South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 9 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 9, 2:00 pm, SLU Discovery Center

SVC Steamroller Smackdown 2019

It’s free. It’s fun. It’s arty. It could smash your toes.

On Friday August 9th, we’ll be rolling out the green Astroturf carpet for 20 of Seattle’s top design firms and in-house groups, as SVC’s Letterpress Steamroller Smackdown steals the show at this year’s South Lake Union Block Party.

They’ll be printing oversized letterpress posters made from hand-carved lino plates with the not-so-subtle assistance of a 5-ton steamroller (just like you’ll see in this video from last year). Meanwhile, you’ll show them who can design a cool poster at our Plein Air Printing Parlour as you print your own (admittedly) smaller letterpress poster using SVC’s antique wood type and linoleum blocks.

Did we mention this letterpress fun is completely free? Why can’t all of life be this good?

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 9, 12:00 pm, SLU Discovery Center

SLU Block Party 2019

SOUTH LAKE UNION’S FAVORITE PARTY IS BACK! Now in its 15th year, the South Lake Union Block Party is the largest and longest running festival focused on celebrating and showcasing our neighborhood with: Over 70 community businesses and organizations Main stage featuring Northwest artists including The Dandy Warhols, Naked Giants, Polyrhythmics, Whitney Mongé, and Sisters Beer garden Local restaurants and food trucks Letterpress salon and poster design competition (produced by School of Visual Concepts) LOCAL BENEFICIARY

Proceeds will benefit FareStart, a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit organization that empowers adults and young people experiencing poverty and homelessness through job training and employment in the food service industry. FareStart operates eight social enterprise businesses that provides hands on training in a real world setting while providing revenue for its programs. Since 1992, FareStart has provided opportunities for more than 9,500 adults and youth, while serving over 10.7 million meals to Seattle area schools, homeless shelters and healthcare facilities.


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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Break the ice (and the Seattle Freeze) with group activities in South Lake Union. >>link in profile

20 million gallons

of water from Lake Union used to level Denny Hill