November Art Walk - Agnes Bodor

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 6-9 PM

We're excited to welcome back local artist and Neuro-scientist, Agnes Bodor and her beautiful watercolor cats.

The Inaugural Ballard Wine Walk

October 19, 2019, 6-9 PM

October Art Walk - Denise Brunberg

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 6-9 PM

Join us for the Ballard Art Walk this Saturday October 12, 6-9 PM. We're excited to host our good friend and former staffer Denise Brunberg with a new collection of encaustics she's been working on. We look forward to seeing you there

September ArtWalk - Lynda Donlan

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6-9 PM

Join us for the Ballard Artwalk this Saturday, September 14, from 6-9 PM. We'll be featuring new acrylic poured works from Ballard artist, Lynda Donlan.

September Art Walk - Kalindi Kunis

Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 6-9 PM

Join us as we host new work from local artist, Kalindi Kunis.  Of her work, Kalindi says,

"With every piece I try take a macro view of nature and then exploit the array of acrylic medium, to bring out the texture and dimensionality of the image. I use the various acrylic media to play with the depth via transparency and opacity, the finish, layering matte with gloss, in addition to the colors and form of the imagery.

Always, my work is meant to be beautiful first, fun and joyful and never too serious or complicated the human world is filled with anguish and my hope is to offer a respite of calm and joy… I put socks on flowers, I create fantastical drips off petals, or blazing rainbows and mandalas of colors. My darker pieces are still about the light, the joy of finding those glimmering glowing dots of light in a dark space."


June Art Walk - Current and former Market Street Shoes employees

Saturday, June 9th, 2018, 6-9 PM

We're excited to host a group show of several current and former very talented employees - Vanessa, Cami, Heidi, Melanie, James, Ian, Ruby, Tsuki, Noelle, Laura, Kelsey and Sara.  The show will be up until the August Art Walk as we take a break from Art Walk in July due to Seafood Fest.  Take a peek below and stop by to see their work in its full glory.


May Art Walk - Ruby Stauffer

Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 6-9 PM

The return of Ruby Stauffer!  This Art Walk she's showing whimsical stitchery, through humurous, sassy and sweet embroidery.  Come support emerging artists at the Ballard Art Walk!


December Art Walk - Rachelle Wirfs

Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 6-9 PM

Now in her 6th year showing during the December Art Walk, Rachelle Wirfs returns to grace us with her amazing pyrographic artistry.


Novenber Art Walk - Alise Baker

Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 6-9 PM

Excited for Alise Baker's return.  Her fiber art was a joy to hang and we're looking forward to Art Walk this evening.
Alise says, "I first discovered my love of vintage when my grandmother and I would go garage saling together.  I spend my days now digging through thrift and antique stores for vintage fabrics, frames and findings.  I am a huge animal lover and my house is filled with birds, cats, bunnies, and a boston terrier named Ruby."
You should come and join us, have a drink and a bite and enjoy Alise's whimsical, vintage menagerie.

October Art Walk - Yvonne Chan

Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 6-9 PM

We're excited to show the work of local artist and graphic designer, Yvonne Chan.  Yvonne says, "My work primarily centers around my own experiences moving through the world as an Asian-American woman, but sometimes I just like drawing people floating on garbage or eating containers of dumplings."

Join us Saturday night, come hang out, have a snack and a drink, meet Yvonne and buy some fantastic art.


September Art Walk - Jon Driver

Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 6-9 PM

Join us this month as we host new work from Jon Driver.  Jon has been prolific since his last show in 2015, and you will be amazed by his abstract musings that grace our store walls.


August Artwalk - Jacquie Thielen

Saturday, August 12th, 2017, 6-9 PM

The return of Jaquie "Johnny Cat" Thielen and her show of whimsical "purrtraits", a collection of over-painted thrift store works, reimagined masters, and original digital paintings.


June Artwalk - Katie Gullickson

Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 6-9 PM

Excited to host Katie Gullickson and her gorgeous little watercolors.  From Katie:

"While thinking about New Year's resolutions at the end of 2016, I kept coming back to the idea of a 365 day project - doing something small and creative every day of the year. Although I had been messing around with oil and acrylic paints for years, I had yet to seriously try painting with watercolors. So on January 1st, 2017 I painted the first of a continuing series of small, square paintings. While I haven’t stuck rigidly to doing one painting every day, I have accomplished my main goals - to practice a new medium, hone my personal style, and keep creativity in my daily life. 
As I brainstorm things to paint, I find myself drawn to nature and natural patterns. I am detail oriented and have to fight to not be too meticulous. I love things on a miniature scale, things you can cup in your hands. Give me images of mountains, pine trees, and colorful flowers and I will be quite content. 
Each day I continue to practice and discover new ways to paint. I am always encouraged by the community that forms around art - people who appreciate the preservation of joyful little details. I hope my art encourages you to be inspired by the world and remember that there are little bits of beauty all around.”
Come join us for Katie's show, Saturday the 10th from 6 to 9 PM.  Katie's work will hang through the end of July.

May Artwalk - Misty Starfire

Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 6-9 PM

The Ballard Artwalk returns to second Saturdays!  We're excited to jump back in and are pleased to be showing Philosophy, by Misty Starfire, a collection of gorgeous illustrations.  

Of her work, Misty says, "I named this series of art Philosophy because I believe nature influences everything around us, including the way we think and view the world. Each piece is named after a different philosophy that I felt captured the subject’s mood. But that is just my interpretation. It is up to you to learn about the piece/philosophy you are drawn to, and figure out its personal meaning to you.

Come join us, Saturday, May 13 from 6-9 PM, to meet Misty and see her amazing work.


December Art Walk

Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 6-8 PM

We welcome the return of our featured December artist, Rachelle Wirfs, now in our fifth year showing her gorgeous pyrographic creations.

September Art Walk

Saturday, September 10th, 2016, 6-9 PM

Moments of urban street life are painted with digital tools, creating uncommon textures and effects that Karen Johnson calls photo painting. Many are familiar places in Seattle, portrayed in vibrant colors, with people on the streets obscured by abstraction. In another series called Counter Culture, she has frozen everyday interactions honoring the people that make us our coffee and cook up our lunch in food trucks. You can almost hear the coffee grinders and the steam. The gleaming machinery and the character of each vendor play a part in the action. Karen is a professional graphic designer at her own firm, Level 29 Design, in downtown Seattle. Her curiosity with new techniques and tools often takes a detour into art. 

August Art Walk

Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 6-9 PM

New work from textile artist, Alise Baker

June Art Walk

Saturday, June 11th, 2016, 6-9 PM

The debut of Melanie Long

Melanie has worked for Market Street Shoes for 9 years and we're just now discovering her secret photography talent.  So, after all this time, we are excited to display Melanie's work!

May Art Walk

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

It's a catty affair with Jacquie Thielen


April Art Walk

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

New work by local artist L R Odette

I paint what I see, feel and live. Self taught and feeling little restraint, I paint in various styles from my own perspective. I worked at a scale model company for years, which is where I gained an appreciation for perfection. You can see it in the detail of my work. My hope is that my paintings are not only seen by you but also felt. If a painting evokes a feeling, emotion, memory or a simple smile, I've accomplished what I started out to do. L R ODETTE


March Art Walk

Saturday, March 12th, 2016, 6-9 PM

New work by local artist David Wynne

The purposeful position of allowing nature and its elements to play a participatory role in the exploitation of markings opens avenues for re-evaluation of reasoning, surprise within the unexpected, as well as the struggle to make sense of formal outcomes when making art.  

The monotypes and drawings represented within this body of work play with the recording of time, a visual topography of place or local, within a moment, a month, or seasons, capturing thoughts, and emotions that vary for each viewer.  

The paintings function on a similar level, whereby the subject of the Ginkgo, is considered a living fossil, with abilities to thrive in disturbed environments, as a symbol of strength as well as beauty. This species, was named ‘Hibakujumoku’ was able to with stand the bombing of Hiroshima. I have recorded and preserved in carbon, and encaustic panels and tiles marking their time as a metaphor of modernized fossils, or remnants of thoughts and emotions.