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Get ready for Girls Gone Wild in Phinney Ridge

Did I catch your attention?  Ok, this is not the kind of Girls Gone Wild that’s advertised on MTV at 2:30 in the morning.  This is Girls Gone Wild Phinney/Greenwood style – in true art form. 

For next month’s Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk, Tasty Gallery at 7513 Greenwood Ave North and Bherd Studios at 8537 Greenwood Ave are featuring 100% work by women.  The show kicks off on Friday, February 10th at the art walk, and will run until March 6th at Tasty and March 2nd at Bherd.

Tasty’s show is called “Girls Gone Wild,” and Bherd’s is called “Pretty, Sexy, Dirty Girl.” Bherd will also feature some Burlesque dancers at the opening. 

This is the second year the galleries have teamed up to show all female-produced art. Girl Power!

Make this the week to donate a new toy in North Seattle (here’s where)

Besides the Toys for Tots and Toys for Joy fundraisers, a few other organizations are collecting toys this year in north Seattle for needy children.  Here are a few places that you can drop off a new, UNWRAPPED toy and support your neighbors:

Whole Foods Roosevelt:

The U-District Food Bank is collecting toys at the Roosevelt Whole Foods through Thursday, December 15th.

TASTY:

Tasty, the art gallery at 7513 Greenwood Avenue N, is collecting toys on behalf of Sadie’s Fight which benefits the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.  They’re collecting through December 20th.

Trunk Sale today (9/21) at Tasty Art Gallery in Phinney Ridge

Tasty, located at 7513 Greenwood Ave N, will be hosting a special Trunk Sale tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The sale features jewelry from Anthony Angel Fine Jewelry, feather and tinsel hair extensions from Fly Girl Feathers, and cosmetics from Stila Cosmetics.

If that’s not enough to bring you out, all the art at Tasty will be 15% off.  Oh, and enjoy the pink champagne 🙂

Greenwood-Phinney Summer Streets – this weekend!

Get ready for another shutdown of Greenwood/Phinney Avenue – this time for Summer Streets, a street fair that will run along the main road from N 65th to N 87th this Friday, August 12th, from 6pm to 9pm.

In conjunction with the monthly Art Up Art Walk, we’ll find live music, free dance lessons in the street, aerial acrobats, games and more.  You can also vote for the neighborhood’s best drip in the Coffee Taste-Off.  And, there will be drop-in art activities for the kids.

Bring a can of canned food to contribute to the giant canned food pyramid (for the food bank, of course).

Several neighborhood galleries, like Tasty (one of my faves), will have performance art out on the street (and Tasty will have food art, too!).  See you there!

Photos: Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk

Last night was the opening of “The Big One” – The Greenw0od-Phinney Art Up Art Walk.  And while I only had time to visit a small handful of the open businesses (the Art Walk continues today from 12pm to 5pm), I snapped a few great shots the awesome atmosphere!

It’s not just paintings you’ll see on the art walk, its performance art, too.  Crowds were stopping outside of The Greenwood Collective to listen to a little jazz saxophone:

Inside, all the participating studios were open with different themes, a DJ spinning music, and places to drop off canned food for the Greenwood Food Bank.  The art was beautiful!

Another huge crowd was gathered outside of the soon-to-be-open The Yard Cafe.  It took me awhile to realize what was going on, but Firelight Forge had set up a live forge and was creating pieces in front of the crowd.  Turns out, they also created the fence that surrounds The Yard’s outdoor seating area.

As usual, Tasty was completely packed and buzzing with excitement.  It may have been the free champagne – or perhaps owner Sheri Hauser’s new ‘do to match their current exhibit, “Take Flight.”

If you’ve never done the Art Walk before, this is the one to go to – it’s an easy walk down Greenwood Avenue, and businesses displaying works are very clearly marked.  There are lots of food and drink specials, live music performances, and other fun aspects to the art walk, so head over there today before it’s gone!

One Tasty Year – Greenwood’s funkiest gallery turns a year old

Art is boring, right?  People all dressed in black and white, examining fancy expensive pieces at a downtown gallery and sounding smarter than the average person.  It’s just dull.  And certainly not fit for a girl like me, who wears pink almost every day and enjoys a pint of beer over a glass of white wine.

But not at Tasty, a gallery on Greenwood Ave that’s often decked out in bright colors and always funky.

Tasty is approaching their first anniversary – local Greenwood resident Sheri Hauser opened the shop last March with her husband.  It was their first time opening a new business and working for themselves and was a decision years in the making.  Hauser worked in marketing for years and began putting on local art shows as a hobby – a hobby that still hasn’t stopped growing. 

The pieces in Tasty are constantly changing – this month, Hauser is featuring a “Tickled Pink” exhibit – featuring art by women only.  Next month for their anniversary is a show entitled “Heroes, Vixens and Villains” focusing on a comic book theme.  Many may have noticed the ever-changing front window display, currently decked out in Valentine’s Day colors but soon to change to match the new show.

Of the 60 or so artists currently featured inside Tasty, about 90% are from Seattle.  Right now, you can find incredible paintings by Laurie McClave, funky vases by Barry McAlister, and an amazing collection of art from Sarah Chambers called “Glitter Mortis.”

You can also find something I didn’t expect, partially hidden in a back room: a huge collection of Funko bobble head toys, many limited edition. 

But although the inventory constantly changes, Hauser hopes Tasty will remain for years to come.  It’s her dream to run this gallery for the rest of her career – but she’s not just stopping there.  She is also making it a goal to unite all the Seattle Art Walks so that information and helpful tips can be shared between the artists, and she’s working closely with the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce to help promote more local business events and community collaboration.

The customers at Tasty come in two main varieties – first, the collector looking for specific pieces and travelling from all over the Puget Sound to find them.  Secondly, the local – like me.  Tasty is a great spot to pick out funky gifts for a special friend.  You can get great jewelry pieces, colorful pottery, and even choose from one-of-a-kind party hats.  Until you go in, you just never know what you’re going to find. 

I asked Hauser why they chose the spot they did to open up shop.  “We looked at lots of locations, from Georgetown to Belltown,” she said.  “But then we said ‘Duh’ and realized we wouldn’t be anywhere else but on Greenwood Ave.”  Hauser has lived in the neighborhood for years.  When I asked her where else she liked to shop and dine in the ‘hood, the list was almost endless – Oliver’s Twist, El Chupacabra, Frock Shop, Wish, and Pete’s Eggnest were among her favorites.

The Heroes, Vixens and Villains exhibit opens up at Tasty’s 1st Anniversary Party on Friday, March 11 from 6pm to 10pm.  This also happens to be the date of the next Art Up Phinneywood Monthly Art Walk.  Whether you’re looking for a large frame for the living room wall, or a pair of earrings that you won’t find anyone else wearing, it’s worth a stop in.  You might just find something you think is tasty.