Last Thursday I went with my husband and sister and a couple of friends. The Art Walk is from 6-8pm and we got down to Pioneer Square at around 7:45pm, so most of the Galleries were getting ready to close. Thats when we started to head over to the amazing 619 Western.
Hand knitted tree sweaters.
Entering the hallway on the top floor that leads you to the studios.
Looking up the stairwell that takes you to the studios.
I collected some business cards of artists that stood out to me and I going to go through them and share with you what I thought was great about them and their work.
One photographer was Richard Gilbert. His current project was the Junk Drawer Project. "My hope for this project is that capturing these drawers on film -- the junk we choose to keep, in its own special place -- will help us to celebrate the ordinary, and preserve the ephemeral, of our lives."
The next business card that I am holding is probably one of the finest letterpress cards I have seen. Thick high quality paper, the design is simple yet it makes a statement. This is the card of Constellation & Co. They specialize in design, letterpress, & handmade ephemera. Their studio was small and cozy and contained some antique letter presses and other printing equipment. The smell of the oil based print ink was in the air as fresh prints were drying. Sara & Brad McNally is the husband and wife team behind Constellation & Co. and they are such friendly people, it is obvious they put great care into their work.
One of my favorite stops at the 619 was at the studio of Chris Sheridan. Such amazing paintings! "