Every second Thursday, rain or shine (or wintry mix), the streets of Capitol Hill are filled with tipsy art lovers checking out galleries and special events. On our Capitol Hill Art Walk calendar, you'll find a bunch of great options for tonight, but, below, we've compiled our critics' picks—the things you shouldn't miss. Follow the links for more details and images, and, if you can't make it out tonight, check out our complete visual art calendar for even more events.
Brittany Kusa: In What World Do You Live?
Feminist illustrator and cartoonist Brittany Kusa (check out what she did for an article on street harassment in the Stranger) will show pieces all about individual perceptions of reality and the possibility of escaping to other universes.
Fans of the movie Annihilation should definitely see Pappalardo's collages and watercolors, which she paints from images in her USB microscope, at this show that's part of Chophouse Row's Art Walk + Music event.
Juan Marquez: padajuan
Discover cartoonish, appealingly silly, and simple characters by Juan Marquez and hear live music by rapper Love Foolish (Jason Dixon).
Matt Hall: The Things That Became Something Else
Hall constructs sculptures out of bones (don't worry—they're ethically sourced) to evoke Cabinets of Curiosities and old-timey museum pieces.
Adrien Leavitt has been working on this multifaceted project for several years. The release party will celebrate the printed volume of this queer, local, body-positive, sex-positive photography project.
Travis Ritter: Must Be Dreaming
Ghost Gallery has selected Travis Ritter's graphically striking surrealist collages for this Art Walk show. Ritter is a music-obsessed writer who contributed many pieces to the Stranger, and his artistic work reveals another aspect to his creative perspicacity and receptiveness to visual juxtaposition.
While Supplies Last
studio e has curated these works by Brandon Vosika, Chelsie Kirkey, Ben Beres, Shane Swift, David Heo, J. S. Wright, and many other notable Seattle artists. Check them out in the mezzanine area.
The artist, who owns Porchlight Coffee and Records and whose graphic design has graced posters for Industrial Revelation and Tomo Nakayama, is hanging visual "works with a midcentury vibe" inspired by a trip near the California/Arizona border and subsequent excursions to similarly stark regions.