Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Grey Will Close at 1512 11th Avenue on January 19th

Dear Friends and Patrons,

I regret to announce that Grey will be closing its doors at its current location on Saturday night, June 19th due to complications with our landlord. I am currently looking at other spaces in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. With a little bit of luck, Grey will re-open in a new location later this year.

I am proud of what Grey has accomplished in its first two and a half years while maneuvering through a contentious relationship between a landlord and a building owner. Although moving comes at a significant cost to my staff, exhibiting artists, investors and myself, I am excited about the possibility of Grey operating in a much more positive and professional environment where we can provide an even greater experience to our patrons.

I am so grateful for your two and a half years of patronage and support and hope you will join us over the next few weeks in celebrating the community of artists, DJs and staff members that have made this all possible and look forward with us to continuing in a new space. Below is a list of events between now and June 19th we would be thrilled to see you at. We will be open during regular business hours and by appointment as well.

Again, thank you for your continued patronage and support. We hope to see you here soon and again, not too far down the road, in a new location!

Warmest regards,

Erik Guttridge

Final Weeks of Events at 1512 11th Ave:

June 3 – 19, 2010
Preview: June 3, 7 -10p
Reception: June 10, 5p - 8:30p
New work by Robert Hardgrave and Greg Boudreau (who were scheduled to have full solo exhibitions) and a 2-year retrospective including works by other artists from past exhibitions at Grey

Best of Artwalk Awards- Special Capitol Hill BLITZ Edition

Presented by Blue Moon, 4Culture and City Arts
June 10, 8:30pm (following Hellogoodbye reception)
Hosted by Joey Veltkamp

International Lounge

June 13, 7pm - 2am
Trent Moorman of Head Like a Kite vs. Scratchmaster Joe, live performance
Adam Svenson & Garek Druss dj set
No Cover

Drum of the Draw

Saturday, June 19, 5p-9p
A bi-monthly live, invitational drawing event that brings artists and their creative process to the public for one night every other month. The artists create original drawings while the public is invited to enjoy refreshments, observe the artists at work and purchase art as it is completed. None of the work is over $200, making it an affordable way to purchase works from some of your favorite Seattle artists.

Last Hurrah Weekend!
June 18 - 19
Special editions of Grey Area and SOLID Saturdays
Late Night Happy Hour from 12am – last call Friday and Saturday night. 1/2 price Champagne bottles all weekend (while available).

Our New Happy Hour:
4p -7p daily and midnight to last call June 18 and 19
½ Price Cocktail Menu!
$2 High Life!
$1 off Local Draughts!
$2 off House Wines!
$3 Hors D’oeuvres!