First Thursday Arts Walk – July 2014

The First Thursday Arts Walk in Seattle never disappoints and the July exhibits are no exception.

This month, I started out at Greg Kucera Gallery, where the ‘Kinetic Sculptures’ exhibit by artist, John Buck, is absolutely amazing.  Massive, intricate, and extremely creative pieces.  Well worth your time if you’re in Seattle.  If you are unable to see them in Seattle or elsewhere, there is a great video interview of Mr. Buck on his website where you can see footage of some of his work, in action, literally.

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Next door is Foster White Gallery where they are currently showing the sculptures of Will Robinson, along with many other amazing works of art by several different artists.

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Next, I came across the 220 & Change Building where SalaamGarage is exhibiting work from their project called “Long Road Home,” to foster conversation, advocacy and momentum around those who age out of the foster care system.  Please stop by and take a look.  This important work will be on display until September 1, 2014.

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My last stop was Frederick Holmes and Company to see their group exhibition entitled RATIONAL/IRRATIONAL “Why We Do What We Do-Woppa-Do?”  An interesting part of this exhibit is that if you have, or install, a QR reader on your phone, you can listen to 30-second videos from each artist on why they do what they do.  Very fun.

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And, the evening was topped off for many people by music and dancing in Occidental Park.

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4 Comments »

  1. Hi Mary! How exciting! There is a lot going on here in the summer! The first Thursday website is http://www.firstthursdayseattle.com/about.php (a bit hard to navigate but hopefully helpful). You may also find this one helpful and fun to look at http://www.downtownseattle.com. On this website (downtown Seattle), they also list all of the “Out To Lunch” concerts. They are on Wed, Thurs, and Fri from 12-1:30 and free. They are at different locations downtown and the site lists who is playing and where the concert is located. The Pioneer Square Arts Walk, which is the one I always review on my blog is from 5-8pm in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of downtown Seattle. If you have any more questions, just ask! Happy to help.

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    • Thank you sooo much! I’m going to favorite your site and check out your recs. I love Seattle. I’ve been there once a long time ago so I can’t wait to get over there.

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  2. These photos are fantastic and now I’m really excited. I’m going to be in Seattle for the first week in August so I guess I’ll be checking out the free art walk. Does it take place at the Seattle Museum of Art or somewhere else? And where can I get more info on it, like time table and directions, if you don’t mind me asking.

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