March 24

Celebrate Springtime Art in SLU

Check out these upcoming events.

The art scene in SLU is vibrant all year, but the neighborhood kicks it up a notch in the spring. Winston Wachter Fine Art, Cornish College of the Art, Emerald City Music, and more have plenty to offer art lovers. Plus, warmer weather makes it easy to explore South Lake Union’s many pieces of public art (check out this handy guide).

Here are five artful exhibits and performances to see this spring.

Pericles, Alhadeff Studio at Cornish Playhouse, April 5–8

Pericles follows the journeys of its titular character as he escapes death and embarks on a decades-long journey that includes falling in love, sweeping nautical adventures, assumed deaths and broken families—all to come to spiritual awakenings and loving reunions. $5–$12, click here for tickets.

Head over Heels, Cornish Playhouse, April 6–9

This genderqueer / LGBTQIA+ celebration of love and transformation told through a mash-up of 80s pop punk and Elizabethan verse. The show speaks to a contemporary audience about the challenge we have in continuing to grow in our acceptance journey and the power of forgiveness. $6–$12, click here for tickets.

Elemental Dynamism, Winston Wachter Fine Art, through April 20

The first solo exhibition from Denver-based artist Michelle Weddle magnifies isolated brushstrokes into animated, expansive forms atop complementary backdrops. Expect soft pastels, concise playfulness, and seductive illusion in these colorful expressions of motion. Free, email [email protected] to schedule a visit.

Paintings hanging in an art gallery.

WindsSync featuring Nathalie Joachim, Emerald City Music, April 14

WindSync gives the world premiere of a new work by GRAMMY-nominated composer Nathalie Joachim in Emerald City Music’s flagship date-night classical music experience. The evening features a series of wind quintets with inspirations from garden to the galaxy, an open bar, and a “wander-around” concert setting with no stage dividing you from performing musicians. $10 for students, $40 without open bar, $50 with open bar. Click here for tickets.

A group of performers holding their musical instruments.

Celebrating Pacific Northwest Artists: 25 Years of the Neddy Awards, MOHAI, June 4–September 5

Highlighting the incredible range of creativity in the Northwest, this exhibition of contemporary artworks highlights the fruits of creative growth and community-driven support that the Neddy Artist Award program has fostered for the last twenty-five years. The Neddy Artist Awards offers one of the largest artist awards in the Pacific Northwest, providing two gifts of $25,000, and six of $2,000 to visual artists based in the Puget Sound region every year. Tickets TBA. Click here for more details.

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Story by Ethan Chung & photographs courtesy of Winston Wachter Fine Art by Julian Hernandez.

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