South Lake Union
Events Calendar

July 27 Events

July 12 - August 8, School of Visual Concepts

The Soul Box Exhibit

We invite all who live and work in South Lake Union to visit The Soul Box exhibit at the School of Visual Concepts, open now through August 8.

The exhibit features 3,000 origami Soul Boxes made by volunteers from around the country to commemorate gunfire victims and raise awareness of the US gunfire epidemic. Founded by artist Leslie Lee in October 2017 in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, The Soul Box Project is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical national community art project based in Portland OR. We’d love for you to check it out and let us know if you have any questions.

The Soul Box Project: Art Revealing the Gunfire Epidemic

at the School of Visual Concepts, 2300 7th Avenue in South Lake Union

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fridays

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays

Now through Thursday, August 8

Free event

July 27, 12:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

Maker Day: Rag Dolls

Join acclaimed local artist Marita Dingus in making rag dolls out of reclaimed fabric, wire, beads, and other creative odds and ends.

Visit the Seattle Style: Fashion/Function exhibit for inspiration to design your own Seattle style look for your doll!

MOHAI Maker Days explore what it takes to be an innovator. Join us on the last Saturday of each month for a drop-in event that features Seattle’s most innovative makers. From art to crafts to technology–come explore the endless possibilities of maker culture.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Included with museum admission / Free for MOHAI members

July 27, 12:00 pm, Lake Union Park

Summer Saturday in the Park

Celebrate summer at Lake Union Park!

Visit MOHAI and enjoy a day of free activities at our doorstep.

Challenge your friends to lawn games, including giant Jenga and ring toss, while relaxing with festive live music in the park. Explore the Historic Ships Wharf, watch seaplanes take-off, and enjoy a bite to eat at the MOHAI Café.

Location: Lake Union Park

Cost: Free in Lake Union Park

July 27, 11:00 am, Cascade Playground

Yoga In The Park

Join Ripple Yoga every Saturday in Cascade Playground for a FREE yoga class for all abilities! Extra mats will be available.

Every Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm June-September 2019.

Hosted by Cascade Playground and Ripple Yoga.

June 25 - August 31, MadArt

Each and Every by Beili Liu

Each and Every
by Beili Liu

Open Studio*: June 25 – July 10  (Tuesday – Friday, 12 -5 pm)
*artwork under construction; studio open to the public
           Artist performances: July 9 (4pm),  July 10 (12pm & 4pm),  & July 11 (5pm)

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11 (5pm)
(including artist performance @ 5pm, followed by Artist Q&A @ 6pm)

Exhibition Period: July 12 – August 31  (Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm & Saturday, 12 – 5pm)

MadArt Studio proudly presents Each and Every, an installation and performance by Austin-based artist Beili Liu. Through her practice, Liu subjects commonplace materials to unorthodox processes, extrapolating complex cultural narratives around the trauma associated with migration and diaspora. In her first major Seattle exhibition, she creates an expanse of hundreds of articles of children’s clothing, flattened and preserved by industrial cement and suspended just inches above the ground by thousands of lines of thread. Additional tension are added through dichotomies within her materials and concepts: lightness and heft, malleability and firmness, fragility and strength.

This installation is Liu’s direct response to the atrocities inflicted on migrant children and their families at the southern border crossing of the United States. As the title and work  suggest, Each and Every calls attention back to the individual experiences of these children and their families, generating space for empathy and understanding. Liu also incorporates several performances into her Open Studio period, using the repetitive acts of cutting down and resewing cloth to explore cultural ideas of feminine labor. These performances will take place alongside her physical installation, July 9 – 11 (details above).

July 27, 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 31 - August 3, Winston Wachter

Peter Gronquist SEARCHER

Peter Gronquist is a multimedia, multidisciplinary artist. If you ask one to “describe the work,” the answer is never simple. Gronquist uses ceramics, painting, VR, 3d printing and video to express a common thread of exploration. For Gronquist, it is the endless possibilities in the creation of art that interests him most. He has no rules and does not tie himself to any outside expectations. In his exhibition Searcher, Gronquist explores light as an added material to his paintings. Using Plexiglas as part of the work rather than protection for it, he plays with the way light is reflected and projected off the matte surface of the paintings. His paintings seem to glow from within. Further playing with the sense of what is and what is not, Gronquist adds led lighting to some but not to others. With each painting we are compelled to stop and absorb.

Alongside his paintings Gronquist shares his series “A Visual History of the Invisible.” In these works he again uses a natural element, air, to express his curiosity. This series attempts to capture the shapes and constant presence of the wind. His large-scale outdoor fabric installations are filmed digitally, creating a mesmerizing presentation of the rhythm of the wind. Smaller scale fabrics are caught mid flow and preserved in resin and silver nitrate. The forms play with both light and air. They are Gronquist’s limitlessness encapsulated. The wonder of the natural world is clear throughout the Searcher.

Born 1979 in the United States, Peter Gronquist lives and works in Portland, OR. He attended the School of Visual Art New York and received a BA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. He has exhibited in New York, London, Miami. Peter’s work has been published in GQ Magazine, Hyperallergic, Wired and he was recently named one of the top 15 new artists to collect by Business Insider.

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