In celebration of the new partnership between the Capitol Hill Block Party and Capitol Hill Art Walk, CHBP, Urban Art Works and Capitol Hill Arts District to Bring Public Art Installations to Capitol HillBy Danielle Jones
July 1, 2015 at 11:41am
Public art will include Piper O’Niell’s giant inflatable piece “The Lone Stranger” and a 20-foot mural painted by Seattle artist Weirdo on the exterior wall of Neumos concert venue, featuring artist and musician Shannon Perry as the subject
Seattle – Capitol Hill Block Party and Urban Art Works alongside the Capitol Hill Arts District will bring two giant public art installations to the neighborhood in conjunction with the CHBP music festival this year. The commissioned mural painted by local artist Weirdo is poised to be complete before the Art Walk on July 9, which takes place in businesses throughout the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The 25-foot piece “The Lone Stranger” will be going up Block Party weekend, July 24-26.
“Capitol Hill has long been considered an important arts neighborhood in our city. With the rapid change and development our neighborhood faces, we must create opportunities to support all Capitol Hill arts whether it be musical, visual or performance based,” said Jason Lajeunesse, CHBP owner and producer.
In addition to bringing these unique pieces of art to the neighborhood, CHBP is earmarking $10,000 to help bolster funding, promotional support and growth of the Art Walk Starbucks has also signed on as a signature partner to support the growth of this important community arts initiative.
CHBP, The Chamber Of Commerce and event organizers Jeanine Anderson and Laurie Kearney are currently working with local community stakeholders to further boost financial and promotional support for the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Confirmed partners for this coming year include The Capitol Hill Chamber Of Commerce, Starbucks, The Stranger, 12th Ave Arts, Northwest Polite Society, and Flipside Media and Seattle Arts And Music Group.By Danielle Jones
November 4, 2014 at 05:08pm
This Fall the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is launching a Green Business program—making it easier for local businesses to conserve resources, save money and improve our neighborhood!
Local businesses are key stakeholders in creating a vibrant and sustainable neighborhood. Too often, however, they lack the resources, support or time to take the next steps towards that goal. In partnership with the City and other community organizations, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict’s Green Business program is a way to connect to, acknowledge, and support our neighborhood businesses as we work together towards promoting sustainability at the local level.By Danielle Jones
July 8, 2014 at 04:32pm
We’ve got such an embarrassment of art riches here on the Hill, it’s hard to know where to begin to see it all in one night. Here we pull out some of the highlights to inspire you. You can pick up printed maps at any of the art venues or just use the handy mobile website: www.capitolhillartwalk.com with an interactive map.
307 E Pike St
Long-time art walk favorite Ltd. Gallery continues to explore the heights and depths of pop culture. Their current exhibit celebrates the childhood memories of Seattle’s top screen printers. Atari, Mr. Rogers, flower children, Kermit, the A-team are just a few iconic references made by Barry Blankenship, Trevor Basset, Aaron Bloom, Frida Clements, Mike Klay, and Derek Vander Griend. Official Facebook Event Page
504 E Denny Way
Ghost Gallery is going all watercolor this month with their Chromatic exhibition. Using watercolor as the primary medium for this exhibit, Seattle artists Braden Duncan, Chandler Woodfin, Levi Hastings, Rich M Stevens and Siolo Thompson explore the many ways that watercolor can be expressed onto canvas, paper and glass. Catering and cocktails by Wonder Lust Catering, the creative culinary effort of Chef Mike Stamey. 5–8:30.
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave
Elliott Bay current exhibition is PORTAL, a series of 10 aluminum photographic prints by Bridget Baker. PORTAL takes viewers into an escape of the present into situations of the past and future through secret portals.
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave
We’re shouting out Northwest Film Forum again this month, because they’re new to the art walk and truly show just how wide-ranging our art walk is. They’ll be showing ANIMO! a video program of experimental animation on a continuous loop so pop in anytime from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Works by Joe Waine (New York), Paul Siple (Seattle), Natalie Eakin (San Francisco), Tess Martin (Seattle/The Netherlands) and Cara Rose Fabio (San Francisco) will be featured. Happy hour prices in the bar.
City Arts Summer Art Walk Awards!
1001 E Pike
City Arts Magazine is hosting their quarterly Art Walk Awards at Sole Repair this month. Guest judges have chosen nine finalists from current exhibits around the city- come vote for your favorite and cheer on the winners! There will be drinks, dancing and art from 7:00 to 11:00PM. FREE with RSVP! Must be 21+ to attend.By Danielle Jones
June 8, 2014 at 03:57pm
As we're celebrating our 5th year of the revived Capitol Hill Art Walk, the Chamber wanted to recognize the super power who helped make it what it is today. In honor of Ellen Forney's work advocating for art and artists on the Hill, we'll be presenting her the inaugural Capitol Hill Arts Hero Award Thursday June 12 at 8:45PM at the Vermillion after party.
Michael Wells, then Capitol Hill Chamber Board President, remembers recruiting Ellen to the Chamber board because 'I wanted an artist on the board, a prominent member of the Capitol Hill arts community and someone closely identified with Hill culture. No one fit that bill more than Ellen Forney'
Ellen has been deeply ingrained with this neighborhood since she first moved to Seattle. As a favorite illustrator for the earliest days of the Stranger to her artist-in-residence status at Hill institution Babeland and her most recent work for Capitol Hill Housing and the 12th Ave Arts project, Ellen’s work symbolizes the joy, creativity and style that define this neighborhood.
As a board member of the Chamber Ellen’s primary work was spent invigorating the Capitol Hill Art Walk. While an Art Walk had existed on the Hill it was beginning to flag and volunteer participation was burning out. As the Chamber took over the Art Walk as a project in 2010, Ellen became our board lead in growing and expanding the Art Walk to its current state and brought on Jeanine Anderson as Art Walk’s working engine. With Ellen’s work the walk expanded to over 40 venues all over Capitol Hill - with participation free to Capitol Hill Chamber member businesses.
Ellen was also the person who came up with the notion of using local artists in our Arts Walk promotions. Any and all imagery that you have seen for the Capitol Hill Arts Walk has been done by a local artist – not as a donation – but paid work. And that’s due to Ellen.
On this 5th year anniversary of the program as a Chamber sponsored event it is the perfect time to honor her hard work and dedication to the arts and the artists of Capitol Hill. She’s a true Capitol Hill Arts Hero.By Danielle Jones
April 3, 2014 at 01:44pm
The City of Seattle is looking for your input on what hazards worry you most. Earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, snow and ice storms, terrorism are just a few of the hazards that the City can experience. How should the City use limited financial resources to reduce the impacts from the City’s natural and man-made hazards? There are many ways to reduce the impacts, such as regulations, slope stabilization, and public education. The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is updating the existing 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. We want to know what you think. There are three ways to tell us:
· Complete a fast and easy online survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SeaHazMitSurvey
· Email your thoughts to: HazardMitigationPlanUpdate@seattle.gov
· Attend a public meeting:
April 8, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98118
· Share your thoughts with us by April 23, 2014.
What you think matters to us. With your participation we can identify the hazards we should plan for and take actions to reduce the impacts when the hazards strike.By Danielle Jones
April 2, 2014 at 03:51pm
1. Educate Yourself
Visit our Minimum Wage Resource Page
Visit the Income Inequality Advisory Committee Webpages
2. Contact our City Council members and let them know your fears, desires, concerns and thoughts.
3. Talk to your friends, customers and peers and tell them to contact city council members too. The more the council hears from those who will be affected, the better decisions they can make.By Danielle Jones
March 25, 2014 at 02:28pm
We've added a new Advocacy page to the website to keep members informed on the latest developments in the minimum wage conversation. Check this page regularly for new info and events. We will be setting the date soon for another Minimum Wage chat with Michael. It will be in early April and for members only.
I'll be sending out a Members Only email today with much of this information plus the notes taken during our February 17 Membership Meeting. Over 50 members attended this Q & A with Michael. We captured the concerns of our members and will be sharing them. Email me if you do not receive this email (that means you may be an employee of a member but not listed in our database yet).
The Neighborhood Chamber Alliance has issued a press release of the results of the survey given to over a dozen neighborhood organizations and with 251 employers completing the survey. Over 86% of the respondents in the 10 employees and fewer category and over 50% with under 5. This speaks to the nature of the small businesses in the neighborhoods and their growing concerns with the impacts to their business. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to pull out the Capitol Hill only responses, but we're exploring how to do that.
Lastly, the Mayor is holding an Income Inequality Symposium this Thursday, March 27.By Danielle Jones
February 7, 2014 at 03:16pm
The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) is pleased to announce that Catherine Hillenbrand is the 2014 Spirit Award recipient. Every year the Chamber presents the Spirit award at their annual State of the Hill social event to a Capitol Hill community member who has done outstanding work to benefit the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Through her leadership, the Champions was created and has brought together the Chamber, the Community Council and myriad other Capitol Hill voices and has earned the community a seat at the table in all future decision making about transit and development on Capitol Hill. Done entirely in volunteer hours, Catherine’s work has brought the community voice to a public project that will define this neighborhood for a century to come. Catherine is a former owner of the Comet, a former publisher of Real Comet Press, a former member of the Seattle Arts Commission, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors at Capitol Hill Housing.
According to Michael Wells, Executive Director of CHCC, “Catherine Hillenbrand represents all that the CHCC Spirit Award was meant to honor. Diligent, forceful, invested as a community member and with enough embedded Capitol Hill history under her belt to make her honorary Mayor of the neighborhood (though we can only humbly offer her our highest Community Award Honor), Cathy's work represents the best and the brightest in neighborhood community service. The work she has done in stewarding the development process of the soon to be Capitol Hill light rail station is nothing short of heroic.'
The award will be presented at the Chamber’s annual State of the Hill on February 20, 2014, a social event where the annual report of the Chamber work is given to members along with the Chamber’s plans for 2014. Doors open at 5:00PM at Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave E) and the Chamber presentation will begin at 6:30PM, with performers from the Moisture Festival providing entertainment at 6:00PM. Food will be provided. Cash bar. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.By Danielle Jones
January 29, 2014 at 11:38am
We've added NEW member levels and a couple new benefits for 2014 to give you more opportunities to support us and promote your business. To help newly opened businesses we've included discounts for the first-year in business. Take a look. We'll send notices out to those who may have to bump up to a different level. Any new rates will take effect when it's time for renewal.
For members who want to avoid the invoicing and check-writing hassle of renewals, an auto-renew option is now available. Contact Michelle if you want to set up ACH Billing.
By Danielle Jones
January 22, 2014 at 02:30pm
We've done a much-needed update to our website so stay tuned for more information about the Chamber and the neighborhood as the year progresses. We'll be spending 2014 building the website to communicate our advocacy and policy work, along with the results.
With the site comes more opportunities for our members to enhance their presence here. We're now SEO enhanced throughout the site, so the more you participate where you can, the more you'll show up in the search engines. Adding a logo and photos and building out your membership profile in the member directory will help your stand out. Some of the new features for members include:
- Login control of your profile with instant updating on member directory
- Adding employees and backend permissions
- Easy auto-renewal through ChamberMaster
- Adding your events to our event calendar
- Hot Deals (to the community)
- Member-to-Member Deals
- Press Releases
- Enhanced Member Directory Profile until August 2014 (when add-on fee will be applied)
In the next month, you'll be receiving information on how to take advantage of all these new features! Contact Michelle if you have any questions.
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