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May 23 Events

May 23, 1:15 pm, The Collective

Watercolor Basics Through Cactus - Online


In this two hour virtual workshop, artist Sophia Trinh will go through the basics of wet on wet watercolor painting and have you experiment with a few ideas, exploring watercolors through some cacti painting. This class will be held on Zoom. Please include your email when registering and Sophia will send you the zoom code.

This class is limited to 20 participants and registration will close on 5.16.20

Collective Members, please check your newsletter on how to register for free.


Sophia Trinh is an American Vietnamese watercolor artist from Seattle, Washington. She started painting at the age of four while attending Seattle Waldorf School. In kindergarten, Sophia was introduced to the primary colors through wet-on-wet painting which focuses on the experience of colors rather than form. It was through these early experiences of painting that Sophia developed a love for watercolors.

May 11 - June 1, SLU Chamber

SLU Small Business & Nonprofit Relief Fund - Round 2

This fund is intended to help support South Lake Union’s small businesses & nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. While there are multiple grant relief resources becoming available, we have identified gaps that leave some of our neighborhood businesses and nonprofits without relief opportunities. This fund aims to address any funding gaps and support all South Lake Union small businesses & nonprofits. We are currently collecting contributions to the fund with a goal of $250,000.

Please donate to Round 2 of our #SLUChamberFund so we can continue to aid our South Lake Union community!

With Amazon’s latest announcement regarding work from home until October, we know that some of the hardest days are still ahead for our businesses and nonprofits. We need your donations now more than ever!

Businesses and individuals! No amount is too small. Help us reach our goal of $250,000; donate here.

Eligibility Requirements Has fewer than 50 employees or less than $7 million in annual revenue Is located in SLU or has a majority client base located in SLU Is a current SLU Chamber member **If you are not a current member and meet the Fund eligibility requirements you may JOIN for 2020 at no cost, enter promo code FREE** Granting Prioritizations Businesses/organizations who are most able to provide evidence of decreased revenues Businesses/organizations who have not yet received any other means of financial relief Businesses/Organizations who have demonstrated support of and participation in SLU community activities, initiatives & neighborhood improvements Business/organization’s tenure as SLU Chamber members. Here’s a list of our current Members How To Apply & Application FAQ Fill out the application (link will be posted Monday April 20th) Applications will be accepted and grants will be offered on a rolling basis You only need to submit your application once and it will remain active throughout the duration of the Fund If you receive a grant award and more funding becomes available you may be eligible for additional grant funds; no reapplication is necessary Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,500-$7,500 depending on demonstrated need and availability of funds

For more information, please visit: 


Be Safe, Mask Pup: Downtown Dog Lounge is open for business in South Lake Union. >>link in profile
Sheltering in (a Special) Place: Mary's Place Family Center in The Regrade is helping families during COVID-19. >>link in profile

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