EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

Note: The Grocery is a private art studio and does not have regular hours beyond pop-ups and occasional events hosted by the owners. Our street-facing windows are the home of the Walk Up Gallery (WUG), which is free and open 24×7.

Holiday Pop-Up Sale
December 10, 6:00-9:00pm and December 11, 2:00-5:00pm 2022
A collaboration with Fresh Mochi

Short Run Kick Off! Special Guest Showcase
November 3, 2022, 7:00-9:00pm

Carry On! A Fundraiser for Vibrant Palette Arts Center
October 16, 2022, 2:00-5:00pm

Artist Access Forum: An evening with Differ Studios
July 21, 2022, 6:30-8:30pm
Differ Studios is embarking on a new venture to provide resources to artists, and would like to hear your voice and perspective on this idea. A short presentation is followed by conversation with artists, music, snacks, and beverages, and thoughtful discussion. Come build creative community with us!

Sunflower on Fire, Ukraine:
Russia’s War on Liberty, Sovereignty and Democracy
June 25 and 26, 2022

Philippe Hyojung Kim in the WUG windows
April 30 – June 4, 2022
Opening April 30 with Nat Evans DJ set
Artist talk on May 21, 1-3pm

Data Epics Live Reading: An Evening at The Grocery Studios
May 14, 2022

Tim Marsden: O Sweet Spontaneous in the WUG windows
March 19 – April 24, 2022
Opening March 19 with live music by Bijoux
Artist talk April 3, 1-3pm
In conjunction with PINK group show at Fresh Mochi

Saya Moriyasu Lunar New Year installation
February 7 – March 18, 2022

Wikipedia edit-a-thon with Wa Na Wari and The Black Lunch Table
July 31, 2021
We’re honored to be a sponsor, with Wa Na Wari of an online how-to and Wikipedia editing session hosted by The Black Lunch Table! This is a great opportunity to improve the visibility of Black artists in the PNW by writing and editing Wikipedia articles.

More Serenades for Science
July 27, 2018
With Gods of Silicon, Meghan Elizabeth Trainor, and Oh, Boy (Kendal Tull-Esterbrook)

The Machine to Be Another VR Experience
July 23 and 24, 2018
July 23 was a private workshop with the Be Another Lab and local artists to create the first embodied narrative in the Silicon Forest.
July 24 was a public event for over 22 individuals to experience The Machine To Be Another.

The Kidney’s Alright: An Evening to Benefit José Amador
June 29 2018

{Machines of becoming} : mechatronic art and performance
June 2-3 2018

Christian French Estate Sale Episode II: The Big One
May 26-27, 2018

Nat Evans: Flyover Country
May 19-20, 2018

Rell Be Free: The HomeGrown Tour, with DJ Pax and Guayaba
May 12 2018

The Academy of Reason & Wonder Inquiry No. 4: Exploring Other Minds
May 6 2018
With Adrienne Fairhall, Doug Wacker, Andrea Bilotta, Jeremy Newton

Creative Commons Film Night curated by Omar Willey
April 28 2018
Presented by The Seattle Star and Puget Sound Cinema Society

The Academy of Reason & Wonder Inquiry No. 3: CATS vs. DOGS
April 21 2018
With Zack Davisson and Ivan Schnieder

Kristina Dillard’s Work in Progress: The Literary Dances
March 25 and 26, 2018

The Academy of Reason & Wonder Inquiry No. 2: Story : History : Herstory
Mar 4 2018
With Tessa Hulls and Johan Liedgren

The Academy of Reason & Wonder Inquiry No. 1: Life Without Us
February 11 2018
With Kirsten Anderson and Jed Dunkerley

Petra Zanki: Ephemerals
November 11-12 2017

Christian French: Awaken the Dead to the Dreams of the Living
November 4-5 2017

Not Séance, Science: Uncovering the spirits of the living
October 28 2017
An evening of improvised jazz music and visuals appropriate to the season. Underworld Alchemy is Sarah Manning – alto saxophone, Briggan Krauss – electric guitar, Dylan van der Schyff – drums
Live visuals by Janet Galore.
Clack, rap, knock of the drums. They are here.
Rumble, shudder, guitar. They will speak. 
Wail, mutter, saxophone. See the invisible. Hear the inaudible.
Improvised music conjuring wave functions on the continuum.
When the quantum waves collapse around you, who will you be?

Degenerate Art Ensemble and Mizu Desierto
September 23-24 2017
Mizu Desierto presents Matriarch, a dance and film meditation on death and dying, forgotten and future lineages, the andro-gene and bees. Sometimes only through the loss of the matriarch, can we realize that we must become our own queen.
Degenerate Art Ensemble presents Diphylleia Grayi (Skeleton Flower), a fantastical, semi-autobiographical exploration of a creative person’s struggle with depression, identity and and the awakening of feminine power where healing and transformation are fueled by the secret medicine of fairy tales. The work is an immersive stage performance weaving together live music and song, visceral solo dance and storytelling ritual. Haruko Crow Nishimura and Joshua Kohl performed the live music, dance and song elements in this rare, raw and intimate performance setting.

DAE dress rehearsal

Studies Show: Reality is Mutable
September 8-10, 16-17, 2017
A projection-mapped installation and a cinematic virtual reality experience by artist/software developer Jacob Fennell, combining spherical video and a multi-path science fiction story. Shot entirely in Seattle using a custom camera developed by Fennell, goggle-wearing participants become the main character in an experience where they are zapped into a strange but familiar world, where they have their fortune told in Volunteer Park, tour a spiritually possessed Georgetown Steam Plant, float through the arboretum in a kayak, and more.installation view of Reality is Mutable exhibition

Seattle Code Camp: Games and Robots
July 31-August 4 2017
A week-long, day camp for youth 8-11, a mash-up of programming digital games and robots. Students practice computer programming with MIT’s Scratch and Wonder Workshop Robots. Conducted by TechVenture and hosted by The Grocery.

Seattle Code Camp: A Minecraft Mash-Up
July 14 -21 2017
A week-long, day camp for youth 8-11 to learn how to program Mods and build electronics in a Minecraft world. Conducted by TechVenture and hosted by The Grocery.

Serenades for Science
May 20 2017
An evening of music and short film in appreciation of science. A refreshing tonic for times when the truth is surprisingly fragile. With Gods of Silicon (Jed Dunkerley and Jason Puccinelli), Oh, Boy (Kendal Tull-Esterbrook), and short films by Tim Marsden, Kim Collmer, and Janet Galore.

Student of the Radio
March 10 2017
An evening of popular music covers, as interpreted by Lori Goldston & Chris Brokaw, and The Murkies (Kyle Hanson) with Angelina Baldoz. Projected visuals by Janet Galore.
Young wistful girl listening to a vintage transistor radio


Art Estate Sale: From the Collection of Arthur S. Aubry
January 15 2017
A one-day art exhibition and sale of artworks collected by noted photographer and friend, Arthur S. Aubry. Hosted by Gloria DeArcangelis, the exhibition nearly sold out within an hour–a testament to Arthur’s great eye and the love of the community for him and the artists he collected.
Panorama of installation view, Arthur S Aubry Art Estate Sale at The Grocery

Underworld Alchemy
December 23 2016
A jazz performance with Sarah Manning, Briggan Krauss, Geoff Harper, and Dave Abramson. Hear sample sounds: http://sarahmanningmusic.com/secret-sounds
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The evening concluded by hermetically sealing the experience into glass vials to capture the moment.

“HELLO FROM EARTH” Photographs by Elliot Liedgren
August 13-14 2016hello-from-earth-photo

Ruby Lindsay: New Works
March 26 2016
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Vintage and Artist-Made Tiles by Laura Brodax
January 30-31 2016
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