ON THE BLOCK SECOND SATURDAYS


August 13th, 2022, ushers in the fourth installation of On The Block Second Saturdays - a monthly street market running 1-9pm on 11th Ave between E. Pike and E. Pine every Second Saturday of the month through October. Created for and by local artists, this free, all-ages event features a marketplace of 35+ local vendors selling handmade goods, vintage, street fashion, and more along with interactive art, community activations, and over 7 hours of DJ and live performances.


For August, we celebrate the return of guest curator Dark_Wiley, presenting sets by Drama Tops, Donte da Qween, Emma & Maya, and Spur Lowe Gardens. For the afternoon, we are elated to boast the curation, artistry, and special DJ set of Dadabassed with BLACK AUGUST MICS & HORNS showcase - featuring performances by Christopher Lee and Sunie Quokane with musical accompaniment from Kayla Carrington on saxophone and Owuor Arunga on trumpet. The evening will conclude with DJ and curation by Vitamin D presenting an exclusive performance by the legendary Ghetto Children. You won’t want to miss a minute of these showcases!


Our August community activation is a celebration of street art culture to promote 206 Zulu’s upcoming Off The Wall graffiti competition August 20th at Judkins Park. Carolyn Hitt of Blue Cone Studios will be joined by other local muralists for some live painting On The Block. Art Vault Seattle will be back with free art supplies to give away at our info booth. Additionally, we are elated to announce our partnership with SMASH to elevate free health and wellness resources to musicians in Seattle. As always, expect a new exclusive T-Shirt drop in collaboration with Drip Tea Market, Likelihood, Solemates206, 35th North, Balgucci, Concuss, and Throwbacks NW that you can pick up to support this movement and creative equity in Seattle. Hope to see you there.


ABOUT ON THE BLOCK: As an alliance among neighboring artists, cultural spaces, and small business owners, the mission of “On The Block Second Saturdays' is to be a conduit to sustainable opportunity, creative equity, and abundance from the ground up. All donations, vendor fees, and sponsor proceeds go directly to paying local artists, stabilizing neighborhood arts spaces, and supporting future events. On The Block is a collaboration among Vermillion, Throwbacks NW, and Blue Cone Studios facilitated by Seattle Artist Coalition for Equitable Development (Seattle ACED), and is funded in part by a Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund from Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. Visit www.OnTheBlockseattle.com or @OntheBlockseattle on IG to learn more.

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WHAT: “On The Block” Second Saturdays Creative Marketplace & Street Activation

WHEN: 12pm-9pm on August 13, September 10, October 8th.

WHERE: 1500 Block of 11th Ave, between E. Pike St. and E. Pine St., 98122.

AUGUST FEATURED MARKETPLACE VENDORS

All Star Vintage - Vintage clothing and other collectibles.

Authentics Premium Vintage - Vintage & modern clothing

Axsm Art LLC - Art Original works, merchandise, prints

Throwbacks NW - Premium Vintage Sportswear and more

Purrdie Burrdie - Stories on self-love plus henna w/ Danitra Hunter

Mediums Collective - High end streetwear merchandise

F-Rock Clothing - A Hip-Hop inspired street wear brand from Seattle, WA

Alisa Cruz - Handmade cards, t-shirts, hats, & bags, & wellness offerings.

The Ave - Vintage Clothing

Thiccboi_thrift - Thrifted garments for all folx

The Gravel Road - Custom & vintage thrifted clothes

Blue Cone Studios - One of a kind wearable art and creative goods for a good cause

Noodle & Co - A stationary type shop specializing in cute/Kawaii aesthetic

Saner Steals - Hand curated vintage clothing from the early 2000s and before

My Indigenous Life - Indigenous Original Art - Traditional & Contemporary Wearable & Visual Art

Mirai Okamura-Culpepper - Painting and Live Art

Mahaba Moss - Gourmet sea moss smoothies, teas, gels, and treats

Mel’s Vintage Place - Men women and children’s vintage clothing

Strange in Nature - Art, linocut prints, stickers, paintings

ReMinted Vintage - Vintage and secondhand clothing, jewelry

RedZoneWorldlife - Local clothing and apparel

Self Care Square - Clean Vegan Handmade Self Care Essential

PNW Star Shots - A one of a kind Nostalgic photography experience

NaturalBornSeller - Vintage clothing , hats, and shoes.

Major League 360 - Premium Vintage clothing from the 80's 90's and 2000's

Cloudy Skies Vintage - Vintage streetwear clothing

Throwaways - Vintage clothing & shoes

Break Away Steals - Vintage Clothing

JAMIL - Vintage clothing, housewares & accessories

Freshprincevintage - I sell vintage clothing


AUGUST FEATURED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Forever Safe Spaces - Locally crafted art and accessories for a cause

Visually Speaking - Deafqueer led sign language instruction & education

Art Vault Seattle - A nonprofit org providing free supplies to BIPOC creatives

SMASH - Helping local musicians stay healthy


ON THE BLOCK STORYTELLING & OUTREACH PARTNERS

Public Display Art - quarterly tabloid publication showcasing local artists

SwimTeam - a creative studio that collaborates with artists & brands for innovative content

Lo flux Media - Boutique PR & publicity

NW Polite Society - Using street, experiential, & digital marketing for connection


ON THE BLOCK ADMIN, PRODUCTION, & SAFETY PARTNERS

Revolution Staging - A union worker-owner sound and staging cooperative

STR8 UP Security - A local queer, minority-owned private security company

Northwest Film Forum - Inciting public dialogue and creative action

NW Folklife - Elevating local art and cultural traditions of the PNW Region


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