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18th annual PhinneyWood Art Walk coming up on May 10-11

Phinney Ridge and Greenwood’s huge annual Art Walk is on May 10-11. Eighty-four businesses all along Phinney/Greenwood avenues and throughout the neighborhood will host more than 200 artists in various mediums, plus live music, and dining specials.

It was crowded in and outside of Metropolis at 74th and Greenwood last year.

The PhinneyWood Art Walk runs from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Participating venues range from North 59th to 87th streets. ArtWalk maps will be available online in the next couple of days, and also at participating businesses during the event.

The ArtWalk is organized by the volunteer Greenwood Arts Council, in collaboration with the Phinney Neighborhood Association, and the ArtUp Phinney-Greenwood monthly art walk.

My all-time favorite Art Walk photo, taken in 2010, as Trio Con Brio sat on toilets while performing in the front window of Johnson & Johnson Antiques.

A serious side to art will be seen at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St., as it hosts architect and photographer Rex Hohlbein, who uses his Homeless in Seattle website to try to change the negative stereotypes of homeless people, to show their natural beauty. Steve Strukoff, a formerly homeless artist who now lives at Aurora House and has used Hohlbein’s office to do his art, will also exhibit his art at the church.


Dinkus, one of many homeless individuals that architect Rex Hohlbein has photographed in his attempt to “rebrand homelessness.”