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Monthly Artwalk Friday night

The monthly Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk is Friday from 6-9 p.m., with nearly three dozen neighborhood businesses participating.
At the new Art on the Ridge at 8005 Greenwood Ave. N., they’re holding a fundraising event for animals affected by the Gulf Oil spill. More than 30 artists have painted images related to the spill. Twenty-percent of the proceeds go toward the affected animals.

There will be live cello music, poetry readings, and a meditation for the animals of the gulf. It should be noted that there have been a few fund raisers for the people of the gulf who have been affected by this ecological disaster, but this benefit is for the animals and birds specifically. It promises to be heart-wrenching but positive.

At Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café at 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., you’ll find paintings, photography and sculpture by Stacy Schonhardt, Shelli Young, Jan Caps, Connie Nelson, TV-TommyVision, Jess Angelo, Terry Thomas & Shawn Johnson. Plus, it’s the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society’s free monthly concert featuring Orville Murphy and Jerry Middaugh.
Tasty art gallery at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting the opening night party for “South of the Border,” with original paintings by Nico Inzerella. 

Volunteers of America’s Community Resource Center at 9041 Greenwood Ave N., home to the Greenwood Food Bank, is now part of the monthly artwalk. Stop by and see “Art With Heart.”

The Art with Heart gallery will feature local artists and Volunteers of America clients. Proceeds of all art sales will benefit Volunteers of America. Guests are also welcome to participate in food bank volunteer activities, benefiting Greenwood Food Bank customers.
The accessible volunteer activities will make the Art Up stop something of interest for the entire community. This month, community volunteers will sort food for client distribution. There will also be and an art station for adults and children to make greeting cards and other artwork for senior clients who receive home food deliveries.
The monthly Art with Heart event is free of charge but guests are encouraged to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item.

You can make a free crafty project at A Muse, at 7107 Greenwood Ave. N. Or drop in to Art Camp for Big Kids inside the Greenwood Collective at 8537 Greenwood Ave N., Suite 1, and make jewelry and wire sculpture (donation requested to cover supplies).
At the recently-opened Chocolate Shoe Box, a vegan shoe and chocolate store at 7410 Greenwood Ave. N., there’s impressionist and mixed media paintings by Sarah Ghanooni.
Rising Stars Children’s Store at 7321 Greenwood Ave. N. features miniature acrylic paintings on salvaged wood by Shawn Smith and Jewelry by Maria LaFrance.
Yvonne Palermo at the new Palermo Art Gallery, inside the Greenwood Collective, will be showing her intensely personal art that reflects her experience with the health care system. Palermo has been featured on HGTV and the DIY Network.

My personal art is all about being a chronic pain patient and enduring 31 surgeries from breaking my neck, back and the list goes on. Kind of the Frida Kahlo of our times. My paintings reflect my time as a patient, and people need to see them to realize how bad our health care is and start a movement of change upon how the entire health care system treats patients.

Check out the complete list of all artists and businesses participating, plus a map, here.