It’s a paper bird, it’s a paper forest, it’s an art installation and grand opening party! Join us this Thursday, May 10th from 6 to 9pm at VAIN West Seattle during Art Walk as we officially celebrate our first months in the neighborhood and unveil a folded paper art installation that will transform our salon and boutique into a vivid wonderland.
The installation, by artist Katy Itter and VAIN owner + styledriver Victoria Ptak, will feature hundreds of brightly-colored, origami-inspired folded paper pieces, including thistles, chrysanthemums and other flowers, foliage, and a huge flock of birds in flight. Models (including some familiar faces from neighboring businesses!) will help bring the flora and fauna to life with pieces incorporated into dramatic and nature-driven hairstyles.
Ptak says, “I really wanted to create something beautiful as a gift to the neighborhood that has been so welcoming and supportive beyond anything I could have anticipated. WE LOVE WEST SEATTLE! I know folks will enjoy our twisted paper jungle all summer long.”
The party will feature snacks from West Seattle favorite Husky Deli, with springtime refreshments served by the aptly-named Lily from our across-the-river friends at Hudson. Party-goers are encouraged to stop by anytime between 6 and 9, meet the artist and VAIN team, and enjoy the colors and shapes of the paper art environment.
Hope to see you this Thursday on the Westside!
VAIN West Seattle is located at 4513 California Ave SW, in the heart of West Seattle’s awesome Alaska Junction. The paper art installation will be on display at the salon until August. Call (206) 535-2595 for additional details.