Luna Park Cafe-West Seattle!!!! Crafts and Cartooning Santa!!!

Need some last minute Holiday pressies and prizes?  Come browse the goodies that Luna Park employees have for you.  It’s a mini craft sale on our patio out front.  Also included Avalon Glassworks, and some of our customers!   Saturday December 10  from 11am-4 pm.  There is Art by Staci! Soaps By Sami!  Scarves by Sweetpea!  Candles and Jewelry by Hallie! ! Art glass by the artists at Avalon Glassworks!   Stop by and pick up a goodie or two!

Looking for somewhere that is NOT the Mall but want to take the kids to see Santa???? Luna Park has that too!!!!    The evening of Saturday  December 17 from 4-7 pm, Santa will be in attendance, but this aint your average Santa!!!! This is CARTOONING Santa!!!!  He will be doing cartoons for the kids for free. There will be cookies and treats, and you can get your picture with him!!!  Dress up and bring the family down for our dinner and drink specials we having that night!  Take a break from the shopping crowds and head down to see Santa and his Elves at Luna Park Cafe

We are located at 2918 SW Avalon Way, Seattle Wa 98126  http://lunaparkcafe.com/    https://www.facebook.com/Luna-Park-Cafe-159927590707384/

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American Painting Today

Matthew Offenbacher
Matthew Offenbacher

What is painting to Seattle? What is Seattle to America? What is the value of painting? What can be shared? What does democracy look like?

“American Painting Today” is an encyclopedic collection of paintings by artists from the greater Seattle area staged during the waning days of a short-lived temporary arts space on Capitol Hill.

Lisa Buchanan
Lisa Buchanan

Organized and curated by Matthew Offenbacher. You may remember the remarkable Mr. Offenbacher who, along with Jennifer Nemhausermade, created a conceptual artwork that consisted of buying works by women and queer artists for Seattle Art Museum.

Cable Griffith
Cable Griffith

Featuring:
Julie Alexander, Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Sean Barton, Kelly Bjork, Susanna Bluhm, Alexi Brown-Schmidt, Lisa Buchanan, Lisa Buchanan, Buddy Bunting, Laura Castellanos, Jaq Chartier, Claire Cowie, Timothy Cross, Brian Cypher, Carole d’Inverno, Sue Danielson, Linda Davidson, Pat De Caro, Nathan DiPietro, Susan Dory, Sasha Ferré, Denis Fitzpatrick, Ben Gannon, Karen Gantz, Emily Gherard, Klara Glosova, Preston Graves, Cable Griffith, Peter Gross, Francisco Guerrero, Patricia Hagen, Laura Hamje, Alfred Harris, Victoria Haven, Colleen Hayward, David Hytone, Claire Johnson, Leena Joshi, Ken Kelly, Amanda Knowles, Paul Komada, Terry Leness, Margie Livingston, Sara Long, Ray Mack, Molly Magai, Marisa Manso, Sherry Markovitz, Mark Miller, Philip Miner, Jeffry Mitchell, Abraham Murley, Brian Murphy, Tuan Nguyen, Sarah Norsworthy, Nicholas Nyland, Shaw Osha, Michael Ottersen, Doug Parry, Forrest Perrine, Trung Pham, Philippe Pirrip, John Radtke, Andrew Rubinstein, Peter Scherrer, Ann Leda Shapiro, William Shields, Jennifer Beedon Snow, Whiting Tennis, Barbara Earl Thomas, Kate Thompson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Catherine Uehara, Claude Utley, Joey Veltkamp, Brad Winchester, Robert Yoder, Claude Zervas and Ellen Ziegler

Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

The old Value Village on Capitol Hill, Seattle

(1525 11th Avenue)
November 28 – December 18, 2016
Party: December 8, 5-8 pm

Exhibition: November 28—December 17, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays—Fridays 12-2 pm (and by appointment)
Opening party: Thursday, December 8, 5-8 pm
2nd party opportunity: December 17, 8-11 pm (the closing of V2)

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Jennifer Zwick – Nintendo and Fortune Cookie Series

Nintendo by Jennifer Zwick
Nintendo by Jennifer Zwick

Ghost Gallery presents a series of watercolors on paper by local Seattle artist Jennifer Zwick called “Nintendo and Fortune Cookies”.

These diminutive sketches with graphite and watercolor document the object of obsession for many a teenage boy, but also apparently for this post-adolescent lady artist.

The show opens today at Saint John’s Bar & Eatery, 719 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122 and will be up through all of November and December.

This is an off-site show produced by Seattle’s own Ghost Gallery, owned by the lovely Laurie Kearney and located at 504 E. Denny Way at Olive Street.

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The big opening is  November 10th during Capitol Hill Art Walk – DJ Pavone will be spinning tunes after 7pm- Amazing food & drinks to boot!  If you can’t make it,

Jen’s work will also be available online starting Nov. 10th at the Ghost Gallery website. 

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Jim Blanchard’s Visual Abuse at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Fantagraphics Books continues its 40th anniversary celebration with a book launch party and exhibition for Visual Abuse: Jim Blanchard’s Graphic Art, 1982 – 2002 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, November 12.

Blanchard relocated to Seattle in 1987 from Oklahoma City, where he self published his popular punk fanzine, Blatch. He soon found work as an art director at Fantagraphics Books, while continuing to create posters and graphics for bands associated with Seattle’s emerging grunge movement. He published several comix on Fantagraphics’ provocative Eros imprint, and later worked as inker for Peter Bagge’s influential Hate comic book series. His artwork has been featured in exhibitions across the country, including solo shows at Seattle’s Roq la Rue, and is currently on display at La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles.

Visual Abuse includes two decades of Blanchard’s idiosyncratic graphics, informed by the outrageous style of Mad magazine, psychedelic posters and underground comix of the 60s, pop culture iconography of the 70s, and the neo-dada punk aesthetic of the 80s and 90s. As cartoonist Jim Woodring observes in the book’s introduction, “Blanchard is an inspired original whose work succeeds perfectly on its own iconoclastic terms as well as in the larger world of visionary art.”
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The exhibition at Fantagraphics Bookstore will focus on Blanchard’s contributions to the Seattle’s music scene, including memorable posters, illustrations, and record covers for groups like Nirvana, Melvins, Tad, Accused, Skin Yard, Screaming Trees, and more. The artist will be present on November 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM to sign copies of his new collection. The show remains on view through December 8.
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This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic Georgetown arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, only minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.

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Frocks and Vestments show at SAM Gallery with Elizabeth Jameson and Liz Tran

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SAM GALLERY: OPENING RECEPTION FOR FROCKS & VESTMENTS
THU OCT 13 2016
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
SAM GALLERY
6 PM – 7:30 PM

Celebrate the SAM Gallery opening of Frocks & Vestments, with featured artists Larry Calkins, Elizabeth Jameson, Christopher Kroehler and Liz Tran, all riffing on the topic of clothing. You’ll enjoy Liz Jameson’s colorful renditions of royal clothing, carefully executed in pastels and Liz Tran’s amazing impressionist explosions of color which are reminiscent of colorful necklaces. Larry Calkins 3D sculptures inhabit any room they reside in and Christopher Kroehler oil paintings on glass glow with amazing detail.

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Light refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

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John Hawkley art opening at Steve Gilbert Studio October 13, 2016

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Little Birds, Tiny Tool Sheds and Other Curiosities

Recent and new works by John Hawkley exploring themes of ritual, mystery, obsession, shrines, bones, and reuse of tools and everyday objects in a different context

Steve Gilbert Photo Studio
1418 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 , 5-10pm

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An Evening with Patti Smith

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Patti Smith will be reading from her book “M Train” on Monday, October 3rd at University Temple United Methodist Church in The Sanctuary. Tickets available on Brown Paper.

Written by the iconic poet, artist, and National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, Patti Smith’s M Train is a memoir unlike any other. Told through her travels to cafes, cemeteries, hotels, and train stations around the world, Smith’s drifting, meditative essays recount moments of her creative and personal life from her time spent with her late husband Fred Sonic Smith to a strange encounter with chess master Bobby Fischer and visits to the graves of Yukio Mishima and Sylvia Plath. But more than just descriptions of people, places, and encounters, her poetic reflections take on a life of their own punctuated by Smith’s iconic Polaroid photos and woven through with ruminations that move in and out of dreams and reality, past and present, interior and exterior, and the vast landscape of creative aspiration and inspiration that has informed her life.

As M Train comes out in paperback, join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening with Smith. Following a reading and discussion of her book, Smith will end the night by performing several songs with musician and frequent collaborator Lenny Kaye.

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Early Works by R. Crumb at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Fantagraphics Books launches an exciting series of events celebrating its 40th anniversary with R. Crumb: Early Works, 1965 – 1967, opening Saturday, September 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. This important exhibition features over two-dozen previously unseen original drawings and arcane artifacts, which demonstrate the development of the artist’s signature style. The show remains on view through November 2, 2016.
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Robert Crumb is widely considered America’s greatest living cartoonist. His work was recently featured in the Seattle Museum’s “Graphic Masters” exhibition alongside Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Hogarth, and Picasso. The seminal work on display at the bookstore spans a period that found the artist in Cleveland and Chicago, through his arrival in San Francisco, where he became a founding member of the Underground Comix movement. Seattle-based Fantagraphics Books has comprehensively documented the work of R. Crumb with the 17-volume Complete Crumb Comix, 10-volume R. Crumb Sketchbook, 5-volume Complete Zap Comix, and collections of his memorable characters Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, among other publications. “R. Crumb: Early Works, 1965 – 1967” represents an ongoing effort to preserve the history of the comix medium and provides a fitting start to Fantagraphics 40th anniversary festivities. The expatriate artist currently resides in France and will not attend the exhibition opening.
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The exquisite work in this exhibition was created by Crumb for the benefit of the late Alix Gianasi. Her sister Mimi recalls, “We first met Robert Crumb in Cleveland, Ohio, in the mid-1960s. I understood at the time that he had recently moved there from Pennsylvania. When we met he was working at the American Greeting Card company. It was early days in the psychedelic revolution; the counter culture was just emerging. The crucible in Cleveland was the University Circle area and Robert fit right in. It was a scene of college kids, artists, musicians and poets. A tall, lanky young artist, wandering around with a sketchbook full of odd frogs and chubby teenybopper women was just the thing.” The drawings Crumb created for Alix reflect his evolving aesthetic that would soon alter the course of comix and American pop culture.
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The opening reception on Saturday, September 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring colorful contemporary art presentations throughout the historic arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, only minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.
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Neat Stuff with Peter Bagge at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, August 13 for the debut of the Complete Neat Stuff by legendary Seattle cartoonist Peter Bagge. A limited number of advance copies of this two volume, slip case edition will be available for the artist to sign between 6:30 and 8:00 PM.

Neat Stuff includes early work by Bagge introducing a cast of iconic characters that would populate his comix for decades. The Bradleys became a template for the dysfunctional American family, influencing the work of artists like Matt Groening, Mike Judge, Dana Gould, and countless others. This book collects the classic comic book serial that ran from 1985 through 1989, setting the stage for work that would not only define his career, but document Seattle’s 1990s pop culture phenomenon for the world to see.
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Celebrate the release of this extraordinary work with one of Seattle’s most accomplished cartoonists on Saturday, August 13. This event coincides with the festive Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts throughout the historic neighborhood, including the popular Trailer Park Drag Strip drag show at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) only minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110

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Seattle Invitationals – The Search for Seattle’s Best Elvis Impersonator at the Crocodile

Rob Schwertley 2015 Seattle Invitationals Winner!
Rob Schwertley 2015 Seattle Invitationals Winner!

The 21st Annual Anniversary Seattle Invitationals

The search for Seattle’s best amateur ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist)

Seattle Elvis Invitationals!
Saturday, August 13th starting at 8pm
Back where it all started, the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle!

The search for Seattle’s Best Amateur Elvis!

That’s right, the Grand Daddy of all Seattle amateur musical contests is back with a bang for your musical edification and entertainment.

Saturday, August 13th at the Crocodile in Seattle

WEBSITE: http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com
TICKETS: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204509

Come to the search for Seattle’s best
Elvis Tribute Artist back at the Crocodile Cafe!

On Saturday, August 13th, this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe and will once again beckon impersonators from near and far to represent just what “The King” really means to them! There is only one place in Seattle each year where you can see twenty different impersonators in full hip-gyrating, fried Chicken-eating and swooning action… You’ll probably even see his wife Priscilla, manager Colonel Tom Parker, best friend Red West in the crowd or on stage…

Past Winner Danny Putnam is back!
Past Winner Danny Putnam is back!

It’s all at the 21st Annual 2016 Seattle Invitationals !

Lucky Attendee´s will see each performer tackle one of “The Kings” many personas: the innocent and magnetic country boy, the hip-swinging rockabilly superstar, The G.I. Guy, Hollywood playboy, the devout gospel singer, or the diamond-studded, gold-sun glassed Vegas crooner. Each amateur impersonator will get one chance to show what he (or she) is made of – a single shot to perform a song, in costume, backed by the fabulous Kentucky Rain band!
To start the evening off with a bang we have PELVIS- playing supercharged punk rock versions of the Kings music. Following this 35 minute “super set” we´ll bring on several surprise guests and professional singers to warm the crowd up for the main event.

This Year's EMCEE is Jim Dever!
This Year’s EMCEE is Jim Dever!

Performers – We’re Looking for a few good Elvi!
Currently we are looking for amateur performers to sign up (and agree to perform one song in their own costume) on the legendary Crocodile stage. All contestants will be backed by the local longtime Pro outfit The Kentucky Rain Band. Interested parties should see the contest rules & judging criteria and the available songs.Are you a budding ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist?) If you are not a professional and would like to perform and compete with other Northwest Elvii, please contact us!

First, CHOOSE A SONG!

Then, email BOTH SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com and Marlow@SeattleTwist.com with the following information:

1. Name
2. Your Song Choice(s) 1, 2 & 3
3. Your contact info
4. What town & neighborhood you live in
5. Photo as a ETA (if you have one!)
Providing prizes for the top twenty entries of the event will be Archie McPhee, Top Pot Doughnuts plus other fun sponsors.

Website: www.SeattleInvitationals.com
Media contacts:
Peter Verbrugge, 206-399-9565 SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com
Marlow Harris, 206-329-3795 Marlow@SeattleTwist.com

TICKETS

21 and over with ID required

Click HERE for: Information about contest criteria and contest judging
CrocodileTickets available online at The Crocodile! https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204509

– See more at: http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com/

Jimmy Peschel returns!
Jimmy Peschel returns!
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OBAMA Welcomes Seattle Art Fair visitors and collectors

From the collection of the Official Bad Art Museum of Art
From the collection of the Official Bad Art Museum of Art

Welcome Seattle Arts Fair visitors to the 

Official Bad Art Museum of Art!

OBAMA (Official Bad Art Museum of Art) is proud to welcome esteemed and learned art collectors from around the globe to view the most coveted collection of bad art West of the Mississippi. Located at the renowned Cafe Racer in Seattle’s Roosevelt district, this world-class museum welcomes the intrepid visitor and serious art collector alike.

Wrap yourself in the black velvet paintings of delight. Revel in the naughty nudes and delicious paint-by-numbers. Lose yourself in the big eyes of little puppies and small children, paintings that are so bad they are good!

New and experienced art aficionados will be drawn to these soulful paintings by naive and self-taught artists.

Come for the art, stay for the beer! OBAMA is located at Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt WAY NE in Seattle, a full bar and restaurant open 9am to 2am every day!

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Seattle Invitationals – The Search for Seattle’s Best Elvis Impersonator at the Crocodile

Rob Schwertley 2015 Seattle Invitationals Winner!
Rob Schwertley 2015 Seattle Invitationals Winner!

The 21st Annual Anniversary Seattle Invitationals

The search for Seattle’s best amateur ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist)
Saturday, August 13th starting at 8pm
Back where it all started, the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle!

The search for Seattle’s Best Amateur Elvis!

That’s right, the Grand Daddy of all Seattle amateur musical contests is back with a bang for your musical edification and entertainment.

Saturday, August 13th at the Crocodile in Seattle

WEBSITE: http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com
TICKETS: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204509

Come to the search for Seattle’s best
Elvis Tribute Artist back at the Crocodile Cafe!

On Saturday, August 13th, this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe and will once again beckon impersonators from near and far to represent just what “The King” really means to them! There is only one place in Seattle each year where you can see twenty different impersonators in full hip-gyrating, fried Chicken-eating and swooning action… You’ll probably even see his wife Priscilla, manager Colonel Tom Parker, best friend Red West in the crowd or on stage…

Past Winner Danny Putnam is back!
Past Winner Danny Putnam is back!

It’s all at the 21st Annual 2016 Seattle Invitationals !

Lucky Attendee´s will see each performer tackle one of “The Kings” many personas: the innocent and magnetic country boy, the hip-swinging rockabilly superstar, The G.I. Guy, Hollywood playboy, the devout gospel singer, or the diamond-studded, gold-sun glassed Vegas crooner. Each amateur impersonator will get one chance to show what he (or she) is made of – a single shot to perform a song, in costume, backed by the fabulous Kentucky Rain band!
To start the evening off with a bang we have PELVIS- playing supercharged punk rock versions of the Kings music. Following this 35 minute “super set” we´ll bring on several surprise guests and professional singers to warm the crowd up for the main event.

This Year's EMCEE is Jim Dever!
This Year’s EMCEE is Jim Dever!

Performers – We’re Looking for a few good Elvi!
Currently we are looking for amateur performers to sign up (and agree to perform one song in their own costume) on the legendary Crocodile stage. All contestants will be backed by the local longtime Pro outfit The Kentucky Rain Band. Interested parties should see the contest rules & judging criteria and the available songs.Are you a budding ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist?) If you are not a professional and would like to perform and compete with other Northwest Elvii, please contact us!

First, CHOOSE A SONG!

Then, email BOTH SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com and Marlow@SeattleTwist.com with the following information:

1. Name
2. Your Song Choice(s) 1, 2 & 3
3. Your contact info
4. What town & neighborhood you live in
5. Photo as a ETA (if you have one!)
Providing prizes for the top twenty entries of the event will be Archie McPhee, Top Pot Doughnuts plus other fun sponsors.

Website: www.SeattleInvitationals.com
Media contacts:
Peter Verbrugge, 206-399-9565 SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com
Marlow Harris, 206-329-3795 Marlow@SeattleTwist.com

TICKETS

21 and over with ID required

Click HERE for: Information about contest criteria and contest judging
CrocodileTickets available online at The Crocodile! https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204509

– See more at: http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com/

Jimmy Peschel returns!
Jimmy Peschel returns!
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Hot Off the Press Book Fair & More at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Come down to Georgetown this Saturday, July 9 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM as Fantagraphics Bookstore welcomes acclaimed indie comix artist Sammy Harkham and wishes a fond farewell to the Intruder at the second annual Hot Off the Press book fair!
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This colorful festival features tables of local handcrafted comix, prints, and zines by many of the Northwest’s most admired artists and small press publishers, including Short Run Micropress, Neoglyphic Media, Fogland Studios, Yeti Press, and Pity Party. Special guest Sammy Harkham will sign copies of the newly released Kramer’s Ergot 9 anthology as well as his alluring self-published serial Crickets. Another attraction is Seattle artist Josh Simmons signing the latest installment of Jessica Farm project, a highly conceptual series of books designed by Harkham.
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The fair will also feature the final issue of the Intruder, a free comix tabloid that has been largely responsible for launching the careers of a new generation of Seattle cartoonists including Tom van Duesen, Max Clotfelter, Marc Palm, Ben Horak, Marie Hausauer, Brittany Kusa, and many more. Issue #20 will debut with a retrospective exhibition of contributors. Selected back issues will also be available. A festive after-party will follow across the street at Machine House Brewing.
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This event coincides with the festive Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic art community, including a performance by seminal Seattle punk rock act Chinas Comidas at Georgetown Records. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.

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Party with the Art Cars

Art Car Blow-out

Hang out all weekend, enjoy parties, food, drinks and live music with visiting art car artists from around the country.

Your $30 ticket gets you admission to any or all the fun events all weekend long, June 17th, 18th and 19th 2016

Schedule of Events (you will get a specific schedule upon ticket purchase):

Start your Art Car Adventure at 4pm on Friday, June 17th. Join the art car caravan on a guided tour to several exciting and fun sites. Some of the past years stops included visits to Archie McPhee’s, the Fremont Troll, Hat & Boots in Georgetown, Alki Beach and more.

Friday nights party culminates in dinner at Ballard’s Pono ranch (includes dinner and 1 drink)

Saturday, enjoy the Fremont Solstice Parade and then head over and visit the art cars in all their glory and have access to the very special Art Car VIP tent with refreshments.

Saturday night after the Fair, head over for dinner at Roxy’s, right in downtown Fremont (includes dinner and 1 drink)

Sunday morning, enjoy coffee and pastries compliments of Susie Burke, enjoy snacks in the VIP lounge near the art cars.

Sunday evening, after the fair wraps up, enjoy another fun closing party with live music by Snake Suspenderz and ukuklele wiz Capt. Cook of The Ukadelics and a casual chili dog dinner at a private home on Capitol Hill (dinner and 1 drink)

Your ticket will include a pass to any and all of these fun events. Pick and choose or come for the whole weekend!

Buy your 3-Day Pass at Brown Paper Tickets!

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Free Fun for Everyone at the Colorful Georgetown Carnival

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Don’t miss the Georgetown Carnival on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 10:00 PM. In addition to Hazardfactory’s World Famous Power Tool Races, the festival features acrobats, art, carnival games, crafts, confections, and music by El Vez, Lisa Prank, Star Anna, Less Than Equals, Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers, MKB Ultra, Paper Dolls, and many more. This year’s Carnival includes a colorful new attraction organized by Celeste Kean and Larry Reid. Georgetown Clown Town includes art, performances, balloon making, magic and more. The Clown Show at The Stables event space, (one block north of the bookstore), features contemporary clown art by Ron English, Marion Peck, Edward Matlock, Doug Parry (pictured below), Tatiana Gill, Kelly O, Extremo, Owen Smith, Seth Goodkind, Greg Swanson, Allen Gladfelter and many more. Performances in the clown tent include magician Just Sage, Unexpected Productions Improv, Sideshow Ben, Clown Burlesque and more. Enjoy cold refreshments in the Clown Bar beer garden while entertained by a variety of clown activities. Free fun for all ages all day long.
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Spring Art Show – Coyote features 22 artists Friday May 6th 11-8pm on Capitol Hill

Coyote Jr. High Spring art show and fundraiser

Spring Art Show for Coyote Jr. High!

This is the 9th annual Spring Art Show at the home of Julie and Dan Little at 1121 23RD Ave. E. on Capitol Hill benefiting Coyote Jr. High art school.  The Little’s generously open their home each year to the neighborhood for a fabulous art show, great food & drink and wonderful company.  Each purchase helps the individual artist,  plus a percentage goes to fund Coyote Jr. High’s art programs for teens.
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Some of the artists participating are Sue Zell, Lana Sundberg, Joyce Halldorson, Kristen Nelson, Joe Max Emminger and over a dozen more great Seattle artists.
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There will be great food and drinks in a lovely setting overlooking the Cascades on the East side of Capitol Hill. Gifts, items for the home, fashions, jewelry, ceramics and paintings will all be available to view and purchase.

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Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at the Sou’Wester Resort

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Join us for the First Annual Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at the legenadry Sou-Wester resort located in the south end of Wasahington’s coast. We will feature DJ Vodka Twist on both nights with Seattle’s reigning kings and queens of pop Music- LUSHY, playing 7-9:45pm on Saturday night. Aside from the music you will be able to peruse the grounds and view (or rent!) its 20 amazing vintage trailers, cabins or camp spots. In addition to the fesitivities onsite (including a Sat happy hour potluck) there is a karoeke divebar & local brewery located just outside the main gate.

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$20.00 advance event tickets available at: Stranger Tickets/ Tiki Trash Trailer Bash
The price goes up to $25 if you wait unitl the last week to buy. This ticket does not include your accomodation fee (see below). You must also be a guest of the resort to attend the festivities. *Youth 17 & under attending with a paid adult do not require a ticket.

Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at Souwester

To BOOK a camping spot, RV/Trailer space, cabin, room or suite you MUST CALL the venue direclty at (360) 642-2542. You will get 10% off regular rates and $30 off a Sunday night stay. You cannot book online as this is a private event- you need to call to verify you are with our group. To view the amazing spaces available in advance of your call, please visit http://www.souwesterlodge.com/

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The beloved Sou’wester is a hodgepodge of private cabins, vintage travel trailers, suites and campsites. They are located minutes from the surf and a mere 3 hours south from Seattle, in historic Seaview on the Long Beach Peninsula. Peruse local products at their Honor System Store and The ‘Thrifty’ trailer. Indulge in their garden spa & Finnish sauna; or borrow a bike to explore the peninsula and nearby beaches

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Tiki Trash Trailer Bash June 24-26th at the Sou’Wester Resort!

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

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This Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day, when book lovers everywhere are encouraged to support their local bookstores. In Seattle alone, over 20 stores are offering a rich variety of programming and incentives to make the rounds.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is hosting a reception from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for Underground Seattle, a handsome minicomic produced exclusively for the occasion. The book includes stories by some of Seattle’s most accomplished cartoonists including Tom Van Deusen, David Lasky, Eroyn Franklin, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Kelly Froh, Robyn Jordan, Max Clotfelter, Laura Knetzger, Joe Garber, Tatiana Gill, Pat Moriarity, Seth Goodkind, Marc Palm, Colleen Frakes, Ben Horak, Brendan Kiefer, Roberta Gregory, Allen Gladfelter, Marie Hausauer, John Ohannesian, and Ryan Thies. Many of these amazing artists will be present.
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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle‘s historic Georgetown arts district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 2016-658-0110.

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Simon Hanselmann Presents Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Fantagraphics Bookstore is pleased to welcome one of the world’s most inventive cartoonists, Simon Hanselmann, presenting new work on Saturday, April 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event will feature an exhibition of original drawings from Hanselmann’s latest collection, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam and Other Stories, as well as a musical performance and special guest appearance by his cartoonist colleague HTML Flowers.
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Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam continues the artist’s tragicomic examination of life on the periphery of acceptable social norms. Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and complex feelings about each other. Fresh off their star turn in the New York Times best seller Megahex, Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. It only gets better from there. See the Hanselmann feature in the current issue of The Stranger.
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HTML Flowers is the pseudonym of 28-year-old cartoonist, tattooist, and musician Grant Gronewold. Collaborating with Hanselmann on the series Werewolf Jones & Sons, Gronewold is currently penning No Visitors. This new mini-comic series chronicles the morbidly hilarious, subtly perverted, often demeaning lifestyle of the chronically ill. No Visitors draws heavily on Gronewold’s personal experience living with the incurable, life-threatening illness Cystic Fibrosis. His work has been featured in Vice, It’s Nice That, The Lifted Brow, and other publications.

Please join us in celebrating the latest achievements of these gifted artists at what promises to be a memorable evening of imaginative art, music, and more. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown art community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.

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Echo Echo Art Show in the Greenwood Collective for the Greenwood Phinney Art Walk April 8th

Greenwood Art Walk April 9 2016

Come visit Echo Echo located in the Greenwood Collective, for the Greenwood/Phinney Artwalk. Happens this Friday the 8th from 6-10PM

This month’s Echo Echo artists are:
Ahmed Davis
Claudio Duran
Jeff Farnum
Rhodora Jacob
Ronnie Taylor
John Hunter
Tarah Luetkenhoelter
Xavier Lopez Jr.

Tons of art all located in one location, and always a lively evening,

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