Do not miss the Georgetown Art Attack this coming Saturday, May 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Put on your walking shoes, check the weather for proper attire and get ready to be inspired. On the 2nd Saturday of every month, the neighborhood of Georgetown comes together to showcase local artwork along the strip of Airport Way South. This art walk is an example of the strong arts culture Seattle is known for. Select businesses open their doors to feature artwork from over 30 artists in the area. Each month is a different experience and you will always see something new and innovative. The Georgetown Art Attack has attracted locals and residents from other Seattle neighborhoods for five years. This art walk is a creative way to discover what Georgetown is all about–art, food, coffee, beer, music and friendly people.
I recommend beginning the art walk at All City Coffee. Start your evening walk by grabbing a cup of joe and a tasty pastry while admiring the artwork from Yakima artist Kristen Michael. This month she will be exhibiting a collaboration of her pencil and ink drawings titled, “Stück in Transition.” Keep your eyes peeled for Michael’s drawing of wind power titled “A New Landscape.”
After getting your caffeine fix, head next door to Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery and vibe to music from K recording artist Angelo Spencer. He will be presenting “Guy Peellaert: The Adventures of Jodelle and Fragments of the Pop Years.”
If you are not familiar with the neighborhood, here is a helpful map of the Georgetown Art Attack.
Next stop is nearby at Le OBJECTS for The Home. Here you can check out some handmade ceramics from local artist Lisa DeFaccio. If you are interested in decorating your home in a unique way I would highly suggest viewing her display this weekend.
Further down Airport Way South, Equinox Studios opens the historic factory building to the public. Step into Equinox Studios to experience where magic happens and art is created. A variety of artistic flavor will be showcased this month from the diverse group of artists. Here you will see some artists in their work milieu as well as see newly finished products of their pieces. Be ready to see ceramic artists, poets, blacksmiths, lamp makers, woodworkers, welders, metal sculptors, photographers, stone carvers, collagists and even machine bike gizmo makers.
To save your feet, catch Seattle’s only Free Art Ride Bus that will take you all the way to the other end of the art walk at Laurelhurst Cellars and back to Equinox studios. Something to check out on the other end of the walk is NuPasa Gallery where they will be hosting artwork made by children ages 4 to 12. On the way back from the other end, make sure and stop off in the middle to grab dinner, enjoy a cold beer and marvel at the artwork presented at Calamity Jane’s Restaurant and Bar.
Stay in the middle to end your art walk at the ever famous Georgetown Trailer Park Mall where they will be hosting Georgetown’s Finest DJ Trio. There is no better way to finish the evening art walk than shopping, live music and dancing!
Click here for a list of ALL the featured artists to check out this Saturday.
Click here for the Georgetown Art Attack Map.