Art Walk Rainier Beach


Rainier Beach Merchants Association presents its
4th Annual Art Walk Rainier Beach on
Saturday, September 6th, from 10am to 6pm
with a Free Family Friendly Festival on S Henderson Street full of Art, Music, Dance, and Food
and on September 7th, from 12pm to 4pm
with Cultural and Heritage Events throughout the Rainier Beach Neighborhood.

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September 6th – 10am to 6pm

Mapes Creek Stage Rainier Beach Stage
10:00am Rainier Dance Center Mariachi Guadalajara de Seattle
10:30am Zumba with Toni
11:30am Pico Blvd
Mapes Creek Walkway Dedication
12:30pm Soyaya
1:00pm Selam Band
1:30pm Fly Moon Royalty
2:30pm Vote for Pedro
3:00pm Cuban Dance Party with Reinier Valdes
4:00pm Yirim Seck
5:00pm Lion Dance Party & Martial Arts Demonstration Shady Bottom

List of Vendors and Exhibitors

180 Program • 98th Rainier Scout Group • Adrienne LaFaye Art • Amandi Artifacts • Art Adventures • Athena’s • Buddha Jewel Monastery • Carina A. del Rosario • Cody Haus • Derek Johnson Photo • Doran Arts • Ethiopian Community Services • Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm • Frisbee Art Contest/Volunteer Run • Green Hill Clothes • Hamlet Hen Fiber Arts • Henna Tattoos by Allegra • Kubota Garden • Link Fine Art • Mary Magenta • Maya’s Mexican Restaurant • Melanie Sinclair & Jenny Rodriguez • Nana Yesman African Crafts • Neema’s Comfort • Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs • Pat Espey Ceramics • Penguina Designs • Quack Dogs LLC • Rainier Beach Community Club • Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition/Rainier Beach Moving Forward • Rainier Beach Emergency Communication Hub/RB Ready • Rainier Beach Merchants Association • Rainier Beach United Methodist Church • Rainier Valley Food Bank • Rainier VFW #2289 • Salvatore Artista • Samato Yoga Therapy • Seattle Public Utilities • Seattle Vocational Institute • SEEDArts • Shurvon Hayes • Jolyn Gardner • Sklepik Art Studio • South Seattle Emerald • Touchstones/Feet First • Tropical Treasures Jewelry Design • Washington State Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives • What’s To Come Naturals • Wildflower Botanical • Yeggy Studio

September 7th – 12pm to 4pm

Buddha Jewel Monastery Kubota Garden Rainier Beach Playfield Rainier Beach Community Center
7930 Rainier Ave S 9817 55th Ave S 4707 S Cloverdale St 8825 Rainier Ave S
12:00pm Ethiopian New Year Celebration Food, music, activities for kids, and soccer! Chalk Art Contest and Henna Tattoo Artist
1:00pm Buddha Jewel Monastery Tour Touchstones Beach Square Tour
2:00pm Kubota Garden Guided Tour with artist in residence Mary Magenta
2:30pm SEEDArts Curated Tour
3:00pm Touchstones Waterfront Tour Open Air Yoga class with Samato Yoga

Ethiopian New Year Celebration

Location/Address: Rainier beach playfield park – 8802 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
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Time : 12pm to 8pm

Ethiopian community in Seattle is celebrating Ethiopian new year. There will be food, music, and Soccer game as well as a Jump house for youth.

Zen Buddhism and Meditation Experience

Location/Address: Buddha Jewel Monastery – 7930 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
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Time: Open to all from 1pm to 2pm

Take a tour of our beautiful monastery and find out how you can calm your bodies and minds, relieve pressure and anxiety, and bring peace and insight into your lives.  We offer free Zen Buddhism and Meditation classes to all.
Contact info: Jian-Lu Shi - 206-721-9921 -

Tour and art walk with Kubota Garden Artist in Residence Mary Magenta

Location/Address: Kubota Garden – 9817 55th Ave S Seattle, WA 98178
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Time: 2pm to 4pm

Explore our local Japanese American fusion garden. Kubota Garden is located on 20 beauty packed acres and features waterfalls, red bridges and hundreds of unique plants. During the tour, local artist and park docent will share the history as well as current projects in this fascinating city park.
Contact: Mary Magenta – 270-792-1057

Open Air Yoga Class with Samato Yoga Therapy

Laura Humpf is a Mental Health Therapist specializing in Yoga Therapy and Thai Yoga Bodywork, inspired by Thai Massage. She works in partnership with individuals who find that talking about particular challenges is not enough. She helps people learn to embody all aspects of themselves and unlock the body’s wisdom for healing.  She looks forward to working with you!
Satmato is a sanskrit word meaning ‘absorption into essence.’ The practice of Yoga believes that all beings are perfect and whole. When we find this essence of wholeness and perfection we can experience deeper healing. When we listen to our own wisdom we can find freedom.

“Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Place” Chalk Art Contest

The chalk art contest is open to all ages, amateur and professional divisions will be judged separately. Chalk will be provided and each contestant will be assigned to a 42” square area.  Artists will be permitted to draw any image/design that they choose and the winner of each division (child, youth, adult (18+), professional) will be awarded based on quality, use of color and space, and best representation of the contest theme which is “Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Place”. There will be cash prizes for the winners of the youth, adult, and professional divisions. Registration begins at 12pm Sunday, September 7th at Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza (8825 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle 98118). Judging begins at 3:30pm.


RSVP’s ahead of time are encouraged, and can be made through our email:

Touchstones: A Walking Tour of Rainier Beach is a neighborhood project that reveals the history, heritage and people of one of Seattle’s most unique neighborhoods. Two tours will take place during the Rainier Beach Art Walk on Sunday, September 7. Participants should gather at […the Plaza … please insert the best way to describe this location] for this free, docent led tour. To register for the tour, RSVP at
Rainier Beach is frequently lauded as one of the nation’s most diverse places. By selecting a wide range of locations for the tour, the project organizers are able to highlight what makes the Rainier Beach Neighborhood unique. Locations along the tour include many surprises like an empty parking lot, a Buddhist temple, an urban farm, a donut shop, and an historic rail station. It also includes places you’d expect to see on a neighborhood tour like parks, libraries, community centers, schools and the light rail station. Timely information about the activities hosted in these spaces is meant to encourage even more community participation.

1pm Beach Square: Walk includes historic business district, and loops around through the Mapes Creek Walkway.

3pm Waterfront Walk: Walk includes Rainier Beach Urban Farms and Wetlands, Rainier Beach High School and Mapes Creek, as well as neighborhood cultural highlights such as the Buddha Jewel Monastery and Ethiopian Community Mutual Association.