Walk the Block: Vis-à-Vis Society is honored to have an interactive installation made in collaboration with Wa Na Wari as part of their Walk the Block event on Saturday, October 16th, 3:00-6:00 p.m. This one-day art walk in Seattle’s Central District transforms homes, businesses, parks, and other neighborhood spaces into outdoor, street-viewable art installations and performance sites celebrating contemporary Black artists from the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy visual art, video installations, live music, dance, and more as you stroll the neighborhood with family and friends.
How to Participate: Walk the talk when you walk the block by helping to raise funds and build community with Wa Na Wari. Advanced Walk the Block tickets can be purchased here. (And further donations can be made here.) All participants are required to wear a mask at the event. Participants can arrive at Wa Na Wari (location) and begin the walk anytime between 3pm and 5pm. This will allow participants to stay socially distanced throughout the walk. Dress for inclement weather and wear comfortable shoes.
Participating Artists: Barbara Earl Thomas, Sable Elyse Smith, Martine Syms, Marita Dingus, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Owour Arunga, Nia Amina Minor and friends, Kimisha Turner, Northwest Tap Connection, Zahyr Lauren, Chloe King, Black Embodiments Studio, Jazz Brown, Gary Hammon and friends, DJ Riz, Larry Mizell Jr, Shelf Life Community Story Project and Vis-a-Vis Society.
About Wa Na Wari: Wa Na Wari is a center for Black art and belonging, co-founded in 2019. Sited in a fifth-generation, Black-owned home, Wa Na Wari is an immersive community art project that reclaims Black cultural space and makes a statement about the importance of Black land ownership in gentrified communities. Learn more about Wa Na Wari’s history, mission, and programs here.