February Art Walk hits Ballard this Saturday

By Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Come and celebrate the creativity of our community for Art Walk this Saturday, February 9th from 6 – 9 p.m. During this popular monthly event local artists open their studios to the public and businesses display local art in their stores.

Art Walk showcases local glass art, sculpture, painting, performance and much more from Leary Way to Shilshole and even as far as 65th St NW.

During Saturday’s Art Walk Mythos Art Club will present “Stranded in Ballard: A Tribute to American Gods” at the Umpqua Bank (2032 NW Market St) from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition will feature pieces focused on the question “What if the gods and creatures of Norse mythology were stranded in Ballard?”. Within the club artists are given blank canvases at noon and have just 4-5 hours to create a piece to be displayed that evening. Click here to learn more about the event.

Savour (2242 NW Market St) will be displaying pieces that were crafted for the Loyal Heights Elementary PTA auction. The artwork will be displayed for Art Walk and for the rest of the month until the auction is held on March 9th.

During this annual event parents design and make artwork in cooperation with students from each class. The art must have involvement of every student in the classroom and the pieces are then auctioned to raise money for the school. Check out two of the pieces included in our post. For more information on the event click here.

Art Walk is both family-friendly and free. It offers visitors and locals alike the opportunity to celebrate the artistic diversity and talent in Ballard. The event began in 1997 and in 2000 Ballard Chamber of Commerce took over organization and have grown it into the fantastic event it is today.

To find out more about February Art Walk and check out the map of the event area click here.

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