Imminent Mode will continue its tradition of radical fashion in the street. Stephanie Jameson

Every second Thursday, rain or shine, the streets of Capitol Hill are filled with tipsy art lovers checking out galleries and special events for Capitol Hill Art Walk. On our Capitol Hill Art Walk calendar, you'll find a bunch of great options for the August 8 edition. But, below, we've compiled our critics' picks—the shows you shouldn't miss, like the fashion show Imminent Mode: FAST FORWARD and Roq la Rue's anniversary show, Ace of Spades, Queen of Diamonds. Follow the links for more details and images, and check out our complete visual art calendar for even more events, including the shows still on view from the Pioneer Square Art Walk.

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Ace of Spades, Queen of Diamonds
Celebrate the longevity of Capitol Hill's esoteric art gallery Roq la Rue with a group show featuring some of the best "Lowbrow/Pop Surrealism/New Contemporary" work from past exhibitions: Peter Ferguson, Travis Louie, Marion Peck, John Brophy, Lola Gil, Chris Berens, Jean Labourdette, Isabel Samaras, Casey Weldon, Camille Rose Garcia, D. Allan Drummond, Debra Baxter, Brian Despain, and Glenn Barr. If you love odd anthropomorphism, delicate sculpture, spiky crystals, and spooky babes, don't miss it.
Roq la Rue

Amandine Leforestier: New and Recent Work
Leforestier, formerly of Parisian fashion companies, creates collages and simple color-block depictions of peaceful domestic and natural scenes which possess a good deal of gentle charm. 
Cupcake Royale

Anna Mlasowsky: When you see me, cry
Hunger stones (or Hungersteine) are large underwater boulders that only make themselves visible in droughts. Since at least the 15th century, people in Central Europe have used them as hydrological landmarks by inscribing the date onto their surface when they peek above the water. In her hometown in Germany, artist Anna Mlasowsky noticed one with the inscription "when you see me cry," inspiring this "floor-based" installation featuring glass, found objects, and video projections that explore "the textures and associations of water and drought."
Goethe Pop-up

Chelsie Kirkey: A Breach of Peace
Brooklyn-based figurative artist Kirkey will share a painting series—her first solo exhibition—that relates her "story of an unexpected hardship," a journey from darkness to light and grace.
The Factory

See new work by Ryan Henry Ward—you know him as Henry, and he's the muralist who has covered the walls of your city in goofy walruses and ostriches and fish and wizards.
Retrofit Home

Imminent Mode: FAST FORWARD
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Imminent Mode is a yearly exhibition that brings together artists working in different mediums to create something that’s both wearable art and a gallery installation. This year, organizers have asked five teams of two artists to “imagine how society, politics, science, religion, and the environment will impact fashion in the next century—and beyond.” What will we see? Bejeweled air-ventilation helmets because air on Earth became so polluted that they’re necessary? Super tall boots because much of Earth’s surface is now swampland due to flooding? The possibilities are endless! At the opening reception, there will be, as always, an on-street fashion show. JASMYNE KEIMIG

Jane Windsor: New and Recent Collage Work
Remember the mortally wounded fox who growls "Chaos reigns" in Lars von Trier's Antichrist? That scene was evidently an inspiration for collagist Jane Windsor. A work of hers titled after the Antichrist quote shows two identical foxes baring their teeth at one another over a snarl of snakes and intestines. This image, like others in the exhibition, is laid over a celestial chart in a merging of the astronomical and abject. Similarly, Wouldst Thou Like to Live Deliciously? borrows satanic iconography from Robert Eggers' film The VVitch. This show promises to be a delight for lovers of esoterica, as well as of filmmakers who delve into the dark side.
Ghost Gallery

Post Gage Society
Peruse the works of skilled artists who've graduated from the Gage Academy of Art on Capitol Hill, including Eve Alyson, Maria Bruzas-Zinkus, Charles Burt, Grace Flott, Christina R. Grachek, Jonathan Hodge, Donna Lough, Arvia Morris, Ashwini Sadekar, Renée Simard, Misa Steinmetz, Martijn Caspar Swart, Kevin Johnson, and Caroline Williams.
Caffe Vita

Scream for Queer Art
This periodic pop-up gallery will return to showcase an array of art and hand-crafted wares by queer artists and makers from the Seattle area, including photographer Erica Sterling, "comic diarist" Ethan, "witch/creatrix" Hazel Fern, jeweler Helene Glover, poet Marcia Moonstar, visual artist Sarah Maloney, and glassblower Talia Halperin. You're guaranteed to find some weird little treasure or other.
Scream Seattle

Found something you like and don't want to forget about it later? Click "Save Event" on any of the linked events below to add it to your own private list.