Annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is Saturday

QA Artist Trunk ShowThe annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th at the Queen Anne Community Center. The family-friendly, free event showcases the talents of over 35 local artists with goods that are made in Seattle.

In addition to the variety of handmade goods and artists-on-hand, the event also features entertainment for the little ones, including Tangerine Tales face-painting at 11:30am, a show by Alleyoop at 1:15pm, magic by Louie Foxx at 2:15pm, and Sparkle Leigh the Mermaid telling tales at 3:3opm.

Meanwhile, adults can shop for a variety of wares, including paintings, prints, jewelry, clothing, hand-knitted items, ceramics, soaps, and more.

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You can see samples of what to expect on the event’s Facebook page. The Trunk Show kicks off at 11am and runs until 4pm, and is timed well for shopping small and local for the holiday season.

Happy Halloween! Halloween on Queen Anne Ave photo gallery now available

IMG_3800We were lucky yesterday – the rain and wind stopped as if on cue, allowing Queen Anne trick-or-treaters to hit Queen Anne Ave N and get their first candy fix of the holiday from our local merchants.

Hundreds of kids and families flooded the business district to celebrate the holiday and show their Halloween spirit, and the neighborhoods are next up tonight!

You can see an album with photos from yesterday’s event online – the photos in this post are only a select few. Clicking on them will also lead you to the online album.


Today is Halloween, so these ghosts and goblins will be spilling onto neigbhorhood streets tonight. If you must drive, be careful and watch for trick-or-treaters.


You might see a few familiar characters from yesterday’s event… and even more!

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Happy Halloween!!!

Queen Anne Art Walk this Saturday features Birds, Botanicals, Art, and Bubbly

BotanicalThe success of the first Queen Anne Art Walk has spawned a second one – let’s see if we can keep it going. The Queen Anne Art Walk is this Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 7pm. This time the theme is “Birds, Botanicals, Art, and Bubbly” – so mark your calendars and get ready to stroll along the streets pictured in the map below on a sunny summer evening.

PrecipiceIn addition to seeing some great local, original art from various artists, you can also enjoy bubbly and treats at the Art Walk locations: Castillo Upholstery, Wink Salon, Fountainhead Gallery, Bustle Cafe, Meadow Boutique, Minx Design, Targy’s Tavern, Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, Idunn Salon and Spa, and Stacya Silverman Art and Beauty.

Get out and support local art and our newest Art Walk on Queen Anne!


EMP is celebrating 15 years with free admission for Seattleites on Tuesday


Photo courtesy of EMP Staff

EMP is turning 15 years old and celebrating by throwing a party on Tuesday, June 23rd – and EMP admission is FREE to all Seattle residents.

Plan on spending time at one of our Queen Anne landmarks, just bring valid ID showing your Seattle home address, and enjoy all of the current and permanent EMP exhibitis.

The day will also feature performances, architecture tour of the Frank O. Gehry building, free cupcakes, games, photo ops, and more:

• Architecture tours of the iconic Frank O. Gehry-designed building
• Performances from Sound Off! alumni including Bleachbear, Champagne Babylon, Emma Lee Toyoda, Maiah Manser, Manatee Commune, and Otieno Terry
• Ongoing pop culture games and activities for the whole family including arts and crafts, and Nirvana and Hendrix guitar tutorials
• Selfie photo ops with the TARDIS (Doctor Who),Command Chair (Star Trek), and Seattle Time Machine
• Special appearances by the Sea Gals, Harry Potter, R2D2, the Dalek, Blue Thunder, and Jet City Saber Guild
• New exhibits What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones and Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad, 1966–1970

If you’re interested in the live performances, here’s the schedule so you can plan accordingly:

  • EMP 1511:30am  – Bleachbear
  • 1:00pm – Emma Lee Toyoda
  • 2:00pm – Otieno Terry
  • 3:00pm – Maiah Manser
  • 4:00pm – Dave B
  • 5:00pm – Champagne Babylon
  • 6:00pm – Manatee Commune

Stop by EMP on Tuesday, June 23rd with your valid ID for free admission to one of our neighborhood’s top tourist destinations and enjoy the benefits of being a local!

Free children’s concert by Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus this Saturday at McCaw Hall

SMC Free Kids ConcertThis Saturday, June 20th, the Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) and Seattle Women’s Chorus (SWC) are presenting their annual children’s concert – and it’s free for kids and their families.

The concert is at 2pm at McCaw Hall, and tickets are still available. Since it’s this Saturday, no tickets will be mailed, so the event organizers are encouraging Queen Anne kids and their families to just show up and have fun.

SMC and SWC will perform “high-energy kid-friendly tunes from the Disney songbook as well as some classics from the 70s rock super-group, Queen” and kids are encouraged to dance and sing along to the live concert.

The performance has a kid-friendly duration of one hour, and audience participation is encouraged and expected – plus, “costumes, laughter, and smiles to remind audiences that equality and acceptance are important messages to people of all ages”.

Kids will even get a free pack of crayons and coloring book to take home. Free concert, fun, and goodies to take home, bonus!

Inaugural Queen Anne Art Walk kicks off this Saturday


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Upper Queen Anne has been lacking an art walk for too long – and now, thanks to local artist Laura Early, one is kicking off on Saturday, June 6th from 4pm to 7:30pm.

Early works at The Fountainhead Gallery (625 W McGraw St) and noted the need for a Queen Anne Art Walk (hear, hear!). She’s rallied local businesses near Crockett and McGraw streets to join in on the Queen Anne Art Walk, and all it needs now is community involvement to help celebrate art and keep the momentum going for more Art Walks in the future.

Here are some of the shops that have paired up with local artists:


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Plus, for one night only, Bliss Kolb will be showing his dragonfly automata at Stacya Silverman’s gallery during the walk. You can check out his moving artworks online.


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All participating artists are local, including some graduates from Cornish College of the Arts. Good news for future Art Walks – there were more artists than the businesses had space for this go-around. If you know a local business that’d like to get in on an upcoming Art Walk, let us know!

Even more businesses and artists are joining in as the week progresses, with art, tasty bites, and special events.


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If you like the idea of an Art Walk on Upper Queen Anne, mark your calendars to tour the businesses and check out local artists’ creations.

It’s the same day as the Bigelow Block Sale, so plan on strolling down Bigelow for bargains during the morning/early afternoon, then head over to the Art Walk for the late afternoon/early evening.

A great way to spend an early-Summer Saturday on Queen Anne!

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