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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Live Performance! Thursday the 8th from 6pm - 9pm

BUSKING!  Performing!
Live on the sidewalks of White Center!

Thursday - August 8, 2013 
from 6pm - 9pm

Zippy's Giant Burgers
9614 14th Ave SW

Wreckless Freaks
"A circus sideshow revival troupe, Wreckless Freeks perform acts that tax the human body to its extreme limits using knowledge of physics, anatomy, and Mind Over Matter."

Big Al's
9832 14th Ave SW

Squirrel Butter!
When Squirrel Butter isn't drawing crowds at Pike Place Market, the Seattle sweetheart Old Time duo is busy playing concerts, leading jams, and organizing the Emerald City's hot Old Time scene. A splinter group of The Tallboys, Squirrel Butter is comprised of Charlie Beck and Charmaine "Lady Li-Lei" Slaven, who are both proving to be leaders in the bourgeoning Northwest roots genre.

Aaron's Bicycle Repair
9988 15th Ave SW
Tribal Belly Dancers

Center Studio
9611 16th Ave SW

ZUMBA!!!! & Live painting!

And then the buskers!

Duo Finelli: A two-lady vaudeville troupe, we play fun music and work in circus and comedy into the act.

Michelle Friday: Hula Hooping, spoken word, accordianist!

The Great Cigma!!  A magician from the age of 5.

Jenna Richter:stilt walking bubble blowing ribbon twirling poi dancer!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Live Painting Extravaganza!

This Thursday, July 11th from 6pm - 9pm the sidewalks of White Center will be jammed with artists.  It is a sight to behold, and not to be missed,  the line up is:

Aarons Bicycle Shop: Aaron Anches

Big Al Brewing: Rich Werner

Center Studio: Paul Sorey

Company: Jeanette Jones

Full Tilt Ice Cream: Angelina Villalobos

Herban Legends: Robert Tibbetts

King County Sheriffs Office: Gaura Kish

Proletariat Pizza: Giovanni Gotelli

Zippys Giant Burgers: Shannon Kringen

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June @ RatCity ArtCity

Aaron's Bicycle Repair (9988 15th Ave SW)
Handmade Jewlery by Kim Merrit 

Big Al Brewing (9832 14th Ave SW)
 Jeanette Jones: Oil Paintings-

Center Studio (9611 16th Ave SW)
 B.Blume : Oil Paintings

Company (9608 16th Ave SW)
 Megan Noel: Watercolors-

Full Tilt (9629 16th Avenue SW)

 John Seuferling: Firefly Themed Art

GnuOrganics (9988 15th Ave SW, Ste G)
 Joseph F Keppler: Sculpture-

Herban Legends (9169 16th Ave SW)


King County Sheriff’s Office (9609 16 Ave SW)
Student Jazz Trio!

Mago Signs (10032 16th Ave SW)

Proletariat Pizza/ Caffe Delia (9622-A 16th Ave SW)
Chilo Geddes-Canton: Oil Paintings

Salvadorean Bakery (1719 SW Roxbury St)

Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th Ave SW)

 Bethany Alsin: Oil Paintings-

Zippy’s Giant Burgers (9614 14th Ave SW)

Micahel King: Oil Paintings -

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

RatCity ArtCity Short Film Festival Program
June 13th, 2013, 7:00 pm
Herban Legends  
9619 16th Ave SW

Matt Clark


TRT: 5:04

Piano Pat is one of those living legends. She’s been playing the same venue, the Sip ‘N Dip Lounge, in Great Falls, Montana since 1963.  You don’t see a character like this everyday.  And she’s still going!

Sean Kai Raffety
TRT: 1:07
Cj woke up. He put on his pirate hat, and took out his gleaming sword. He picked up the receiver and made the call, he had a message to deliver to Kai, and boy would Kai hear it!

Coral Aiken
TRT: 9:32
Fabric is an experimental narrative about a woman’s attempts to reconnect with her family. The film uses magical realism to visualize a physical process of grief, exploring both real and imagined spaces.

SJ Chiro
Perfect Human
TRT: 4:11
The impulse to make this film came soon after I saw The Five Obstructions, six or so years ago. Even at that time I knew the role of “the perfect humans” would be played by my children. Look at them now. Look at them all the time. Parents cannot help but stare at their children. From the moment they are born, we spend hours looking into the tiny faces of these creatures that have emerged from our bodies. They seem like aliens. Who are they? Why are they here? What can they do? What are they thinking? How do they change? What are they doing now? And now? And now?

Clyde Peterson
Harsh Tokes & Bong Jokes
Music by Your Heart Breaks
TRT: 3:46
In the spare, messy style of Your Heart Breaks, "Harsh Tokes and Bong Jokes" is a nostalgic chronicle of the twins of youth: romance and rebellion. With the perspective that years bring, songwriter Clyde Petersen weaves melodies out of teenage trouble and innocence, songs in which we can all recognize ourselves. Imagine yourself getting high on a playground merry-go-round, having snuck out the first floor window of your ranch house in your neighborhood with no sidewalks because it was built during a time when people believed no one would ever walk anywhere again. Imagine enjoying it.

Danielle Morgan
Magic Pants
TRT: 8:15
Tired of working at the Magic Pants Incorporated pants factory where every day is the same, Erin dreams of changing her situation. Her co-worker Krissa dreams of gold pants.

Lucid, Inc
TRT: 6:00
This is the true story of Kendrick, a young calf roper we met in Louisiana who dreams of one day making it to the Las Vegas rodeo finals.  
Webby ‘Best Documentary’       One Club ‘Best Documentary’,  ‘Best In Show Cinematography’
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 9th RatCity ArtCity

Big Al Brewing (9832 14th Ave SW) 
Chris Doelling: Acrylic on Panel
Chris does mostly 'vaguely landscape or organic abstracts'.  Her work is wrought with depth and contrast found in the work pulls people in for a more prolific eye journey.

Center Studio (9611 16th Ave SW)
 Jennifer Forland Lately: Installation
"Lately, I've been working on very small art - jewelry. For this project, I am really excited about creating something on a large scale, installation style. My current job at an eco-friendly remodeling company inspired me to use mostly repurposed materials for the project, something I've always done to a point because of budget, but now want to do with more intention. I'm inspired by people who evoke feeling with their art - whimsy, nostalgia, longing. This project has made me think a lot about creation (science, religion or art) and whether the process is ever finished. I am intrigued by the time it takes to recreate nature (using man-made materials) and the level of success actually achieved in the attempt."

Company (9608 16th Ave SW)

Dubsea Coffee (9910 8th Ave SW)

Full Tilt (9629 16th Avenue SW)
Simon Campbell
Simon first adopted photography as his creative outlet of choice. He has been taking photographs for 20 years, after receiving a cheap 35mm point and shoot camera in his early teens. Ever since then he has been developing an eye for things artistic; color, light and balance. Other than art classes at senior school in his native England, he didn't pick up the paintbrush again until 2005 into his mid-twenties.
Already experienced in photographic composition a steady stream of collages, mixed media, and paintings emerged. Influenced by many genres of visual arts, from classic photography to modern contemporary painting, he paints in sporadic bursts and can never tell when a painting is going to be finished or exactly how its going to look.....he just kinda flows with it. 
Travel Photography has remained a creative spark. He would still consider himself just as much a photographer as a painter, his work can be found at

Full Tilt will also be featuring a musical set by Jody Mckane (solo acoustic) and the band Ache (guitars, cello and singing). 

GnuOrganics (9988 15th Ave SW, Ste G)
Always supporting multiple artists:

Brent Holland -
Morgan Smalley - no web presence
Kelly Sorbel -
Devin Norris - no web presence
and holding over is:
Guy Lindenmuth -

Herban Legends (9169 16th Ave SW)
Joseph Brooks – Painting, Drawing, Coloring
I love the process of making stuff with my hands. I really like creating a new style or a new way of working with materials that I normally wouldn’t use for a certain application. I make things I guess because it is my way of understanding this life. As long as I can remember I was always drawing. There is nothing like the way I feel after finishing something new. Some times the feeling is more prominent than others but it always makes me feel good, like I left something of me behind. It’s more than esthetics, because even pieces I don’t like as much still have something of myself in them.

King County Sheriff’s Office (9609 16 Av SW)
Daffodil paintings by Ms. Sager’s Roxhill Elementary 1st Graders

Luso Food & Wine  (9614 16th Ave SW)

Mago Signs (10032 16th Ave SW)

Meanders (9635 16th Ave SW)

Proletariat Pizza/ Caffe Delia (9622-A 16th Ave SW)
Art from the personal collection of Mike and Stefanie Albaeck

Salvadorean Bakery (1719 SW Roxbury St)

Zippy’s Giant Burgers (9614 14th Ave SW)
Mike Mullins:

Mike Mullins is a Seattle artist whose love of pop culture and graffiti is combined in his work. He has worked in many mediums but his current obsession is recycling old records by putting monsters and pop culture icons on them. Everyone from Frankenstein, to Darth Vader, to Mr T, and Jack Skellington is represented in his work. You can view and purchase his work at

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

RCAC Short Film Festival Call

In June 2011, White Center curated it's first Short Film Festival. Three twenty minute programs covering a wide range of subjects were hosted by Southgate Roller Rink, Full Tilt, and Big Al Brewing. 

We are again calling for submissions for the June 2013 Festival! 

This is a one night festival, held on June 13th in White Center. White Center is located between Seattle and Burien in unincorporated King County. It is a place with a lot of character and characters, where RAT is technically an acronym - but embraced as a mascot. RatCity ArtCity's mission is to bring and sustain an eclectic, diverse range of art and artists to White Center, focusing on both emerging and well established artists. RCAC has revived the White Center Art Walk that had been in place for the past several years. Amanda Kay Helmick, Devrim Ozkan, and Theresa and Jason Beaulieu are the current facilitators and co-conspirators.

Submission Criteria:

* Completed Films should be under 10:00 total run time and formatted as a Quicktime (a complete spec sheet will be sent to filmmakers).
* Films should be completed and submitted by June 1, 2013
* Subjects and themes can range as the run time is the determining factor for inclusion in the program(s).

We encourage all ages, abilities and filming styles to submit! Remember, all final pieces should be in hand by June 1, 2013.

Please contact Amanda Kay Helmick at for questions, specifications and submissions.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

RatCity ArtCity April Art Walk: Thursday, April 11th, 6-9pm

Big Al Brewing (9832 14th Ave SW) 
Ethan Jack Harrington-
"He was born. He painted."
For those of you that may be familiar, his work was displayed at The Whiskey Bar in Belltown for many moons. Girls, Guns and Booze. I fondly miss those pieces. Come see what he's drummed up this year!

Center Studio (9611 16th Ave SW)
 Scott Forland- Paintings and Drawings
“I earn a living as an information scientist, but I spend much of my “spare” time on art. Over the years, I have dabbled in music and creative writing, but I always come back to painting and drawing. Currently, I am interested in the technologies we use to reproduce images and the ways I can leverage these technologies to create paintings that are abstract in detail but representational as a whole. I want my work to be interesting, beautiful, and fun. Some of my favorite visual artists include Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Marcel Duchamp.”

Company (9608 16th Ave SW)
Dean Palmerton- Oil on Canvas
Bold line, vibrantly colored paintings that cover a wide range of subjects. My personal favorite is the Octopus emerging from the toilet. Definitely worth a viewing.

Dubsea Coffee (9910 8th Ave SW)

Full Tilt (9629 16th Avenue SW)
New Start High School Students- Photography
Adventures in Our Own Schoolyard
These pictures are all original works of art from New Start High School photography students. Students are limited to taking pictures around our school and during field trips. They have to use their imagination to find opportunity in these limitations, but they constantly inspire us with their unique compositions.
All prints are for sale, un-framed, for $25. All money goes directly to the student!

GnuOrganics (9988 15th Ave SW, Ste G)
Stina Stiletto- Paintings
Swirly art that keeps your eye dancing.

 Michael Church – Glass Artist
“Michael Church, the man behind the glass and metal of Blown Glass Platters, started blowing glass & forming steel in Seattle in 1996 at Pratt Fine Arts Center. After learning his craft he was offered a position with Dale Chihuly’s glass team, and then with Martin Blank, one of Chihuly’s head glassblowers who went on to form his own studio team to pursue his work.”

Daniel Mohr – New Paintings
Visually stunning acrylic works on canvas

Devrim Ozkan- Gouache on Panel
"Devrim Ozkan is a West Seattle based artist that was raised splitting her time between the deserts of Las Vegas, Nevada and multiple cities along the Western coasts of Turkey. After graduating from the University of Washington's Art department she decided to make Seattle her home.
Devrim believes that her art is a mixture of her past, present and future. She attributes much of the organic nature of her work to the Arabesque designs of the Middle East as well as the vast emptiness of the Great Basin. Recently, she has recognized a growing interest for abstracted landscapes.
A gypsy at heart, Devrim is known for moving, her chaotic last-minute adventures, and inappropriate humor. She uses paint & ink as a means for translating her internal chaos into a language she can understand and a form she can appreciate."

Stacy Schonhardt- Photography
Wide rang of photography and paintings. Stop by to find out what goodies she brought by.

Guy Lundenmuth
"Born on the East Coast, now residing near Seattle, Washington. I am a self taught artist. Painting has been a type of meditation for me throughout my years.  New work will be forthcoming. "

Herban Legends (9169 16th Ave SW)
Joseph Brooks – Painting, Drawing, Coloring
I love the process of making stuff with my hands. I really like creating a new style or a new way of working with materials that I normally wouldn’t use for a certain application. I make things I guess because it is my way of understanding this life. As long as I can remember I was always drawing. There is nothing like the way I feel after finishing something new. Some times the feeling is more prominent than others but it always makes me feel good, like I left something of me behind. It’s more than esthetics, because even pieces I don’t like as much still have something of myself in them.

King County Sheriff’s Office (9609 16 Av SW)
Photography by Sarah Cliff-Robertson’s Students, HS3 Evergreen Campus
A variety of arts will be displayed from the Evergreen High School Health/Science Department. Stop by and show your support.

Luso Food & Wine  (9614 16th Ave SW)

Mago Signs (10032 16th Ave SW)
Joey MacGregor
"My work is a reaction to the overwhelming feeling of negativity and depression derived from loneliness, sadness and anger that for me the world promotes.  Having obsessive-compulsive disorder is like having a little man in your ear constantly reminding you of that.  That constant pestering leads to doube and frustration, which makes everyday activities very difficult.  My work is a way of providing a playful escape from this reality by promoting the opposite: Over dramatized positivity.  I create images to be so cute that they progress into being tacky, driving humor through an almost sarcastic portrayal of happiness.  Mo work is inspired by the concept of contemporary meditations, such as staring at wallpaper  the television and passing clouds.  I feel that we must known negativity and positivity to be balanced, and so my work helps me restore some neutrality to the way I think."

Yawning Gates

Meanders (9635 16th Ave SW)

Proletariat Pizza/ Caffe Delia (9622-A 16th Ave SW)
F.D. Brand- Watercolors
"F.D. Brand was born in Oklahoma in 1950. He was raised in Tri-Cities, Washington and raised his family there as well. He recently retired and moved to West Seattle to be closer to family. He enjoys the cultural events available in Seattle and spending time with his grand children. His art motto-All the greats got their inspiration from God, the rest of us get it from the greats.”

Salvadorean Bakery (1719 SW Roxbury St)-
Specials for Art Walk!
Two Pupusas for $3.95- If you haven't had these yet, do yourself a favor and start eating!
Jalapeno Roll Special-Homemade roll filled with jalapeno, egg and cheese-- Deeeelicioussss

Southgate Roller Rink (9646 17th Ave SW)- coming soon

Zippy’s Giant Burgers (9614 14th Ave SW)
Rebeca Cohen -Acrylic on Canvas
Rebecca Cohen is a local artist with a lifelong passion for color and texture. As a teenager she tie-dyed t-shirts and sold them at Grateful Dead shows. She studied ceramics at Alfred University and earned her BFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Washington. This body of work showcases her love of the tactile, and you are invited to touch the artwork.
These pieces are made by layering acrylic paint and gel on rag paper and stretched canvas, then cutting the paper out and assembling the compositions on the canvas. The designs are improvisational; Rebecca delights in playful spontaneity.
In addition to painting Rebecca dyes and paints silk scarves, weaves, gardens and is a performing songwriter and singing teacher.
Please Touch the Art!