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PhinneyWood Art Walk : The BIG One
Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on Saturday September 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Friday, September 10, 5-9 pm &
Saturday, September 11, 12-5 pm
Celebrate art in the neighborhood!
Almost 16 months late, the 25th BIG One, PhinneyWood’s annual art walk will finally take place on Friday, Sept. 10, from 5-9 pm and Saturday, Sept. 11, from noon to 5 pm.
Originally planned for May 2020, what would have been the 25th annual art walk was postponed in compliance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Recently, a few venues have started hosting monthly art walks and in June, based on a survey of past art walk venues, the PhinneyWood Arts Council decided to host The BIG One in September.
In the past, The BIG One has featured a wide variety of art in 70-80 businesses in the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhood. Over the years, this hugely popular event has turned into a neighborhood party, particularly on Friday night.
This year’s event may look a little different, however, as some businesses are not yet comfortable hosting the event so the number of venues will undoubtedly be lower and all art walk venues are being urged to plan their participation in a way that is comfortable for them. In addition, the event begins at 5 pm Friday, rather than 6, in hopes of spreading out art walkers a bit.
In the spirit of the art walk theme of “Art Up, Chow Down,” restaurants and pubs are encouraged to participate as well by offering menu specials.
Art Walk maps and information on participating venues will be available online at ArtUpPhinneyWood.com, on the Phinney Center’s website, and at participating businesses the week of the event.
The art walk is organized by the PhinneyWood Arts Council, an all-volunteer organization, in collaboration with the Phinney Neighborhood Association.
Special thanks to Robynne Raye, co-founder of Modern Dog Design, who has designed all 26 of the annual art walk posters, including one for 2020 that did not get printed. Robynne is an award-winning graphic design artist and counts posters, packaging, and identity projects as some of her favorite work. Visit her at robynneraye.com.
It’s not too late to sign up for The BIG One. Registration information is online.
Get a limited edition Art Walk poster
Love the 25th PhinneyWood Art Walk poster? Purchase your own for a $20 donation to the Phinney Neighborhood Association. The PhinneyWood Arts Council and designer Robynne Raye have donated a limited number of posters as a fundraiser for the PNA. The poster is silkscreened on 80lb French Speckletone Cream paper (different than previous years and a special order) and is 20” x 26”. The colors available are black, teal, or brick red. It is suitable for framing, or just hanging up as is!
When asked about the design, Robynne said, “It’s the 25th Art Walk poster, so I wanted to make it special. My cairn terrier, Winnie, died unexpectedly of what we believe was heart failure, on June 20. The cat in the poster is our calico Lucy. When my then-boyfriend, now-husband moved in with me, he was concerned about my dog not getting along with his cat. Turns out Lucy and Winnie became good friends—sharing water bowls, sleeping together, and loving their overall companionship.”
She also wanted to express friendship and the pure joy of being around friends after what we all have collectively experienced because of the pandemic. And, the poster was meant to subtly address some of the racial unrest of the past few years.
Robynne’s posters have been exhibited internationally and are collected in the archives of major libraries and museums worldwide, including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Louvre’s Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, and others. Visit her at robynneraye.com.
Get your own copy for $20 at the Phinney Center while they last: 6532 Phinney Ave N. Call 206.783-2244 or email [email protected] for current hours.