South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 6 Events

August 5-9, Moxy Seattle Downtown

Pedal for Dollars at Moxy

Pedal for dollars at Moxy to help fight cancer.

Pedal the stationary bike located at the lobby of the Moxy to raise money for Fred Hutchinson Center Research Center! Between August 5 and August 9, Moxy Seattle will donate $1 per mile logged on the stationary bike. Bar Moxy has also dedicated a special drink, “Find the Cure”, to Obliteride. Throughout the week, $1 per “Find the Cure” purchased will be donated to Fred Hutch as well. Come help cure cancer faster together!

Follow @moxy.seattle on Instagram for latest updates on mileage.

August 6, 5:00 pm, Cascade Playground

Cascade Playground Block Party

Join us for our annual Block Party in Cascade Playground! There will be food, music, bouncy houses, local organizations, and lots of family fun. Come celebrate with us on National Night Out!

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

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).

August 6, 10:00 am, Day One Playfield

Denny Regrade Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market was founded on August 17, 1907 to provide Seattle citizens direct access to local producers. That first day, farmers arrived with wagons chock full of produce and a grand tradition in public markets was born. Today, we are proud to continue the Meet the Producer tradition, with Washington farmers selling their fresh produce and specialty farm products to shoppers year round. This summer, join us at our Denny Regrade farmers markets at the Day One Playfield each Tuesday this summer and participate in a century-old tradition!

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