Groupon: What You’ll Do
Nestled inside the historic Pioneer Square art district lays the Toshiro Kaplan Arts Building, a residential complex for artists and a bustling enclave of galleries. Head to Café Vita to grab caffeine and meet up with your host Sharon Arnold, an artist and gallery owner, before heading out to view topnotch exhibits in the galleries. Along the way, Sharon will share fascinating behind-the-scenes insights and introduce you to gallery owners and any artists that might be present on the scene.
Visit Galleries with an Art Connoisseur
Sharon Arnold owns her own art gallery and is a Seattle-based triple threat, working as a curator, artist, and writer
See Local Artists Making International Waves
Learn about the history of the Toshiro Kaplan Arts Building, gallery exhibits, local artists, and innovative contemporary artwork
Each event is capped at 20 participants; each event requires a minimum of 8 participants in order to take place.
Gallery Owner and Artist
Raised in a household full of art books and with a grandmother who collaged historical works, old posters, and designs from magazines, Sharon Arnold was instilled with a love of creativity practically from birth. In her adult life, Sharon went on to study at the Pratt Institute and graduate Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts. She’s built on her academic credentials with an impressive array of real world experience, working as the owner of the art gallery LxWxH, running her blog Dimensions Variable, and penning articles for places such as City Arts Magazine and Art Nerd Seattle.
Where You’ll Meet
Rising up from their humble origins as a small, locally-owned coffee roaster in Seattle, Caffe Vita now helms nine shops in the Pacific Northwest and two others in other parts of the country. Their sustainable sourcing practices have enabled them to import high-quality roasts from growers in more than eleven countries. This event will commence at their Pioneer Square location.
Run by successful artists Claudia and Sergio Olivos, Olivos ARTstudioencourages guests to tap into their inner creativity as they hone their technique. The intimate studio—its walls blanketed with colorful art—hosts private and group lessons where artists of all ages can express themselves.