen Anne location.