Lashem from Mossy Tree Mercantile

Artist: Lashem Anderson Photographer: Matthew Wrecker

Artist: Lashem Anderson
Photographer: Matthew Swecker

By Matthew Swecker

Lashem is happy. Really happy. You can see it in her face and in the way she talks. She is excited and wide-eyed, like she is seeing the world for the first time. And in a way, she is. The past couple of years have been quite the transformation for her. Prior to adopting her dog, a high-energy husky mix named Grant, she was “stuck in a big way”. She struggled with depression for much of her life and felt lost in her 20s.

Things started to turn around when she began taking walks for over an hour every day with Grant. Then, about a year ago, she took part in a shamanic ceremony called a soul-retrieval. After that, Lashem says, Continue reading

Save the Date: July 16th

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Looking for a fun, creative way to spend your Wednesday evening? Stop by the Uptown neighborhood and catch our July art walk! Don’t forget to enter our monthly raffle for amazing prizes made possible by our sponsors.

Maps of participating venues will be available for download on our website the week of the art walk, and you can find them at the Tin Lizzie Lounge on the day of the event.

Save the Date – June 18th

June 18th_Save the Date-01This June 18th Uptown Art Walk is back to celebrate creativity in its many forms. Since our inaugural event in March, Uptown Art Walk continues to bring together a number of our neighborhood’s talented artists as well as art-loving shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries. This third Wednesday, you can expect to see everything from hand crafted accessories and costumes to oil painting and live performances.

You can start at any venue throughout the day, just don’t forget to stop by the Tin Lizzie Lounge at 9pm for the after party! Follow us on Facebook to get the latest news on participating artists, businesses, and special deals for the day of the art walk.

** Hours may vary starting at 3PM until10 PM depending on the venue. Keep an eye out for updated flyers at each event!

Bring non-perishable items (Tuna, Peanut Butter Etc…) for the Queen Anne Food Bank!  Summer has a high volume of need as school is out!  There will be a “Donation Bin” at Tin Lizzie Lounge from 3PM on !!  Bring 3 or more get an extra stamp for the Raffle.

Steering Committee: Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, The Vera Project, MarQueen Hotel, SIFF, Café Ladro, Solo Bar, Queen Anne~Magnolia News and our Title sponsor BECU

Participating Businesses:  

  • Café Goldinblack
  • Pinks Beauty Boutique
  • Oskars Kitchen
  • Liberty Tattoo Parlor
  • Toulouse Petit
  • Tin Lizzie Lounge
  • Caffé Ladro
  • Obasan
  • Mercer Street Books
  • Pagliacci Pizza
  • Peridot Boutique
  • The Mecca Café
  • Solo Bar
  • The Sitting Room
  • Metropolitan Market
  • Teatro Zinzanni
  • Mud Bay
  • Bombsheller
  • Eyeballs
  • Map of Uptown Art Walk for June 18th
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Come Walk with Us – April 16th

DSC07814Come walk with us this April 16th! Thanks to the wonderful turnout at our inaugural art walk, we’re back this month with another lineup of talented artists and amazing businesses. The Uptown Art Walk is an opportunity to bring art and artists to Uptown businesses, organizations and audiences. Featuring visual art, but also live performances, theater, poetry, pottery, jewelry… any form art can take.

If you are an artist interested in showing your work, please contact Almendra at

For more information, visit or contact Charley at:


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Live Out Loud – A Call for Artists

“I am an artist. I am here to live out loud.”
– Emile Zola

Redefine LOL. Indulge the inner artist in you and live out loud by joining us for the first ever Uptown Art Walk in lower Queen Anne this March 19th.

Want to do more than observe art? You can volunteer or showcase your art with us! Simply message us on Facebook or email us at for more information on art submissions or volunteer opportunities. The Uptown Art Walk relies on support from local businesses, artists, and volunteers such as yourself.