Valentine's Second Saturday ArtWalk

Having a dinner out with your honey on Valentine's Day? Stroll around downtown Ballard afterwards and visit the venues of ArtWalk. Pick up a sweet gift of jewelry from Venue, or Pottery by
Samantha Davis at His Word Found Here. Monster Art and Clothing and Sticks and Stones are both having artist receptions. Be sure to look to the west on Market Street - that planet you're seeing is Venus, the Goddess of Love.

Artist Reception at Monster Art and Clothing Valentine's Day

Join Monster for a special Valentines Ballard Artwalk as we welcome back one of our favorite local artists: Stasia Burrington Illustration. Her colorful creations are sure to brighten your day, and put love in the air. Get your sweetie an original piece of art, and meet the artist in person! Enjoy snacks, music and good cheer.

About the artist: Stasia (Kato) Burrington was born in Texas, grew up in Montana and now lives and works in Seattle with her favorite man and two cats.

She is a full time artist/illustrator. Her passions lie in the arts – in all forms, experimental cooking, camping, theology and science fiction, fat nerdy science books, coffee and ice cream.

Stasia Burrington

Monster Art and Clothing
5000 20th Avenue NW

Paintings by Heidi Koontz at Market Street Shoes for February

Drop in to Market Street Shoes on Valentine's Day for a series of paintings by Heidi Koontz.

Market Street Shoes
2232 NW Market Street

Multi Artists In Residence at Sticks and Stones

This month Sticks & Stones is pleased to welcome Kate Tesch, Ilana Zweschi, Russell C. Smith and Joshua Thompson as our February artists and residence. Ms. Zweschi and Mr. Thompson will be debuting their works in the oil paint medium and Ms. Tesch will be displaying works experimenting with the relationship between gravity and paint. Mr. Smith will be showing his thought-provoking mixed media collage-based works.

Please join us for our gallery launch event this Friday, February 13th at 7pm for a music and beverage reception. Additionally, we encourage you to join us for art walk this Valentine's Day!

Sticks and Stones
5402 22nd Avenue NW

Annual Seconds Sale at Blowing Sands Glass Studio

Have you ever wanted a peek inside an artist’s storage cupboards?   Blowing Sands Glass’ seconds sale is just such an opportunity.  You can look through their shelves of experiments, uncover that row of expertly matched extras, sort through pieces as mysterious and intriguing as an unfinished symphony.

Glass pieces from the collections of David Smith and several other local glass artists and potters will be available.  Add to your art collection, take home a bright piece of glass or pottery to decorate your garden or office, and surprise a friend with unique gift.

Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW

Jennifer Lawrence Bennett Jewelry Featured at Venue for February

Jennifer Lawrence Bennett is a jewelry artist who uses sculptural elements on a small scale. The concept of light plays out broadly and subtly in her work, hence the name of her business, "di luce design," meaning of light in Italian. She incorporates raw materials like mica into her work because of its translucency, and plays with color gradation on silver and brass through oxidation.

The jewelry Venue will be featuring from Jennifer's collection for Valentine's Day (and throughout the month of February) will include trajectory necklaces, morse-coded pieces, and new earring designs inspired by her recent travel to Nepal. Shoppers will also find a small collection of vintage brass lockets hanging from miss-matched broken chains that have been mended. Chunky carnelian and trapezoid-shaped Tibetan turquoise will also make an appearance.

5408 22nd Avenue NW

"Three To Go See" at BallardWorks for February

The exhibition "Three to Go See" is a group show of 2-D work. There will be some collaborative pieces, some work on paper and some collage elements.

Abraham Murley
Sarah Norsworthy
Amanda Sweet

2856 NW Market Street
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