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Art Up Art Walk is Friday Night

February 11th, 2010 · Comments

Friday night is the monthly Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk, with more than two dozen businesses and restaurants providing art and specials from 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce, the art walk is designed to bring neighbors out to support their local artists and businesses.

You can check out a map of participating businesses here.

The art walk has everything from acrylic paintings by Katarina Countiss at Balderdash Books & Art (8536 Greenwood Ave. N.); to photography by Sacha Maxwell and fused glass by Susanna Prince at Sasquatch Studios (6108 Phinney Ave. N.); to food and drink specials at Bleachers Pub (8118 Greenwood Ave. N.), Carmelita’s (7314 Greenwood Ave. N.), and Gaspare Ristorante and Bar (6705 Greenwood Ave. N.)

Emma Jeans Consignment and Antiques at 8454-1/2 Greenwood Ave. N. has a unique display in honor of Black History Month.

Thomas A. Grants, proprietor of Emma Jeans Consignment and Antiques in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood is displaying for the first time some items from his private collection of Black History and Black Americana.

These items are selected from an extensive collection of photographs, books, and collectables. They will be displayed in the store (which is named after Thomas’s mother Emma Jean)…Items include, original photos of Emma Jean’s family dating back to the early 1920’s. Her husband’s all Black Infantry during the Korean War, items for the Seattle Chicken Coon Restaurant, books include Plantation Melodies, Little Black Sambo and original theatre promotional posters and programs, vinyl and furnishings.

Thomas invites you to visit the store and participate in this rare opportunity to view these selected items from his Black History and Black Americana collection which will eventually be donated to a museum. His hope is that by putting these items on display, members of the Seattle community will have a deep understanding of the richness and trials of his ancestry and be a means of education for younger generations.

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