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Beacon Art Walkabout returns Saturday

Neighbors checking out the art at a vendor's booth during June's Beacon Art Walkabout. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
Neighbors checking out the art at a vendor’s booth during June’s Beacon Art Walkabout. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
The Beacon Art Walkabout, a free neighborhood event, returns for one more time in 2015 this Saturday, September 12, from 1-9 p.m.

The schedule includes:

  • Mural dedication, 1-2 p.m. at Dragon Auto (Beacon and S. Forest, next to the Library)
  • Art market, world dance party, and food trucks, 1-7 p.m. at Stevens Place Park (Beacon and S. Stevens)
  • Art displayed in 30 venues around the neighborhood
  • Back Patio Party at El Quetzal, 5-9 p.m.

The event is free and open to all. See you there!

BeaconArts meeting tonight, NBHC on Thursday

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.”

The monthly meeting of the North Beacon Hill Council is this Thursday, May 6, at 7:00 pm at the Beacon Hill Library Community Room, 2821 Beacon Avenue South. All are welcome to attend.

Here’s the agenda this month:

  • 7:00 – Introductions and Welcome
  • 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 Rocks
    • Beacon Hill Business Association
    • Jefferson Park Festival (volunteers needed)
    • Other announcements, events
    • June meeting, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, celebration of park renewals and pizza!

Beacon Arts meeting tonight at ROCKiT space

Beacon Arts logo by Joel Lee.
Beacon Arts is meeting tonight at 7:00 pm, at ROCKiT space, 3315 Beacon Avenue South.

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.”

The arts are active on Beacon Hill

Proposed Beacon Arts logo by Joel Lee.
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.

For now, you can find us at http://beaconarts.ning.com/.”

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.

If you can’t make it, you can see an overview of the show on Glosova’s website, or check out the review on the Slog. (We previously wrote about the home_page.project in January.)