Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rat City Recession

The White Center neighborhood, aka. 'Rat City', is one step ahead of the rest of Seattle when it comes to making the most of the recession, perhaps because the economic boom never quite made it into that small, broke suburb west of the city. Whatever the reason, there's a few events coming up in Rat City that aim to redistribute a little of your wealth.

The White Center For The Arts Building (aka. the Old Skate Rink) is holding their first Open Studio Art Tour on Feb 21st from 5:00-10:00pm at 9639 16th Ave SW. White Center for the Arts is a new project by six area artists, including the well known stencil artist Soule, who have come together to form an organization focused on supporting the arts in their corner of the world.

On Saturday, February 28th, from 10am to 6pm, the same building is hosting Rat City Rummage at which vendors of all stripes will be selling handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, household items, furniture, clothing, cd’s, bicycles, small electronics, dishware, etc. The skating rink holds a lot of people and the word is that there's still a few spaces open for vendors, but time is of the essence. For a a vending application and questions, email

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