Capitol Idea! (Happy Anniversary, Blitz Art Walk)

It’s the second anniversary of the Capitol Hill art walk! Check out these ways to celebrate!

Blitz’s Second Annual Mustache Walking Tours

Join one of the tours led by mustachioed local artists as they highlight a selection of June’s shows and venues. Tour participants are encouraged to BYOM, and mustaches will be provided for the mustache-less.

Joey Veltkamp’s Bear Picks!
meet at Vermillion Gallery
1508 11th Ave
6:00 pm
An easy art walk for lazy people and/or people who like to drink. We’ll meet up at Vermillion, have a drink and chat for a minute and check out the art within a 2 block radius. Beards and fake mustaches are highly encouraged!
STart Wall Project: Love, Loss and the Moveable City
meet at sign at the corner of E John and Broadway E
6:00 pm
Curious about the murals and installations round the big red wall in the middle of Capitol Hill? Jennifer Babuca, STart Program Coordinator, will lead the group around the Sound Transit construction wall, re-envisioned as an exhibition of temporary public art, including work by SpecsOne, Tim Marsden, Joey Veltkamp, Seattle Experimental Animation Team, Cameron Larson, Evan Blackwell, Baso Fibonacci, Vida Rose, and more.
Trip Down Idea Avenue (11th) with Jesse Higman
meet at Cal Anderson Park entrance at 11th and Denny
7:15 pm
Take a 40 minute trip down Idea Avenue (11th Ave.) with Seattle artist Jesse Higman, winner of City Arts Magazine’s Art Walk Award. Start by crossing the street to pour a painting in Seattle Jesse’s studio. Continue down 11th to the studios of Greg Boudreau (fellow Art Walk Award nominee) and Trapeze Studio. Pass through Hugo House gardens, the layers of posters, drizzled tags, practice spaces and rendezvous. Follow signs with Jesse down to where the ideas are distilled.
The Belly Button of Blitz! Olive Way Mustache Tour
Meet at Ghost Gallery
504 East Denny Way, corner of E Denny and Summit Ave
6:00 pm
Charming local artists Michael “Full Face” Alm (i.e., mustachioed + bearded) and Kendal “Femistache” Tull-Esterbrook guide you on this walking tour up Olive Way.
Do Pike/Pine With Ellen Forney
meet at Frame Central
901 E Pike
7:00 pm
Cartoonist and Blitz co-organizer Ellen Forney guides you in and out of selected venues on Pike and Pine.

Blitz After Party!

End your evening at the Blitz after party at The Baltic Room. Live DJ, Local Artists, live entertainment and great drink specials 7 – 9p. Come for a night of art, music and who knows what else!

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