A show bringing together the talent of local artists opens the weekend of Aug. 4. “Unity at the Bemis” is a collection of about 150 works from 50 artists. Visitors will see an impressionist painting of Seattle’s skyline, sculptures and a lifelike depiction of a robot on a beach at the event. The juried work is professional, original and affordable. One of the notable participants is famed nature photographer Art Wolfe.
Sales from the show benefit artists and Facing Homelessness, a nonprofit organization supporting homeless people. Design company United Creations organized the show and chose Facing Homelessness because of the impact it has had in improving the lives of homeless people. The latest endeavor of Facing Homelessness is the BLOCK project which aims to put a tiny home on every city block in Seattle.
A painting from Real Change Vendor Todd Kline will be among the art in the show. Kline has participated in numerous shows in Seattle over the years and has eagerly talked about “Unity at the Bemis” with his friends and customers. Despite dealing with obstacles like carpal tunnel, Kline always finds a way to fulfill his artistic drive.
“I can’t quit. I’ve got to create all the time,” Kline said. “Whatever happens to me I keep on keeping on.”
WHAT: "Unity at the Bemis"
WHEN: August 4 & 5 Noon - 8pm; August 6 Noon - 6pm
WHERE: The Bemis building, 55 S Atlantic St, Seattle
Lisa Edge is a Staff Reporter covering arts, culture and equity. Have a story idea? She can be reached at lisae (at) realchangenews (dot) org. Twitter @NewsfromtheEdge, Facebook
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