I have lived here for 10 years and have only attended SIFF once. It's embarrassing. So this year I jumped at the chance to purchase some tickets so I wouldn't forget. Even if you only go to one, SIFF is so fun. Last time I attended I saw the hilarious film, Eagle vs. Shark. Director, Taika Cohen talked after the film and was completely charming. We were totally crushed out on him and the star of the film, Jemaine Clement by the end of the night.
Soooo if you have not purchased tickets, what are you waiting for? If you are in economic turmoil, you can participate in the scavenger hunt starting this Saturday to win two free tickets. All information on that can be found here. Calendar is here. There are so many it's hard to choose!
Husband + wife duo Andrea and Matthew Porter own Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store in Seattle. Bluebottle is headquarters for Matthew's infamous Monkey World paintings and products. In addition to Matthew's artwork we showcase local and national talent in the art, craft and design DIY movement!
Kristen Rask is the owner of Schmancy, a small shop in downtown Seattle a hop and skip away from Pike's Place Market. Schmancy specializes in vinyl and plush toys as well as art. Located right next door to The Moore Theater box office, Schmancy is just as colorful as the street it inhabits.
Jessie Oleson is the creator of CakeSpy.com, a dessert detective agency dedicated to seeking sweetness in everyday life. What does this mean, exactly? Basically that she writes about, thinks about, and draws illustrations of desserts all day--and gets paid for it. Booyea! She lives in the Central District with her husband Danny, their pug Porkchop, and two guinea pigs, Falafel and Hot Pocket.
Sally Brock is the Boss and TV star of Fancy. Fancy features over 30 local artists and designers, and specializes in custom wedding rings, handmade with recycled precious metals and repurposed or fair trade gemstones. Located just south of Schmancy & Nancy downtown.