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Call for artists for annual Greenwood-Phinney ArtWalk

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

The Greenwood-Phinney ArtWalk is looking for neighborhood artists for the big annual event on May 13 and 14.

The annual ArtWalk is what set the stage for the neighborhood’s monthly Art Up Art Walk, now in its third year. The May ArtWalk is always a big deal, drawing thousands of people from inside and outside the neighborhood to stroll the streets to see juried art, listen to live music, and get to know their neighbors better.

Designed to promote the arts in the neighborhood, the BIG ArtWalk is a popular neighborhood party, annually featuring work from more than 100 area artists in 70 businesses along Greenwood and Phinney Avenues between 59th and 87th Streets. Many participating businesses also feature entertainment and refreshments.

The ArtWalk features both juried and hosted artists. Jurors this year include artist and Greenwood resident Jason Huff, 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 a professional photographer.
The Jurors’ Top Picks will be featured at the Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave N, during the Art Walk but will also be on view at the Gallery through May 27.

The Greenwood Phinney ArtWalk is organized by the Greenwood Arts Council, an all-volunteer organization, in collaboration with the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce and the Art Up monthly art walks.

At last year’s annual ArtWalk, Trio Con Brio sat on toilets while performing in the front window of Johnson & Johnson Antiques.

The deadline for artists for the jurying process is March 11. Click here for detailed application information.

If your business is interested in hosting art, email Ann Bowden at the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

The annual Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 12-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

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