It’s not just an Art Attack…

It’s a Georgetown Ant Attack! Because of top-secret atomic tests at Boeing Field, common ants have mutated into giant monsters! Remember to be aware of your surroundings when visiting Oxbow Park, the ominous beasts have already ruined several picnics. They seem to be partial to good beer and potato chips.

(Top) The Roving Gallery.

(Bottom) NIGHT OF THE LIVING ELVIS at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall.

Georgetown’s Art Attack the Seattle Hare Apparent in Music, Mayhem, and Art

Don your best Easter bonnet and stroll Georgetown’s Art Walk, Saturday, April 14th, 6 – 9 pm

By April 14th, we know April Showers and leftover egg salad leaves Seattlites feeling a little like that chocolate bunny with its ears bitten off. Georgetown has just the cure! Our Art Walk is a delight of music, visual art and culinary feasting, guaranteed to rinse away the taste of Peeps and Doldrums. Too rainy or cold to walk? No fear, our new Art Bus is just minutes away to transport you up and down the Airport Way Corridor – just look for the Bus signs!

Among the Highlights:

American Pie presents the “Eastern Egg” by Tobi Nussbaum, featuring photographs of her original painted eggs.

Bella Vitale: Resident artist Angielena will be relocating Bella Vitale studio in late April and this will be your last chance to get a good deal on her unique woodblocks and paintings. Please come show your support for this longtime Georgetown Artist by purchasing or donating a kind word to her. Libations will be provided.

Calamity Jane’s will showcase the sculptural Zen-style stone and wood assemblage work of James C.Bassett.

A Dog’s Dream will host the work of Brittany Both.

The Equinox features the following open studios: Sherry and Steve Hussey of Iron Idiom, Reno Buchstaber of Bombshell Shirts, painter Melinda Hannigan, carpenter Dan Morgan, The 1979 Bizarre, M. Anne Sweet of Studio Six Eight, Lisa Geersten and Andy Blakney of Firelight Forge, John Kirschenbaum, Sara D. Woodson of Downing Pottery, Tamara Clammer of fadeOdd Masks, and more!

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s “Young Romance”. Opening reception and discussion by curator Michel Gagne.
The Firm presents “Don’t You Forget About Me” by artist Erin Shafkind, running concurrently with the 46th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

FruitCocktail features vintage Northwest Art.

Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center hosts an all-resident open studio extravaganza. Come see the talented and amazing works of the nine resident artists that make the Art Center a vital part of Georgetown. Artists will have original work for sale and be present to answer questions about process and inspiration.

Georgetown Atelier hosts Draw Attack!!, a life drawing session with a costumed medieval damsel, and musical accompaniment by Jordan Corbin Wentworth of Watershed Opera. Student art on display.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Big One Eyed Cat and Trailer Park Cinema present NIGHT OF THE LIVING ELVIS, a multimedia installation of terrifying proportions. Visit an assortment of vintage trailer venues hosted by purveyors or the odd and unusual.

Krab Jab Studio presents the whimsical prints of master printmaker Mirka Hokkanen, as well as new works by resident artist Milo Duke and artist-at-large Kyle Abernethy.

Le’ Objects is hosting “The Art of Making Terrariums”,  micro classes and pre-made terrariums priced between $50 and $250, Le’ Objects sells the materials for constructing one — which come with step-by-step instructions on care — and accessories to create a unique terrarium. Classes start at 2PM and continue until 8PM. The only cost will be materials to create the terrarium of your dreams. Limited supplies please RSVP or (206)-604-4958

Miller School of Art will be hosting a student show of paintings

The Nautilus Studio hosts Ian Ferger’s minimalist- machine age- copper- light boxes, and the stunning book art of Elisabeth B. Sheets. A show in the dark!

Sage Artistry Studios kicks off “Camp Clay”,  DIY art classes specializing in natural finishes.

Vecta Photo will be featuring music in the studio. Sonic Revival: Ben Henry (from Grim Smiley) and Kite Repair. Ben Henry will be making his solo debut mixing ballads and acoustic rock. Kite Repair plays mischievous folk-rock combining cello, bass, guitar and drums in songs of misplaced hope and best intentions.

Waxing Impressions has an open studio with encaustic and watercolor painting and clay jewelry by Deborah Stachowic

If you’d like more information about Art Attack, or to schedule an interview with Julie Baroh or the participants of Art Attack, please call 206/715-8593 or e-mail Julie at

(Top) The Moonspinners perform at the Georgetown Trailer Park and Frida.

(Bottom) The Rat City Brass playing at the 9 Pound Hammer.

Mark your calendars! The Giant Easter Jackalope runs rampant down Airport Way South on the latest postcard for the April 14th installment of the Art Attack.

20 bands in 20 locations. Free!

A musical edition of the infamous Georgetown Art Attack will be staged on Saturday, March 24 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM throughout the historic Georgetown industrial arts quarter. The Georgetown Music March features more than 20 diverse performances in 20 unlikely locations. This event is free and most venues welcome guests of all ages.

The eclectic line-up features musicians that have ties to the Georgetown community. Rock, jazz, electronica, lounge, punk, bluegrass, alt country, folk and just about everything in between will be heard in spaces along the Airport Way business corridor. Performers include the Tom Price Desert Classic, Panabrite, Bang Sha Bang, Rat City Brass, Moonspinners, Adam Hicks Trio, Spirograph, Faith, Leif Totusek, Steve Kim, Andre Feriante, Rats in the Grass, Earl Brooks, Lonesome Shack, Tamlin, Creeping Time, Dolly Rottens, Aja West, Tony Diaz, Brian Bullock, Kayla and the Dangerous Flares, and more.

Maps and schedules for this early evening event will be available at participating venues including Georgetown Liquor Company, Two Tartes Café, American Pie, Calamity Jane’s, The Firm, Jules Maes, Georgetown Trailer Park, the Stables, Georgetown Records, All City Coffee, 9 Lb. Hammer, the Mix, Via Tribulali, Ground Control, Georgetown Music, and Fantagraphics Bookstore.

The Georgetown Music March is a production of the non-profit Georgetown Merchants Association. For more information on the GMA visit:

(Top) The Real Comet Press Retrospective at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.

(Bottom) The Ides of March party at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall and Frida.

Real Comet Press Collides with Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday.

Celebrate the legacy of Seattle’s seminal alternative comix scene at The Real Comet Press Retrospective opening Saturday, March 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Join hosts Art Chantry, Michael Dougan, Ruth Hayes and other Real Comet alumni for this festive reunion. Original art, books, comix and ephemera from the primordial period of Seattle’s comix counterculture of the 1980s will be on display.

Coveted out-of-print books and posters by Lynda Barry – some of them signed, first editions – will be offered for sale at bargain prices. Michael Dougan’s masterful East Texas will be available, as will a selection of delightful flipbooks by Ruth Hayes. The early 80s in Seattle gave birth and momentum to our current alternative comix culture, which grew exponentially with the arrival of Fantagraphics at the end of the decade. Real Comet Press promoted an amazing array of gifted artists, authors, cartoonists, and graphic designers, creating the foundation for a youth movement that would soon have indelible impact on global popular culture.

Don’t miss the action on Saturday evening. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack, featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic industrial arts district.  Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), only minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110. See you soon.

Georgetown Art Attack Marches to a Different Drummer

Georgetown’s Monthly Art Walk a Sensory Delight, March 10th

Seattle, WA, February 27, 2012:  As Georgetown looks towards the upcoming Spring months, the local merchants and artists are celebrating the artistic and musical diversity of Seattle’s most eclectic neighborhood. Exciting sights and sounds await the visitor as the neighborhood gears up for the March 24th Georgetown Music March event.

Among the Highlights:

All City Coffee has bright, playful and metaphorical paintings by local artist Jesse Link.

American Pie is hosting “Instrumental” with plenty of different artists in all kinds of media: on board is Mickey Williams, Brian Snoddy, Tamara Clammer, Robert Hanna, Don Farrel, Julie Baroh, James C Bassett, Levi Hastings, Zeb Shaffer, Robert Lane, Yvette Endrijautzki, Larkin, Dave Ryan, Kree Arvanitas, Elizabeth Beronich Sheets, Charlie Bowlen and many more.

Calamity Jane’s is featuring the work of Eric Edwards.

A Dog’s Dream have abstracts by Nan Gross and block prints by Ellen Moffit. 

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery mounts a retrospective of prescient Seattle publisher Real Comet Press featuring art, graphics and book works by Lynda Barry, Art Chantry, Ruth Hayes, Michael Dougan, and more.

The Firm presents “Don’t You Forget About Me” by artist Erin Shafkind, running concurrently with the 46th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

Equinox Studios has the following studios open: Melinda Hannigan, painter,  #209; Alair Wells, Tinder Heart Metals and Design, #106; Stacy Rosevear, painter, #308; The Blacksmith shop and The Iron Monkeys, #110; John Kirschenbaum, fine furniture, #212; Firelight Forge’s  Andy will be doing large hand forgings including hammer heads, #101; Iron Idiom, Steve and Sherry, #303; Studio SixEight, M. Anne Sweet, #310; Dan Morgan, Carpenter, #102; faceOdd wearable art masks, Tamara Clammer,  #305… and more!

FruitCocktail features vintage Northwest Art

Full Throttle Bottles will be showcasing handmade beer tab purses to show your true love of beer! We also will continue to showcase handmade Wine Charms by Erika and the art of Sam Hamrick (gift cards and prints).

Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center hosts a 13 artist group show, “Gypsy Caravan”, with the theme of traveling.

Georgetown Atelier hosts Draw Attack!, a life drawing session with a costumed warrior and musical accompaniment by Jordan Corbin Wentworth of Watershed Opera. Student art on display.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall and Frida  Ides of March Party!  Featuring Clyde & Sons Salvage Grande Opening, Outdoor Cinema and Loads of New Locally Made Goods!

Krab Jab Studio presents a 3D experience “Color Studies in the Third Dimension” with artist Ray Pelley. Also on hand are artists Milo Duke, Mark Tedin, Julie Baroh and Kyle Abernethy.

Mary Tudor and Ferrell are displaying abstract oil in the elemental and atmospheric style. DJ Luscious Leopard Lips guest stars on the Theremin.

The Nautilus Studio will be showing surreal collages by MelanieReed and mixed media art by Eric Edwards

NUPASA will be displaying the finished graphic novel by Tim Basaraba.

Roving Gallery will be presenting watercolors by Woodinville artist Amanda Schuster.

Seattle Sculpture Atelier will be hosting an open house

Vecta Photo will be showing recent photographic work by Vecta proprietors Tony Blazejack and Richard Walker.

Waxing Impressions has an open studio with encaustic and watercolor painting and clay jewelry by Deborah Stachowic.

If you’d like more information about Art Attack, or to schedule an interview with Julie Baroh or the participants of Art Attack, please call 206/715-8593 or e-mail Julie at

Georgetown Art Attack is brought to you by the Georgetown Merchants Association
Graphic Design by Tim Silbaugh