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The fall of the Shoe Building left a gaping hole in the Seattle arts community, forcing many artists to search frantically for affordable studio space and for spaces to meet and exchange ideas. ArtStar has created such a space. Located next to Safeco Field on First Avenue South, ArtStar gives artists the opportunity to create art affordably, offers the possibility of public exhibition, enables artists to be in the company of fellow artists working in a wide variety of mediums, and enables artists to work in a supportive environment deeply committed to the greater Seattle community.
The organization is based on the values of community and creativity. Following these tenets, we will advocate on behalf of Seattle's artists and its arts, and contribute to the Seattle community by offering educational programs--beginning with a photography class offered jointly with Coyote Junior High School. Our exhibits will draw from both local and national artists, including both emerging and internationally known figures, working in all mediums.
Our first public exhibit will open November 3rd, featuring sculptures by Nik Weisend. Weisend, a Seattle artist, works with the Degenerate Art Ensemble; he uses a surprising variety of found objects and unorthodox materials in his assemblies. Live music will be provided by HighRize, a Seattle jazz band, as well as other performers.
We're excited by what we can contribute to our community. We invite you to be a part of it.
First public exhibition and artists reception is Friday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
Live music, performances, and open studios.
Exhibition runs from November 3rd till December 16th