Well, Hello World,
What an amazing few weeks its been. Opening our doors (well window) and seeing old faces and new friends. Our community has always supported us and I have been moved to tears, reconnecting with you (even if it is behind a mask and 6 feet apart). We laughed, we cried, you brought amazing flowers, I loved seeing your sweet children and adorable dogs.
Pete and I just want you to know how much we appreciate being a part of this amazing community and look forward to happier days ahead. I am positive that the music will float through the air again, the poets and storytellers will share their journey with us, the paintings will make their way back on the walls and the laughter will never stop. It may take some time, but we are in this for the long haul.
We really look forward to seeing more of you over the coming weeks!
Dear Friends and Neighbors
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to temporarily close the coffee house. We feel that it is the best way to support our community and keep our customers and employees safe.
We have established a Go-FundMe “Tip Jar” for our hard working baristas who are most affected by this.
Here is the link if you would like to contribute.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out through Facebook or e-mail: email@example.com.
We will update the website with any additional news:
We will miss you during our closure but know that we plan on opening up our doors as soon as possible. We will continue to be a community hub of arts, music and conversation. A place where neighbors can share a cup of coffee, support a cause, and a whole lot of joy and laughter.
Our doors may be closed for now but our hearts are open.
With so much love and gratitude,
Cam and Pete
Thank you so much for supporting your local coffee house. We appreciate your understanding as we strive to keep our employees and community healthy during this crisis.
You are welcome to come in and pick up a coffee or some whole beans to go.
Unfortunately we cannot allow in-person dining.
If you would like coffee but would prefer to stay outside, we are happy to serve you through the window at the back of the building.
All events have been canceled for now.
With much gratitude and friendship,
Cam, Pete and the Crew
What a challenging time for all of us. We are determined to support our fantastic, hardworking employees and the many talented folks who contribute to this community; musicians, artists, poets and writers. We can’t do that without you! We are hopeful that those who are healthy will come to support music, art and small business, knowing that we are doing everything we can to provide a safe, clean environment to enjoy.
We wanted to reassure all of you that we are doing our best to make C & P a clean and healthy environment. We have expanded our daily disinfection procedures and are re-evaluating and implementing new policies every day to keep you and our employees safe.
In addition, We are encouraging those folks who are vulnerable to continue to be vigilant and avoid any gatherings. If you need coffee but don’t feel comfortable coming inside, we are working on a back window pick up area. There is also short term parking in the back (the alley between Juneau and Findlay) as well as lots of outdoor spaces for the kids to run around.
The economic impact from this event will be long and lasting. We are hopeful that we can expand our contributions to the West Seattle Food Bank (cash and non-perishable items). Please check the food bank website for most needed items and feel free to drop off contributions at the coffee shop.
Thank you for continuing to support small business, your neighbors and us so that we can be here well into the future. With love and gratitude,
Cam and Pete
For the month of March, C & P is highlighting the work of artist, designer and illustrator, Beth Lukas.
“Blue Wave” is a body of work inspired by the motion and coloration of starling murmurations. Abstract works on canvas, paper, and clayboard explore the joyful expression of instinct both as an individual and within a group.
Beth’s artist statement:
I am a West Seattle based artist, illustrator and graphic designer, trained in painting at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, and Illustration & Graphic Design at Seattle Central.
My work is inspired by themes of authenticity, nature, and instinct. Every piece is a dance of intention and chance. Washes of color move and rest where they will, with limited intervention on my part. Shapes are carved out and pushed back with intentional carving or painting to reveal the underlying motion, or to create new motion and depth to the piece.
This specific grouping is inspired by the motion of starling murmurations. I wanted to explore their expression of instinct both an individual and within a group. For this series, I stripped my work down to be purely about the shapes I wanted to see, the movements my hand wanted to make. The result is a body of work that feels deeply instinctual, and went beyond the concepts I generally work within. I feel that it’s the most authentic work I’ve ever done, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it in a community driven environment. bethlukas.com
For the month of February, C & P is proud to have the work of artist Erika Rimmer. Erika is a self-taught Seattle-based visual artist known for her work with fluid acrylic paint.
Her abstract paintings are inspired by forms and motions found in nature. For her work she uses “paint-pouring” techniques that are difficult to control and result in unpredictable patterns, reflecting the chaos and randomness inherent in the structure of the universe on a macro and micro level.
She works as a graphic designer when she isn’t painting.