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Art Up and Chow Down at huge annual Art Walk

April 27th, 2011 · Comments

Greenwood-Phinney’s monthly art walk supersizes itself on May 13-14 for the big annual Art Walk event. With its new theme of “Art Up Chow Down,” the huge May Art Walk always brings thousands to the streets to enjoy art, listen to live music and enjoy good old-fashioned neighborliness.

Trio Con Brio performed from a set of porcelain thrones at Johnson and Johnson Antiques at last year’s art walk.

Seventy businesses along Phinney and Greenwood avenues will become art galleries and live music venues from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 12-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, from 58th to 87th streets. More than 150 artists will show their work.

Friday night artwalkers will have an opportunity to “meet the artists” and there’ll be a variety of entertainment as well including musical performances in participating businesses and churches and chalk art for children.

The Jurors’ Top Picks will be featured at the Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave N, during the ArtWalk but will also be on view at the Gallery through May 27.

ArtWalk maps will be available the week of the event at participating businesses as well as the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., and the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Jurors for this year’s show include artist and Greenwood resident Jason Huff, a public art project manager for the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs; Francine Seders, who has owned and operated Francine Seders Gallery in Phinney Ridge for more than 40 years, and Alex Strazzanti, owner of Oasis Art Gallery in Wallingford and Co-Director of the Wedgwood Art Festival.

The monthly Phinneywood art walks are organized by the Greenwood Arts Council, an all-volunteer organization. The BIG One is also presented by the Phinney Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce.

Artist Daniel Sebree shows off his utensil-scaled Spoon Dragon at last year’s art walk.

For more information, see the Art Walk website, or call the PNA at 206-783-2244.

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