Junction Plaza Park Sculpture Celebration

artwork-small-jppHave you seen the beautiful kinetic sculpture at Junction Plaza Park? Meet us at the park to hear about the history behind the capstone of the Junction art project, plus meet the group who made this happen.
Junction Plaza Park is a .15 acre park in the heart of the West Seattle Urban Village. It was dedicated in 2010 and is owned and maintained by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Under the project management of Seattle Parks and Recreation, the park land was purchased with initial funds from the Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund and a park design was completed with significant public input. In 2007, developer Blue Star Management was granted an alley vacation by the City of Seattle for their West Seattle development (now known as the Spruce Building). As part of the public benefit, $25,000 was dedicated to Junction Plaza Park.
In spring of 2015, the community was assigned a Parks and Recreation department project manager to help guide the final phase. A steering committee was also established at this time. The committee is made up of volunteer community members coming from various backgrounds and neighborhood perspectives. With a grant through Department of Neighborhoods, the project was completed in November, 2016.
Refreshments and snacks provided by your Junction merchants.
Thanks to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Art Walk Thursday November 10

west-seattle-junction-associationSave the date! November 10th from 6-9pm is the next West Seattle Art Walk. Click! Design That Fits will be featuring a number of incredible jewelry artists in their store, including Broken Plates, Zoe Comings, Rain City Forge, Catherine Grisez, Karen Konzuk and Chikahisa. Join Click! and other local businesses this Thursday.

Junction True Value Hardware Annual Christmas Open House

14882303_1352461921433391_9120217281962240303_oJunction True Value Hardware annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4747 44th Avenue SW in West Seattle.  New this year is an ugly sweater contest from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m.  The winner receives a $100 Junction True Value Gift Card! Sing along with the Christmas carolers. Enjoy homemade cookies; hot apple cider; free popcorn; free gifts; and spin-to-win prizes. Enter drawings for a Weber gas grill and a boy’s bike and girl’s bike. 


Once again, starting November 12th, they will have a donation area set up to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable, canned and packaged foods to the Christmas Open House. We’ve got a big container to fill and we need your help! 


Junction True Value Hardware truly appreciates your business, they look forward to seeing you at the Open House.

Hometown Holidays Annual Tree Lighting

West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting
West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting

Join us in The West Seattle Junction to kick off Hometown Holidays with our Annual Tree Lighting Event on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 4:45 pm!

The Junction merchants presents the 13th Annual Tree Lighting being held in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska. It’s a community event for family, friends and neighbors.

The Endolyne Children’s Choir and West Seattle High School return as holiday favorites. Along with other local West Seattle musicians.

Come early for hot cocoa and cookies courtesy of Whole Foods Market

Check our Hometown Holidays Events page for the full Hometown Holidays events schedule bit.ly/2eMKSlT

Hometown Holidays


The Junction merchants are gearing up to bring you a fantastic holiday season! Check back often for updates.

Week 1

Saturday, November 26th – Small Business Saturday

Saturday, December 3rd – Tree Lighting Event and  Santa at 4:45pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, December 3rd – Night Market at Junction Plaza Park 4pm-8pm

Sunday, December 4th – Holiday Farmers Market 10am – 2pm



Week 2

Thursday December 8th Shop Late Thursday  until 9pm

Thursday, December 8th – Holiday Art Walk  6pm-9pm

Saturday, December 10th – Holiday Music with West Side Music Academy at Capers 5pm-7pm

Sunday, December 11th – Holiday Farmers Market and Santa at the All Walk 10am – 2pm


Week 3

Thursday December 15th Shop Late Thursday until 9pm

Thursday, December 15th Emerald City Voices starting at Junction Plaza Park then strolling the Junction 6pm – 7pm

Saturday, December 17th Casper Babypants at Easy Street Records 6:30pm <sponsored by the West Seattle YMCA>

Sunday December 18th Holiday Farmers Market, Kiwanis Coat Drive and Santa 10am – 2pm


Week 4

Thursday December 22nd – Shop Late Thursday until 9pm

Saturday, December 24th Last Minute Holiday Dash all day


Week 5

Saturday, December 31 NYE Celebrations till Midnight

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday


#SmallBizSat is Nov 26! The West Seattle Junction invites everyone to join the merchants and restaurants at our Shop Small celebration all day long.

Watch for announcements and savings alerts.

We hope you’ll have a great day shopping and eating at your favorite West Seattle small businesses.

Harvest Festival Activity and Craft Booths

Harvest Festival and Trick-or-Treat in the West Seattle Junction.

Sunday, October 30th

10am – 2pm

blog-postThe West Seattle merchants and community organizations have been planning another Harvest Festival event full of FREE, fun and family arts, crafts and game booths.


Family activities include:
Place mats
Veggie passport
Fly fishing/casting
Musical instruments
Gather/harvest seeds from spent plants to create seed packets
Balloon Popping
Witch Hat Toss
Pumpkin bowling with squash pins and pumpkin tic-tac-toe
Children’s activity book
Sensory pit in a fall theme
Photo booth
Spinning wheel
Trail mix
Tealight lanterns
Silly Putty Melting Jack-O-Lantern
Halloween-themed maracas
Spider web marble painting
Haunted house
Prints of different vegetables and fruits
Cotton candy
Hand turkeys and pumpkin toothpicks
Dig for treasure
Join us in the West Seattle Junction for booths, Farmers Market, chili cook off (starts at 11am) parade (starts at 11:30am) and trick or treats (starts at 12 Noon).


Chili Cook Off Contenders Announced

Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 30th 10am – 2pm

Chili Cook Off 11am at the All Walk by Key Bank


The Chili Cook-Off is happening once again during Harvest Festival! It’s your chance to vote for the 2016 Harvest Festival Best Chili.

Starting at 11am, local restaurants will go bean-to-bean in what could be one of the fiercest chili battles to date.







Come early, as this tasty battle is limited to only the chili on hand. $10.00 per 9-chili flight. All proceeds go directly to the West Seattle Food Bank with a goal to raise $3,000 this year.

Our chili competitors are:

Easy Street Café

Elliott Bay Brewery (winner 2015)

Husky Deli

The Westy

NEW to the Junction! Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery



Grilling Greek Catering Company

Brookdale Senior Living


Who will be winner in 2016? Only YOU can decide.

Photo Credit: West Seattle Blog 2014 competition



Westside Neighbors Network






New Neighborhood Group in West Seattle. Here’s their vision for West Seattle seniors.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 11th 5pm – 6:30pm Senior Center of West Seattle

We are working to create a Village on the Westside.  A Village is a member-driven, intergenerational, grassroots organization bringing neighbors together to help each other stay in their community as they age.  Members have one-call access to volunteer help for in-home services, transportation and vetted service providers as well as social and educational events that support connectedness and friendships.  At its core, a Village is based on reciprocity – with Village members using their skills to help other members while receiving the support they need to remain in their community.

The Village movement began in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in 2002 and has since spread to over 200 communities nationwide.  There are currently 3 Villages in Seattle and several other neighborhoods are in various stages of planning theirs.  Our village is called “Westside Neighbors Network.”  Our stated mission is: To nurture a lively and engaged community that celebrates and supports positive aging.  Village members connect with each other, with knowledge, and with resources to enable them to live full lives as they age in their westside neighborhood.

For more information please visit our website: westsideneighborsnetwork.org or email

Do you have a West Seattle neighborhood group? Email to be highlighted. Committed to connecting West Seattle.