by Anna Mroczkowski
Artists for Artists is excited to announce our recent community partnership with local multi-art venue and craft cocktail lounge, LUCID on the Ave in the U District.
Like many of our favorite spots around town, LUCID is not just a lounge, it’s a community. A small venue that provides a truly intimate experience for audiences and artists of all walks of life. The artistic diversity and passion intrigued me and it’s been a lot of fun getting to know this little family in recent weeks. Owner David Pierre-Louis has been working hard with his team getting ready for the One Spirit Many Lives mural party tomorrow from midnight to midnight. 24 straight hours of live art, music, film, amazing food and craft cocktails. There is a lot going on and every single element was crafted with a sort of artisanship that I’m beginning to understand is just how David lives. From creating really interesting drink recipes to probably how he chooses his socks, his approach is creative, open, but carefully thought out.
10 Muralists 1 Mural, 24 Hours
What is One Spirit, Many Lives?
One Spirit Many Lives is my tag line for Dicul our new product line launching this winter. It is our vision statement for the brand, how we live and how we will embrace going to the market. The mural project begins tomorrow at midnight so technically Sunday September 29th and continuing on through midnight on Monday the 30, and is the kick off to the next chapter of living life so LUCID [wink].
One Spirit , Many Lives is an opportunity to honor the community and showcase a lot of the artists that have shown here before and contributed to our LUCID family. I wanted to create an atmosphere where we show the versatility of LUCID. Priya, (Art Director at LUCID) said “Let’s squeeze a month in 24 hours” and I thought it was a great idea. I said, “YES. Let’s do it. ” We have so many different kinds of events throughout the month. While the artists are at work on the mural we may have live music, book readings, a DJ, a film, the Seahawks game, burlesque and theater live on the stage. We’ll have a Bloody Mary bar and all sorts of amazing food planned. All the dishes prepared for the day of events will be made with a slight touch of the Dicul vodka and Bloody Mary Mix.
We wanted to bring forth what lucid is about which for me it’s all about the experience being unique.
People can go anywhere in this city and hear live music, they can go anywhere and get a good cocktail , you can go anywhere in this city and see art, but if you’re going to come here????
I have to be giving you something a little more thought out.
David’s experience over the past 4 1/2 years has only strengthened and refined his steadfast commitment to move LUCID forward in a community-centered and sustainable format. He’s inspired and committed to his goals which is great for LUCID and for all the folks like me who have grown to love experiencing art and creating memories there.
We are pretty happy to join forces with this new art family and can’t wait to share more and build with all of you. You can stay up to date on all the diverse events at LUCID on the website and of course Facebook Twitter and Instagram.
Here’s the full detailed event lineup
ONE SPIRIT, MANY LIVES
In honor of LUCID’s upcoming 5th birthday, we are kicking off the celebration with a mural painted in 24 hours by ten of Seattle’s most promising artists.
The mural is a dedication to the community LUCID continues to foster and the launch of Pierre-Louis’s latest creation, Dicul, a locally crafted spirit and innovative product line that challenges convention and transcends the traditional drinking experience.
Nationally award winning Bloody Mary mix
Organically spiced vodka
Globally-inspired spiced bitters
Beginning at midnight on Sunday September 29th and continuing on through midnight on Monday the 30th, we will host a variety of events and experiences to complement the muralists, showcasing LUCID’s vibrant diversity over the past five years. From spectacular local music, burlesque, brunch, Bloody Mary bar, book readings, tea, films, Nerd Nite discussions and more, there promises to be something unique and captivating pulsing through our walls at any time of the day!
The mural will take up the entire LUCID wall comprised of 48 2″x2″ canvases and will be a vital component of our fundraising efforts this fall in support of the Dicul launch.
We invite you to come watch this incredible creation come to life and sample a month of LUCID’s creative offerings in a 24 hour period.
It will be a feast for every one of your senses!
“Pointline Sublime” by Jazz Brown
“Echoes” by Heather Stadler
“Beware the Little Things” by Kimisha Turner
Playa 8 (La Discoteca) by Courtney Harris
“Forest Drip” by Derick Standard
by Eric Salisbury
“Bearers of Culture” by Eddie Ray Walker
Eddie Ray Walker
“Unfinished Chaos” by Nate Woeck
12:00am – 2:00am - Midnight Soul | DJ F1 – Soul R&B Hip-Hop
Join us at midnight for the One Spirit, Many Lives mural painting kick-off party come and support our painters with an evening filled with R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul by DJ Just Jordan 1. Paired with Chef Michael Cunningham’s Bloody Mary marinated Chicken Kabobs with Rice Pilau and Grilled Flatbread along with $5 Dicul drink specials. Come for the art, enjoy the food, the drinks, the ambiance and leave with an amazing experience.
2:00am – 4:00am - Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) – LUCID Indie Films
Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat’s own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man
Menu by Chef Unika
Soups, Gourmet Popcorn, Jerk Coconut Chicken Sandwiches
tea& herbal teas by Ilaria
Mocktails by LUCID lounge
4:00am – 6:00am - No More Babyphat
Let the sounds of semi-overweight carry you through to the sunrise, their laid back sample-heavy hip-hop beat stylings are the perfect back drop to that part of the night where the lines between dimensions are the thinnest and the difference between fantasy and reality are imperceptible to the untrained eye.
Menu by Chef Unika
tea& herbal teas by Ilaria
Mocktails by LUCID lounge
6:00am – 8:00am - Group Meditation with Brian E. Davis, LMP
Brian E. Davis, L.M.P. is the owner and founder of the Anaand Wellness Center, which has been serving downtown and the greater Seattle area since 2007. Brian has 30 years of experience in a variety of massage techniques, including deep tissue, shiatsu, trigger point, and Swedish massage.
8:00am – 10:00am - Food & Art
Bloody Mary bar
Seahawks vs. Titans | Burlesque Half Time Show (Sailor St. Claire of Tuesday Tease)
10:00am – 12:00pm - Bourbon, Breakfast, Bacon & Burlesque
- Spinach & Cheese Quiche
- Fruit & Yogurt with Granola
- Bacon Assortment
12:00pm – 4:00pm - Brunch with that Brown Girl Cooks | Kristi Wokoma (advanced tickets available)
Musical performance by Olivia De La Cruz
Olivia’s music has been characterized as a mixture of Lyrical, Soul, Americana, and Rock. Her songs are inspired by her life experiences, capturing moments of the travel, friendship, love and heartbreak that have molded the woman she is today.
- Laos Sausage Eggs Benedict
- Peach Cobbler Gallette
- Seared Bloody Mary Prawns over Cheese Grits
- Sweet Potato Beignets served with a Maple Bacon Syrup
- Root Vegetable Hash
- Smoked Oyster Deviled Eggs
4:00pm – 12:00am Adventure Bites
- Boozy Berries
- Boozy Butta
- DICUL Tomato-Basil Soup w/Grilled Cheese Bite
- DICUL Wings
- Couscous Salad with DICUL Vinaigrette
- Chocolate Beet Cake
4:00pm – 6:00pm - tea& :: Shh…we’re reading
Special readings from authors & poets presented by Pacifica Literary Review
- Sarah Kathryn Moore’s poetry has appeared in Cutbank, Poetry Northwest, and The Seattle Review. When she’s not writing she’s dancing or drinking tea, sometimes simultaneously.
- Olga Vilkotskaya is a graduate of the University of Washington, where she published in Bricolage. She’s the recipient of the Arthur Olberg Prize for Poetry and the Innis Arden Friends of the Arts Scholarship.
- Matt Kelsey is the managing editor of Poetry Northwest. His writing has appeared in Colombia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Best New Poets, The Classical, and Center: A Journal of Literary Arts
6:00pm – 8:00pm - Ayron Jones – Acoustic
Just when the glory days of being able to witness the talent of a true blues guitarist appeared to come dwindling to an end, Seattle native Ayron Jones gifts the world of music with rebirth and renewal. Self-taught at the tender age of 13, Jones aimed to follow in the likeness of Blues and Rock&Roll greats like BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King and Jonny Lang. Now a mere ten years later Jones is playing at the skill level that legends are made of.
8:00pm – 10:00pm - Gruvatron AstroKnotts joined by Black Stax’s Jace & Felecia Loud
Gruvatron AstroKnotts (Dj Ratticus vs. Tony Lewis) sparked from years of studio collaborations and individual growth as musicians from DJing, performing with bands, and producing for different groups and artists. In the spirit and respect of Sun Ra’s tradition of the process of art and vision, DJ Ratticus and Tony Lewis decided to continue their collaboration by bringing them to the stage with their combination of electronics, improvisations and laptops. The duo has been inspired by the music and productions of electronic innovators like Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, Dilla, Thomas Dolby, Mantronix and Pete Rock, experimental composers as well as the present electronic and beat scene.
10:00pm – 12:00am - Wrap Party | DJ Top Spin
Celebrate our amazing journey by joining us for our wrap party! We have had a team of dedicated artists paint for 24 hours to showcase the unity and diversity of our LUCID community. Come see the finished product while DJ TopSpin aka Blendiana Jones spins some sweet tunes.