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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

City Hostel Seattle Presents:

City Hostel Seattle a new Hostel, in Seattle’s vibrant Belltown neighborhood, is featuring 47 Seattle Artists that will paint a wall mural in each room to showcase Seattle’s talented artists. The grand opening will be on Belltown’s Second Friday Artwalk August 14, 6pm-9pm, open and free to the public.

“LET THERE BE ART!” Is a project to give a collective voice to the Seattle artists whose talent is all too often unseen and unheard. City Hostel Seattle will be a platform for local Seattle artists to been seen on a local and international scale.

Come this Friday and check it out!
47 of Seattle’s Finest Artists


Here is a brief summary of what this project is from the Belltown People Blog;

Each room is going to be completely transformed from a white cube into an artist's expression. Curating the project is Jen Vertz (who is also the General Manager for Upper Playground Seattle ) She's assembled a diverse list of local artists that we'll be interviewing as soon as we can. Most of the work is really just getting started. It's hard to describe the scene as I was walking through the Lorraine. I mean, visualize yourself wandering down long dimly lit hallways, peering through doors wondering what confrontation of color would meet your eyes? This honestly seems like an ideal venue for art. Instead of moving from piece to piece, the viewer immerses themselves in the art singularly. It envelops you and has it's way with you whether you like it or not. You're within the art instead of externally observing with a periscope. I'm not sure i'll be able to handle the planar dimension of canvas for a while. The building is slowly coming alive - being reborn by the art that is saving it's walls.

Thanks to Jen Vertz from Upper Playground for curating and including me in on this awesome project! With the help of Corey, we were able to complete my room in 3 days.
Be sure to stop by on Friday to check out all the rooms.

Images will be posted AFTER the showing. Think Butterfly.


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