Belly dancers in the all way crosswalk, live mural painting, buskers and bands, food trucks and more, plus art in 31 venues up and down Beacon Avenue. The Beacon Art Walkabout is happening this Saturday and it’s going to be a gas! Visit beacon-arts.org to see the schedule. Rumor is there will be a pedal-powered people-mover sighting as well–so be ready to work for your lunch!
After Beacon Rocks! on Sunday, local artists are getting together for a BeaconArts working party to talk about plans for the organization and what to do for the September 18 opening of Jefferson Park. The meeting is from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on Sunday, at Robert Hinrix’ house. For more information, see the BeaconArts website.
BeaconArts sent out a notice today that they will be meeting tonight at ROCKiT space, 3315 Beacon Avenue South, from 7:00 until 8:30 pm. All are welcome. BeaconArts describes themselves as “a community organization dedicated to enriching our neighborhood through arts and culture. Members get together regularly to plan, promote and advocate for the arts on Beacon Hill, and to build stronger local connections between artists of all disciplines.”
7:05 – City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Chair, Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee: Plans for North Beacon Hill, how we can be of help to Mike, how Mike can be of help to us, followed by questions and answers
7:40 – Brian Dougherty, Seattle Department of Transportation: Update on 15th Avenue parking/bicycle lanes, followed by questions and answers
7:55 – South Precinct Seattle Police Department report – Shelly Bates
8:00 – Election of new North Beacon Hill Council Board Members
8:10 Neighborhood updates
Beacon Hill Business Association
Jefferson Park Festival (volunteers needed)
Other announcements, events
June meeting, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, celebration of park renewals and pizza!
Jessie from ROCKiT space/Beacon Arts writes: “All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will be working on a short list of goals to work towards as a group and discussing important arts related ideas and issues on the hill. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the last meeting or the happy hour, this is a good opportunity to put some faces to some names and get to know people with similar interests in Beacon Hill.”
It’s an interesting time for the arts on the Hill these days.
Monday night at the Beacon Hill Library, the first meeting was held to organize a Beacon Arts Council. Jessie McKenna of ROCKiT Space reports:
“A group of artists, neighbors and artist-neighbors gathered (Monday) at the Beacon Hill branch of the library and discussed organizing something of a Beacon Arts Council. A few of us volunteered to be on the steering committee for such an organization. We secured a web domain name and a Ning site (a social networking site like the one ROCKiT space uses) and began the process of building an online presence as well as a physical presence. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 5th, 6:30-9:30pm at ROCKiT space (3315 Beacon Avenue South) and is open to all interested parties.
Speaking of the ROCKiT website, if you go there you can find information on the Beacon Rocks! music festival currently planned for the Lander Festival Street on June 13, July 11, August 8, and August 29. Interested in volunteering? Glad you asked!
In the visual art realm, Beacon Hill may not have any traditional art galleries, but it’s home to one very cool non-traditional one, home_page.project. Artist (and neighbor) Klara Glosova occasionally turns her home into a venue for art. On Saturday she hosted a show called “Nepo” (it’s “open,” backwards), in which the whole house—one lived in by Glosova’s whole family—was filled with art, including sculpture, painting, video, and music: “a visual experience perched on the threshold of spontaneous creative experience and perfected mastery.” There’s even art in the bathroom and the bedroom closet! If you missed Saturday’s show, you can still see it today, March 6, from 4:00-6:00 pm, at 1723 South Lander Street, just a block east of Beacon Hill Station.