by Jen Graves
on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 9:03 AM
The for-rent sign in the window gave it away.
For two years, Pun(c)tuation, on Pike Street, was a place where Friday nights were happening. Where there were art shows and performances—by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Kat Larson and No Touching Ground and Keith Murakata and Matika Wilbur and Syed Iskandar and literally hundreds more artists and musicians. Where people who wouldn't have met otherwise came together.
Now, the collective that runs Pun(c)tuation will continue to stage events and do behind-the-scenes production work in music, movies, fashion, and pretty much anything else that falls into the category of an "experiment in sustainable consumption" of culture. But the gallery on Pike is closed.
One note: The collective behind Pun(c)tuation is run by people of color, so at the gallery, you could always rely on a spectrum of perspectives that most other Seattle art venues lack. If you're looking for more of that, check out this spot.