You may associate the phrase “leave no trace” with efforts to keep hikers from making their mark on nature, but a group of Seattle artists are co-opting the idea for their work with ecofriendly or recycled media. “Created in response to the overwhelmingly chemical and wasteful state of art products around the world,” the No Trace art exhibition will showcase the work of eight local artists who want to paint a different story about the art world. The exhibit runs April 4-May 7 at the Art/Not Terminal Gallery downtown, and an opening night party will also feature musical artist Waiting for Lizzie.
Plan it: Opening night party April 4, 7-10 p.m.; exhibit runs through May 7. Gallery open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 1-6 p.m., and Sun. 1:30-5 p.m.
Map it: Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave., Seattle, Wash. (map)
Double-book it: The Art/Not Terminal Gallery will also be hosting an opening reception April 4 for the 20th Annual Functional Art Competition featuring works that have utility as well as aesthetic value.