Li’l Woody’s to host elementary art contest

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As part of the monthly Ballard Art Walk this Saturday, May 9, the Li’l Woody’s team has invited three local elementary schools to display their artwork and go head to head in a month-long art contest.

Artwork by students from Adams Elementary, Loyal Heights Elementary and West Woodland Elementary will go on display this Saturday and remain hanging until the end of the month with the decision in the hands of locals as to which school is the best.

Locals are able to vote multiple times over the course of the competition, but only once per day, and votes must be made on site at Li’l Woody’s (2040 NW Market St).

The school with the most votes at the end of the month will have the opportunity to create a special “Burger of the Week” for the week of June 9, with all proceeds from the burger going towards the winning school’s art program.

“It’s cool to be able to acknowledge these kids and their hard work,” says Marcus Lalario, owner of Li’l Woody’s.

Each school will display up to 12 pieces of art throughout the month of May starting at this Saturday’s Art Walk.

Click here to learn more about the competition.

Photo courtesy of Li’l Woody’s.

Ballard Art Walk set for Saturday

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This Saturday’s Ballard Art Walk will take over neighborhood businesses, galleries, studio, and restaurants from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a family-friendly showcase of the work of local artists.

This month, Miew Foods Asian Pantry (located underneath Kickin’ Boot) will be showcasing the hand built pottery of Heather Wireman, functional ceramics by Brianna Fox, and the work of Michelle Ting.

Starbucks (2200 NW Market St) will also be rejoining Art Walk this month with an exhibition featuring the work of L R Odette.

For more information on the Art Walk and a full rundown of artists, click here.

Image courtesy of Ballard Art Walk.

Ballard Art Walk set for Saturday

This Saturday’s Ballard Art Walk will take over neighborhood businesses, galleries, studio, and restaurants from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a family-friendly showcase of the work of local artists.

This month, Ballard Art Walk will be celebrating Pi Day at Monster Art and Clothing (5000 20th Ave NW) with pie and a showcase of Braden Duncan’s paintings.

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Miew Foods Asian Pantry (5309 22nd Ave NW, Suite D) is also making its Art Walk début this month!

For more information on the Art Walk and a full rundown of artists, click here

Image courtesy of Ballard Art Walk.

Ballard Art Walk set for Saturday

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This Saturday’s Ballard Art Walk will take over neighborhood businesses, galleries, studio, and restaurants from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a family-friendly showcase of the work of local artists.

This month, Ballard Works (2856 NW Market St) is hosting Relish Record Report featuring the works of photographers Pete Bustanoby, Michael Mooney, and Irv Mortensen. These artists have spent years developing their large bodies of work and have selected their personal favorites to showcase in this special event. The show features a variety of photographs from jazz divas to landscape and nature, the Intertribal Canoe Journey, architecture, and many things in between.

Annie’s Art and Frame (2212 NW Market St) is set to feature Targeted Therapy by Teresa Ettel in this month’s Art Walk event. Ettel is a self-taught artist who has explored a variety of mediums in her career including collage, which has become her focus and passion. Targeted Therapy is a visual journey of her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

“The diagnosis, followed by chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries, created both positive and emotional responses. I found artwork using specific images a useful and satisfying way to express her experience,” says Ethel. In gratitude for care received, Teresa will donate 20% of proceeds from sales of the Targeted Therapy series to Swedish Cancer Institute.

For more information on the Art Walk and a full rundown of artists, click here

Image of Teresa Ettel’s work courtesy of the Ballard Art Walk. 

Ballard Art Walk set for Saturday

bird houseThis Saturday Ballard Art Walk will be in full swing at venues all over the neighborhood from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The monthly event will showcase local painting, glass art, sculpture, performance and more.

This month Umpqua Bank has partnered with local artists The 54th St Stelier Group to curate monthly art shows through to September. This month’s group show titled “H2O” features paintings that have a focus on water.

The month-long solo show in Umpqua’s Back Gallery will showcase the work of artist Wendy Wees. Her “Birds” series features oil paintings that depict whimsical avian characters. Check out her painting titled “Bird House” above.

Art Walk is a family-friendly free event that allows visitors and locals to explore the artistic side of our special community. Click here to find out more about the event.

Image courtesy of Ballard Art Walk.

Ballard Art Walk on this Saturday

artThis Saturday Ballard Art Walk will be in full swing at venues all over the neighborhood from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The monthly event will showcase local painting, glass art, sculpture, performance and more.

This month Blowing Sands Gallery (5404 Ballard Ave NW) will host ReStore’s 13th Annual Recycled Art Show. Artists were asked to submit works that bring new life to discarded materials.

The show includes original works from various mediums such as Bret Lyon’s “Movement No. 37” (pictured above).

“The show is described as an entertaining collection all based on the concept that inspiration is where you find it,” says Ballard Art Walk Volunteer Deidre Girard.

Art Walk is a family-friendly free event that allows visitors and locals to explore the artistic side of our special community. Click here to find out more about the event.

Image courtesy of Ballard Art Walk.

Ballard Art Walk set for Saturday

This Saturday Ballard Art Walk will be in full swing at venues all over the neighborhood from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The monthly event will showcase local painting, glass art, sculpture, performance and more.

This month Miro Tea (5404 Ballard Ave NW) will feature the artwork of Madeline Owen (pictured), a senior at Ingraham High School. This young artist features animals in her show “Curios Poses.” Owen chose to showcase animals as she believes that each animal moves in a unique way. “I want to explore this energy in my art,” says Owen.

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Art Walk is a family-friendly free event that allows visitors and locals to explore the artistic side of our special community. Click here to find out more about the event.

Image courtesy of Ballard Art Walk.

Track neighborhood art walks online

Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata has launched a new online resource to track the city’s many neighborhood art walks, including Ballard’s Second Saturday ArtwalkSeattle Neighborhood Art Walks currently lists 13 art walks.

“Art walks are important to neighborhoods as they inspire visitors and residents to appreciate creativity within themselves and throughout their community,” Licata said in a press release. “They also provide a convenient opportunity for people to socialize while generating revenue for artists and businesses.”

Licata said the art walks are part of the reason Seattle has a higher “creative vitality” than the national average. (In 2007, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ created the Creative Vitality Index, which ranked Seattle’s overall creative vitality at roughly six times the national average.)

Go shopping on the Art Walk this weekend

Saturday is the last Ballard Art Walk before the holidays!

Enjoy some art and cross some gifts off your list. This is a great opportunity to support our local businesses and Buy in Ballard: dozens of shops along Ballard Avenue, Market Street and beyond (map) will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. with some great gift ideas. And to put you in a holiday shopping spirit, Mother Nature may bring a little snow to Ballard on Saturday. Hope to see you out there…