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Save Wallcotts, Your Local Art Store!

by Joe McDonald on January 24, 2014


One of my favorite movies, albeit one of those cheesy teen-angst films, was Empire Records. Released in 1995, Empire Records is about a group of coming-of-age, eccentric record store employees who devise a plan to save their beloved independent record store. What does all this have to do with art you ask?

Nestled in the heart of Shorline, WA is a new little locally owned and operated community gift & art store called Wallcotts Décor & More. Louise, the owner of Wallcotts, opened the gift store in September, 2013 with six art enthusiasts, passionate about collaborating with local art talent and connecting artists with the local community. In addition to selling the work of local artists, Wallcotts encourages learning through art workshops and art "parties".

But much like Empire Records, this little independent art shop needs your help. We here at are completely dedicated to supporting the local neighborhood art scene in every shape and form, so we’re happy to pass on and share this information. Wallcotts has started a fundraising campaign to raise money to support their operations. "Wallcotts Builds A Mosaic" is both an online crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo as well as a "Meet the Artist" fundraiser event to be held on Sunday February 16th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

They are looking for both supporters to contribute to their Indiegogo fundraising campaign, as well as artists to be a part of an auction at the event. "We created this campaign and event to reach out to the art supporters and enthusiast to contribute to a dream that can enrich a community."  The event will have several artist stationed with their work on display throughout our store, available to speak about their work as well as sell to interested buyers. This event will be open to the public. We will also be conducting a silent auction which will of course include local art pieces as well as donations by local companies in the area. The donations collected from the auction will go towards keeping our dream alive and our doors open.

You can support Wallcotts’ Indiegogo campaign by visiting:

The "Meet the Artist" Fundraiser Event will be Sunday Feb. 16th 530pm-730pm. To participate or attend the February event, please contact Wallcotts directly at:

Wallcotts Decor & More
18336 Aurora Ave.N Suite 105
Shoreline, WA 98133
(In Gateway Plaza with Menchie’s & Little Caesars)

Phone: (206) 629-5170


Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction For Max

by Joe McDonald on April 27, 2011

I was recently contacted by Josh Burt, the father of Max, asking for donations and support for a fundraiser they are having. Max will turn 2 years old this month and was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma and a neurological disorder called Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome. Even with having good insurance they are having a difficult time keeping up with all of the medical bills. Their friends have joined together to have a fundraiser for their son Max on Saturday May 21st.

The event will consist of a spaghetti dinner and silent auction. If anyone is interested in donating artwork or other items for the auction or would like to make a monetary donation to help, please contact Max’s father, Josh Burt at 206-409-4576 or by email at They have setup a family blog where you can learn more at

Max will turn 2 this month and every little bit helps.


Thank you.


The Seattle’s Art Community Joins Forces with Lucid Live Jazz Lounge in L’ Union Fait La Force…Strength Through Unity Silent Art Auction. Gala Bent, Adriana Grant, Allison Manch, Emily Pothast, Studio Narvaez, Laura Wright, Specsone, and more…

A time to heal, a time to pray, a time to celebrate and remember lives lost from the recent tragedy in Haiti.  Lucid Live Jazz Lounge is pleased to present L’ Union Fait La Force…Strength Through Unity Silent Art Auction, February 10, 2010 from 5:30-8:00, bidding 7:00-8:00 at Lucid Live Jazz Lounge.  This auction is a fundraiser to support the rebuilding of several hard hit communities in Haiti, but it’s also a celebration of resilience and unity. The event will feature a diverse lineup of Seattle based artists, and live jazz throughout the evening. No Cover or Ticket.

The story of David Pierre-Louis, Lucid Owner was recently reported by Katie Couric on CBS news. They followed David as he left Seattle in search of his Mother in Haiti only 3 days after the quake hit.  He has since held several fundraisers to support his goals to bring water filtration, and medical supplies back to those who need it most.

Following the auction, guests are invited to enjoy the vintage sounds of 1920s jazz with Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators. The Seattle-based quartet will play from 8-11pm and will continue with the evening’s fundraising efforts by donating all of their tips to Union Fait La Force…Strength Through Unity.

Lucid Live Jazz Lounge
5241 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 402-3042