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CoCA’s 22nd Annual 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction

Mark your calendars and shine your shoes because CoCA’s infamous 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction fundraiser is back, this year bringing the Seattle art community Live! Nudes! Artists!

The Marathon

The event launches noon on Thursday, November 13 with 24 hours of controlled chaos as 20 emerging and established artists paint, draw, wax, construct, collage, spray, write and sculpt their way to creating nearly 100 new works of art. Everyone is welcome to come watch the artists in action.

From 6-9pm, Live! Nudes! Artists! will be a part of Capitol Hill Art Walk. Join the ongoing cacophony at the Artists Appreciation Party, meet the artists, get a peek at the work in progress, enjoy light refreshments, a tasty beer from Elysian Brewery and the beats of DJ Alann Alann. Admission is free!

The Artists

The auction will feature paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and more by these fabulous artists: Kate Alkarni, CASH, Crystal Barbre, Seb Barnett, Flynn Bickley, Claire Loreen Brandt, Larry Calkins, Casey Curran, Adream de Valdivia, Ryan Finnerty, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Anne Marie Grgich, Robert L. Horton, Savina Mason, Che Lopez, Gabriel Marquez, June Olson, John Osgood, Antonia Price, and Siolo Thompson.

The Auction

The festivities continue on Saturday, November 15 when doors open at 5:30pm for CoCA’s popular silent and live auctions with the effervescent Laura Michalek, our auctioneer and guide for the evening. While you decide which of the pieces you’ll be bidding on enjoy a signature cocktail from Sparkle Donkey and 3 Howl Distillery, wine from Columbia Winery, savor the culinary artistry of Wonderlust Catering and groove to the funky DJ beats.

To further our mission, CoCA offers 50% of all auction sales back to the participating artists, so the higher you bid, the more you directly support contemporary art!

CoCA Mission

Since 1981, CoCA has served the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development and understanding of contemporary art; this annual fundraiser helps support the hundreds of artists the organization presents each year. And it’s a phenomenally spectacular party.


The Summit Building (on Capitol Hill) 420 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA  98122

Auction Tickets

$125 Reserved Seating. Sit up front with your friends.
$100 Open Seating. Arrive early to select your favorite seats.

CoCA Members receive a $10 discount on either style of seating.
Email info@cocaseattle.org for your discount code.


WEAVE Magazine Inaugural Edition

If you’ve been following this blog for any time at all, you will likely have already figured out that the mission of WEAVE is to promote and grow the vibrant Seattle urban and contemporary art scene. Through this blog and our Facebook page, we serve as a year-round resource for upcoming arts events and exhibits in neighborhoods all over Seattle. We are also the organizers of WEAVE Fest, an annual festival in Seattle that includes exhibitions, events, forums and temporary installations. And now, we are a twice-yearly publication!

WEAVE Magazine Issue 1, Front Cover Image: New Players, Old Stories #4 by Kate Protage
WEAVE Magazine Issue 1, Front Cover Image: New Players, Old Stories #4 by Kate Protage

Introducing WEAVE Magazine, an arts publication highlighting and supporting the best of the Seattle urban and contemporary arts community!

Official WEAVE Magazine release party. Photography by Kari Champoux
Official WEAVE Magazine release party. Photography by Kari Champoux

The inaugural Spring/Summer 2014 issue, which recently launched officially at a party in Seattle, features interviews by Sarra Scherb with Seattle artists Adream de Valdivia, Robert Hardgrave, Kate Protage, Miguel Edwards, and Daniel Voelker.


From left to right: Interference by Robert Hardgrave, Mariposa by Miguel Edwards, Convincing them you're a ghost by Daniel Voelker
From left to right: Interference by Robert Hardgrave, Mariposa by Miguel Edwards, Convincing them you’re a ghost by Daniel Voelker

The theme of this first issue, “Monochromes,” was inspired by the beauty that can be found all around us, even in the prevalent grays of Seattle winter. The works featured in this issue all reflect this theme and we are proud to spotlight Seattle artists whom we admire both professionally and personally. Our hope is that WEAVE Magazine will introduce you to new amazing artists and give you some deeper insight into artists you may already know.

Check out this fabulous issue right here on this site by clicking the “WEAVE Magazine” tab above and make sure to purchase a copy for yourself of the limited print edition while it is still available!