September 2011

6-9 PM (unless hours are otherwise noted) RAIN OR SHINE!




Location: parking lot at 35th & Phinney (also home to Fremont Outdoor Movies) from 6-9pm on Sept. 2nd

The Academy of Awesome Mobile Tour debuted on June 25, 2011 with a kick off party in Los Angeles, Calif.  The giant blue Winnebago, covered in the signature Paul Frank monkey face logo (known to fans as "Julius"), has made its way East across the Southern portion of the United States and will be coming back through the Northern Route. 

Tour stops will showcase a retrospective exhibit displaying limited edition co-branded products dating back over a decade.  Other activities include a Creation Station where aspiring designers of all ages can submit art for the chance to create an exclusive Paul Frank t-shirt sold at, a battle of the bands, silk screening, ping-pong, a puppy prom” inspired fashion show and so much more.  The Winnebago will feature a product showroom and lounge showcasing Paul Frank’s latest collection.  The newly equipped Winnebago also features interactive stations for social media and music all driven by custom designed furniture incorporating the ipad.

“We have a lot of fun every day creating new products and artwork that we release each season,” said Ryan Heuser, Chief Creative Officer of Paul Frank.  “The Academy of Awesome Tour allows us to share that creative process and engage our fans directly with our influences.  Maybe you’ll learn how to silk screen a shirt?  Maybe you’ll hear a new favorite band?  Or learn about a new character?  The idea is for us to get out on the road and share our creative experience.  We will be spreading some of our own brand of fun, directly back to our fans through events, activities and of course, Julius.”

For more information on the Paul Frank Academy of Awesome Mobile Tour 2011 visit
(This is a Fremont Chamber event.)

~Paper lantern-making booth at the Lenin statue~
Location: corner of Fremont Ave. N, and N. 34th St.
The Fremont Arts Council will be making paper lanterns with art walk attendees at the Lenin statue from 6:30-8:30pm.  Stop by and learn a new art form while on the art walk tonight!

~Visual Arts / Music Line-up~
122 NW 36th St.
THE 4FRNT PROJECT: A Collection of Rider Inspired Art from Max Neutra (LA), Yale Wolf (Seattle), Harry Lau (Portland), Greg Lipp (Aspen) and more.
Come see the art and the artists that directly influence your favorite 4FRNT skis.
Regular hours: M-Sat 11-8pm, Sun. 11-7pm
Phone: 206.973.4470

420 N. 35th St.
"Recently, I have turned my hands away from fabric and machine stitch to freeform hand-knitting to create three-dimensional abstract fiber works. Inspired by large shapes in nature, such as mountain sides and mima mounds, they are studies of serenity and strength. The softness of the knit structures belies the ruggedness of the hard solids of rocky mountainsides and packed earth of the mounds. Other pieces are brighter and whimsical, using the media to lighten the emotion." - Maki
Regular hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5pm
Phone: 206.545.7459

309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, above LTD Bar & Grill
Artist: Seth Laster (Photography & Illustration), Tim Scallon (live music) 
Laster holds a degree in History from the University of Virginia, and an Associates in Digital Illustration and Animation from Shoreline Community College, and has taken extensive musical instruction from the Cornish Institute and the University of Washington.  His photography exhibit will concentrate on waterscapes, a few beach scenes and perhaps some flowers and bees to round things out. Also a few illustrations, that is, comics may make their precarious appearances.
Tim Scallon will also be performing a mix of classical, blues, and original music at the opening.
Phone: 1.800.838.3006

3515 Fremont Ave. N
Olympia Artist Mimi Williams is a teacher and a renowned printmaker. Each print is unique and made by hand.  Williams' exhibition at Frame Up will include her original linoleum block prints and posters.
Phone: 206.547.4657
Regular hours: M-Sa 10am-6pm, Su 11am-5pm

621 N. 35th St. (New Location!!!)
"My illustration style began developing over the past year, when I decided to give portraits to two of my good friends on their wedding day. It was such a fun and encouraging experience, that I decided to go crazy and do more! I find the human face to be such a fascinating subject; and I'm a huge pop culture freak, so film characters, singers, and fashion models are my favorite to illustrate." - Fraley     Check out her blog here.
Phone: 206.547.5221
Regular hours: Daily 10am-7pm

513 N. 36th St., Seattle WA 98103
Lisa Reynolds is a landscape architect, multi media artist and cyclist (currently carless, even).  Lisa tells us the thing she loves about getting around by bike is all the happy accidents and sites only seen from the seat of a bike.  The works are encaustic layered on ink drawings, and with each piece in the shop she tells a little story.
Phone: 206.547.5730
Regular Hours: M,W,Th Noon-7pm, Fri-Sat. Noon-6pm, Sun. Noon-5pm. (Closed Tues.)

1300 N Northlake Way
Visual Artist: Lisa Ström (Paintings), live music by Casey McGill & the Blue 4 Trio
Lisa Ström is an artist, illustrator, designer, crafter and daydreamer.  Ström draws inspiration from Mexican and Asian folk art, vintage paper and fabric, nature, the art of Gustav Klimt, Maurice Sendak, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Shel Silverstein, Mary Blair, and life in general.   
Enjoy live pre-WWII-style jazz, scattin', and swingin' tunes by Casey McGill and the Blue 4 Trio.  Skillet will be serving their legendary fare (think grass-fed burgers with bacon jam, poutine fries, chipotle mac n cheese, etc.) from their airstream in the parking lot.  Wine for $5/glass, or 5/$20.  
Winery Hours: Friday 5pm-9pm
Phone: 206.632.7516

3409 Woodland Park Ave N.
Born of Scottish parents, raised in Switzerland, trained by the Dutch at the de Kooning Academie, figurative painter Fiona McGuigan brings a worldly view to her paintings of wrestlers and dancers. Her current work is all about capturing the human figure in motion, finding the moment of impact when bodies collide and exploring the nationalistic overtones found in images of Swiss wrestling.
Fiona’s work has been seen at the Whatcom County Museum in Bellingham, Gallery 110 in Seattle, Gallery One in Ellensburg, and at the Stage Gallery in New York.  Her paintings have also been shown at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, where Fiona trained and is now the assistant director.
Regular Hours: Th-Fri 4-8:30 pm, Sat. Noon-8:30 pm, Sun. Noon-5pm
Phone: 206.420.2407

1051 N. 35th St.
Artist: Dorothy Wayne (Glass Artist) & Teresa Jaworski (Classical Guitar)
Dorothy Wayne is a Ballard glass artist who has enjoyed creating colorful pieces for home and garden for about 10 years. Most of her pieces are fused glass, which means that she cuts, stacks, shapes and fuses glass in a kiln heated to about 1500 degrees. She then grinds and polishes the glass.   Wine and dessert will be served, and Teresa Jaworski will be playing Classical Guitar on opening night.
Phone: 206.632.1760

3516 Fremont Pl N
"Every moment we are exposed to countless details. We are not always aware of the details encounter but they can make life to be humorous, unpleasant, awkward and so many other things. I choose to emphasize these overlooked moments of life with hopes of finding some understanding.  We have to be willing to look deeper for meaning because many situations are not as simple as we think." - Gonzales 
BONUS: $1 off dumplings when you mention the phrase "Make Art, not war".
Phone: 206.387.1702
Regular hours: 5pm - late night, Everyday

3510 Fremont Place N 
Vivid, intricate visionary surrealism in acrylic & ink, inspired by mystery & transformation…  
Enjoy free jewelry inspection/cleaning and refreshments while you peruse!
Phone: 206.547.5551
Regular hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm

3601 Fremont Ave N., #101 (entrance on 36th)
"The Weak Signal Series lifts particularly glitchy stills from an old TV. I then paint based on the digital photos from the stills. I work in acrylics on canvas employing a technique mostly seen in Grecian pottery called sgraffiti. This entails painting or glazing over a darker ground a lighter ground and then exposing the darker ground through the act of scratching or drawing into the surface. This creates a highly graphic line that is the armature of the rest of the picture. I strive to get the nature of the life behind the gaze of my subjects. It is their character that informs the line and color." - Willis
Regular hours: Tu-Th 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm,Su 5-10pm
Phone: 206.632.2266