It’s bound to be a busy Saturday in the White Center area, as Jubilee Days continues with an all-day Street Fair (on 17th from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., more info here), then from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. it’s the White Center 3rd Saturday Art Walk, which will take place at various businesses in the Dub C.
And this should be an interesting art walk as well, with two locations planning on showcasing nude body painting by local muralist Ryan Henry Ward.
Here’s more from the event Organizers:
Still excited after last months film festival?! That’s what we wanted to hear. Now put all of that excitement into our Live Painting Extravaganza! We are bringing you 13+ local artists who will be making their magic on the streets of White Center! Add to that -the fun vibrations of Jubilee Days and you have a recipe for Awesome! Come watch talented artists put their passion on canvas. If you have ever looked at a piece of art and wondered ‘How DO they DO that??’. White Center Art Walk has the answer- and it’s not 42…
Big Al Brewing & Herban Legends will both be hosting groups of artists at their locations. Herban Legends will have nude body painting crafted by local muralist Ryan Henry Ward. If you haven’t seen some of his organic work, you are missing out. These ladies always end up so freakin cute you want to hug them…but you can’t…because they are covered in paint.
**Big Al Brewing (9832 14th Avenue SW): Maggie Schneider: Local multi-media artist that has done oodles to help promote the local art scene, Maggie’s range is all over the board. She recently did a project capturing urban wall spaces. She has also been known to create urban wall spaces herself. We are excited to see what genre of work she brings to brighten Big Al Brewing, not that they need it; have you had the Lowman Brau!?
Company (9608 16th SW): Corianton Hale: Graphic Design- Company is not messin’ around this month. They are hosting an entire weekend of fantastic. All month the graphic design work of Corianton will rock your ever-lusting memory. Actually, some of it may even be planted in your memory since Corianton has made oodles of your favorite ‘Stranger’ covers. Come in, eat some wings and rock your heart out. They open at noon for this particular Saturday; they are that serious about it.
If you need to fill your musical heart this weekend Company is hosting: Conniption Fits, The Blue Ribbon Boys, Steel Tigers of Death & Full Tilts very own Justin- showcasing his skilz with the musics! Come drink and rock at the same time.
Dubsea (9910 8th Ave SW): Bellevue College- Class of ’10 Photography— Shoot to Show – Water + Interesting Images- Sadly, Dubsea won’t be open for this art walk but they will be showcasing the photography from the 2010 graduating class at Bellevue College all month. Stop by, have a delicious coffee beverage of your choosing and soak in the snapshots from yesteryear.
Salvadorean Bakery (1719 SW Roxbury): Patricia Ariel: Mixed Media- I wish that words could do Patricia’s work justice but there is no way to convey how magical her pieces are. They have a figurative theme that is layered with bold color; interlaced with a dynamic- art- nouveau-feel Patricia really drives home the words ‘wow’ and ‘I wish I could do that’. We are excited to have her as one of our participating live painters as well! Keep your eyes peeled!
Café Rozella (9434 Delridge Way SW): TBA
Dzul Tattoo (9622-B 16th Ave SW): Katie & Alex – Black & White Photography. Drop in for funky grooves and an eye-full of new body ink. Updated B&W photos of the newest generation of ink, dripping with permanence. This shop has spirit and enough eye-candy to chew on for days.
3.14 (9602 16th Ave SW): Amara Kopakova: Acrylic Paintings- Moody, organic paintings that keep your eye moving. Kopakova is no foreigner to keeping your attention. Subject matter? People…or not…or landscape…or abstract… Wait, what was the question? Have you had a pastry on a stick yet? You should do that. Then write a strongly worded letter about it. Amara will be back again this month- she will also be one of our live painters…Are you getting excited yet??? 3.14 is also hosting music! They will have singer/songwriter Margoux Lesourd for your inner ear excitement.
Full Tilt Ice Cream (9629 16th Ave SW): Dave Ryan: Mixed Media- Full Tilt has found its niche with record art. They’re loud, they’re fun, they have graphic images on them, but mostly, they are guaranteed to make you smile. Dave Ryan is coming through with some fun art. It’s totally worth it to pop in and suck down some Ube ice cream while the green walls spin records for you.
Proletariat Pizza – (9622-A 16th Ave SW) – Chau Dang: Curious Comics- I’ve been checking back to this website for new works since I found it in my inbox. These are super-clever and highly entertaining. Simple line drawings with a message that makes you chuckle repeatedly. We all believe that laughing and pizza go together, yes? Yes, we do. That is why you should make it happen. Pizza you can believe in with comics you can laugh at.
**Herban Legends (Medical Marijuana Dispensary)- (9619 16th Ave SW)- Group Show!- These guys are showcasing some of the Northwest’s finest artists: Jenna Colby, Brendan Wenburg, Jeremy Orsben, Lawrence Seward, Matthew Carson & Sarah Bareck. Live Grooves from DJ BioFunk? Only if you’re lucky. Mind your P’s & Q’s – the art is worth drooling over. No seriously, bring a napkin. Also, for this months art walk these fantastic folks are bringing you Live Painting from Jenna Colby, Brendan Wenburg & Ryan Henry Ward! Ryan will be doing nude body painting as well. Come see how he transforms the female form into a walking, talking Henry original. **Indicates hosting 3 or more Live Painters.
LIVE PAINTING! WHAT? LIVE PAINTING! YEAH? LIVE PAINTING-NOW! WCAW!