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100+ artists at annual Artwalk Friday, Saturday

Friday night and Saturday afternoon is the grand-daddy or Artwalks around these parts. While Greenwood/Phinney started a monthly Artwalk last December, the 14th annual May artwalk is the biggie.
Sixty-eight Phinney and Greenwood businesses will be temporary art galleries from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. More than 100 area artists will feature their work at businesses along Greenwood and Phinney avenues between 59th and 87th streets. (Silver gelatin print below by Kim Hood.)

Entertainment at various venues includes aerialists, dance and musical performances, street performers and sidewalk chalk art and activities for children. The Jurors’ Top Picks will be featured at the Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave N., during the ArtWalk and through May 29. (Art below by Sandra Burrill.)

You can pick up an ArtWalk map at participating businesses, as well as the Greenwood Neighborhood Service Center at 8515 Greenwood Ave. N., the Greenwood Library at 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., and the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
You can check out the full list of participating businesses and a map online. Here are a few highlights.
Santoro’s Books is hosting collage artist Becky Prokop, and they’ll have a book signing at 7 p.m. Friday with Erica Bauermeister, local author of “The School of Essential Ingredients” (Putnam $24.95).
Kevin Law premieres “Night Asia” at Urban Light Studios in the Greenwood Collective Underground, 8537 Greenwood Ave. N.

Wayward Coffeehouse at 8570 Greenwood Ave. N. is featuring henna tattooing and art by Antoinette, oil with mixed media by Angie Whitney, and encaustic wax by Joyce Mitchell and Cheri Prestek.
Johnson and Johnson Antiques at 6820 Greenwood Ave. N. features leaded glass by Joline El-Hai.