Tonight is our neighborhood’s monthly Art Up Artwalk from 6-9 p.m., with three dozen galleries and businesses hosting artists in all kinds of mediums, so it’s a good time to get some Christmas shopping done locally. Check out the Artwalk website for a full list of all participating businesses and artists, a map, and restaurants offering Artwalk specials.
Here are a few highlights.
A group of more than 30 artists, including Seattle Times photojournalist Betty Udesen, has joined together for a pop-up art show examining the topic of peace. They’ll be inside the beautiful empty space at 8421 Greenwood Ave. N. (formerly Antika). Cellist Mannfried Funk and vocalist Christyna Honeycutt will perform.
At 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., check out Andrea Groenink’s bags and accessories made from vintage and designer fabrics (below), Suzanne Harrison’s custom-made screen-printed pillows, necklaces by metalworker Todd Harrison, woodworking by Andrew Makatura and Gale Backer, along with several other artists.
American Dance Institute, 8001 Greenwood Ave. N., presents dance routines by local dancers.
Emerald City Karate, which just moved from Fremont into 8314 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting artist and 3D animator for Disney Interactive Bryan Fu.
Bherd Studios Gallery, 312 N. 85th St., Suite 101, is hosting its final gallery exhibit before moving its business online (plus they’ll be guest curating around the region). This group show features local urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited with Bherd over the years.
Bill’s on Greenwood, 8560 Greenwood Ave. N., presents the work of artist Roger Willsie (right), who mainly paints in oil, but also works with acrylic and other media.
Salon Mercury, 7513 Greenwood Ave. N., will present a collective show of children’s artwork, with a percentage of art sales benefiting the writing and tutoring center The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle).