The First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Seattle's Pioneer Square is always an interesting "Things-to-do-in-Seattle" activity, with all the Galleries , craft booths, sometimes live music and of course all the special shops , restaurants , cafes, bars that are found in Pioneer Square .
This month was extra exciting since the friend I was with wanted to see a customer, Fred Lisaius of hers (she's the Manager at the Bellevue Daniel Smith Art Supply Store ) who was showing at the Linda Hodges Gallery. Meeting, and talking to Fred Lisaius was fun, it made it all the more interesting to see his beautiful paintings!
We also met up with two more people to do the Art Walk with. While walking around, we also unexpectedly wandered into the Greg Kucera Gallery and the opening for some work by a sculptor whose beautiful Horses I have always want to see and experience in person, Deborah Butterfield.
We began our Art Walk in Occidental Park visiting the many artists at their booths. At one booth, a beautiful necklace by Joy Gonyea-Robertson (Jewelry by Joy ) caught my eye as well as my interest when I heard it's story...I bought it, and wore the necklace the rest of the evening!
More of the Galleries and Studios we visited were, Grover/Thurston Gallery (we really enjoyed the art by Julie Paschkis ) , Davidson Galleries (both), and the Tashiro Kaplan All Arts Building. There were others, but I kind of lost track. Some of the Artists' work that I really enjoyed seeing, and Artists I enjoyed talking with were: Kim McCarthy, Ariel Brady, Michael Baehr, and Kerrie Carbary
There is always so much to see at the Seattle First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square , it's a great way to enjoy Downtown Seattle, and buying some Original Artwork for your home is a wonderful way to enhance your home!