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This month's First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle was on a gorgeous evening and many people were out enjoying themselves while looking at Art , listening to live music and taking in the general atmosphere. It's a great way to spend an evening and perhaps purchase some original art to add to your home.
This time I was going with a friend who wanted to see an Artist customer of hers, Fred Lisaius, (she is the manager of the Daniel Smith Artists' Materials Store in Bellevue) who was showing at the Linda Hodges Gallery. It was really cool to meet Fred Lisaius, and see his beautiful paintings in person, of course I checked out his website before hand! We also met up with two others and took our Art Walk around Pioneer Square .
We started at Occidental Park to visit the Art Booths, and I bought a beautiful necklace from Joy Gonyea-Robertson (Jewelry by Joy ) and I wore it the rest of the evening! We also stopped by to talk with Kim McCarthy at her booth (who works at Daniel Smith ) and see her work. The Art Booths have lots of very affordable art pieces...great place for gifts too!
Some of the Galleries we went to were: Grover/Thurston Gallery (Julie Paschkis' art was beautiful), and both Davidson Galleries. At the Davidson Contemporary I was looking forward to seeing an artist, Francesca Sundsten , whose paintings I had enjoyed seeing at a Madrona Broker's Open House in May, but she was not part of the July group show after all. A wonderful surprise for me was to discover a favorite artist/sculptor of mine at the Greg Kucera Gallery... Deborah Butterfield ! Being in the presence of Deborah's huge, graceful horses was a wonderful experience.
It was a fun evening and there was lots of great art out on display. Seattle has a very vibrant Art Community , and it's important to support our local artists...how much more wonderful would your home be with some original art?
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