Good Bye, Bart!

It was brought to our attention that the “Bart Simpson” house on Alki Point has been listed for sale.

The home has a fresh coat of exterior paint which covered up the fun painting of Bart doing some graffiti on the home.

If you look real close, you can barely see where Bart entertained passers by for years.

Hopefully the new owners of this Alki home will be fans of The Simpsons so that Bart can return!

Ay carumba!

 

Damage to the Blue Glass House’s Art

We were driving along Alki this afternoon when we were surprised to see that the beautiful blue glass tree has been knocked down.

We have no idea why or how this happened…just saddened to see it in this state.

Hopefully it can be repaired and upright soon for all to enjoy.

Art on the Corner this weekend

art on the cornerYou can stop by Beach Drive and Jacobson today through Sunday to buy some art…if you do, be sure to tell them that Beach Drive Blog told you! šŸ˜‰

Meet “Scupper’s” Sister aka Seattle’s Bird Lady at Summerfest

My Sister-in-Law, Paula, is a talented artist who creates beautiful, functional copper roofed bird houses with antiques, whimsical, and themed designs. She will be at West Seattle’sĀ Summerfest starting this Friday, in space 3 at “Seattle’s Bird Lady“.

My hubby and intrepid Beach Drive Blog Reporter, Scupper, along with his son, KC, will also be there helping out.

Please be sure to stop by and say hello!

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Happening now: Sidewalk Sale and Art Sale on the Corner

Be sure to tell them that you heard about it on Beach Drive Blog šŸ™‚

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The art sale (Art on the Corner) is at the corner of Jacobsen and Beach Drive.

The “fun and fab” sidewalk sale is at 3600 Beach Drive.
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Garage sale this Saturday at 4620 Beach Dr SW

This garage sale is NOT TO MISS! The owner’s are really nice folks but… really have no idea how highly valuable their loot is. Rumor has it that they’re unloading priceless paintings for only a couple of bucks. This is just one of many items that have spent years collecting dust in their daughter’s closet…

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Other items include several jewels of the Queen said to be still lingering under the cushion of this plush throne…

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Hope to see all you treasure hunters bright and early this Saturday & possibly Sunday starting at 9:00 AM…and to receive the super “whamo deal”, make sure you tell them Scupper sent you!!!

 

PS: If you have a garage or yard sale around Beach Drive that you’d like to promote – drop us a line!

 

Scupper, schlepping for Beach Drive Blog

Beach Drive dog finds “Spirit Log”

Found this great carving while walking along the waterfront path at Lincoln Park. Scupper Jr’s  natural pull to the beach (which of course, I fully resist) landed us here…

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Disclaimer: Said dog never set a paw on highly enforced beach or artwork/graffiti depending on who’s side you’re on per WSB post.

While this particular carving has been fully documented on West Seattle Blog, a long time resident of Beach Drive informed me that as recent as 3 or 4 years ago he’s has seen several of what he calls “spirit logs” wash up on our local beaches north of Lincoln Park.  He went on to say that he… 

“heard there were many but disapeared over time. People,sand and tide moved them.”

A quick Google search uncovered another driftwood carving found near the water in Port Townsend…

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Photo courtesy of Dr John’s Journal

I’m squarely in the camp of welcoming these native style carvings onto our beaches. Reminds me of the native heritage of the land we now call home!

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I have a painting on exhibit at Bumbershoot

In addition to blogging, my day job, etc….I started painting earlier this year – mostly on black velvet. You can imagine my excitement when I was invited to participate at the Elivstravaganza exhibit at Bumbershoot.  I am auctioning my painting with proceeds to benefit Cafe Racer Love. As of yesterday, bids were at $400. I believe that the end of Bumbershoot will be the end of bidding (I’ll confirm and update).  If you’re interested in placing a bid, please contact Marlow Harris ASAP

Here is West Seattle Herald’s coverage and a clip from Evening Magazine (you’ll see a glimpse of my painting at 1:00 into the video).

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Calling All Alki Artists

This just in from Mayor Nickels office:

CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL ALKI ART FAIR

The 12th Annual Alki Art Fair takes place this year on July 25 and 26, and Alki Community Center is looking for artists and craftspeople interested in exhibiting their handmade pieces at this popular annual art fair.

Artists new to the fair need to come to one of three registration days at Alki Community Center, 5817 SW Stevens St., to view samples of potential entrants' art and to assign booth spaces.  The Fair includes only handmade art and booth fees of $65 for one day or $110 for both days are due on the registration days.

This is a juried show of artwork by some 100 area artists' jewerly, paintings, photos, glass and metal art work, pottery, candles, and more; and the weekend features live music, a food court and plenty of family activities.

Returning artists can send in the form on the art fair's web site and booth assignments will be made on a first-come first-serve basis.  There are youth booths available for artists 16 and younger for $25 for one day and $40 for both days.

Registration days are Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Monday, June 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information on the art fair and its entry rules, please see http://home.comcast.net/~alkiartfair/site/; email alkiartfair@yahoo.com or call Alki Community Center at 206-684-7430.

Rock Stacks at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook

Are these artistic arrangements done by the same person who sent us these photos last year?

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