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Huge annual artwalk will bring hundreds of people to Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

This weekend is one of the biggest social events in our neighborhood as more than 150 artists will feature their artwork at 70 local businesses along Greenwood and Phinney avenues from North 60th to North 87th streets during the 16th annual Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk, titled “Art Up, Chow Down.”

The annual art walk is co-sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association and the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce.
The Artwalk runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday and again from 12-5 p.m. Saturday. On Friday night, you’ll likely see hundreds of people strolling along the sidewalks, popping into businesses to check out the art or listen to music. Some musicians set up outside businesses, too, and many businesses have children’s activities. (Some galleries and businesses are open later than 9 p.m. on Friday and past 5 p.m. on Saturday.)
Urban Light Studios, inside the Greenwood Collective at 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., is serving up a “Potluck” exhibit while collecting food for the Greenwood Food Bank. Bring a non-perishable food item or pay $1 for a chance to win raffle prizes from Vans Shoes, Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham, Snowboard Connection, Mighty-O-Donuts, Nectar Lounge, Scream Salon, Family Fortune Clothing, Electric Coffin, Paper Diamonds Clothing and featured art work from participating artists.
Raffle drawings take place at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday.

By Narboo, at Urban Light Studios.
The Bubbleman will perform at 6 p.m. in front of Metropolis on the corner of Greenwood Avenue North and North 74th Street. Metropolis will also feature the work of award-winning photographer Betty Udesen and her “Teatime Series.”
Valentine’s Men’s Grooming Salon at 7912 Greenwood Ave. N. will feature “Photographs from the Past” and has asked clients to send them old hair photos. They’ll also serve wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Tasty art gallery at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N. is featuring encaustic paintings by Joel Scholten, in a group exhibit called “Take Flight.”

Two pieces of a three-piece series by Joel Scholten. The third was stolen off the Tasty gallery walls on Tuesday.
(On a side note, Tasty owner Sheri Hauser founded the Art Walk Consortium. The AWC’s new website lists all the Seattle neighborhood art walks with links.)
The “Top Picks” from the juried portion of the artwalk will be displayed at the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
For a list of every participating business and artist, plus a map, check out the artwalk website.
(Disclosure: The Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk is a PhinneyWood sponsor.)