Friday, August 22, 2008

Queen Anne Art Walk & Eat Local



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Monthly Art Walks are favorite community events in many Seattle neighborhoods. Last night I strolled Upper Queen Anne's Third Thursday art walk and ended up here at Eat Local. This shop opened last year and features chef-prepared meals made with locally grown ingredients. Busy people short on meal prep time can eat healthy, delicious food at home and know where, how, and by whom their food was grown. It was fun to explore their cases of scads of appetizing sounding recipes which come in single, double and larger multiple portions, frozen and ready to take home. They even have children's favorite foods as well as specialty items, fresh cheeses, wines, coffee beans, and baked goods. Outside several artists and craftspeople had booths set up in the parking area, a musician was serenading people on the front steps, and within upstairs was an artist's reception, while downstairs there were beautiful posters and handmade cards. This was just one of the shops participating in Art Walk.

10 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

What a fun thing for communities to have and fun to participate in, too. MB

Rosalyn R. Tippett said...

Thanks for giving us a snapshot of everyday life in Seattle. I love these posts the best.

ChowDownSeattle said...

I love the art walks in Seattle. I attended the West Seattle Art Walk last month. It is a great way for local artists to showcase their talent.

Nathalie said...

Monthly Art Walks ? Now that's the kind of event that I love.

Thanks for all the details about Eat Local too - a great concept. Most French families still cook at home but sales of ready-made frozen dishes increase every year... will we follow the same path (frozen portions) ? I fear that.

Becky said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this. Maybe someday every community will have this.

Ken said...

Art walks sound like a great idea.

Katie said...

How cool to do an art walk and end up at a place like Eat Local! I like the lights inside the shop that pull me in like a moth. I so need to come visit Seattle! (My cousin and his family keep telling me to come visit, so I really must obey!)

Meead S. said...

Interesting post and a great idea of art walking. I haven't ever heard about it. Nice photo.

Yes Kim, it was the Iran flag on top of the crane. It might be an international tradition.

Laurie said...

This looks like loads of fun. And the Eat Local idea should take off nationwide. It's such a great idea.

I love the silhouette of the two in the lighted doorway.

KimcheeKim said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much for featuring the art walk and the event that was going on infront of Eat Local. It's call Local Bounce. Something Craig & I put together to show case more local artists. (Eat Local + Bouncing Wall = Local Bounce) :)

We're so lucky to have a local photographer capturing such great things throughout the city!

See you soon,
Kim