Hiawatha Spring Fest to showcase resident artists Saturday

Artists at Hiawatha Lofts will be opening up their studios Saturday for the Hiawatha Spring Fest. Presented by the Jackson Place Business Association, the fest includes visual arts, dancing and a root beer float social.

Activities go from 2-6 p.m. at Hiawatha Lofts and Pontedera Condos near S Dearborn St and Hiawatha Pl. Here’s the schedule:

• CAFE WEEKEND  – Hiawatha business – hosts a neighborhood social & coffee brewing demo alongside local roaster Caffé Vita coffee from 2-6pm

• MY WORLD DANCE & FITNESS  – Hiawatha business  – will hold an open ½ hour Zumba class for those who might want to sneak some cardio in while enjoying the combination of    latin dances from flamenco and salsa movements while at Spring Fest.

• WORKING DOG BICYCLES  – Hiawatha business – will lead an open repair demonstration for those who want to learn how to fix a flat bicycle tire. Bring your wheel! Other necessary supplies will be provided.

• CHRIS ROLLINS  – Hiawatha Artist/resident will demonstrate & showcase handmade linoleum cut block printing of our official HIAWATHA SPRING FEST poster. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill from a talented local artist! Check this out at the adjoining Hiawatha plaza Pontedera Condos work/live studio.

• CLAIRE JOHNSON  – SOIL collective member & JENNIFER BLOOM – Hiawatha Artist/residents – Pet portraitist will host an open studio along-side other select Hiawatha Artists with current works from 4-6pm only.

• NOLA AHOLA & JENNIFER SIEVERS – Hiawatha Artist/residents will showcase current works in UNFRAMED group show alongside other Hiawatha Artists in Hiawatha community room & Hiawatha hallways.

• SYED TAQI & ANNE KOSUGI – Hiawatha Artist/residents  – Seattle Capoiera  will lead an opening introduction to Spring Fest with capoiera roda showcasing movements for all ages alongside drum instrumentals in the Hiawatha central plaza & 30 min. to follow.

• CD ART PROJECT  – will display up & coming public art workshops and community gatherings in the Hiawatha Community space.

• PRATT FINE ART – Youth Artworks  will lead a drop-in art activity for all ages at the adjoining Hiawatha plaza Pontedera Condos work/live studio.

• SLEEPING BULLDOG B&B  – Seattle’s newest & JPC’s only Bed & Breakfast will debut their new space & details in the Hiawatha Community space.

• PARFAIT  – Seattle’s small batch handmade organic ice cream truck will be on site for the afternoon ice cream social.


New Works & Performance –


* SELECT OPEN STUDIOS 4 – 6pm only

Nola Ahola | Claire Johnson | Anne Kosugi  | Michael Lyons | Jess Milhausen | Jennifer Bloom | Niles Peacock & Peacock Brothers | Chris Rollins | Akiva Segan | Jennifer Sievers | Scott Walsh |  plus more


Business / Participants & Demonstration –


Café Weekend | Pontedera Condos | My World Dance & Fitness | Working Dog Bicycles | Sleeping Bulldog Bed & Breakfast | Pratt Fine Arts | CD Arts Project | Parfait Organic Ice Cream | Caffe Vita |  plus more

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  1. Capoeira, arts n’ crafts, home made ice cream, prints. This event had it all. Thank you for bringing the community together!