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May 4 Events

May 4, 11:00 am, South Lake Union

South Lake Union Saturday Market 2019

It’s how Seattle does Saturday brunch. South Lake Union’s All Food Market, a refreshing European-style market place for locals and tourists alike.  The SLU Saturday Market can be found on 9th Ave. N. and Denny Way. Open 11-4pm every Saturday. South Lake Union is the creative and cultural heart of Seattle, where you can shop and eat 100% local on Saturdays. Featuring some of Seattle’s finest street food, farm fresh goods, and purveyors on one street. 

May 4, 1:00 pm, Winston Wachter

Coffee with the Artist MATTHEW WETSCHLER

Matthew Wetschler is a physician, artist, and former professional athlete. In 2017 he suffered a spinal cord injury while body surfing near his home at Ocean Beach, leaving him paralyzed from the next down. During the event he drowned and his heart stopped for approximately 10 minutes. “Once I awoke, I was unquestionably different in a way that was ineffable. My body knows something, has lived something, that my mind has not.  I feel it but I cannot describe it.” Through his painting he was able to retrain his body and recover much of his mobility. In the thick, deep strokes of his paintings one can sense a strength and energy pushing forward. His work explores our relationship with physical limits, edges, and the space beyond.

“Each piece begins with a movement or ritual, executed in repetition.  I use positioning, stress, or duration to reach physical failure and then capture the result.  The discomfort associated with exhaustion is overwhelming and my mind briefly silences. In these moments there is only motion and effort, and the body speaks unencumbered by language or logic.”

Prior to his injury, drawing from his experience as a physician, Dr. Matthew Wetschler toured nationally to renowned institutions such as Harvard, Duke, UNC, Stanford and Yale, as a guest lecturer speaking to the phenomenon of burnout, well-being, and personal optimization.

May 4, 11:00 am, South Lake Union

SLU Saturday Market Opening Day

Seattle’s favorite Saturday Market + Night Market returns to the streets of South Lake Union by Denny Park on Saturday, May 4th! Our market is a public market that showcases Makers, Finders and Foodies!

Our monthly Night Market returns in every 3rd Saturday starting June 15th.


Free Flower Bouquets when you Spend $30 on Opening Day

We saying Thank you to our loyal customers who spend more than $30 that day with a free $10 bouquet at Pa’s Gardens for the first 50 people. So come on our and welcome back the weekly market

Instagram Giant Letters

We will be having Seattle Giant Letters bringing a fun “S-L-U” giant letters that are big 6 ft high letters I shared weeks back to highlight the neighborhood on Opening Day photo opportunity for attendee to drop by and snap a photo on the day of, plus . We will be much fuller this year, so we will be encouraging folks.

Saturday Soundtrack 

We will have a local DJ playing from 11-3pm playing in the park to ave the market a soundtrack all day long and encourage folks to head to Denny Park and we are planning to make this a more regular thing outside of the SLU Night Market days which are every third Saturday of the month and will feature a beer garden benefitting local charities at the SLU Discovery Center.

Lawn Games 

We’re bringing back the fun for Denny Park this summer, so brunch out and shop then relax in the park and play some games to the DJ. Its the perfect staycation and tons of great food

May 4, 2:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

BookMarked Seattle: Seattle Style Edition

Join the MOHAI Youth Advisors (MYA) for BookMarked Seattle, a book club for teens!

We will be celebrating the opening of Seattle Style: Fashion/Function by discussing Shrill by Lindy West. Part memoir and part collection of essays, Shrill offers biting and humorous takes on misogyny, fat shaming, and learning to love yourself.

If you do not have enough time to read the entire book, that’s okay! You can alternatively read West’s essay My Wedding Was Perfect – And I Was Fat As Hell The Whole Time, published online in The Guardian. The essay reflects on body positivity as it related to designing her wedding dress, which is on display in Seattle Style: Fashion/Function.

Come explore the exhibit, discuss the reading, and meet new people!

Content warning for Shrill: This book uses language some may find offensive and discusses mature content, including a personal experience with abortion.

Location: MOHAI Learning Center

Cost: Free with RSVP on website

April 8 - May 18, MadArt

Reflect and Gather

Reflect and Gather
By George Rodriguez

Open Studio: April 8 – 24  (artwork under construction; studio open to the public)
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25 @ 5pm
Exhibition Period: April 26 – May 18
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 1 @ 1pm

MadArt Studio presents Reflect and Gather by Seattle-based ceramicist, George Rodriguez. Rodriguez’s practice is rooted in cultural inquiry, in which mythological lore, color composition, architectural texture, and distinct ornamentation combine in sculptural form to reflect the varied influences of his own heritage and time abroad. In this exhibition, he expands his object-based practice to include intimate, immersive, installation-based works that embody his distinctive style but in new forms.

Reflect and Gather is a series of compact rooms, each comprised of over 1,000 handmade decorative relief tiles, and individualized through a variance in color, texture, and method of lighting. By stimulating the viewer’s visual faculty in an overabundance of ornamentation, Rodriguez creates an environment of disarming stillness and meditation. In addition to his collection of ornately-tiled rooms, he also incorporates a participatory component by leaving a solid wet clay room which records visitors’ movement and physical intentions within the space. Referencing the urban architectural plaza, the rooms are adjoined by a community gathering space created through an assemblage of decorative statues, columns, and benches. This will provide a space for visitors to congregate, reflect, and contribute to the installation.


A bit of France in SLU: MOHAI’s Mont-Saint-Michel exhibit merges art and mixed-reality technology. >>link in profile
Dry January: Find plenty of spirit in spiritless beverages of South Lake Union. >>link in profile
Great Spaces: South Lake Union has become a destination for private events. >>link in profile

Meman Harishu

aka little lake – nickname given by the Duwamish