Art seems to have a new hold on Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. Several art galleries have opened recently (Art on the Ridge at 8005 Greenwood Ave. N.; Tasty at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N.; Avanti Art & Design at 7317 Greenwood Ave. N.; and a bunch of different studios inside the Greenwood Collective at 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1, to name a few).
Many of our neighborhood arts businesses are hosting events in October for the region-wide Arts Crush, a month-long art festival featuring more than 150 arts organizations around Puget Sound. Arts Crush highlights different forms of art each week: week 1 – visual arts; week 2 – music and books; week 3 – theater; week 4 – dance.
A number of neighborhood events are scheduled as part of Friday’s monthly Art Up Artwalk. (We’ll have a separate post on the Artwalk tomorrow.)
Here are Arts Crush events happening in the neighborhood this month. (Keep in mind that the schedule may change, and some events require advance registration.) The Arts Crush website has helpful tabs for family events, freebies, even date nights.
Friday, Oct. 8: Fine art, live music, and live painting at Art On The Ridge, 6-9 p.m.; October Art Walk Extravaganza at Avanti Art & Design, 6-9 p.m.; Hallows Eve: Art Opening Party at Tasty, 6-10 p.m.; Inside Out: Artist Reception at Bherd Studios Gallery, 6-10 p.m.; FOCUS 2010: Elite images from ULS studio photographers, plus Urban Indigenous by Nico Inzeralla, at Urban Light Studios; Two-for-one Date Night at Wedding Belles at Taproot Theatre Company, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10: “The Rose, The Jester, and the Soul – Music from the Heart” at Music Center of the Northwest; 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 12: How to Suffer for a Story with Brendan Kiley at 826 Seattle; 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 13: Free Night of Theatre with “Wedding Belles” at Taproot Theatre; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 15: Free Blues Dance Class at American Dance Institute Studio #2; 7-8 p.m.; Jack Straw Young Writers Program presents authors Louise Spiegler, Bill Carty & Martha Clarkson at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16: Don’t Forget To Write – 826 Seattle Workshop Open House at 826 Seattle, 2 p.m.; Kids Art Exploration at Art On The Ridge, 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 19: Drama with Your Mama class from Taproot Theatre’s Acting Studio at the Greenwood Library; 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23: “Treasure Ally” from Taproot Theatre’s Road Company at the Greenwood Library; 11 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 24: Arts Crush Dance Week Launch (13 free dance classes) at The American Dance Institute & Art on the Ridge; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(All Arts Crush promo photos by Mike Hipple and Laurie Clark.)