South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 10 Events

July 1 - November 15, South Lake Union

Storefronts Program - South Lake Union Artists

“Storefronts South Lake Union presents three rounds of installations in 2018- each round is themed around the concept of building relationships with cities, people, and nature. In this second round we explore the works of artists incorporating the human figure into their works. Reflecting the faces, bodies, and silhouettes of those around them, these artists build up themselves and the community around them. Join us in engaging with themes of power, identity, history, community, and all the intricate human connections which frame who we are today and how we relate to each other.” – Hanako O’Leary, Storefronts Program Coordinator

ARTIST: Robert Sparrow Jones
WORK ON DISPLAY:
We are One
LOCATION: John St Window

ARTIST: Infinite Milam
WORK ON DISPLAY: The Queens Project Book
LOCATION: Thomas St. East Window

ARTIST: Berette Mccaulay
WORK ON DISPLAY: Memory of Nothing, but the Soil from which we Sprung
LOCATION: Thomas St. West Window

ARTIST: Robert L. Horton
WORK ON DISPLAY: Stories…about Us!
LOCATION: Harrison St. West Window

ARTIST: Jean Bradbury
WORK ON DISPLAY: On my Head, in my Heart
LOCATION: Harrison St. East Window

ARTIST: Suze Wolf
WORK ON DISPLAY: State of the Forrest
LOCATION: Republican St. Window

ARTIST: Synvia Whitney
WORK ON DISPLAY: I want to be here with you, I want to change.
LOCATION: Mercer St. West Window

ARTIST: Jite Agbro
WORK ON DISPLAY: Armor Stories
LOCATION: Mercer St. East Window

For Further Information Contact:
Hanako O’Leary
Storefronts Program Coordinator, Shunpike
info@shunpike.org
206 905 1026 ext. 104

July 30 - August 17, South Lake Union

South Lake Union Supply Surge

PEMCO Insurance is excited to present the South Lake Union Supply Surge, and we challenge you to join us!

For two weeks this summer, we’re powering a South Lake Union school supply drive to benefit six different Seattle-area public middle and high schools that have a large population of homeless students.  As a community of Seattle businesses, let’s come together to provide students the tools they need to succeed and close the opportunity gap. PEMCO will make it easy for you to join!

WHEN: July 30 – Aug. 17 WHAT:  School Supply Drive – donated supplies will benefit six Seattle middle and high schools WHY:  Step up to the challenge to come together to support Seattle middle and high-school students and give them the tools they need to succeed in school. HOW: Send us an email at Community@pemco.com to get started!  We’ll make it easy for you and your team to join by providing a toolkit with all the materials you’ll need to promote within your company and collect school supplies.

We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with our neighbors for good – to make a collective impact, and to do more, for more.

Thanks in advance for your consideration!

Team PEMCO

For questions, email Community@pemco.com or call Michelle Sievers at 206-628-6067

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.

August 10, 12:00 pm, SLU Discovery Center

SLU Block Party 2018

Get ready for the 14th Annual South Lake Union Block Party!

This summer’s block party is going to be bigger and better than ever, with feature performances by amazing local bands throughout the day including: Built To Spill (headliner), Deep Sea Diver, Down North, Acid Tongue, and The Gods Themselves.

Other signature events programmed are the School of Visual Concepts’ “Steamroller Smackdown,” an old-school printing press competition.  Enjoy plenty of local eats, a beer garden, and plenty of fun activities.  And do it all to benefit Plymouth Housing Group, an organization that works to eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing and operating safe, quality, supportive housing and by providing homeless adults with opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives.

Other event information can be found at www.slublockparty.com.

Hope to see you all on Friday, August 10!

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Inside The Collective: South Lake Union is home to the city’s newest members-only social club. With multilevel lounging hammocks, a campfire circle, and a boutique bouldering gym, this exclusive spot is anything but stuffy. >>link in bio
SLU’s Summer Weekend Hit List:
Sure, South Lake Union’s weekday game is strong, but it’s also the place to be on a summer weekend. Whether you want to savor the growing food scene, keep the kiddos entertained, or just hang out on the lake, here’s your guide to weekend fun in the neighborhood. >>link in bio
Creative Connections: Part art, part craft, part collaboration—JOIN has a brick-and-mortar spot at 400 Fairview featuring makers from the PNW and beyond. >>link in bio

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