Please have masks on at all times – even while in your vehicle.
1. Drive-up to parking lot entrance on 42nd Ave (closest to SW Oregon)
2. You will be directed to drive forward – watch for the volunteers in the orange vests
3. Survey-takers will ask a few questions
4. You will be directed to the correct drop-off points (if you have multiple items you’ll drive to each point)
5. Please wear a mask at all times
6. You will be unloading your own vehicle
7. You will exit back onto 42nd Ave (closest to QFC)
8. Please maintain 6ft distance at all times
1. Walk-up to the middle entrance on 42nd Ave
2. There will be a volunteer at a table taking donations
3. Please wear a mask at all times
4. Please maintain 6ft distance at all times
ACCEPTED ITEMS INCLUDE:
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
Paper for shredding (limit 4 boxes) – you CAN bring confidential documents – thanks Junction Windermere
Clothing & linens
Household goods (for reuse – in good condition)
Small appliances (non-freon)
NOT ACCEPTED ITEMS INCLUDE:
Automotive waste Furniture
Broken household goods
Garbage or yard waste
Non-recyclable or non-reusable items
Would you like to volunteer for the event? We are looking for traffic control volunteers who can assist in keeping the lines of cars going and helping our neighbors get to the right recycling station. Sign up here on the volunteer web page.
Sidewalk Sale and Record Store Day in the Junction – Saturday, August 29th 7 AM (Record Store Day starts) and Noon (Sidewalk Sales begin)
Shopping at Summer Fest is one of the many reasons people from all around the region visit West Seattle over the 3-day festival. We were not able to present the festival this year, but that’s not going to stop the Junction from celebrating the origin of Summer Fest – the West Seattle Sidewalk sale!
Summer Fest started as a merchant sidewalk sale 37 years ago with many of the West Seattle businesses still holding that tradition true by offering sidewalk sales throughout Summer Fest.
Join the Junction businesses (outside w/masks on), on Saturday, August 29th for a sidewalk sale Noon to 4 PM. The merchants have been saving their best deals since February for you.
Kicking off the Sidewalk Sale at 7 AM is the equally famous Record Store Day at Easy Street Records sale – there’s always plenty of deals for everyone!
Make sure you check out all the Sidewalk Sale merchants for deep discounts:
A La Mode Pies will be offering a 10% discount on all A la Mode merchandise – t-shirts, aprons, pie servers, mugs, and candles. While you’re there, be sure to choose from the assortment of petite pies and whole pies.
Bikram Yoga Will have yoga mats, towels, protein powders, yoga straps, yoga clothes and instructional manuals all at a 30% discount.
Carmilia’s shop the sale racks for the best discounts! Carms is making room for all the cozy fall fashions.
CAPERS You’ll save 50% to 75% off end-of-season goods like summer handbags, linens, hats, French dinnerware, and plenty of home decor! Go early-open at 10 am!
City Mouse – always fun to shop the sales on the sidewalks by City Mouse. Watch for summer discounts and racks full of surprises.
Click Design That Fits Stop by Click! to see what the design mavens have on sale. They will have tables set up outside with a whole lotta discounted goods including pieces from Hobo, select apparel, bar, and kitchen faves and even some puzzles! Don’t miss the samples and seconds area with items starting at $1. Masks are required and we’ll have a sanitizing station ready for use. It’s a perfect time to start on some early holiday shopping too.
Darby Winery (pop-up on California Ave) will have some of their new growlers which can be filled inside the tasting room right around the corner!! Watch for their merch too.
Easy Street Records – Record Store Day 2020 is this Saturday! RSD will be doing everything to make this a safe shopping experience for everyone! To see the full list of rules & precautions that will be in effect (and the list of RSD drops) please visit this page.
Fleurt will have tables filled with deals during the Sidewalk Sale. Discontinued product up to 75% off. Testers of candles and lotions for sale for $2.00. Select clothing up to 50% off. Shoes 50% off. Look for a table with everything on it for just a $1.00!
Lika Love will have up to 75% off sale items! For every $100 you spend Lika Love will give you a golden coin that is good for your first drink on them at in The Heart.
Menashe and Sons will be outside with tables laden with sales items! Usually reserved for Summer Fest, these goods will go fast. Friday and Saturday.
My Three Little Birds is excited about the sidewalk sale! They will have a ton of great items ready to go. Too many to list, but be sure to shop the NEW See Kai Run Fall Kid’s Shoes – all on sale at 40%Off!!! Plus other great deals for Saturday.
Nurturing Expressions Located on 44th by Junction True Value, Nurturing Expressions will have soft and snugly sale items for moms and kids.
Pegasus Book Exchange “Book Flights” (like a beer flight!). A flat $20 for a bag full of excellent, pre-selected books. These have been super popular since Pegasus introduced them two weeks ago! Bags that are a true mix of genres, as well as literature bags, mystery/thriller bags, romance/women’s fiction, and kids’ picture books. Pegasus will be offering buy 4 raffle tickets, get the 5th free this weekend only. It’s also Indie Bookstore Day Saturday! Dealer’s choice book to anybody who makes a purchase on Sat or Sun. Based on what the customer buys, Pegasus will pick another book that will be a surprise delight! No minimum purchase.
Stop ‘N Shop is digging deep for treasures to put on sale. Watch for tables and racks on the sidewalks full of items. Plus, you’re supporting the Senior Center of West Seattle with every purchase.
West 5 Will have some fun things to share with you this Saturday! Including the FAMOUS Mai Tai kits. See the pop-up window at West 5 for all the deals! Treats, t-shirts, stickers, tote bags! Swing on by on Saturday and say hello!!
Wild Rose’s – 50% off, all kimonos sale price of $29 and inside sales throughout the shop. Tons of new and consignment items too!
VAIN – Handbags! Sunglasses! Jewelry! So much will be on sale.
Do you know how someone might wear their heart on their sleeve? Well, now you can wear your Attitude/Wistfulness/Annoyance/Dark-sense-of-humor about the West Seattle Bridge situation proudly. More than 6,800 friends and defenders of West Seattle voted on their favorite designs, from among 63 entries, and the top three designs have been a huge hit.
First mailing September 3rd deadline August 12th Second mailing October 13th deadline September 21st Third mailing December 8th deadline November 16th – just in time for the holidays! Fourth mailing December 17th deadline December 7th – still in time for the holidays!
Did you receive your West Seattle Bridge shirt, but need an exchange? Email the Junction here. You can bring back the shirt for a different size or a full refund if the shirt is unworn.
PLEASE NOTE: If you place an online order after December 7th, there is no guarantee the shirt will be in stock as our final order date has passed. We will be in contact if the order cannot be filled and will issue a refund.
You can purchase the T-Shirts at local West Seattle retailers too.
Printed locally in SODO!
Congratulations to the three winners!
Greetings from Accidental Island
T-Shirt Canvas Brand 100% ringspun cotton/pre-shrunk – Men’s (unisex sizing) and Hanes Brand 100% cotton/pre-shrunk Women’s $29 – shipping included
Long Sleeve District Brand 100% ringspun cotton super soft in unisex sizing $32 – shipping included
“Great Neighbors, Terrible Bridges: For those of us on the westside, Accidental Island is the mandatory staycation destination of 2020. Pull up your beach chair and dust off your Castaway VHS, baby, ’cuz we’re all in this together… and this is one marooning we’ll never forget!” Available in men’s and women’s sizes.See more views and the size charts here. Ready to order? Click the green button.
Mike Shaughnessy / Bradi Jones
T-Shirt Canvas Brand 100% ringspun cotton/pre-shrunk – Men’s (unisex sizing) and Hanes Brand 100% cotton/pre-shrunk Women’s & Youth $29 – shipping included
Long Sleeve District Brand 100 ringspun cotton super soft in unisex sizing $32 – shipping included
“With a nod to the Brit catchphrase, this design was originally conceived as a limited-run sticker design of 100, just for personal fun. Friends convinced me to enter it into the T-shirt design contest.” Available in men, women and youth sizes.See more views and the size charts here. Ready to order? Click the green button.
So Close Yet So Far – $29 Next Level 100% ringspun cotton/pre-shrunk – Men’s (unisex sizing), Hanes Brand 100% cotton/pre-shrunk Women’s & Youth $29 – shipping included
Long Sleeve District Brand 90% cotton/10% Polyester super soft in unisex sizing $32 – shipping included
“My brother lives downtown and by crow, we’re only 2.5 miles apart and what was usually only a 10-minute drive is now 25 without traffic. So close yet so far. But it’s okay – the peninsula has plenty to do here so we don’t really notice so much. My husband and I moved here three years ago this spring. I designed this reflecting on the luck we’ve had to live and find community in West Seattle just by random chance. I’m originally from rural Minnesota and my husband is from East Dallas and we met while living in Chicago. We knew we wanted to move west and West Seattle is the place we share together, home for both of us (and our two pups). We can find tacos as good as he grew up on in Texas, and the water and nature all around fills me with a sense of home (but even better). I could go on and on but I actually prefer keeping how great it is a secret so no one else comes here. Even though I know we are people who came here. Thank you to everyone who has made West Seattle feel like home.” Available in men, women, and youth sizes. See more views and the size charts here. Ready to order? Click the green button.
So Close Yet So Far $12 Tote Bag – shipping included
Limited edition So Close, Yet so Far tote bag. This two-tone heather grey and natural lightweight 100% recycled cotton tote bag is pretty perfect to pop in a pocket. Designed with a large main compartment and dual 24″ carry handles. Add this tote bag to your order on the order form.
What we at the Junction love about these designs is how they reflect the broad range of emotions we are all feeling about the Bridge, each with its own graphic twist. Order the one that best matches where you are! See more views and the size charts here.
How can I get my own West Seattle Bridge shirt?
You can pre-order a West Seattle Bridge T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt now through this link. T-shirts are for sale at select West Seattle retailers now, long-sleeved shirts in late November:
Check back for more retailers that are signing up daily!
Please note: if you are looking for specific sizes or styles, or specific quantities, pre-order is your best bet to ensure availability. Not every retailer will have every size, but with pre-order, you will get exactly what you request.
How much do they cost for pre-order?
$29 for all T-shirt sizes (youth available for “Mind the Gap” and “So Close Yet So Far”). $32 for all long-sleeved shirts adult unisex. All pre-orders will be mailed, and prices include tax and shipping.
Questions? or 206-935-0904
How much do they cost through the Junction?
The cost for the T-shirts is $29 which includes tax and shipping. The cost for the long-sleeved is $32 which includes tax and shipping.
How much do they cost at a retail store?
The cost of the T-shirt is $26 and $29 for the long-sleeved at a retail store, plus tax.
Stories have been the cornerstone of my life for 30+ years … as a news reporter for the Los Angeles Times and United Press International, as a field producer and scriptwriter for KCBS-TV, as a public relations manager, and as a successful book publisher. In my professional capacity, I have reported on, written about, and worked with people at their best and also at their most vulnerable. I live and work in West Seattle, and I bring a journalist’s skill-set to all of my video work. I’d like to apply these skills to your story.
Let’s play BINGO! Ready to have some fun? There are TWO ways to play! Play for the fun of it.
1. Pick up your Junction BINGO card (see below). Bring your BINGO card with you when you visit the participating locations. The location will initial the square once you complete your purchase. Once you have completed one line across, one line down or a diagonal line (including the free space), drop off any participating businesses by Wednesday, October 21st for a chance to win gift cards to some of your favorite stores. FIVE LUCKY WINNERS will each receive $250 in gift cards and you’ll be receiving discounts along the way. One entry per person.
2. When you shop in-store or dine at the restaurant, or use pick-up, you’ll receive this blue paper bingo card (not eligible on shipping or delivery). Hold on to it! Join the Junction for five separate bingo games online via Facebookand Instagram. Fab gifts and prizes will be yours ranging from $10 to $50!
The Junction will have FIVE live drawings on Facebook and Instagram every other Wednesday at 7 PM:
Wednesday, August 26th, 7 PM Congratulations to the winners! $200 in gift cards called LIVE from Matador.
Wednesday, September 9th, 7 PM Congratulations to the winners! $200 in gift cards called LIVE outdoors!
Wednesday, September 23rd, 7 PM Join us LIVE at Talaricos! $25 gift card to Hotwire Coffee, $25 gift card to The Beer Junction, $50 gift card to Talaricos!
BIN 41 – Receive 10% off entire purchase of $30 or more.
CAPERS – Buy a Barr-Co. 8oz hand sanitizer for home and receive a 2 oz. purse sanitizer for “on the go” for FREE Reg 19.95 Special 12.95. Capers offers in-store shopping, curbside pick-up, free West Seattle delivery, personal in-store shopping appointments, and virtual shopping appointments.
CARMILIA’S – Spend $75 or more and receive a FREE mask! Carmilia’s offers in-store shopping, curbside pick-up, virtual shopping, and free local West Seattle delivery.
CITY MOUSE – Spend $50 and get $10 off your next purchase! City Mouse offers in-store shopping, curbside pick up, free local West Seattle delivery and free shipping.
CUPCAKE ROYALE – Purchase one full-sized cupcake, receive another of equal or lesser value for FREE! Cupcake Royale offers pickup to-go, and shipping.
CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS – FREE Swedish Dishcloth with a purchase of $30 or more. In-store and online (use code BINGO for online orders). Click! offers in-store shopping, curbside pickup, free local West Seattle delivery, shipping.
DUMPLINGS OF FURY – Spend $25 and receive a FREE BBQ Hum Bao. Dumplings of Fury offers delivery and pickup, limited outdoor seating.
ELLIOTT BAY BREWERY – Receive $1.00 off ANY growler fill. Elliott Bay offers in-restaurant dining, curb-side delivery, and delivery.
FLEURT – Buy one item and receive 50% off the second item for anything in the store. 50% off will be the lesser value item. Fleurt offers in-store shopping, curbside pick-up, virtual shopping, free West Seattle delivery, shipping.
You can pick up a bingo card at any participating businesses.
We’re all connected in some way, united (even more so now) on the West Seattle peninsula.
Your downtown wants to make sure everyone in West Seattle knows all about the great gems that make our neighborhood an amazing place to call home. You don’t have to cross the bridge (well…) to experience the best that Seattle has to offer – we have it right here. We’re reaching out to the community to spread the word in many ways:
We’ll be TALKING about the importance of local businesses and the role they play in our community.
We’ll be PLAYING in our community through the Junction BINGO games (more details below).
And we’ll be APPEALING to the neighborhood to shop at local businesses to help West Seattle thrive.
Our local business flavor is a big part of what we love about the neighborhood. West Seattle is awesome because whether you’re talking about cool shops, the best ice cream, stellar restaurants, people who care, the walk-all-ways intersection, or the best sunsets in Seattle, we can all say, West Seattle – WE HAVE THAT!
Show your neighborhood pride the next time you visit a local Junction business (masks on please!) by finding and writing on a We Have That card what you purchased. The business will be proudly displaying your message. You can also share photos by posting on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and using the hashtag #wswehavethat #westseattlejunction. We’d love to see what you see, experience, and purchase in West Seattle because West Seattle – WE HAVE THAT! In the spirit of WE HAVE THAT, we’re also rolling out a BINGO game to not only show you we really do have that but also to spin in some fun.
Vote for your top five designs! Powered by your votes, three designs will be produced into West Seattle Bridge T-Shirts available for pre-sale, and at local West Seattle retailers. BE the voice of West Seattle, and show your community pride. You’ll be voting alongside your 80,000 West Seattle island neighbors. We’re on island time now, so take your time – the voting ends July 31st.
This is a historically remarkable time for West Seattle. The stay-home order is dramatically affecting our merchants and the bridge closure is intensifying our sense of isolation. We love living here, but we are getting hit harder than most neighborhoods. It’s been tough on everyone.
Art as an Expression of Solidarity
At the initiative of neighbor and volunteer Scott Ulrich, the West Seattle Art Walk is bringing artists and the community together to create a visual, emotional statement about our reality – as a benefit for our local businesses and local artists.
We are launching a West Seattle Bridge T-Shirt Design Contest to generate three different shirt designs for sale this summer. The artists of the three chosen designs will each receive $500 for their work.
All proceeds of the T-shirt sales will go toward the merchants who will be selling the t-shirts at their stores and to the West Seattle Junction who organizes the West Seattle Small Business Relief fund which, as of June 16, has already provided $104,000 to our local merchants and service providers to help cover essential monthly expenses like utility bills and payroll taxes.
Inspiration for the T-Shirt Artwork
The Art Walk’s goal is to create T-shirts with visual and/or verbal messages that inspire West Seattleites during this heavy time in our history. We would like all artists to consider the following as they create their designs:
Capture the essence of the situation
Raise awareness about the importance of the bridge closure to our community
Convey the love we have for West Seattle
We recognize that art is a very personal expression and you may have mixed emotions about the Bridge closure. While we do not want to inhibit creativity, we do aim to find a balance among sentiments conveyed in the designs that will appeal to our community, with a suggestion of:
Designs can be all illustration, all text, or a mix of both. One submission per artist.
Please note: While we welcome all submissions, artwork needs to be family-friendly to qualify for voting and selection.
West Seattle Chooses Winners!
All submissions are due on Friday, July 3, by noon (see below for more info about art preparation). The Art Walk will compile all qualifying submissions in a Facebook album and provide an online voting form – then it’s up to the community to vote for their favorites! Timeline specifics will be released shortly.
T-shirt designs will be silk screened and can have up to four (4) solid/spot/flat colors (PMS colors preferred)
Artwork needs to work on either a white, black or gray T-shirt, and will print approximately 8”x10”
All artwork submissions need to be final, production-ready files: 300 dpi at print size (vector graphics and/or Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop formats preferred). The printer will do separations.
>>>How do I submit my artwork?Fill out this short form online, where you can also upload your work. We need both the final file and a JPG for use in voting.
Here is the 2019 Summer Fest T-shirt for reference. The four colors are black, pink, red and yellow.
How Can You Buy Your Shirt?
The Art Walk will have a form to pre-order all shirts prior to production, and some merchants, if already open, will have them for sale. Shirts will be $29 (tax and shipping included) if pre-ordered, and $25 at local merchants. Pre-orders begin in late June, and availability will be two to three weeks later.
You can expect this timeline:
Call for Artists
Deadline for Submissions
Full four weeks+
Gather Submissions into Voting
July 6-July 9
Full four weeks
Full six weeks
5-10 business days
Week of September 28
Mail or drop to merchants
Thank you in advance for your love for West Seattle, and we are excited to see your ideas! As for every day, we will get through this together – and having a cool T-shirt will make things even better.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th. Not sure what to get that wonderful woman in your life (yourself included)?
Get your friends together and meet online for a virtual shopping spree. Every shopper has a chance to win a $150 gift card to each store too! How exciting. We’ll pick one random winner per virtual shopping spree when you comment with your order or ‘Pick me!”.
Sit back and relax as we walk you through some of your favorite stores. Plus, you’ll get to see a Junction celebrity Hey Dave!
For 38 years, the biggest festival in West Seattle has continued to evolve, starting out as the Sidewalk Sale, then the Street Fair, and now Summer Fest – it’s been a three-day celebration in the West Seattle streets and a tradition for many families.
The festival has been a July tradition in West Seattle since 1982, the same year Seattle became the Emerald City. Even prior to the West Seattle bridge being built (but that’s another story…).
After much discussion, the Junction has made the safest decision for the community – to cancel the 2020 Summer Fest – July 10-12th.
We are saddened but hopeful we will rise like a Westside phoenix to bring back Summer Fest stronger than ever July 2021.
In the meantime, we’re developing a plan for a block party-style community gathering that will be announced as soon as we’re confident it’s safe to bring people together. Current events and info from King Co Public Health give us hope for a late August date.
We’ll continue to monitor all health regulations and sincerely hope the Junction merchants can show appreciation of the outpouring of community support by bringing you one day that celebrates all the West Seattle goodness we’ve stored up through this pandemic.
While the vendors at Summer Fest can’t be with you on the streets, they can be with you virtually. Shop the vendors here, thanks for supporting them. We’ll see you in July 2021.
On California Ave in the Junction – June 27th and 28th
We need love and support more than ever. Show your pride by adopting a rainbow flag to fly the weekend of June 27th and 28th. Support love for all by adopting a 3′ x 5′ rainbow flag! Even though Pride Parade is cancelled, we can still show our support for all humankind.
In 2019 there was an outpouring of love, so show support again in 2020. We’ll be proudly flying 60 rainbow flags all along California Ave!
It’s an exciting and supportive project and we want you to be a part of the party. The rainbow flag program is a fundraiser for the West Seattle Junction, a nonprofit serving your community.
All 60 flags have been adopted!
Join the 2020 Rainbow adoptors here and thanks for supporting the LGBTQ community and all humankind