Friday, September 02, 2005
the art garage
i live in seattle. it's a pretty artsy city... lots of galleries, from snooty to coop. monthly 'art walks' in various neighborhoods. (just went to the pioneer squart 'first thursday' art walk last night.) art in every coffee shop (and that's a lot of art!) but one of the coolest places is available for anyone to see at any time. in the alley between 14th and 15th aves, in the block between union and spring, there is an outdoor 'gallery'. i don't even know whose it is but there is an old garage that faces the alley with a little, empty space beside it. on the side of the garage is attached a wide variety of art. most of it appears to be original art, though a few are reproductions. i think it's collected or found art, not the work of the owner or one particular artist. i'm not sure if there are regularly new things (it all looks like it's been there forever) or i just see something new every time i go by, but it's always worth a look. it's on the route between my office and a coffee shop i like to frequent so, in the good weather, i make a point of going by on a regular basis. if any of you seattlites are interested in checking it out, here is the map: Art Garage maybe i'll even post a picture of it some time soon.