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Annual ArtWalk will bring thousands to the neighborhood on Friday and Saturday

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Our neighborhood’s biggest party of the year is this Friday and Saturday. The 15th Annual Greenwood/Phinney ArtWalk brings thousands of people into the neighborhood to browse for art in nearly every conceivable medium: paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, glass, metal and fiber art, ceramics and mixed media.

“Pink Dream” photograph by Bo Young Choi, one of the Jurors’ Top Picks, showing at the Phinney Center Gallery.

More than 100 artists will be featured at 60 businesses along Greenwood and Phinney avenues between 59th and 87th streets from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. The annual ArtWalk is designed not only to promote the arts, but also the many independent businesses in the neighborhood.

Undyed natural wool titled “Fossil” by Sarah Stolar; one of the Jurors’ Top Picks, showing at the Phinney Center Gallery.

Many businesses will also have live music either inside or outside, and there’s usually plenty of fun for kids, took, like chalk art.

The Greenwood/Phinney ArtWalk is organized by the all-volunteer Greenwood Arts Council, in conjunction with the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce, and ArtUp, the monthly Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk.

Watercolor by Jim Farrand titled “in between,” showing at Woodland Park United Methodist Church.

You can pick up an ArtWalk map at participating businesses, as well as the Greenwood Neighborhood Service Center (8515 Greenwood Ave. N.), the Greenwood Library (8016 Greenwood Ave. N. ), and the Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N.) Or you can find it online.

Hand-carved cedar wolf by Poul Erickson, showing at Johnson and Johnson Antiques.

Jurors include Catherine Person, owner of Catherine Person Gallery, a downtown Seattle art gallery which focuses on contemporary art by artists from around the world who currently work and reside in the Pacific Northwest; Robynne Raye, an award-winning graphic designer and owner of Greenwood’s Modern Dog Design, who has designed all of the 15 years of ArtWalk posters; and Joseph Roberts, CEO of Ballard’s Apulent Events and curator and board member of CoCA.

The Jurors’ Top Picks will be featured at the Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., during the ArtWalk, and will remain on view at the Gallery through May 30.

Photos of foggy Green Lake by James Rooney, showing at Antique Lighting Center.

In addition to all that art, Balderdash Books and Art has local author signings; Wayward Coffeehouse has henna art; the Vineyard Wine Shoppicnic and Phinney Market all have wine tastings; and the Vision Greenwood Park Steering Committee will be hosting a table in front of Terra Bella flowers at 8417 Greenwood Ave. N. to talk about the plans for the park’s expansion and improvement.

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