After some feedback and discussion, we've decided to keep it simple and go with BAL-ART MARKET for a permanent market name.
Our next one will be for SPOOKY SEASON, of course! This iteration will be ONE DAY ONLY on Sunday, October 8th! Make a day of coming out, checking out the Ballard Farmer's Market, having lunch in the neighbourhood, and then checking out spooky wares by spooky artists~.
Are you a spooky artist with spooky wares? You can apply to be one of those awesome vendors through September 1st!
It's shaping up to be an amazing weekend and you aren't gonna wanna miss out! I mean, just look out this amazing line up of artists, crafters, makers, and more!
Check out these rad LIVE EVENTS too!
Check out all these vendor previews and plan out that shopping list!
The vendor lineup for our spring market has been finalized, and we can't wait to see everyone! Do a lil' pre-shopping by checking out everyone's pages and don't forget to mark your calendar for the weekend of March 25-26!
Swedish artist Stina Folkebrant is currently adding a new mural to the National Nordic Museum's grounds. Viewable at the east end of the Museum's parking lot, Folkebrant is creating a black-and-white painting of reindeer similar to the works which have charmed viewers of the Museum's exhibition "Mygration." Work began on February 20 and will continue through March 3.
Weather allowing, Folkebrant will be working on the mural during the final week of the exhibition "Mygration." The artist will answer questions from the public between 3pm and 4pm daily and visitors are invited to check out Ballard's latest public art piece at any time.
(Credit: Article: National Nordic Museum. Artwork: Stina Kolebrant, Photographer: Rafael Soldi)
Our next market is on the schedule!
Join us March 25-26 at Salmon Bay Eagles, right in the heart of Old Ballard, for our spring market! Support local artists, including many from our very own neighbourhood! Full vendor list will be added as soon as we finalise the lineup!
Interested in vending? Apply by March 13th!
Joan Stuart Ross, Ballard resident and current co-owner/manager of BallardWorks, is one of 4 local recipients of the 2022 SOLA award. Founded in 2016, the SOLA (Support Old Lady Artists) Awards seeks to honor, encourage, and celebrate the lifetime contributions of women whose artwork has not been sufficiently or widely recognized. We're thrilled to extend our congratulations to Joan on this extraordinary achievement!
Joan's Artist Statement
"My work is inspired by exploratory imagery and inventions of color within relationships, connections, juxtapositions and dynamic arrangements. My art’s search for life force, energy, and meaning is to engage color and shape as value and depth. Metaphorical form, complementary and analogous colors, symbols and glyphs suggest a vital undercurrent.
The forms in my paintings, prints, and drawings are inspired by growth--the poplar tree, hydrangea blossom, oyster shell, the grid, and implied text. Color, mark, rhythm, repetition, pattern and diversion reveal my visual reach and extension."
Learn more about Joan and the SOLA awards here or visit Joan's website.
Seattle artist Seth Goodkind brings a whole new body of work to the public for the first time! Join us at Push/Pull on 11/17/2022 from 6-9pm for the opening reception (a Third Thursday event by Bal-Art).
“Cognitive Dissidents is my first 3-D art show. I have always enjoyed building models and working with miniatures, but over the last 5 years as my drawing and tattoo work has transitioned to digital and became a “job,” miniatures increasingly took over as my creative outlet. I love the idea of enclosed worlds. They have a quality of unreality that is isolated from our touch. The scenes feel living, but unreal, there is something inside of them that I’m not the architect of – I’m just giving them the opportunity to exist. Each piece comes together almost as a stream of consciousness assemblage, as an idea strikes me, and I find themes, scales, locations and elements that when put together, challenge or defy our sense of expected reality.”
Seth Goodkind is a tattoo artist at True Love Tattoo and a founding member of Push/Pull, an arts collective in Ballard, Seattle.
View the original even listing here.
Where: Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co.
Grab a seat in our outdoor beer garden and revel in an evening of stripped down performances by some of Seattle's most soulful artists.
Summer may be winding down, but Bad Jimmy's' outdoor summer sessions continue on through the fall. Escape the hustle, stay awhile, and breathe in an evening of soul music. We offer extensive covered seating for this outdoor, all ages, and dog friendly affair.
Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available at the door, via cash or Venmo.
Click "read more" below the photo to learn about this month's performers.
Third Thursdays in Ballard, 6pm - 9pm