News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Fremont First Friday Art Walk Tonight

September 3rd, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

We’re lucky in Fremont to have a First Friday that really gives art lovers an abundance of aesthetically pleasing and interesting offerings. The Fremont First Friday Art Walk goes on tonight, rain or shine, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Some highlights for tonight:

  • Fiddler Alex MacLeod and David Pearlstein on banjo, who together make up The Rabbit Stew String Band, will be performing at the Lenin statue from 6 to 9.
  • John Fleming, who created the “Grass Blades” sculpture beside the Experience Music Project at Seattle Center, has a new exhibition of pieces made from old traffic signs at Johnston Architects PLLC, 100 NE Northlake Way, Suite 200.
  • Ringling School of Art & Design graduate Nick Orban‘s oil paintings depict the Pacific Northwestern Landscape. See them at the 509 Winery and Tasting Room, 1300 N. Northlake Way and enjoy snacks by Skillet Street Food from its Airstream in the parking lot. Wash it down with wine at $5/glass (or 5 glasses for $20). Blues rock band The Jelly Rollers will perform from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nick Orban
One of Nick Orban’s oil paintings

  • Pacific Northwest artist Bunny Lee has a show called “Arrangement,”: “a series of acrylic portraits on canvas, the subjects of which are creatures inspired by visual patterns and symbols.” Check it out tonight at Frame-Up Studios, 3515 Fremont Ave. N.

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Seattle Art Walks web site links 13 neighborhoods

August 27th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata has launched Seattle Art Walks, a neighborhood resource web page highlighting 13 art walks throughout Seattle.

Art Walks map

The web site includes a map of Seattle surrounded with links to neighborhood-sponsored art walks. Fremont First Fridays are among the 13 art walks. The others include: Ballard, Upper Queen Anne, Belltown, Pioneer Square, West Seattle, Greenwood-Phinney, Wallingford, Madison Valley, Capitol Hill, Central District, Chinatown-International District and Georgetown.

Licata, long time chair of the Seattle City Council committee overseeing arts, highlighted the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ Creative Vitality Index. This 2007 data ranked Seattle’s overall creative vitality at roughly six times the national average.

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