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Hanging in 2011: Women of Wallingford calendar

December 27th, 2010 · No Comments

A new year is mere days away, which means it’s time to toss that dog-eared 2010 calendar along with the leftover fruitcake. In an “out with the old, in with the new” spirit comes the Women of Wallingford calendar, which showcases a dozen of our fairer neighbors in photos that may shift people’s perception of Wallingford as a Danskos-and-fleece-only neighborhood.

The calendar’s mastermind, Sarah Altman, said she had no intention to change Wallingford’s image, but “it’s nice to update it, make it more current, show a more youthful side.” She’d like to see people from from Fremont, the University District and other nearby neighborhoods to come up for the art walk, shopping, and so on.

Altman, who works at Sea Monster Lounge, recruited her friends who live or work in Wallingford to pose for calendar, proceeds of which benefit the Wallingford Art Walk, Bargain Fair/Operation School Bell, and the FamilyWorks food bank.

Among the women who grace the calendar are “business owners, healers, doctors, women who are movin’ and shakin’,” Altman told us. She said she wanted to create something that “had a sense of humor, was fun and cute.”

Next year more Seattle neighborhoods could see their own “Women of…” calendar. “My dream is that the project can expand into other neighborhoods,” Altman said.

The Women of Wallingford calendar is available at Not a Number (1905N. 45th St.), Appasionato (1218 N. 45th St.), Sea Monster Lounge (2202 N. 45th St.), Rain Sushi (2208 N. 45th St.), Bottleworks (1710 N. 45th St.), and the Neighborhood Office (4504 Meridian Ave. N.) for $12.

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