NEPO 5K Don’t Run brings art, music, and food to the Hill

Summer vacation may be ending, but art happenings on and around Beacon Hill are still in full swing. This Saturday, September 10, the NEPO 5K Don’t Run will bring participants on a 5K walk from Occidental Park in Pioneer Square up to the NEPO House on North Beacon Hill (1723 S. Lander St.). Along the way, over 80 artists will present site-specific installations, performances, art gallery events, and more, finishing at NEPO House, which will have its own art show.

Other venues on the hill are also participating. The Station coffee house is hosting a Festival Street car show, with live music, food, drinks and more, on Roberto Maestas Festival Street next to Beacon Hill Station. ROCKiT space is hosting cabaret, food, and drinks at the Garden House (2336 15th Ave. S.). And at 17th Ave. S. and S. McClellan Street, you’ll find a German Garden, including refreshments, dirndls, lederhosen, and a Bavarian Village Band playing polka tunes.

The NEPO 5K Don’t Run is free to the public and welcomes participants of all ages to walk, hop, crawl, stumble, moonwalk, or otherwise make their way along the 5K route. Participants will gather at Occidental Park at 2 p.m., then follow the route through Pioneer Square and the International District to Beacon Hill. Most Beacon Hill events will take place from 6-10 p.m.

See the website for more information, including descriptions of the various exhibitions, and a list of participating artists.

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