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March 23 Events

March 23-24, The Center for Wooden Boats

Grand Opening Celebration for New Wagner Education Center

After more than four decades of operating from its tiny boathouse on the shores of South Lake Union, The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) is proud to announce that its new 9,200 square foot Wagner Education Center – named after founders Dick and Colleen Wagner – has completed construction and the programs and exhibits have settled into their new home. They are inviting the public to help them celebrate with a grand opening weekend-long celebration, Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

The new facility is located between the old facility adjacent to MOHAI on the Lake Union waterfront and Valley Street and will allow CWB to offer more programs and classes, preserve more boats and host larger events. The existing floating boathouse and boatshop will continue to offer waterfront programs and exhibits.

“The Wagner Education Center is a stunning new building that connects the region’s maritime heritage with the fast-moving present,” said Brandt Faatz, executive director, CWB. “We’re a hands-on maritime museum. We encourage people to come down and touch the artifacts, to learn about history and to learn skills by becoming part of the place. We look forward to welcoming the Seattle community to our new facility.”

In addition to the opportunity to tour and experience the Olson Kundig-designed facility and view boat restoration projects, complimentary activities will include:

Free boat rides: volunteer skippers will take passengers out on Lake Union on sprit boats, steamboats, electric boats, schooners, ketches, yawls, and other historic yachts Sign a Sail: guests can help make history by signing a commemorative sail which will then be kept on display at CWB Classic Yacht Exposition: a collection of classic wooden yachts – many built on Lake Union – will be on display and open to tour Canoe Carving Demonstration: Saaduuts Robert Peele, canoe carver and member of the Haida tribe, will be carving a traditional canoe all weekend long Toy Boat Building and Model Boat Building for kids ages 3-9 Paddle Decorating for kids ages 3-9 Scavenger Hunt: everyone in the family can explore CWB, collect stamps and be eligible for a prize Try a Tool: visitors can try their hand at using traditional hand tools to experience cutting a dovetail, carving a mortise, planing, or even pounding some nails, and learning about the skills involved in wooden boat restoration

About the Wagner Education Center

Designed by award-winning Seattle architects Olson Kundig, CWB’s new Wagner Education Center houses an upstairs classroom, sail loft and event space with views of Lake Union, new gallery and exhibit spaces downstairs. It boasts a boat shop designed to house the restoration of the museum’s largest boats, as well as the construction of new boats from historic designs. The design features a material palette of wood, glass and steel, and just like on a boat, every inch of space and every feature is designed to provide the highest function.

Designed for passive cooling, the building has no air conditioning. The occupants interact with it as they would a boat. A movable exterior shade system is designed to minimize solar heat gain in the summer and maximize it in the winter. The building’s large operable doors, windows and skylights are designed to naturally ventilate the building, which is done by hand. This mirrors the central tenet of sailing: that one must work with natural forces to make adjustments to optimize performance. The building is also solar powered by 135 roof-mounted photovoltaic panels. CWB teaches by example how to harness the natural forces of the wind and the sun, and CWB will benefit from lower electrical energy operating costs enabling it to direct more resources to programs for youth and adults.

“The Center for Wooden Boats has played a critical role in educating the public not just about boats, but about the value of craft and the forces of nature that surround us. At their core, the boats represent the harnessing of natural forces using only the power of human hands. The new building seeks to reinvigorate this mission and reintroduce the public to the beautifully complex craft of wooden boats.” –Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig, FAIA, RIBA

When:             Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24, 2019

Hours:             10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ribbon cutting at 10:00 am on Saturday

Where:            1002 Valley Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Cost:                Free                      

March 23, 7:30 pm, Winston Wachter

SWAY: Infinite Color & Sound Duo Mike McCready & Kate Neckel

Winston Wächter Fine Art is pleased to announce the premiere exhibition Sway by the collaborative group Infinite Color & Sound, comprised of artist and musician Mike McCready (of Pearl Jam) and New York/Seattle painter Kate Neckel. Infinite Color & Sound is a visual art and music duo, with works ranging from collage, sculpture, painting, drawing, music and performance. Guests of the two performances will experience an intimate view of the process which created artistic duo, Infinite Color and Sound.

Upon meeting, the two immediately connected artistically and began their journey through color and sound, which can be described as ‘Infinite’ due to a lack of rules, boundaries, or restrictions in their synergistic creations. “You could drop us anywhere and we could create…,” says Neckel. “We intuitively guide each other and know how to play like kids. Mike feels what I feel and knows exactly what to do with it. I trust his hands and eyes like my own.” McCready adds, “Kate has an amazing, artistic vision. Her paintings are expressive and moving and it’s an honor to be creating with her. She has given me a confidence to step out of my comfort zone of (Polaroid photography and music) and challenges me to try other mediums like painting and collage. One of my favorite aspects of this project is the vulnerability that is celebrated.”Kate Neckel’s work has been exhibited nationally, and in the documentary “House of Z.”. Neckel has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, InStyle, O, Fast Company and GQ. Her drawings have been commissioned for the walls of private and corporate clients, including The New York Times, Cole Haan, the Seattle Seahawks and the Ace Hotel New York. Neckel holds a MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA from School of Visual Arts.

Mike McCready is the lead guitarist, and one of the founding members for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted band Pearl Jam.  He has also been a member of Temple of the Dog, Mad Season, The Rockfords and Levee Walkers. Additionally, McCready plays with friends in Flight to Mars, a UFO tribute band that hosts charity events for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Camp Oasis program and the Jennifer Jaff Care Line. When not performing live, McCready scores TV and film projects, which have included Elvis Presley: The Searcher, The Glamour & the Squalor, Shameless, Fat Kid Rules the World, Hawaii Five-O, We Bought A Zoo, Horrible Bosses & Fringe.

Tickets ($150/ea.) can be purchased here.

February 11 - April 1, Flatstick Pub - South Lake Union

Flatstick Pub Monday Night Putters - Winter 2019

Monday’s are the worst…especially in the winter. Not only are you starting your work week, you also are getting out of work right when the “sun” is going down. But don’t worry! Flatstick Pub has the perfect activity to break up those dreaded Monday blues this 2019 winter! Grab a friend and sign up for Flatstick Pub’s mini golf league, Monday Night Putters! Cost is only $20 per team, and if you show up the first two weeks, your team gets your money back in Flatstick Gift Cards ($10/week)!

REGULAR SEASON: Every Monday, starting February 11th until March 18th. ***NEW this season*** Teams will be competing in a brand new tournament format each Monday throughout the season.

POST SEASON: SLU End of Season Tournament will be on March 25th and the Overall Champion between the three locations will be determined on April 1st.


Regular Season – Prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in the final regular season standings.

1st – $150 Flatstick gift card + $100 in gift card to local brewery

2nd – $100 Flatstick GC + $50 in GC to local brewery

3rd – $50 Flatstick GC + $25 in GC to local brewery

End of Season Tournament Champion (Week 7) – SWAG Bag w/ gift cards, merch, and more from Flatstick and local brewery

Monday Night Putters Overall Champion (Week 8) – TBD (Don’t worry, it’ll be great!)

Tickets can be purchased here for $20.

March 23, 10:30 am, Glazer's Camera

Bird Photography with Olympus & Steve Ball

Calling all bird photographers!

We will be heading out to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter and photographing some of the beautiful birds they have at their facilities.

For this event we are partnering with Olympus and Steve Ball. We will have a limited selection of Olympus gear for attendees to try. As well Steve will be providing tips on photographing birds, including the best camera settings and composition techniques.

This will be a great opportunity to get amazing photos of birds with the crew at West Sound Wildlife Shelter.

What to bring Camera with charged batteries and memory cards with lots of room Telephoto lens

A limited selection of Olympus Cameras and Lenses will be available to use during this event. If you’re interested in this option, be sure to bring an extra SD Card!

Meet your instructor, Steve Ball.

Steve Ball is a photo industry veteran and nature/birding photographer based in the Pacific Northwest. His study of photography began at the age of six with lessons from his Dad. Washington is where he has found a serious passion for birding with its diversity of habitats and environments.

Whether sharing his knowledge at a workshop or in a camera store representing Olympus’ Sales and Marketing Team, Steve strives to impart his love of birding and bird photography, as well as the appropriate tools to capture the shots they’re looking for. As a former photojournalist, he has learned to hone his skills and share them with those who love and appreciate photography as he does. Steve strives to share the concepts for capturing better images easy to understand for beginners through advanced photographers.

Follow his photography on Instagram @old_steve1.

Event Image by Steve Ball, shot on Olympus!


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This event has limited space, as a result registration is required for each attendee, if you are planning to bring a guest, please register for them as well.

If you are on the waitlist for this event, you will receive notification, via email, if a space becomes available for you.

Refund Policy

To better serve all of our students and instructors, we are unable to provide refunds within 48 hours of a planned workshop or event. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop or event.

Tickets can be purchased here for $25.

January 9 - March 23, MadArt

Circum∙ambience by Taiji Miyasaka

By Taiji Miyasaka

Open Studio*: January 9 – February 23 → Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5pm
*Open Studio means the artwork is under construction, but MadArt is always open to the public during the process period to see the artist working and watch the installation come to life.
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 24 (1 – 3pm)
Exhibition Period: February 26 – March 23 → Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm & Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 6 at UW’s Architecture Hall (ARC), #147 (6pm)

MadArt Studio presents Circum∙ambience by Taiji Miyasaka, a professor in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University. In this exhibition, Miyasaka responds to the various conditions of MadArt Studio by creating three spherical sculptures that independently investigate the light, scale, and atmosphere of the physical space. Though bound by form, each sphere uniquely relates to the studio’s environment through its distinctive material and method of assembly.

The largest of these sculptures – a thirteen-foot inhabitable clay and wood sphere – is created through a traditional method of Japanese plaster construction. To learn these techniques, Miyasaka is working with a group of master plasterers both in his native Japan and in Seattle. The participating Japanese plasterers will be holding demonstrations of their traditional methods of soil application from February 7th and 8th at MadArt Studio, as part of the Open Studio installation period.

Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by MadArt, Artist Trust, and The Japan Foundation (Tokyo). Special thanks to Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering Shop at Washington State University, and the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University.


Pop-Up Brunch (and Lunch, Too!): Summer is here and the SLU Saturday Market is in full swing. >>link in profile
A Day for Dad: Celebrate the father figure in your life with high-quality steaks, a floatplane adventure, golf lessons, and more. >>link in bio
Seattle Style: MOHAI’s new exhibit showcases our city’s innovative and deeply rooted fashion history. >>link in bio

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