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June 28 Events

June 28, 6:00 pm, 415 Westlake

Second Community Meeting - Aloha Tiny Home Village

There will be a second community meeting on Thursday, June 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the 415 Westlake event space (415 Westlake Ave. N.).  Staff from the City and the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) will be present to answer community questions and provide an update on the Aloha Village tiny home village going forward.

Following the last meeting, the City of Seattle conducted an air quality test on the site.  We expect the result in the coming days.  In addition, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law her bill to create more than 500 new shelter beds in the next 90 days, to help address Seattle’s urgent homelessness crisis. The legislation increases the number of bridge housing and shelter units in Seattle by 25%, the largest single increase in the City’s history. Seattle has 2,032 shelter spaces, which are 93% full each night.

As part of her plan, approved by City Council on Monday, June 18, the following would be able to move forward with funding now in place:

Expanding and creating shelter capacity to create more than 250 additional spaces at places such as the Navigation Center; Creating 75 new space of bridge housing at Haddon Hall through a master lease; Creating approximately 80 spaces at City Hall beginning on June 29; Supporting of Whittier Heights Women’s Village, a tiny home village serving 19 chronically homeless women in 16 tiny homes; and Opening 46 tiny homes in South Lake Union and 30 new tiny homes at 18th and Yesler following community engagement and site approval. These tiny homes would serve approximately 95 people.

The legislation will also allow the City to help maintain 163 shelter beds that would otherwise go offline. Mayor Durkan’s approach includes a variety of strategies to create new resources to bring people off the streets and into safer places. The legislation also provides dedicated beds to serve individuals living unsheltered referred by the City’s Navigation team. Providing more capacity for people living unsheltered to move into safer places like enhanced shelters and tiny home villages makes it easier for them to access services including substance use treatment, mental health care, food, employment support, and case management professionals.

June 22 - July 6, South Lake Union

Choose To Include

You can #ChooseToInclude… with food! Restaurants in the South Lake Union and Denny Triangle neighborhoods are raising awareness and funds to support and celebrate the inclusive spirit of the Special Olympics USA Games Friday, June 22 – Friday, July 6. The Special Olympics USA Games are pleased to announce that if you purchase the featured dish from each participating restaurant, the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds directly to the Special Olympics USA Games.

Amazon is pleased to be a sponsor of the Closing Ceremony of the USA Games. In addition to their support of the Closing Ceremony (which will be held on Friday, July 6 at Lake Union Park, and additional events and activations throughout the week), they are excited to partner with the SLU ChamberSLU Community Council, and the Denny Triangle Neighborhood Association to launch this exciting campaign called “Choose to Include that showcases the delicious restaurants in the South Lake Union and Denny Triangle neighborhoods.

Participating restaurants will designate and feature a dish from their restaurants or create a special dish that celebrates the spirit of the Special Olympics. In addition to delicious food, the neighborhoods will also feature local artwork perfect for selfies and group pictures to continue to celebrate the spirit of inclusion.

Tag your visit to South Lake Union and the Denny Triangle neighborhoods with #ChooseToInclude.

Participating Restaurants:
Ba Bar South Lake
Ballard Pizza Co. SLU
Brave Horse Tavern
Caffe Ladro – Ladro Roasting
Gold Bar Seattle
Henry’s Tavern
Hurry Curry of Tokyo – Seattle
Kati Vegan Thai
Local Public Eatery
Mamnoon Street
Marination Downtown Seattle
Serious Pie and Biscuit
The Butcher’s Table
Top Pot Doughnuts

June 28, 6:00 pm,

Gran Moraine Wine Dinner at Chandler's Crabhouse

Join us for a Gran Moraine Wine Dinner with host and Master Sommelier Thomas Price. Learn to taste like a sommelier while enjoying a multi-course dinner prepared by Chandler’s Crabhouse Chef Jeff McCartney.  $100 per person (plus tax & service).


avocado toast points


butter-poached mini-lobster, fried sunchoke chips


duck fat–roasted new potatoes, collard greens, beurre rouge, caramelized leeks, crispy shallots


local chèvre, pickled huckleberry compote, mint

ZENA CROWN PINOT NOIR, “The Slope”, OR, 2014

June 26 - August 22, Winston Wachter

Summer Dreams

This summer Winston Wächter Fine Art is transformed into an alternate reality of overflowing color and light. Electric Coffin, Peter Gronquist, Neon Saltwater and Jennifer Zwick each command a quarter of the gallery, taking us to neon arcades, floral portrait studios, fauna portals and the land of potential unity. The exhibition will open on June 26th at 203 Dexter Avenue North, with a reception from 6-8pm (artists in attendance) and run through August 22nd.

Artist collaborative group Electric Coffin blurs the lines between design and fine art. Their work uniquely transforms each space with a collection of installation, sculpture and 2D work. This body of work, Nowhere (Now Here), was inspired by travels around the globe, focusing on the unconsciousness and universal ideals in society and how those are expressed in cultures, societies, and individual thoughts.

Peter Gronquist’s infinity mirrors are concentric, kaleidoscopic pools of light. This series pulls the outside in, with soft botanicals disappearing into darkness, allowing you to lose yourself, if only for a moment.

Neon Saltwater is a place that doesn’t have a location but exists in the dimension of false memories and dejavu. Neon Saltwater is not only the name for the dreamscapes but of the artist as well.  Her intent is to immerse you into an environment taking you out of your element and into a world that is both nostalgic and new. For this exhibition, Neon Saltwater invites you to the love arcade, a tropical sci-fi attraction, that also feels like an abandoned birthday party scene from the past and the future.

Jennifer Zwick’s Flowers & Fabric series captures vibrant bouquets, set against dynamically patterned fabric, creating compositions which imbue personalities on the floral arrangements, sitting for a portrait in a joyful reality where nature is truly alive. She has paired this series with her Exercise in Formal Composition series, which painstakingly deconstructs and arranges flowers creating multilayered triangular forms hovering above or within richly textured soil. With both series Zwick celebrates the powerful beauty found in simply in color and form.

Join us Tuesday June 26th, 6-8PM, artists in attendance

May 14 - August 18, MadArt

The Presence of Absence

MadArt is excited to welcome Seattle-based artist Katie Miller to the studio this summer. Miller’s site-specific installation of sculptural forms, including a labyrinth of cut paper, will envelop visitors in light and shadow. Layers of coalescing lines and latticed structures will create an immersive environment referencing the changing urban landscape.

Katie Miller was born and raised in the pristine wilderness of Northeastern Minnesota, but is now deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. As an interdisciplinary artist, Miller creates immersive installations often with a participatory element. She received her BFA from the University of Washington and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Her work has been collected and exhibited nationally, with recent solo exhibitions at Gallery 4Culture and METHOD Gallery in Seattle, Washington and group exhibitions at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington and Temple Contemporary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miller has been selected for numerous artist residency programs including the Montello Foundation, Bullseye Glass Resource Center, Art Farm, Anderson Ranch, and Sculpture Space.


Shhhh! Your friends and family will never know you put off your holiday shopping – you can find the perfect presents right here in South Lake Union. >>link in bio
Giving Season: Spread the joy and make a difference in the lives of your South Lake Union neighbors by getting involved with these community organizations. >>link in bio
High and Dry: The new Wagner Education Center takes the Center for Wooden Boats from the shores of Lake Union to the center of the park. >>link in bio


public artworks for all to enjoy