Lowrider Block Party @ Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery

Break out the Impalas ⛽

Published August 18, 2022

Two people kneel near a brown lowrider
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Saturday, Aug 27 • 12 pm

Jaw-dropping joy has been a little hard to come by lately, so when I heard about the Lowrider Block Party happening at The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery, I admit to doing a happy dance. The best thing about seeing a lowrider slide down the street is how the car becomes its own entity. The owner’s purpose is to help the machine on its journey to suspend disbelief.

The 2nd Annual Lowrider Block Party is free for the community and offers music, an art show, vendors, and very, very good food. It runs from 12 to 6 pm, giving you lots of time to roam the neighborhood. Park down at the end of the main drag and check out Seattle’s first and only wrestling-themed barLariat. Anywhere I can get a drink next to a life-sized sticker of Andre, the Giant holds a particular place in my heart. I<3 Andre. 

But seriously, White Center has so much to do. I could spend all day talking about my favs, like the chicken wings at Roxy’s Bar or Southgate’s Comedy Open Mic—but being in awe of how an Impala sounds? That sounds like the right way to spend a late-August day.

Check out the connected Lowrider Art Show, which closes on the 28th. Vendors looking to participate in the block party should email Contact@nepantlaartcenter.org for more info. 

📸: Courtesy Nepantla Cultural Arts

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, pansexual, polyamorous poet (so many Ps) living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she'd do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they're silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.

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