Georgetown’s Art Attack a Real Picnic

Come check out our irresistible spread, Saturday, May 12, 6 – 9 pm

Seattle, WA, May 1, 2012:  The weather is almost perfect for an evening picnic in the park, but who really wants to deal with those pesky ants and nagging hay fever?

Ditch the blanket and wicker basket and come on down to Georgetown for a delicious bite and brew before strolling down our historic, industrial corridor (or hop onto the Art Ride bus!) to view the neighborhood entertainment and art!

Guided Tours Available: In an effort to help navigate Art Attack and facilitate connectivity and collaboration with artists and curators, Amanda Michele Dellinger and James Caudle lead a tour called Heart of the Attack. To sign up or learn more, go to

Among the Highlights:

All City Coffee presents “Pocket Photos: Life in the Loupe,” iPhone photography by two mommies on the go, Liz Ophoven and Jena Lacomis Garcia!

American Pie showcases the underwater photography of Tom Radio

Calamity Jane’s presents a series of nature paintings by John Smither.

The Equinox, the farthest stop on the Art Ride bus, features a host of artists and artisans.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts “Study Group: An Exhibition of Emerging Cartoonists”, curated by Zack Soto, featuring Aidan Koch, Jennifer Parks, Farel Dalrymple, Kazimir Strzepek, Levon Jihanian, David King, Malachi Ward, Tom Neely, Zack Soto, IanMacEwan, François Vigneault, and more.

The Firm presents Better Living Through Stereo, new work from David Mazak.

Fonda La Catrina is displaying art by Corey Urlacher, Richard Olmsted, Ian Douglass Ferger and Brandon Bowman.

Full Throttle Bottles has Sam Hamrick cards & prints, purses made from pop-tops, and handmade wine charms.

Georgetown Atelier hosts Draw Attack!, a life drawing session with a costumed Benjamin Franklin. Student art on display.

Georgetown Music Store will have live music gracing the storefront.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall prepares to Kill Evil with Plucky Trailers Full of Local Art, Rare Finds & Live Music  by The Sweet Spots!

Krab Jab Studio presents watercolors by Margaret Organ-Kean, and a student show of paintings with Brian Snoddy. Art by Mirka Hokkanen, RK Post, and Kyle Abernethy on display. Work by resident artists Julie Baroh, Mark Tedin, Milo Duke also on display.

Le’ Objects for the Home will be offering free micro classes every hour on the hour during Art Attack. The class will offer step-by-step tricks of the trade on how to create the perfect vignette for your home and lifestyle.

Mary Tudor Studio invites you to her enjoy transformational atmospheric and elemental abstract oil in various sizes. Now accepting credit cards!

Miller School of Art hosts a student art show.

The Nautilus Studio proudly presents “Deep Impressions” a sculptural show by
Mark Walker.

Nupasa is featuring art by Emilie Shepherd.

The Roving Gallery features whimsical acrylic paintings, encaustic art, brightly colored mixed media, silver jewelry and ceramic sculpture.

The Stables with have an open house, complete with merriment on its historic grounds.

Vecta Photo will be showing “In the Moment – A Street Collaborative”, a collection of street photography.

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

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.