On Friday, June 12 from 6pm to 9pm, the Senior Center of West Seattle will be hosting a Sip and Paint fundraising night. Attendees will create their very own watercolor painting while having the opportunity to work with a skilled instructor. Sip wine and enjoy light snacks while you explore your inner artist. Sign up now to reserve your space for this popular event online at www.sc-ws.org or by calling (206) 932-4044 (ext #1). Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Planning to come with a few friends? Bring 5 people and get one free admission! Just remember, you must be 21+ to attend this event.
At the beginning of the week, the new Junction street banners were installed. These colorful designs, depicting different scenes from our neighborhood, are an update to the older, faded banners that use to grace our streets well, but were in need of a refresher.
The new banners feature five different designs each keyed into a unique aspect of West Seattle history and life. They are meant to inspire neighborhood pride for all of West Seattle. Design elements include the Alki Lighthouse as a symbol of our strong connection to water, the West Seattle Bridge, a salute to history with the streetcars, our weekly farmers market, and The Junction’s iconic Walk-All-Ways.
Jeff Rodriguez of Horsepower Design (who also creates much of the art, posters, and graphics for The Junction Association) spearheaded the design of the new banners. We think they look great and hope you do too!
The West Seattle Junction Association is always looking for ways to better connect with the community and get the information about our great neighborhood out to the public. We love social media for that reason, and have recently created our own Google+ page.
In addition to our Website, Facebook, Twitter, and various other social media sites, our Google+ page offers another way to get in touch with us and find pertinent info about The Junction. Google+ also has a place for visitors to add reviews and comments, so we’re hoping it will be a good landing place for those unfamiliar with The Junction to get an insider perspective on the neighborhood from you, our local experts!
If you have a chance, stop by and check out our new page here. We’d love to hear your feedback and reviews too!
The Discovery Shop is doing some spring cleaning and is going to be closed for a few days to update fixtures, repaint, and move racks and merchandise around in the store. They will be closed on Sunday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 2.
They will reopen on Wednesday, June 3 with their new look, but the mission remains the same: to generate funds for the American Cancer Society. Discovery Shop will still offer quality resale items, friendly customer service and a shared, caring community of hope.
Stop in on and after June 3rd to check out the refreshed space and to hunt for some great finds. Also make sure to check out their ongoing specials:
Monday – Active Military and Veterans receive 20% off their purchase. ID required.
Tuesday – Seniors age 55+ receive 20% off.
Saturday – 20% off for HS students with school ID.
Sunday – 40% off all men’s wear.
On your actual birthday receive 20% off your purchase of regular priced items.
Discovery Shop Store Closure
Sunday, May 31 to Tuesday, June 2 / Reopening on Wednesday, June 3rd /
The West Seattle Farmers Market is growing, and this time they are taking it to the streets! The Farmers Market is moving to its new home on California Avenue, between Alaska and Oregon Streets in The Junction starting Sunday, June 14th. This move will allow for more room and an improved layout, while also creating the opportunity to interact more with our local businesses and community. The June 14th market will kick off this exciting change with some special opening day celebrations, of which we will have more details to share soon.
Also, as a heads up, there will be no parking on California between Alaska and Oregon from 7am-4pm on Sunday, June 14. Any cars parked on California during that time period will be towed, so make sure to plan ahead if you’ll be out late in The Junction on Saturday night and plan to leave your car.
There will also be ample signage during the one-block street closure to direct traffic around The Junction. This should help make the transition smoother for pedestrians and drivers alike.
Emerald Water Anglers is taking their Guide Cook-Off to a new level. Join them at Lincoln Park on Saturday, May 30th for this 7th annual event to test some fun products, learn some new skills, and of course–eat some good food.
They have arranged for the Winston, Scott, Hardy, Echo, Patagonia, Bauer, and Nautilus sales reps to all be on hand with the full array of products for people to test cast with. The pro staff and FFF certified casting instructors will also be on hand to provide free casting instruction to anyone who would like to hone their skills a bit before the summer really kicks in.
They will also have a line up of the Epic Glass rods from New Zealand on hand to test cast as well.
The cook-off, for those who haven’t been to it before, features the Emerald Water Anglers staff competing against each other for the best shore lunch they can whip up. They can spend $40 and have 30 minutes to make enough for 3 people. Plates will be judged by a panel of food experts as well as the attending crowd.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to the Emerald Water Anglers Store by calling (206) 708-7250 or by emailing them at .
Fly Fest Demo Day and 7th Annual Guide Cook-off with Emerald Water Anglers
This event is FREE, all ages, and open to the public!
The fun doesn’t stop after the broadcast is over: KEXP’s DJs plan to take over the neighborhood, spinning at various venues around West Seattle – plus two great nighttime concerts!
KEXP Hood to Hood Event
Noon to 6:00 PM
1:00 PM: Live set by John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats
3:00 PM: Live set by Miami Horror
4:10 PM: Live set by Telekinesis (Acoustic)
5:30 PM: Live set by Hop Along
KEXP DJs Take Over West Seattle
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Featuring KEXP specialty DJs spinning at various venues throughout West Seattle.
KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 1
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Featuring: SISTERS, Fauna Shade, and Bod
KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 2
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Bands and cover to be determined
The West Seattle Junction Association, Windermere-West Seattle and West Seattle Computers are once again teaming up to bring you free shredding and electronic recycling services on Saturday, May 30. Please bring your old statements or other sensitive documents to be professionally destroyed on site. You can even watch your documents being cross-shredded via the viewing monitor. For a list of items that can be e-Cycled, please click here.
Only 2 more Rainbow Bingo’s until the summer break….
Friday, May 29th – Beach Blanket Bingo
Friday, June 26th – Viva Las Vegas Baby!
Join the Senior Center of West Seattle for an evening of fun, food, and prizes! Doors open at 6:00pm with Bingo starting at 7:00pm. These popular events usually sell out fast, so make sure to register online now at www.sc-ws.org.
After these last two events, Rainbow Bingo will be taking a break over the summer and will return in September. Don’t miss out!
From May 7th to June 27th, ArtsWest Gallery presents The Moon is Free, a group show featuring five artists exploring the internal logic of abstract painting. The artists include Lydia Bassis, Sue Danielson, Ken DeRoux, Koji Kubota and Junko Yamamoto. There will be a reception and artist talks on Thursday, June 11th from 6-9pm.
“What appeals to me, but can also frustrate me, is the central difficulty of abstraction: that while there may not be any “rules,” each painting develops its own internal logic, which cannot be known when the process begins.”
For high school students interested in the Ensemble Generated Theater Project, “an intensive theater program…[where] students will collaborate to create an original production from scratch”, make sure to register as soon as possible. Auditions are being held now for positions in this program. Check out the ArtsWest website for more info. To register email or call 206.938.0963.