Art Walk Preview:
Dec2014 11

Please join us this Friday for a mini retrospective of three of Seattle's finest art makers!  You will have a rare chance to view the pieces that have been hiding in the studios of Ego, Megon and Solace.  If you've been stumped as to what you should gift your loved ones this holiday season, look no further!

In addition to the enjoyable holiday shopping experience, you can check out live music upstairs and we will have DJ Shane Deegan spinning downstairs.

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Art Walk Preview:
Oct2014 6

"He's out...you're out...and I don't think I'm in either."

"I wrote a hit play. What have you done with your life?"

"I'm not talkin about dance lessons. I'm talkin about puttin a brick through the other guys' windsheild. I'm talkin about takin it out and choppin it up."

"Tell them if they don't get off my boat right now, there's going to be a major shit storm."

"I love you too but I'm going to mace you in the face!"

"In a way I'm almost glad that flood interrupted us because I don't like the toast I was giving"

"Jiminy cricket he flew the coop"

"Get your hands off my lobby boy!"

A director as brilliant and creative as this one, deserves an art walk dedicated to his masterpieces. Over 20 artists will come together for this show with their Wes Anderson inspired pieces. We will be screening some of the movies throughout the night and serving up some refreshments. Costums are VERY encouraged, especially since Halloween is right around the corner. In true Wes fashion, It will be an evening of beautifully warm tones and symmetry.


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Art Walk Preview:
Sep2014 8

Casey Brookbush and Derek Ross proudly present A BIG set of SCI-FI themed large scale, dimensional, contour cut, animated RGB LED backlit (via remote control) programable & absolutely EPIC paintings of Star Trek & Star Wars' most classic cruisers; The USS Enterprise, The Millennium Falcon, X-Wing Fighter, an Imperial Walker with frosty backlighting in a frozen glacial landscape on Hoth (!!!) a Klingon Bird of Prey, Vader's Tie-Fighter & much more..

Derek & Casey have combined their painting skills into an incredibly unique collaborative collection of electronic SCI-FI theme Industrial art pieces. 

Additionally, they will each be displaying some of their own SCI-FI paintings - including pieces based on Godzilla, Forbidden Planet, Blade Runner, Mad Max & more.. 

This is kind of a big deal...
6- 11pm
DJ action by Dano Piano & Alex Mortland
Free 
Adults / non-adults / droids welcome
SCI-FI costumes / gadgets encouraged
Adult beverages / Starfleet cocktails
Popcorn & some awesome lighting

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Art Walk Preview:
Aug2014 5

It is happening again!  Head to Urban Light Studios this Friday August 8th for the 2nd annual Twin Peaks art walk.  Featuring the work of over 20 different artists.  Dress up as a Twin Peaks character and get rewarded!  There will be live music in the air, damn fine cherry pie paintings, and much more!

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Art Walk Preview:
Dec2013 10

The month of December is synonymous with glad tidings, festival lights and holiday mayhem.  Come celebrate the season at Urban Light Studios on Friday December 13th as we pay an artistic tribute to the history of National Lampoon, featuring the work of over 40 of Seattle's finest artists and performers.  We will be screening Christmas Vacation throughout the evening and serving up some tasty refreshments!


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Art Walk Preview:
Sep2013 9

Cyrus Kanga, an avid traveler, is based out of Redmond, WA.  His photographic works fall between the aesthetic and documentary.  In Cyrus's own words, "If these photographs have a purpose, it is this: they humanize.  I photograph to create a connection...to capture a pose, a thought, a glimpse, a moment.  Whatever the situation, these images stir up unexpected feelings in me.  Transcending time, my mind takes me back to the moments when a smile is pure inspiration, when eyes respond to a friendly gesture, when laughter of children brings down boundaries, when a brilliant scene is heavenly communion.  These are moments caught in stillness to stir movement within one's inner depth."  You can view Cyrus's work in person this Friday September 13th, click here to link to the facebook invite. www.cyruskanga.com

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Art Walk Preview:
Jun2013 10

"This was a valued rug"  "Am I wrong?"  "You mean Johnson?"  "Ah...that must be exhausting"  "Mind if I do a J?"  "My dirty undies dude....the whites"  "You're killing your father Larry"  "Obviously you're not a golfer"....I could keep going here, but I think you know what I am getting at....It's a Lebowski art walk man!  If you haven't seen this movie (which is criminal, it that is the case), you will still have a seriously good time.  Over 30 artists have come together to represent one of the funniest movies ever made.  Appropriate refreshments will be provided and you may even find a bowling alley.  So, don't be un-dude and abide and come to this art walk because if you don't, you are entering a world of pain.

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Art Walk Preview:
May2013 7

Put on your comfy shoes art walkers cause it's the BIG one!  Every year in May we give you a double dose of art walkin, so if you don't get your fill during the Friday evening art walk, you can swing on by Saturday from noon to 5 to take it all in.  This May we bring you the collective work of Maynerd, Sly Cooley and Mat Savage...okay....those names are just awesome!  All together, they are typically outlandish and delightfully overwhelming.  We are also happy to be one of the stops that the Mobile Screen Video Art Tour will be making, brought to you by the Interstitial Theatre.  As if all of that wasn't enough; we are welcoming the Seattle School of Music into our artful home to dazzle us with some kid-fiddlers...that's right, groups of kids will be playing those fiddles to their hearts' content :)

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Art Walk Preview:
Apr2013 9

Let's take a playful trip to Minneapolis and then fly through pathways of urban creations.  This is what FOUR shows in one art walk will enable you to do!  Ok, let's break them down:  "PLAY" is a show in honor of new Woodland Park Zoo exhibits designed for the child at heart, "Minneapolis" presented by Ryan Henry Ward, whom was inspired after a month long residency in the city and then decided to bring some of the strongest artists to Seattle, "Urban Avant Garde: Part II" curated by Andy Miller will be nothing less than sensory overload, so if you missed the show last month, here is your chance!, and "Sprouting Wings Round 2" by Vera Pashkevich is like a trip through a mystical and surreal world through Vera's eyes.

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Art Walk Preview:
Mar2013 5

ULS is giving you the super sweet deal of two shows for the free price of one!  Urban Avant Garde curated by Andrew Miller will feature the sights and sounds of over 50 of Seattle's finest in visual art and music to interpret their work to the theme of Modern Art.  The upstairs will play host to an open mic style music affair and the visual components will be splayed all over the walls; both up and down.  Sprouting Wings by Vera Pashkevich will feature 80-100 print transfers onto 4x4 wooden blocks.  These ethereal images that will fade into each other, are a reflection of Vera's fascination with magical realism and will be on display in our smaller gallery downstairs.  These shows truly are not to be missed!

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Feb Art Walk Preview: (this Fri 6-10p)
Feb2013 6

INTRODUCING... This month, we are thrilled to introduce Jack Crawford and his unique show "SEAscapes." Jack has been secretly creating some of the most unique renditions of Seattle landmarks for years and finally, we coaxed him into showing off. Iconic Northwest haunts are transformed with clean lines and bright colors allowing you to rediscover what you love about Seattle in a new and modern screen print. Limited edition prints are available on all posters.

ALSO THIS MONTH.... Flower Designs by Flying Bear Farm
See truly inspired organic (plus some home grown) flower designs by florist Melissa Brown with Flying Bear Farm (also just in time for Valentine's Day). Flying Bear Farm will also be taking orders for "Heart Day" if you want to surprise your sweetie.

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Art Walk Preview:
Jan2013 7

Imagine bold colors, humor, luminescent surfaces, expressive messages and vintage lettering.  All of these visual components are what make up the spectrum of art that will be on display this month through the creative genius of Kyle "Maynerd" Lunneborg and Duffy with Electric Coffin.

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Take a Virtual Tour!
Jan2013 4

There is a consistent piece of feedback that we get from people, it goes like this, "we love your website, there are so many great pictures, but it is really hard to tell how these awesome rooms are connected...".  So, we decided to do something about this and give you the experience of a virtual, 360 degree tour through our incredible and unique space!  Sit back, relax, maybe even drink some wine, and take a tour.  Enjoy :)

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Art Walk Preview:
Dec2012 11

For December's art walk, Urban Light Studios will be showcasing artists who have a flair for the dramatic, an eye for texture, and a tendency toward the fantastical and 3-dimensional.  Curated by Braden Duncan and Zachary Sophia.  In addition to the main show, we will also be doing round 2 of last month's "Below The Benjamins" show, where all art is $100 or less!  Both shows will be a great opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts :)

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Art Walk Preview:
Nov2012 6

All art will be under $100!  This is a great opportunity to snag some incredible art at a very budget friendly price for yourself or as a gift...Christmas is right around the corner!  You are going to find more than just wall decor, there will be jewelry, hair pieces, nik-nak's and so much more!  Featuring some of Seattle's favorite artists and some fresh ones too.

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Art Walk Preview:
Oct2012 8

This Friday, stop, stare and marvel at the intricacy of the linocut and lithography work by 6 different artists.  The depths of these pieces range from abstract and architectural to mystic and whimsical.  To round out the whole theme of the show, there will be a poetry reading courtesy of Greenwood Lit Crawl.  Curated by ULS's very own, Elise Roberts.

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Art Walk Preview:
Oct2012 8

This Friday, stop, stare and marvel at the intricacy of the linocut and lithography work by 6 different artists.  The depths of these pieces range from abstract and architectural to mystic and whimsical.  To round out the whole theme of the show, there will be a poetry reading courtesy of Greenwood Lit Crawl.  Curated by ULS's very own, Elise Roberts.

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Art Walk Preview:
Sep2012 12

The photography of Adrian Wyard and Kim Hood will show you their photographic interpretations of rolling hills and sweeping concrete walls.  Ansel Adams would be proud.  Curated by Zachary Sofia.  Part of the monthly Greenwood/Phinney art walk.

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Art Walk Preview:
Aug2012 7

This month's art walk will "rack" your world!  Curators, Solace and Mat Savage, have teamed up with the Keep A Breast Foundation to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support via these decked out casts.  The walls will be adorned with torso casts of the world's top female snowboarders and skiers, painted by Seattle's best artists.  You can't touch, but you can look all you want.   It's gonna be a boobiefull show ;)

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Art Walk Preview:
Jul2012 10

This Friday, you're wildest childhood dreams will come true when 100 underground, alternative and urban artists take on comics, superheros and super-villans.  All of your heros, the good guys and the bad guys, will come together for a face off between you and them.  Strap on your cape and tap into your super power and come hang out in our universe for the evening!  Curated by David Champeau, Xavier Lopez Jr., and Zachary Sofia.

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Art Walk Preview:
Jun2012 6

Let your hair down and get ready to head bang to this month's "Heavy Metal" show where photography and fine art are presented on solid steel.  From striking images to compelling art, these hard core pieces will get inside your head. Courtesy of Bellevue Fine Art Reproduction.  Get your rock on!

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Art Walk Preview:  The BIG One!
May2012 7

It's the BIG art walk again folks and what better way to go big or go home than showing off 13 of Seattle's most exciting emerging artists!  "Love, Longing & Loss" was brought together by Seattle collective X17, check out the write up about this show in Juxtapoz Magazine here .   This extraordinary collection examines themes of love and loss, which are derived from ethereal creatures, gypsies and monsters...to name a few.  Still not convinced to come...well this exhibit will also be premiering a music video of a performance by opera singer Roxanne Christina Walitzki filmed by a crew of X17 artists.  Come get wowed...in a BIG way!



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Art Walk Preview:
Mar2012 8

Do you love owls?  Of course you do, Hoo doesn't love owls?!  Well, you are in luck because this months art walk is all about owls!  Curated by the one and only Ryan Henry Ward and hosted by Urban Light Studios.  Over 50 artists from all over the globe and they are sure to ruffle your feathers :)  It's gonna be a HOOT!

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ULS in MAD Magazine!
Feb2012 22

You may have been able to attend our memorable  “MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD Show” gallery exhibition last Sept.  Well, it turns out some other folks took notice too – as in THE Mad Magazine - the inspiration behind our show.

MAD staff caught wind and dropped us a line on the day of our show opening.  While initially fearing a cease and desist situation, it turns out they just wanted to wish us good luck.  They asked for photos of the show, and low and behold….well, just check out page 2 of the April MAD Magazine.

Thanks to all our amazingly talented artists who participated, to Xavier Lopez Jr. and Ryan Henry Ward for their expert curation, and especially to Ryan Flanders and the “usual gang of idiots” at MAD for their support.  Check out lots more photos and video from our show here.

 

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Art Walk Preview:
Feb2012 7

It's gonna be very lady-fied for this months art walk. ULS will be featuring the work of 12 lovely ladies that will be showing off their finest. Come help us get down with this bevy of beauties and celebrate how awesome they are! Music, refreshments and you might even catch some burlesque ;)

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Art Walk Preview:
Jan2012 10

We will build a gallery show....before your very eyes! A live drawing event featuring original, on-the-spot artwork created by Seattle's Bureau of Drawers.  Watch as blank walls fill with all new art from the talented hands of a dozen artists.  All art for sale, don't miss it! [..]

Art Walk Preview:
Dec2011 7

It's our 3rd Anniversary show and we are welcoming back some of our favorite artists for this group exhibition!  Also, to help ring in the 3rd year, we are bringing back the boys of Duck Ugly to bust out some awesome live silk screen t-shirt printing which will benefit Skateistan , a really cool non-profit.  In the spirit of the giving season, we will have a drop box for Toys For Tots so please bring an unwrapped toy for a little kiddie in need.  You may also find some holiday treats laying around:) [..]

Art Walk Preview:
Oct2011 12

A multi-media art exhibit by Electric Coffin is sure to light up your Friday evening.  They will illuminate Urban Light Studios this month as they explore pop culture with old fashioned signage!  So bring your shades cause your gonna be...blinded by the light, revved up....!  You should also think about bringing a t-shirt that you might need spiffed up because we are going to have the boys from Duck Ugly doing live silk screen printing...that's right art walkers!  If all of your shirts are already badass, it's cool because these boys are prepared with t-shirts for purchase! [..]

Art Walk Preview:
Sep2011 8

This show is going to be one of the most amazing exhibitions ever!  A mixture of 40 different artists coming together to blow your ever-loving mind completely out of the water!  Swing by our "mad mad MAD show" world and roam around inside the pages of MAD Magazine and enjoy some free tacos courtesy of Camarena Tequila Taco Truck!

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Art Walk Preview:
Aug2011 10



Are you afraid of the dark?  Well, if you are....GET OVER IT and swing by the Greenwood Collective this Friday August 12th! We are going to be featuring glow-in-the-dark art by several different artists....yes, you read this correctly, art that glows in the dark!  And, as if that isn't enough, Seattle Summer Streets will keep the party rolling at 10pm with live bands, amazing games, farmers market, aerial acrobats and so much more!  Get your glow on!!!! [..]

Art Walk Preview:
Jun2011 7

We will build a gallery show before your very eyes!  That’s right, a live drawing event featuring original, on-the-spot artwork created by Seattle’s bureau of drawers.  Watch as blank walls fill with all new art from the talented hands of twenty artists!  All art for sale!  Most importantly….DON’T MISS IT!!!

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Art Walk Preview:
May2011 10

It’s all in the title.  Potluck style, so not only do we have over 35 artists participating in this show that have really let their culinary creative juices flow with their pieces, but they will also be bringing a little tasty treat.  This show has another purpose: a food drive for the Greenwood Food bank.  So if you decide to come, which you should cause it’s going to be flippin awesome, try and bring a non-perishable food item with ya!  This art walk is also known as The Big Art Walk because it’s not just Friday night the 13th, but Saturday afternoon (noon until 5) the 14th as well!

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April Art Walk:  Sultry, Silk and Rock n’ Roll
Apr2011 11

We had the amazing sultry paintings of Casey Brookbush, we had the silky smooth silk-screen music posters by Sasha Barr and Frida Clements, we had the tantalizing tunes of Gabriel Mintz, we had the liquid grapes of Bear Flag Wine, we had the…..well, EVERYTHING at this art walk!  It was colorful, it was moving, it was full of talent and it will be remembered as one of the best shows.

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Art Walk Preview:
Apr2011 5

Buckle your art walk seatbelts because this show is going to be quite the ride!  We are featuring three amazing artists this month. Casey Brookbush (www.caseybrookbush.com) will be showing his captivating, sultry paintings in our downstairs studio space with DJ Ben Shelton spinning. Frida Clements (www.drawntotheleft.com), senior graphic designer for Seattle Theatre Group and Sasha Barr (www.thisisthenewyear.com), a master of the silk screen art will both be showing their music posters upstairs. Make sure to stay for our special musical guest “Mintz Meat," who will be going on at 9pm to further entertain us and as always…wine tasting from Bear Flag!  Seriously, you have to come to this art walk

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Art Walk Preview:
Mar2011 8

It’s all in the title – this show is going to be a robotic and beastly artistic battle! Curated by ULS regular, Nick Beery, Bots vs. Beasts features artwork by 30 different artists from as far away as Norway.  There’s something for everyone in this one and all you Star Wars fans out there are especially not going to want to miss this.   And we welcome the fine wine of Bear Flag, once again.

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Feb Art Walk: Whimsy, Dazzle and Nature!
Feb2011 15

Ahh February, the month of Love.  The perfect month for these artists because a lot of love went into all of their pieces and people couldn’t help but love them.  Sarah Miles stole everyone’s heart with her colorful and whimsical creatures.  Grace Willard dazzled the eyes of art walkers with her intricate papier mache pieces and Chris Allman piqued curiosity with his unique and clever nature pieces.  Top all of this off with some delicious wine courtesy of Bear Flag Wine…served from a custom "sheet fort" installed as part of Sarah's show.  It is safe to say that February’s Art Walk was down right lovable.

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Art Walk Preview: “Kindred Spirits” (this Friday 6-10p!)
Feb2011 10

Colorful, cute creatures, woodland sculptures and intricate papier mache framed pieces  - this is the beginning taste of tomorrow’s art walk!  We are super excited to be welcoming back one of our favorite artists, Sarah Miles and opening our ULS arms to two new artists, Chris Allman and Grace Willard, that are sure to please!  Last but not least we will have Toby with Bear Flag Wine here again to serve up some wine tasting!  Come on by!

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Jan Art Walk: Flames to Fashion
Jan2011 18

Whether flames and famous faces are your thing or custom painted kitchen mixers or hand painted silk tapestries and flowing fashion…you lucked out and found all three at January’s art walk at ULS.  Mike Lavallee with Killer Paint has a steady and unique hand with airbrush art and an amazing ability to capture famous faces and put a hardcore twist to them.  Nicole Dinardo, also with Killer Paint, has chosen Kitchen Aid mixers as her masterpeices.  She tricks these mixers out and believe us, they are irresistible!  Rodger Scheibner displayed amazing hand painted shawls and tapestries on silk and velvet upstairs, along with his full fashion collection.  Also a BIG shout out to our gracious wine host, Toby with Bear Flag Wine…..thanks for servin up some tasty tannins! [..]

Art Walk Preview (this Friday 6-10p!)
Jan2011 13

Amazing looking show going up right now (including the hood of a car) for Art Walk tomorrow.   Mike Lavallee and Nicole Dinardo come from the auto custom paint world and have applied their techniques into some gorgeous art pieces.  Mike is famous for his incredibly realistic “True Fire” flames he has painted on the rides of celebrities like Jesse James.  And Nicole does amazing work custom paint work on, you ready?, kitchen mixers, among other things.  Be sure to check out “Custom Culture to Kitchen Couture” this Friday 6-10p.

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Dec Art Walk:  Can you tell me how to get to Pulp Street?
Dec2010 17

December’s art walk brought us a dark twist on an innocent childhood favorite, excellent wine and awesome photography from the UW Photography program graduates.  Mingling art-walkers found themselves taken hostage by the boys who inhabit “Pulp Street”  while sipping on some delicious wine from our gracious sponsor, Bear Flag Wine.  The Bert and Ernie versions of Vincent Vega and Jewels from Pulp Fiction by artist Nick Beery were quite the attraction.  Although intimidating, they were very friendly and great sports when people asked to have a picture with them.

Once again, another successful and delightfully bizarre art walk at ULS!

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Wedding Spotlight: From Art Walk to Moon Walk
Dec2010 9

ULS featured artist Nico Inzerella used art walk as the warm-up to his recent wedding reception at our studio. His urban contemporary paintings set the scene for an exquisite costume party reception accentuated by amazing costumes such as Nico and his bride, Emily, dressed up as the king and queen of pop.

You can catch some of Nico's work at tomorrow's, December Art Walk 6- 10 p.  And, check out the video below for some amazing costumes brought to you by Nico and Emily's wedding guests.


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November Art Walk - Epic!
Nov2010 16

That's pretty much the only word to describe last Friday night - huge crowds, amazing shows - great time.  ULS featured "Happy Little Trees", a group tribute to Bob Ross and his legendary afro by 15 different artists.   Thanks to all our artists and to Solace for putting together a killer show.    Bherd next door featured the intricately hung "Take 5" and there was the grand opening of our newest gallery Echo Echo to great fanfare. 

Check out some video below shot by Jan Klier (allklier.com) Next art walk is Dec 10 - see you then!


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Please vote for us!
Oct2010 4

We are thrilled to be nominated for Best Venue in Western Washington by
the KING 5/Evening Magazine's viewers poll!

So we are asking for your help - if you could possibly spare a moment to cast a
vote for us, we'd sure be grateful.   Just click the green box below:

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May Art Walk - Biggest Ever!
May2010 20

The May Annual Art Walk was our grandest affair yet!  Featuring the endearing artwork of Calamity Jon Morris, the music of Squirrel Butter, and Titianium Sporkestra - YES - a marching band which paraded our hallways, each of the hundreds of visitors seemed to have a smile on their face.  One bewildered first time visitor told us "I feel like I've discovered a secret magical land" and another compared the crowds on Greenwood Ave during the Art Walk to navigating Bourbon Street.  The Greenwood-Phinney art scene is definitely in full force. 

Thanks to all of our artists - Dalton Webb, Justin Ison, Tom Dougherty, to our house DJs, Bobby Trendy, for the beats and all of our old and new friends.  We'll see you next month - June 11, 6-10p for "Free Life Center", a special travelling gallery show out of Portland making a Seattle stop for one night only. [..]

March Art Walk
Mar2010 24

The March Art Walk was another big hit, featuring the amazingly intricate work of Tessa Hull's "Grow Me a Boat" exhibition. We were treated to the "Northwest Twang and Groove" sounds of "Decateur Buff" upstairs who were definitely a crowd favorite.  Thanks to everyone who joined us for the evening and our amazing artistic community that always puts together a great show.  Next Art Walk is April 9, 6-10p. [..]

Feb2010 15

February Art Walk opened with a bang as we unveiled the "Thought Processor: Seattle" exhibition in our gallery.  The exhibition is the Seattle stop of a show that has been through NY, LA, Chicago, San Fran and soon headed to Manila.  We had a fantastic turnout and a great response to the show.  Thank you to the almost 20 Seattle artsist who contributed to the show, to Beau and Rebecca from Halogen gallery who co-curated the show with us, and to Eric "Phonetic Control" Broers for creating the exhibition.

Each artist created a 3-D piece of robot art from a template given to them as well as an accompanying 2-D wall piece which integrated their "Thought Processor" robot.  Artwork from the show can be viewed and purchased at http://halogengallery.com/show/2010/02/12/thought-processor


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Art Walk Preview:
Nov-0001 30

It’s all in the title.  Potluck style, so not only do we have over 35 artists participating in this show that have really let their culinary creative juices flow with their pieces, but they will also be bringing a little tasty treat.  This show has another purpose: a food drive for the Greenwood Food bank.  So if you decide to come, which you should cause it’s going to be flippin awesome, try and bring a non-perishable food item with ya!  This art walk is also known as The Big Art Walk because it’s not just Friday night the 13th, but Saturday afternoon  (noon until 5) the 14th as well!

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Art Walk Preview:
Nov-0001 30

It’s all in the title.  Potluck style, so not only do we have over 35 artists participating in this show that have really let their culinary creative juices flow with their pieces, but they will also be bringing a little tasty treat.  This show has another purpose: a food drive for the Greenwood Food bank.  So if you decide to come, which you should cause it’s going to be flippin awesome, try and bring a non-perishable food item with ya!  This art walk is also known as The Big Art Walk because it’s not just Friday night the 13th, but Saturday afternoon  (noon until 5) the 14th as well!

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