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Queen Anne Chamber

With May comes the Uptown Art Walk. We invite you to join us on the third Wednesday of each month (May 21), from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Each Art Walk highlights the blocks around Roy Street, Queen Anne Avenue and Mercer Street. This forms a large, walkable area that includes The Vera Project, with the idea that in the future, the adjacent streets will hopefully join in.

The Uptown Art Walk is an opportunity to bring art and artists to Uptown businesses, organizations and audiences. It features visual art, as well as live performances, theater, poetry, pottery and jewelry — any form art can take.

If you are an artist interested in showing your work, contact Almendra at

For more information, visit

More news happening: Uptown Queen Anne has been granted a parklet on Queen Anne Avenue and Republican Street. To learn more about parklets and the parklet program and to see the SDOT announcement, visit

Restaurants and small businesses on Roy Street will lose parking spaces to bike lanes. Patrons of restaurants and other businesses along Roy Street will find it difficult to get to their favorite restaurant or business as parking will be at a premium.  

Queen Anne Helpline

It’s starting to feel like summer, so it’s time to get ready for the annual Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk, a benefit for the Queen Anne Helpline.

The Fun Run/Walk has been a community event since the Helpline first opened its doors in 1982, bringing together more than 600 participants, hundreds of volunteers and numerous local businesses and organizations.

Always on the second Saturday of July, the Fun Run takes place on July 12 this year. Online registration is now open at; we’ll also register folks at the Queen Anne Farmers market on Thursday evenings (June 19 through July 10) between 3 and 7 p.m.

Can’t make the Fun Run? Register and make a donation anyway; it all goes to the Helpline and neighbors in need.

Starting at Fifth Avenue West and West Halladay Street, the Fun Run/Walk follows a flat, 3.3-mile historic route around the crown of the hill, ending on Seventh Avenue West in front of Coe Elementary School.

It’s open to all ages, families and individuals, serious runners and casual walkers alike.

At the end of the event, we gather on the lawn at Queen Anne Lutheran Church (2400 Eighth Ave. W.) to award prizes to top finishers and for the most creative hat and hold a raffle drawing for prizes donated by local businesses.

The Fun Run/Walk kicks off Queen Anne Days, a daylong celebration of our community, with a Kiddie Parade, games, food, music, a car show — all at Big Howe Park (150 W. Blaine St.) — and a sidewalk sale along Queen Anne Avenue.