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It’s impossible to imagine a world without art. Not only does art provide a pleasing aesthetic to the eye, but it evokes strong emotions from the viewer and helps to shape the world we live in. Seattle has always had an incredibly vibrant arts culture, and we don’t see that going away anytime soon. If the past is any proof, Seattle’s art community continues to persist and thrive despite the many unpredictable changes happening within the city itself. Even our team at Fresh Tangerine is comprised of talented women with our own creative practices, including drawing, acting, weaving, writing poetry, and, of course, jewelry making. This month, emerging and established artists of every medium and practice are taking over Pioneer Square and we encourage you to seek them out.
Here are just a few of many events happening this month:
Pioneer Square Art Walk
Japanese artist Ryohei Tanaka exhibits his detailed etchings of our natural world at Davidson Galleries for Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk. His realistic drawings are made slightly surreal with vivid colors and careful detailing that suggest an intertwining of mystical and concrete elements within our everyday lives. August 2-31. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S.
Seattle Art Fair
Continue your art-filled weekend by heading over to the annual Seattle Art Fair. Local, national and international galleries from the Pacific Northwest region will showcase modern to contemporary works by a wide range of artists. Pay special attention to a scale model of our solar system, by the late artist Chris Burden, that will be on display at various locations between Pioneer Square and Downtown. August 2-5. CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave S.
The Geeky Cauldron: A Harry Potter Quiz
If you’ve waited your entire young adult life for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts and never received one, maybe this will cheer you up. Put your Harry Potter knowledge to the test, and be whisked away to a magical realm of fantastic beasts, unbreakable vows and all the Felix Felicis potions you’ll need to win. August 2, 8-10:30 pm. Eden Seattle, 1950 First Ave S.
Texan saxophone legend Lonnie Williams graces Pioneer Square with cool jazz sounds every Wednesday during the month of August. Sit back and relax with your favorite drink for a musical evening. Wednesdays, 9 pm. J & M Café, 201 First Ave S.
Kiss Me Cake
Skip dinner and head straight for dessert in this sweet and sultry production for Café Nordo’s Pressure Cooker series. Cake and choreography combine to tell the story of a young girl who dreams of being a dancer. Prepare to be captivated by the lavishly decorated sweets and mesmerizing movements. And did we mention there will be cake? August 9-13, 8 pm. Café Nordo, 109 S Main St.
Summer Break Day Away
It’s a summer party in the neighborhood! Join Pioneer Square shops and restaurants for special promotions and all-day fun. Pick up a Summer Break Away Day passport, complete with details on hours and promotions per business, and explore great venues in the neighborhood. And don’t forget to come say hi to us here at Fresh Tangerine! We’ll be including a free stacking ring with any purchase. August 23, 11-6. Fresh Tangerine, 89 Yesler Way.
Beloved singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stops in Seattle for his first North American stadium tour. What better way to end the month than being surrounded by your closest friends and serenaded by his sweet vocals? August 25, 7 pm. CenturyLink Field, 800 Occidental Ave S.