Art Walk this Thursday 6-9PM

Visit The Junction this Thursday for 2010’s first Art Walk. ArtWalk_2010 1Q

Participating merchants include:

8 Limbs Yoga, Bakery Nouveau, Carmilias, Coffee to a Tea with Sugar, Cupcake Royal & Verite Coffee, Edie Shoes, Elliot Bay Brewery, Funky Janes, Ginomai, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, Josh Boender Allstate Insurance, Keller Williams, Mural Apartments Gallery, Shadowland, Shoo Fly Pie, Twilight Art Collective, Wallflower Custom Framing, Wild Rose’s and Windermere Real Estate.

Featured Junction Host:

Wild Rose’s January Artist Marilyn Van Cleave


WILD ROSE’S presents “CROWS AND POEMS”
Oil paintings and poems by Marilyn Van Cleave
Marilyn is an impressionistic artist who explores the dynamism of living things as well as abstract compositions through the use of mixed medium, acrylics, and oils on canvas.


Buying Local in The Junction

How many local businesses can you support in one holiday shopping spree?Print

The possibilities are endless when you buy locally made goods from local businesses in West Seattle Junction! Here are even more opportunities to buy local, by locals!

Head over to Northwest Art and Frame for switch plate covers designed by Vashon Island artist Shelly Hurd – the variety of subtle patinas and colors makes them simply gorgeous. You’ll also find a variety of Northwest-made greeting cards and yummy home fragrances from Modern Notes, plus jewelry by Magnabilities – magnets let you switch out the stones on a whim.

If you’re not into jewelry, maybe a dog collar is in order – for your dog, that is. Next to Nature is selling Cycle Dog pet collars, made in Washington from recycled bike tubes. (Local and sustainable!) You can also buy From the Field organic catnip toys made with hemp and dog biscuits from West Seattle’s own Dutch Door Bakery.

CharltonMore local art can be found at Liberty Bell, where magnets, books, stationery, mugs, tiles, and more feature the work of popular Washington artist Jody Bergsma. While at JF Henry, serving pieces from Charlton Glassworks are sure to wow with Pacific Northwest flair.

Now, what about the hard-to-buy-for men in your life? How about a locally made, screen-printed T-shirt from Easy Street Records? And we’re certain they can point you to some great local music as well. (Pearl Jam still counts!) And there’s always that great stand-by of gift certificates – Easy Street has ’em, you can get some at local restaurants and bars like West 5, and also from Elliott Bay Brewery. Hey – that beer is made locally, too! Cheers!


A New Year, A New Might – Find it in The Junction

How will you find your new might?  Yoga, weights, finding your inner groove?

8 Limbs Yoga – 8 Limbs Yoga Centers is a supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive atmosphere in which yoga practitioners can learn and grow.

Bikram Yoga – The original “hot yoga”.  During class, every muscle, organ, gland, joint and system is addressed, while the mind is challenged to build concentration and focus. The benefits are endless – come and practice with us!

Fitness Together – At Fitness Together, you’ll get a certified personal trainer who will push you just hard enough to get results. And you’ll do it all in the privacy of our studio.

Snap Fitness – Get started with a fast, convenient and affordable workout every time. Minutes from your home and packed with the industry’s best cardio and exercise equipment, our gym gives you more for your money. Enjoy a better experience, achieve better results.

Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle – Community Acupuncture takes place in a healing group setting. Patients sit together in comfortable recliners and benefit from the healing energy from one another.

Mind, Body Spirit & Golden Koi Acupuncture

Highline Physical Therapy Highline Therapy Services has been providing comprehensive, quality care since 1977. We have an experienced clinician staff working in outpatient and inpatient settings. In addition, many of our therapists have specialized areas of expertise to help you reach your rehabilitation goals.

Therapeutic Associates  We provide you with top-notch care, which means not only possessing expert knowledge of the musculoskeletal system in general, but also maintaining special skills to go above and beyond to treat particular conditions. We continuously study the latest research in our field and the needs of our communities to determine what programs and services will be most beneficial and meaningful for our patients.

La Vida Massage We are a unique massage center focused on health, education and you. LaVida therapists are professionals who have been uniquely selected for their expertise in both the science and art of massage. The ease of movement, pain relief, and deep relaxation that can be achieved through massage will enable you to more fully engage in what life has to offer.

West Seattle Wellness West Seattle Wellness is a unique alternative health center that offers Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Organic Skin Care, Psychotherapy and more. The experienced massage therapists and healing practitioners at West Seattle Wellness are dedicated to tailoring their holistic services to meet your individual needs.

Sparks Chiropractic Health Care Center Sparks Chiropractic Health Center & Seattle Spine and Wellness Center are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Dr. Catherine Sparks is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care.

Bella Nouveau European Day Spa We offer a unique blend of old world charm and modern medical skin care to create a relaxing getaway in the heart of West Seattle’s main Alaska Junction.

Well Medical Arts Welcome to Well Medical Arts. Our mission is to help you look and feel your best.
We believe that inner health promotes outer beauty.

Dr. Susanne Gee Dermatology Dr. Gee believes that the personal relationship between the physician and patient is key to the successful treatment of the skin. We know that by providing our patients with the concern, attention and customer service they deserve, our company will continue to grow and prosper.

A-Plus-Hearing Aid

 Bartell Drugs # 16  Bartell Drugs is a family owned company. We are honored to be a part of the Puget Sound Community and dedicated to the neighborhoods our stores serve. Bartell’s commitment to the vitality and well being of our customers and employee associates is the foundation for our community involvement.

General Nutrition Center

Pharmaca West Seattle

Super Supplements 


Art Walk and Shop Late, Buy Local By Locals!

It’s Art Walk and Shop Late night, so we decided to help you double up on your local buying, too. Stop by these Junction businesses to buy goods made by more local businesses. Buy local by locals – that’s a win-win!

Stylish shoppers will want to check out Seattle-made Chemical Wedding handbags at Clementine – they’re riveted androbot riveting. While you’re there, shop the recycled-tin art of local Jenny Fillius. (Now you’re shopping locally and sustainably – good for you!)

Speaking of local art, you’ll find nothing but at Twilight Artist Collective, home exclusively to locally made art, jewelry, clothing, and more. (And yes, the clothing and jewelry at Twilight are works of art in their own right.

More ultra-stylish local designs can be found at Carmilias, featuring the jewelry of Jules from Ballard and Theresa Gionet of West Seattle.

Haute Goat CashmereAt Capers, there are jewelry designs by West Seattleite Susan Goodwin; Sandra June handbags – that’s another West Seattle maker; and bath and body care by Sweet Petula, the business of former Capers employee Cory Smith. If you’ve always wanted a little cashmere luxury, how about a Haute Goat scarf made from recycled cashmere – more points for being both local and sustainable! You can also pick up a copy of the 2010 Mixed Greens calendar to support eating local in the Northwest.

Bye, locals!


The Holiday Spirit – Get it on!

Get in the Spirit with Hometown Holidays – Tree Lighting on Saturday

Tree lighting, Santa photos, carriage rides, gift shopping—if you’re not in the holiday spirit, The Junction’s Hometown Holidays events are sure to fix that. Here’s just a sampling of how we’ll help get your ho-ho-ho on:

 

Saturday, December 5, 5 p.m.: Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting

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Photo: Creighton via West Seattle Blog

It’s the main event: the 6th Annual Tree Lighting Event featuring music, entertainment, and a chance to win $6500 or tickets to Stevens Pass Ski Resort. Farmers Market Parking Lot, 44th and Alaska Ave SW.

Sunday, December 6, Noon-4 p.m.: Santa Photos, Gift Wrap, and Carriage Rides

Now we’re really getting in the spirit with professional Santa photos by Donna Ryan Photography (a suggested $10 donation will go to West Seattle charities) and gift-wrapping by Swee Swee Paperie. At the Hometown Holidays Headquarters, 4218 SW Alaska (around the corner from Cupcake Royale).

Also from noon-4, enjoy a traditional carriage ride down California pulled by beautiful Belgium Draft Mules. Depart on California in front of KeyBank.

And don’t forget, Thursday December 10, 6-9 p.m. is our annual Art Walk & Shop Late. Fantastic art, drinks and snacks, and lots of places to buy local for the holidays. We’ll be there with jingle bells on!


Parties and Deals in The Junction

It’s the Holiday Season: Parties and Deals All Over the Junction

Lots of holiday parties, lots of holiday savings in the Junction this week and all month long:

Thursday, December 3, 7 p.m.: Holiday Gala at Sweetie. 20% off all purchases, free hors d’oeuvres, wine, champagne—and sweets, of course—plus a raffle of many prizes. The Sweetie crew promises “more affordable collections and styles than ever before.”

folding clothes at capersSaturday, December 5, 1-5 p.m.: SC Collection Jewelry Trunk Sale at Clementine. Shirley Chiu calls her SC Collection “jewelry as inspiring as the woman who wears it.” See for yourself at a trunk show at Clementine, with 25% off the SC Collection and free holiday bubbly. The show continues through Sunday.

Saturday, December 5, 1-6 p.m.: Pet Portraits and “The Beautiful” Jewelry Show at Wild Rose’s. Stop by Wild Rose’s Antiques & Gifts to take advantage of $40 8”x10” colored drawing pet portraits by artist Cody Blomberg—great gift for animal lovers—in store from 1-4 p.m. From 2-6 p.m., you can also shop “The Beautiful” Jewelry Show.

Throughout December: Daily Deals from Clementine. Clementine just announced its second annual December Daily Sale. Check the Clementine blog each day for a new sale item—recent entries include Vivienne Westwood rain boots. Sale prices last just 48 hours, while supplies last.

While in The Junction, enter to win in our $6500 Holiday Giveaway!


Hometown Holidays kicks off with our annual Tree Lighting Event on December 5

Make your way to the parking lot at the southeast corner of 44th Ave. SW and SW Alaska Street in The Junction at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 for the 6th Annual Tree Lighting Event.

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Enjoy music, entertainment, holiday revelry, prizes and more with well-known emcee, West Seattle’s own, Marty Riemer. The first three drawing for our huge $6500 Holiday Giveaway will be taking place and everyone can enter to win tickets to Stevens Pass Ski Resort.

The Endolyn Children’s Choir will be signing at 5:10 p.m. followed by an inspiration talk from West Seattle Christian Church Pastor Dan Jacobs at 5:20 p.m.

We’ll be giving out our West Seattle Volunteer Awards and drawing for those ski tickets between 5:35 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., with the grand finale tree lighting and carol singing happening at 5:50 p.m.

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This is always such a fun and festive event, we can’t wait to see you there!


The Junction’s $6500 Holiday Giveaway!

In the spirit of the holidays, and as a thank you to our community, The Junction will give away OVER $6500 to our valued customers.* Three lucky shoppers will win grand prizes of $500 in Junction gift certificates – over 50 winners in all. No purchase necessary.

Live Local, shop The Junction, and you could win a holiday shopping spree!

Enter to win at the following locations:

8 Limbs Yoga
ArtsWest
Bakery Nouveau
Brunette Mix
Capers
Carmilias
Clementine
Coffee to a Tea
Cupcake Royale
Curious Kidstuff
Dream Dinners
Easy Street
Elliott Bay Brewery
Fitness Together
Fresh Bistro
Friends and Company
Funky Janes
Great Harvest
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Husky Deli
JF Henry
Junction True Value
Liberty Bell Printing
Menashe & Sons
NW Art and Frame
Pegasus Books
Shadowland
Snap Fitness
Sound Advice
Spring Hill
Square One Books
Stop n Shop
The Forsythe Studio
Wallflower Custom Framing
West 5
West Seattle Farmers Market
Zamboanga

Drawing Dates:
December 5th (Tree Lighting Event)
December 13th and 20th

*Must be 18 years old to enter. Need not be present to win.


Open House this Weekend

Northwest Art & Frame is hosting its annual open house this Friday and Saturday.

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