Friday, April 24, 2015

Walla Pop Up

Walla Pop Up is back for their annual Spring Juried Exhibition. Don't miss this fun mix of art from artists in our valley! This year Walla Pop Up is featuring 23 local artists.  

Walla Pop Up is a co-operative art gallery that consists of local artists and "pops up"  somewhere in Walla Walla for their annual Spring Exhibition. Walla Pop Up is a fun way to see work from a number of artists and experience the variety of style and technique that can be found in our art scene. 

Walla Pop Up will be at the Drumheller Building this year, which is located at 1 W. Alder St. on the corner of 2nd and Alder in downtown Walla Walla. The opening reception is Friday May 1st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be wine and light snacks. 

The gallery will be open from 11-5 daily. Stop by and check out the amazing talent that resides in our valley! There are also gift items and the people who staff the gallery are the artists of the work. Feel free to ask them questions! 

There are more upcoming events at Walla Pop Up!  There will be two artists speaking about their work on May 7th at 5:30. 

On Wednesday May 13th ArtWalla is hosting their Creative Network reception at Walla Pop Up! This is open to ArtWalla members. 

On Thursday May 21st two more artists will be giving talks on their work!

For more information you can visit the Walla Pop Up website: or their Facebook page: Walla Pop Up Opening

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pete Kephart's Fire Paintings

Pete Kephart's fire painting technique has been getting a lot of local press lately. That's because his work will be on display at CAVU Cellars and the artist will be doing a demonstration of his work! 

Pete's fire painting technique is the only one of its kind in the world and he will be doing a demonstration of his work for the public on May 2nd at 4 p.m. 

The Process: 
The process begins with a sheet of paper stapled to a board. Then, a bonfire is lit in the woods. As the fire grows the artist spreads gunpowder across the paper. He then creates a design with water and allows the water to absorb into the paper. The gunpowder is ignited and the board is held over the fire so that the fire burns away the dry paper around the wet design. The drawing is embellished with charcoal and sometimes soft pastels. 

The Place: 
CAVU Cellars is located at 175 E. Aeronca Ave. near the airport. Pete Kephart's work will be on display from April 25th to May 13th. Stop by and view the fire paintings while they're here! The demonstration of the work will be on May 2nd at 4:00 p.m. at CAVU Cellars. 

The Artist: 
Pete Kephart's studio is in West Virginia. He exhibits his work extensively on the East Coast and is renowned for his unique fire painting techniques. To learn more about the artist visit his website:

For more information you can call 509-540-6350. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Free Seeds from Walla Walla Gleaners Assc.

It's spring, and that means it is time to plant a garden! The best thing about gardening is that you don't have to have a green thumb, you don't have to have a designated garden plot, and you don't need a large backyard!

The Walla Walla Gleaners Association is holding a "Seeds to Supper" seed swap. The idea behind Seeds to Supper is to get seeds into the hands of hungry people in our community in order to combat food insecurity. 

The seed swap is free and anyone can attend. You can bring seeds to swap or donate, or you can pick up seeds to plant. You do not need to bring seeds to get seeds.  The great thing about seeds is they will grow almost anywhere. You can plant the seeds in a coffee can, your front yard, a full size garden, and anywhere in between. 

Seeds to Supper will be at the Public Library this Saturday the 25th from Noon- 3 p.m. The library is located at 238 E. Alder St. in Walla Walla. 

The Walla Walla Gleaners Association was formed to harvest unwanted produce from harvested fields and individual's gardens. The goal of the association is to deal with the issue of hunger while fostering a sense of community and providing access to local, nutritious food. 

For more information about the Walla Walla Gleaners Association you can visit their website:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Femme Fatale

If you've been longing to relive the good ol' days, look no further than Femme Fatale: Music, Movies, and Mayhem. This musical retrospective has a Classic Film Noir plot.The plot essential: a lonely man falls for a beguiling woman played by Laura Ellis. Of course, it all goes downhill from the moment he sees her. 

Laura Ellis has a gorgeous, jazzy voice and has created a unique blend of vintage film and live music that creates a mesmerizing experience for the audience. 

Stage illusions and live performances make this an ideal homage to the great singers and actresses of the Film Noir era. To view videos of past performances or to learn more about the show visit:

The show begins at 7:30, this Saturday at the Gesa Power House Theatre which is located at 111 N. 6th Ave. Tickets are $35 for reserved seats. To purchase tickets click here: Femme Fatale Tickets

Monday, April 20, 2015

Whitman Renaissance Faire

Ye olde annual Renaissance Faire has returned! Come one, come all to Whitman campus this Saturday to be transported back to days of old. 

This is a day long event that brings dancers, musicians, artisans, performers, and merchants together. According to the official Facebook page "Costumes and bacon will abound." Now that is a way to spend the day! 

There will be tons of entertainment such as unicycle jousting, songs, swordplay, comedy, juggling, magic, storytelling, live blacksmithing, and more. There will also be delicious food, local vendors, and lots of costumes. The Renaissance Faire has something for everyone. 

For the full schedule of events: Renaissance Faire Schedule

The Renaissance Faire is open to the public and there is no entrance fee. This entertaining event will be held on the front lawn of the Memorial building on Boyer Ave. from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 25th. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

WWU Steel Drum Band

The Walla Walla University Steel Drum Band is performing its annual concert. This is a chance to raise money for the Steel Drum Band while showcasing their talent during this community performance. 

With the Steel Drum Band will be guest artist Victor Provost. Proceeds from the show go toward scholarships and recruitment. You can learn more about Victor Provost on his website He is a steel pannist, composer, educator, and recording artist. 

To view past performances by the Steel Drum Band please visit PHTWW Steel Drum Band or go to 

The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday the 19th at the Power House Theatre. The Power House is located at 111 N. Sixth Ave. in Walla Walla. Reserved seating tickets can be purchased online at for $15- $10. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Salsa Night at Main Street Studios

Salsa Night is tomorrow night! Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for an upbeat evening. 

Grab a friend and head down to Main Street Studios tomorrow night, the 17th, for some great music and salsa lessons! Musical stylings provided by DJ Marco Sierra. The salsa lesson is free and begins at 8 p.m. 

Tickets to hear DJ Marco Sierra are only $5! You can get your tickets at Salsa Night Tickets. This is an event you do not want to miss. Main Street Studios is located at 207 W. Main St. in Walla Walla.