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Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hey Cat Lovers....

Ballard's First Ever International Cat Show at 20twenty!

That was, until legal informed us that having live cats flown in from all over world present a small liability. And accounting said it'd cost a small fortune. We've come up with a nice compromise!

Ballard's First Ever International Cat ART Show at 20twenty...and we need submissions! 
We will choose 15 pieces inspired by cats, and they will be on display in the store as part of Ballard's monthly art walk in August.

You are welcome to submit as many pieces as you want! But 20twenty can only select 15.

To be considered please send an image of your piece to 20twenty.manager@gmail.com no later than June 30th.  the Cat Show will accept all mediums, and will be juried by a panel of small mice.  


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Featured Seller!

If you've been in 20twenty recently you may have noticed that we have started offering a small selection of magazines. Fine Line is an quarterly magazine that comes from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Meet Cassandra and Jessica, the masterminds behind Fine Line!


First/last name?
Cassandra Smith and Jessica Steeber


When/Where/Why did you start Fine Line?
Our first issue was released November 19th 2010, right here in Milwaukee.  It is a follow up project to The Armoury Gallery which ran from January 2008 – May 2009.  Cassandra and I both enjoyed the curatorial process and wanted to continue working in the arts, but needed something without the limitations imposed by a physical space. We see it not only as an extension of the gallery, creating in essence an art book or printed gallery, but further, something we hope people find inspirational and return to in the future, while simultaneously cultivating an appreciation for art and supporting the art

What particularly about your work are you most proud of?
Our commitment to quality work and staying true to our vision of being ad free.  We’ve had lots of people suggest that we should have advertising if we want to be sustainable, but we’re sure that in the long run people will appreciate what we’re doing and that will sustain itself.

What inspires you most?
Attention to detail and fine craftsmanship stand out as details that never fail to get our attention. Also, anything that is able to capture that essence of wonder and excitement commonly associated with travelling, foreign cities and 

What is your favorite movie?
I’d say, collectively, our favorite movie is the Royal Tenenbaum’s.  Although we have personal favs, that’s probably the one we most agree on.

Best vacation ever?
Jessica and I actually took the best vacation ever together.  After college we spent a year saving up money and then traveled a complete circle around the world.  It took us 6 months and it was the most amazing experience ever.  You can see photos on our flickr account. 

Coffee or Tea? 

Favorite Museum/Gallery?
When we were traveling we both fell in love with the Armoury at the Kremlin in Moscow.  It houses all of this old weaponry, jewelry and household items that used to belong to the tsars.  The stuff is over-the-top elaborate.  Everything they used was completely decorated in the most meticulous way.  It was amazing.

Preferred Magazine/Quarterly besides your own?
Esopus, Cabinet, and Dossier – because they have a thoughtful approach to the medium and the content presented is always of the highest quality. 

If you could be fluent in a language besides english what language would you choose and why?
(Cassie) I would pick Spanish because I want to travel in South America some day.  
(Jessi) Although Spanish seems like the wiser choice, I’d probably go with German, either so I could live in Germany (Berlin), or more likely because of my 3 years studying it. 

Where would you like to see Fine Line in 5 years?
Still going strong.  We’d like to reach the level of more popular arts magazines like Juxtapose.  We hope to keep growing and to someday make this our main job.

Thanks Cassandra and Jessica!!!!!
More information about Fine Line here.

Friday, May 13, 2011

May Art Walk!

Tomorrow evening from 5pm-8pm 20twenty will be hosting the opening of Sunrise Sunset, new work by Anna Wetzel.

Please stop by and say hello!

Sunrise Sunset is a series of small works on paper, delicately painted to evoke the realism of blossoming flora and the seasonal shift we observe therein. With the incorporation of spontaneously applied pattern and tropical hues, these silhouettes are preserved in a new, imagined climate amidst the cyclic bloom and decay of the natural world.

Anna Wetzel was born in Kansas City, Missouri and currently lives and works in Seattle.  She received a BFA in Visual Art from Kansas State University, and was a 2008 member of Oax-i-fornia, California College of the Art’s experimental design program. Her work has been shown in Seattle, as well as internationally in Glasgow, Scotland and Oaxaca, Mexico. Anna was awarded the CityArts Magazine Best Of Art Walk Award in May 2010.


More information about Art Walk this Saturday at 20twenty here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Featured Shoppers!

Meet Willie Nelson and Penny Lane!

Willie and Penny dropped in 20twenty this afternoon with their mom Sara and I couldn't help taking their picture.

Where do you work?
Penny: I'm a barista but I'm working on opening a children's clothing store. I want to call it "Sugar Britches." Check out my blog: sugarbritchesclothing.blogspot.com
Willie: I'm a photographer, but right now I teach pottery classes at Loyal Heights Community Center.

Where are you from?
Penny: Ballard.
Willie: Ballard.

What is your most prized vintage find?
Penny: Found a collection of vintage aprons estate sale in Lake Forest Park. I love wearing them around the house.
Willie: An acoustic guitar with a huge pot leaf painted on the back.

Thanks Penny and Willie! And thanks to their mom Sara!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


It's now possible to walk from 20twenty in to Motel!

On Fridays Saturdays and Sundays the small furnished room between the two spaces will be open for people to pass through. Here are a couple photos I took of the room this afternoon. More to come!

More information about MOTEL here.