Seattle, WA, October 22, 2014 – The South Lake Union Art Walk returns for its final iteration of the year on Friday, December 5, from 5-8 p.m. This neighborhood-wide celebration of art will feature over 30 participating venues, including several window displays and eight Storefronts Seattle installations. The South Lake Union Art Walk introduces Seattle to the diversity of art, artists, and attractions contained within this rapidly evolving neighborhood.
For December’s SLU Art Walk, enjoy hot beverage stations set-up throughout the neighborhood, giving participants a chance to warm and fuel up between venues. Hot beverage station locations include: the pedestrian plaza at 515 Westlake, under Spencer Finch’s There is Another Sky installation; Common Table; The Y @ Cascade People’s Center; Immanuel Lutheran Church; Pilates Seattle International; and Seattle Unity Church.
We are partnering with the SLU-based non-profit, Redeeming Soles, for this Art Walk. Redeeming Soles provides footwear both directly to those in need and to organizations serving the homeless and underprivileged throughout the Puget Sound area. Bring your new or gently used shoes to Common Table at 1255 Harrison St during the SLU Art Walk. The SLU Art Walk brings the community together by building awareness and support between residents, businesses, non-profits, employees and community organizations.
Venues hosting exhibitions and performances include: Alcyone Apartments, Alley24 Apartments, AMLI SLU, Caffe Torino, Common Table Seattle, Downtown Spirits, Glazer’s Camera, Glen Richards, Hipcooks Seattle, Immanuel Gallery, Lake Union Wellness, Ligne Roset, Mirabella Seattle, Modele’s Home Furnishing, Museum Quality Framing, Paddy Coyne’s, Pilates Seattle International, Praxis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Rogers + Ryan, Row House Café, Seattle Unity Church, Shine, The Y at Cascade People’s Center, Veer Lofts, and Winston Wachter Gallery.
In addition to the exhibitions available to tour, there will be window installations at 518 YALE, Graphica Inc, and the Storefronts Seattle installations. Storefronts Seattle will be hosting a guided tour of eight current displays. The tour will start at John and Boren at 6:00 p.m.
Wondering how to get to the SLU Art Walk? We encourage alternative modes of transportation whenever possible. Zirx is providing free valet service. Simply use the code SLUARTWALK in the Zirx app. In addition, several Amazon parking garages offer the flat evening rate of $2.44 (tax inc.) from 5 pm to midnight. These lots are located on the southside of Harrison between Boren and Terry and on the northside of Republican between Boren and Terry. Lots close at midnight; no after-hours access.
The SLU Art Walk is generously supported by: Vulcan, Amazon, Westlake Dentistry, ligne roset, First Tech Credit Union, and PEMCO Insurance. Our community partners are: South Lake Union Community Council, SLU Chamber, Shunpike, Office of Arts & Culture, All Rise Seattle, Museum of History and Industry, and The Y @ Cascade People’s Center. Neighborhood supporters are Downtown Spirits, Caffe Torino, Common Table, Seattle Unity Church, and Row House Cafe.
The SLU Art Walk planning committee is a volunteer group consisting of local residents, employees, and business owners who have generously donated their time to this celebration of art. Strongly supported by both the South Lake Union Community Council and South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce, this event, in celebrating art, is a way to create a stronger and more connected neighborhood and community.
The SLU Art Walk is held three times a year. Stay tuned for 2015 dates to be announced soon.
SOUTH LAKE UNION ART WALK
The South Lake Union Art Walk’s mission is to introduce Seattle to the diversity of art, artists and attractions contained within this rapidly evolving neighborhood. We welcome community participation! We are seeking additional volunteers for 2015 events. For additional information, please contact SLUArtWalk@gmail.com.
Shunpike envisions a community where independent artists and arts groups thrive, creatively and economically, and where their work is widely valued as fundamental to the cultural, social and economic well being of Washington State.
In 2010, an innovative consortium of city and neighborhood organizations inaugurated the Storefronts program in Seattle’s Pioneer Square and International District neighborhoods. The initiative sought to address high vacancy rates and vanishing artist spaces in these neighborhoods by activating empty storefronts with vibrant local art and creative projects.
Now a core program of Shunpike, Storefronts continues to support our creative community and our urban neighborhoods and businesses by providing opportunities for artists to do what they do best – create dynamic, engaging works that reach out to passersby, activate our built environment, and function as an incubator for our arts ecology, entrepreneurial projects, and urban revitalization.
Redeeming Soles is committed to providing proper footwear both directly to those in need and to organizations serving the homeless and underprivileged throughout the Puget Sound area. Redeeming Soles distributes footwear on a monthly basis to these local organizations while also adding more organizations as the need arises.