South Lake Union
Events Calendar

April 7 Events

March 27 - April 13, South Lake Union

Our Hearts Live Here - KCTS 9 Initiative

At KCTS 9, we believe that our COMMUNITY is our greatest strength in times of adversity. The novel coronavirus has significantly changed the ways we interact with our family, friends and neighbors. In an effort to spread some joy during the difficult moment we’re all living in, we’re launching the OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE initiative. In the coming weeks, we’ll seek out and promote ways to safely bring our community together, something that’s core to our mission.

This weekend, we challenge you to decorate your outdoor space – front porch, patio, windows, etc. – to bring joy to your neighbors as they walk by. This could be fun or silly set-ups using whatever holiday decorations you have on hand, words of encouragement to those working on the front lines of the pandemic, or whatever inspires you during this time of social distancing.

Show off your work by using #Ourheartslivehere and tagging @KCTS9. Beginning next week, we’ll select some of our favorite submissions to be featured in segments that will air on KCTS 9 and shared out with our social media channels.

Finally, please share this with your family, friends and neighbors! The more people who participate the more we show we’re all in this together.

Here’s how to participate:

1)     To be officially considered, fill out this form and include your name, e-mail and photo of your display. Use the hashtag #Ourheartslivehere to share your work with the community.

2)      Use materials that you already have at home. Holiday decorations, sidewalk chalk, recycled materials cardboard, etc. The more sustainable the better!

3)    Post the KCTS 9 flyer with your display so people passing by know that you are participating and where to get more information. Don’t have a printer at home? No problem. Just hand-write a sign that says “We’re participating in #Ourheartslivehere with KCTS 9!”

4)      All residential spaces are permitted including porches, balconies, windows, etc.

5)      Follow all social distancing guidelines and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live in your residence.

Our favorite submissions will be featured in spots aired on KCTS 9. Celebrity and/or staff judges will determine those selected.  We may send a producer to your house to take some video of your display. Those selected will be contacted via e-mail by Monday, April 13, 2020.

March 18 - April 28, Winston Wachter

MATT GAGNON: MATERIAL MEMORIES

Winston Wächter Fine art is excited to announce our first solo exhibition with artist, architect and designer Matt Gagnon. Gagnon’s Light Stack sculptures are an ongoing exploration of the artist’s fascination with the transformative quality of light, and how materials and surroundings impacts theses changes. His totemic works incorporate oak, pine, concrete, brass, polished aluminum and painted MDF. Each layered piece offers an interaction with the central lighting source, “holding” and defining the light in a unique way. 

Gagnon believes that everyone approaches a material with their own associations and biases. He suggests that individual combinations and proportions of color and material contain traces or allusions to spaces or memories. The assembled whole is fragmented and ever-changing, and our thoughts and memories are colored by the physical context in which we live.

Gagnon studied architecture at Cornell University before joining the studios of Gaetano Pesce and Frank Gehry. He has taught design at Otis College of Art, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and has been invited to speak at Savannah College of Art and Design, Woodbury School of Architecture, City College of New York and University of Central Oklahoma. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Metropolis, Surface, Interior Design and Dwell. Additionally, Gagnon has been commissioned by Peter Marino (for Chanel and Louis Vuitton), MTV, The Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton hotel groups, Google and NASA’s Deep Space Network facility in Pasadena, CA.

April 7, 6:30 pm, REI

Women's How to Pack a Backpack Workshop

Being able to comfortably pack and carry all the basic essentials for your next adventure doesn’t have to be difficult. Join an REI expert to learn the best ways to distribute gear in your backpack, what fits best where, and the key elements to good, women’s backpack fit. You are encouraged to bring your own pack, packed with your gear, and we’ll show you how to make it carry as comfortably as possible. An REI fit expert will also help you identify what to look for in good pack fit and how to achieve that light-as-a-feather feel on your next trail adventure.

Member price: $20 Non-member price: $40

April 7, 5:00 pm, 415 Westlake

SLU Community Council Meeting

SLU Chamber members are invited to attend SLU Community Council meetings at 415 Westlake every first Tuesday, from 5-6:30 pm.  Free and open to the public.

The SLU Community Council consists of the residents, employees, property owners, business owners, non-profits, and visitors in one of Seattle’s most exciting neighborhoods – South Lake Union. Their website is the best place to go to stay in touch, be informed and get involved as our neighborhood plans for the future.

SLU Community Council Vision 
To steward a livable, vibrant, urban neighborhood supporting a diversity of residents of all ages and incomes while driving an innovative local economy and providing rich, cultural community opportunities.

SLU Community Council Values 
Inclusiveness | Integrity | Respect | Transparency | Impartiality

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