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The Devil Showed Up Early . . .

. . . to Cherry Street Coffee House. He probably just wanted a cup of coffee.

Actually, that’s the name of an art show, the second one at the Good Arts Gallery, which is nestled in the upper level of our downstairs neighbor Cherry Street Coffee House. Every two months, ’57 Biscayne proprietrix Jane Richlovsky teams up with a different guest co-curator to put together a new exhibit. This month’s co-curator, Hen Chung of RAD AND HUNGRY, brings us paintings by Mike Tidwell.

“The Devil Showed Up Early” opens January 4 with a First Thursday reception from 5-7:30 and continues through February.

If God and the Devil met on Earth to battle against one another, I’ve always imagined it would take place in the American Deep South. With probably more churches than schools, one could argue the South is setting the stage for a confrontation of “good vs. evil”.

Growing up in small town Alabama, The Devil Showed Up Early is a series inspired by places from my childhood. It’s always felt like there was something sinister happening below the surface – a supernatural eeriness. Dig deep into the soil, and there’s beauty born from the Deep South’s past despite its twisted history. And of course, the Devil would show up early.

Mike Tidwell

Pioneer Square Holiday Market in the Park

’57 Biscayne artists will have a table of holiday gifts for sale in Occidental Park on Friday, December 15 from 10-2 PM, along with a bunch of our great Pioneer Square neighbors. The Holiday Market in the Park is organized by the Downtown Seattle Association, and runs concurrent with Holiday Hooky Hour, full of all kinds of neighborhood special deals and a chance to win big prizes if you fill your passport. (A ’57 Biscayne art gift card is in one of the gift baskets!)

Offerings at our booth will include lovely affordable, seasonal jewelry by Arcana Metalwork; “Haunted Hankies” by Henrietta’s Eye; art greeting cards in giftable packages for the snail-mail set; retro cocktail napkins and other hand-printed linens; framed analogue photographs; and weird & wonderful stocking stuffers from RAD AND HUNGRY.

We’ll be next to our new neighbors from the Good Arts Building, Gigs4U, who will have lots of music-related merchandise on offer. Other local vendors include Intrigue Chocolate, Bon Voyage Vintage, Drygoods Design, and Pioneer Pet, just to name a few of our faves (chocolate, pets, clothes…)

Tech Firm Displaced for Artists’ Studios in Pioneer Square

It’s not a joke!

’57 Biscayne is expanding to the third floor of the Good Arts Building, clearing out some museum-quality nineties office decor and replacing it with a dozen more work spaces for artists and related creative endeavors in early 2018.

Watch this space for details, including floor plans, prices, and availability or better yet, join our mailing list to be the first to hear all about it.

Artists have already claimed these former corporate offices: the resident local life drawing group introduces office nudity and other debauchery.

Ever dreamed of making art in a cubicle? Neither did we, but you could.

100 under $100 Closing Soireé

Join us Friday for an after-work cocktail, some hobnobbing, and a chance to pick up some of the last remaining goodies in our 100 under $100 show.

Friday, October  20 — 4:30-7:30 PM

There are paintings, photographs, lovely ink drawings, collages, mixed media constructions and much more. All ready to take home and hang on your wall.

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Coming First Thursday: 100 under $100

Our next open house will feature the ever-popular, fourth annual, 100 under $100 show.

A curated show of one hundred pieces of art, each priced at $100 or less, opens Thursday, September 7 as part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk. The main event will be that evening from 5-9 PM, with a frenzy of collectors and art literally flying off the wall (ok, maybe not literally, but you can take home your purchases that night). The remaining work will stay up through the month, or as long as the art lasts, and open by appointment.

Browse the gallery walls and drop in on the artists’ studios as our unofficial house songster, the talented and adorable Victor Janusz, serenades you on the piano.

Paintings, collages, mixed media creations, photographs, prints, and more, by these artists and undoubtedly more:

Celeste Cooning
Dara Solliday
Elizabeth Arzani
Eric Eschenbach
Etta Lilienthal
Henrietta’s Eye (Libby Bulloff/Stephen Robinson)
Jane Richlovsky
Jeanie Lewis
Jeff Scott
Joseph Pentheroudakis
Kelly Lyles
Keven Furiya
Krisna Schumann
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Lindsay Peyton
Liz Ewings
Mandy Amsel
Marne Cohen Vance
Matthew Potter
Molly Magai
Nathan Vass
Nia Michaels
Rachel Illingworth
Sandy Nelson
Sarah Dillon
Savina Mason
Stephen Robinson
Warren Munzel

 

The Good Arts Arcade: Creative retail & maker spaces for lease

On the rare occasions a space opens up at ’57 Biscayne, it is filled immediately, and we are always forced to turn away potentially awesome creative neighbors. Such is the demand for the diminishing supply of artists’ work space in Seattle (and most major U.S. cities). When Good Arts LLC formed to buy our building in 2015, it did so with the express purpose of creating new art space wherever and whenever it could. One space was built out of the second floor lobby in 2016, and now four additional spaces are being created in the downstairs storefront at 108 Cherry, which has been largely vacant (and playing host to pop-up art and music events) the past two years.

The Good Arts Arcade will consist of two retail spaces and two artists’ studios which share a street entrance and open onto a shared central gallery.

The Arcade will provide affordable space for the making, exhibiting, and selling of a range of creative goods, and foster a supportive community for the makers and sellers.

Flanked by the new Cherry Street Coffee House to the west, and the entrance to ’57 Biscayne Artist Studios to the east, Good Arts Arcade is perfectly situated for creative collaboration, fabulous combined events, and synergistic marketing opportunities. The location is well situated for foot traffic from the nearby light rail station, ferries, Pioneer Square park, and a planned streetcar stop at First and Cherry. A parklet will be installed on the street in front of the entrance, providing additional outdoor community space and a potential pop-up show venue.

We are seeking creative community builders–artists, gallerists, and human-scale retailers–to work, grow, and collaborate in the Arcade. Floorplan and prices here: GoodArtsArcade

Neon Dreamer: Interactive Pac-man Pop-up Installation all the way from Prague!

’57 Biscayne and the Good Arts Building welcome Czech artist Edita Pattova, presenting Neon Dreamer, an interactive painting and video installation, on the first stop of its West Coast tour. Neon Dreamer will be up for one night only, Thursday, August 3, from 5-9 PM in the under-construction Good Arts Arcade at 108 Cherry Street.

Inspired by the neon lights of Times Square on a visit to New York, Edita created a grid of nine oil paintings depicting an imaginary American city. On it, she projects an original video game, inspired by Pac-man, which visitors can play singly or competitively, becoming the dreamers chasing their dreams, beer, money, and each other through the neon-lit painted city streets, while dodging the authorities and other hazards.

They’ll be flying off the walls!

Don’t miss the return of 100 under $100,  Thursday, September 7 from 5-9 PM.

This is the FOURTH annual iteration of this event, and we keep getting better stuff.

Take home affordable art that very night. There will be 100 original pieces of it gracing our walls that night—but not for long! Start a collection, round out an existing one, fight over stuff, have fun!

Watch this space for preview images and more on the evening’s events.

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Studio for rent: Available July 1

UPDATE: The studio has been rented. If you are interested in hearing about openings in the future, please sign up for our mailing list.

Available July 1: A  220-square-foot interior space, with 14-foot ceilings, two long clean white walls, and one lovely exposed brick wall (which you can and may hang stuff on). It also has a cute dutch door entrance and is located mere steps from a utility sink.

$370 a month includes utilities, as well as shared amenities like wifi, a kitchenette, a hallway gallery, a comfy and professional waiting area for your big-time visitors, two utility sinks, and nice clean restrooms.

We are looking for a new community member to create alongside other artists, craftspeople, and art-related enterprises in a building that is dedicated to supporting creative enterprises. We organize biannual (at least) shows and open studios, and we share information, expertise, marketing tips, and fun.

If this sounds right for you, please contact Jane to see the space.

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Last chance to see Original Hits by Original Artists

Come see this fun show of fake album covers for made-up bands. The invited artists, all 33-1/3 of them, were quite inspired by the project (repressed fantasies of being a rock star perhaps?) and came up with bands and artwork that run the gamut: funny, naughty, surreal, satirical, political, and just plain weird.

The gallery will be open from 1-6 PM on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27. It’s at 108 Cherry in the future home of the Good Arts Arcade, a planned mini-retail complex for makers, and of course right in the heart of Pioneer Square.