December 2011

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


To inspire a quirky sense of holiday occasion, it's become a tradition in Fremont to crown the Lenin statue with lights and illuminate him like a Christmas tree.  With the help of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, we'll kick off this event at 5pm on Dec. 2nd with live music by the Fremont Philharmonic OrchestraSanta to greet the kiddos, donated hot beverages from Peet's Coffee and Tea, and sweet and savory goodies from Pie and Mighty-O Donuts!  Our Beginning Day Care is already decorating song sheets for a few Christmas Carol numbers from the crowd, and we'll have a banner for the little ones to decorate while they wait for their chance to play Santa's elves and help the jolly old guy flip the switch on the Christmas lights!  From there, it's on to art walking!
See the Lenin Lighting event webpage for more details.


3515 Fremont Ave. N
Phone: 206.547.4657
Regular hours: M-Sa 10am-6pm, Su 11am-5pm


3601 Fremont Ave N., #101 (entrance on 36th)
"Landscapes provide an array of environments and familiar imagery to work with as a
starting point. From here, elements of abstraction, color theory and spontaneity are
merged to form rural and urban scenes that appear to be in constant transition,
taking the viewer from what was to what may be. It is through this idea of continual
movement by which my work suggests that the places we know are always changing,
whether we are ready or not." - T.A. Roberts
Regular hours: Tu-Th 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm, Su 5-10pm
Phone: 206.632.2266

513 N. 36th St., Seattle WA 98103
Emily Alice Peck’s work is encaustic art, using wax, heat, and pigment.  She tells us that she started developing her technique almost 3 years ago:    “The canvas built of wood, using plaster/fresco base, color oil pastels, acrylic, oil, milk and clay paints.  The lines are etched, and finished with layers of wax.”  For Emily “the hands are connected to the heart".
Phone: 206.547.5730
Regular Hours: M,W,Th Noon-7pm, Fri-Sat. Noon-6pm, Sun. Noon-5pm. (Closed Tues.)

1300 N Northlake Way
Eric Rulona is a designer and a philanthropist. As a designer Rulona works with companies to communicate their messages, organize their workflows and transform goals into tangible artifacts. As a philanthropist, Rulona takes the stories of those in need and retells them to those in positions of giving using art, photography and design.  The exhibit on display at The 509 Wine Room showcases photos taken while working with NewDayKids, an organization working in rural Malawi. As a cofounder and program manager at NewDayKids, Rulona was witness to numerous touching stories from a small school in central Malawi and will be sharing some of these images throughout the month of December at the 509 Wine Room.
Wine for $5/glass, or 5/$20.  Enjoy live music by Blue Rooster (bluegrass, ragtime, and country blues band from Asheville, NC), and the famed mobile fare of Skillet (bacon jam!) in the winery parking lot.
Winery Hours: Friday 5pm-9pm
Phone: 206.632.7516

3516 Fremont Pl N
Artists: Various  
The Dumpling Tzar is hosting a Holiday Art Bazaar. Many of our past featured artists will be on site to show and celebrate their craft. Join us for live entertainment and refreshments.
BONUS: $1 off dumplings when you mention the phrase "Make Art, not war".
Phone: 206.387.1702
Regular hours: 11am - 2:30am, Everyday

3510 Fremont Place N 
Barclay's paintings are Bright & Bold!  Shifting blocks of acrylic color that take us on a journey through eternal time & into an urban geometry of emotions.  
Nico Rich Trunk Show!  Desirable, one of a kind pieces, with the highest quality gemstones & components.
Phone: 206.547.5551
Regular hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm

3508 Fremont Place N 
Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre will perform compositions by Sri Chinmoy and Sri Chinmoy's artwork will be on display.
Phone: 206.524.3663
Regular hours: M, W-F 8am-2:30pm, Sa-Su 8am-3pm

621 N. 35th St. (New Location!!!)
Born in Japan, Tomoko has lived in Seattle for the past 10 years.  "I’ve been drawing all my life, but I started to paint about 6 or 7 years ago. I’m always attracted to cute, weird, and happy things and draw them with my imagination. I grew up watching Japanese and European cartoons, of course. I love their imagination and beautiful colors and funny stories! I have very heavy influence from cartoons I grew up with. I love when people smile when they see my paintings. That makes me smile and makes me want to paint more!" -Uno
Phone: 206.547.5221
Regular hours: Daily 10am-7pm

309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, above LTD Bar & Grill
Ryan 'Henry' Ward is a Seattle based artist. Born and raised on a farm in Montana, he later moved to the Pacific Northwest and graduated with a degree in Art, Writing and Storytelling for Children from Fairhaven College in Western Washington.  Since June of 2008, Ryan has completed over 110 murals, and it is this body of work that he has become most famous for.  He wants the natural rawness of the painting process to show through his balanced, bright, and whimsical work.
Phone: 1.800.838.3006

420 N. 35th St.
Artist: Lewis Curtiss Jr., Paint and Collage

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!!!

No need to deny it, we've all had one (and while it never scored you a date, this time if could win you a prize)!  Show up at ArtFX for the December First Friday ArtWalk and show off your version of the world's worst Christmas sweater.  Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Most Overall Hideous, Best Lights And/Or Sound, Best Anti-Christmas Christmas Sweater, & Most Holiday Spirit.

Lewis' love of quilts and the fabric pieces they're made from, turned into collage once he realized that beautiful traditional quilt block designs could be interpreted using other materials and methods. Instead of an entire quilt, he chooses to focus on the individual block patterns. Despite the classic geometry of the designs Lewis chooses, the random visual energy of the papers he creates bring a new vision to these classic standards. The longer one looks at a block, the more you see in the visual depths of the texture, forms and colors.
Regular hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5pm
Phone: 206.545.7459

1051 N. 35th St.
Artist: Six Ceramic Artistslive guitar music by Teresa Jaworski
Six Ceramic Artists will be showing a variety of unique pieces including totems, birdhouses, jewelry, candle holders and holiday ornaments. Refreshments and live guitar music by Teresa Jaworski, member of the Seattle Guitar Orchestra.
Regular Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm.  Closed Mon.
Phone: 206.632.1760

122 NW 36th St.
Artists: Russ Olson and Maynerd
Stop in at eve's gallery to see collaborative work by artists Russ Olson and Maynerd, working 1390 miles apart.
Regular hours: M-Sat 11-8pm, Sun. 11-7pm
Phone: 206.973.4470