The Official Bad Art Museum of Art (also known by the acronym OBAMA!) lives inside the bowels of Cafe Racer, a Seattle bar and restaurant. No cover charge, but we hope you’ll stay for a beer or a cup of coffee or maybe even a delicious Wonder Weiner (beef or veggie!)
Cafe Racer is located at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle. It’s open early in the morning to late at night. Kids welcome!
You never know what you’ll find at Cafe Racer and the Official Bad Art Museum of Art. Live Music Thursday-Sunday, no cover! Come for the Bad Art, Stay for the music and good food!
Sharing the billing with OBAMA in the Thrillist’s list of top strange museums is Danny Eskanazi’s Giant Shoe Museum in the Pike Place Market. Drop a quarter into the slot and behold the amazing collection of mammoth booties.
Please join your friends at Cafe Racer and the Official Bad Art Museum of Art for the 5th annual Cafe Racer Holiday Tiki Ukulele and Cocktail Shindig with the Ukadelics and Lushy performing their Holiday Opus “Snowflake Surprise”, Saturday December 6th, 2014.
4-7pm, Racer Runts starts the festivities with some of Seattle’s most talented young musicians, produced by Jack David.
Dinner starts at 6pm with Moco Loco and Pulled Pork Sandwiches, plus special tiki and Polynesian drink specials.
8:00 Enjoy the dulcet tones, haunting melodies and toe-tapping South Pacific holiday songs of The Ukadelics, Seattle’s own 8-piece ukulele band.
9:30 Be prepared to crank it up for the phenomenal force for everything good, LUSHY! Performing their entire holiday album “Snowflake Surprise”.
Come as you are or don your favorite Aloha shirt, tiki togs or your most atrocious holiday/Christmas sweater. Prizes for the most horrific outfits of the evening.
The Atlas Obscura is the definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world’s most wondrous places. User-generated and editor curated, the Atlas is a collaborative compendium of amazing places that aren’t found in your average guidebook.
And this month, Saturday, April 28th is Obscura Day, an international celebration of unusual places, full of expeditions, back room tours & explorations of the hidden wonders around the world. And Atlas Obscura notes two places in the Seattle area that are weird and wonderful enough to be included in the official Atlas Obscura Day celebration, the Official Bad Art Museum of Art and a tour of the Inscape Building and the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore.
Tour #1: Atlas Obscura Day at the Official Bad Art Museum of Art, sponsored byHendricks Gin, a “Gin made Oddly”.
Doors open at 10AM Saturday, April 28th. Have breakfast, peruse the Bad Art in theOBAMA, enjoy some “Hendricks Obscure Punch”.
Schedule is as follows:
2:00pm View in amazement an incredible array of bugs, marine invertebrates, isopods and lepidoptera from “Bug Man” Don Ehlen.
3:00pm Musical performance by Operadisiac, a surreal opera comedy duo that is sure to delight
6:00pm (or thereabouts) the Nu Klezmer Army will entertain with their honkin’ versions of old time favorites.
… The hijinks continue until 1am.
Tour #2: Tour of Inscape building and Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore
Peek into Seattle’s past with a tour of the city’s 77,000-square-foot former Immigration and Naturalization Services building, plus a visit to the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore for rare D.B. Cooper, UFO, and Bigfoot-related artifacts.
Good art inspired by the bad art of the
Official Bad Art Museum of Art
Friday, December 17 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
at Cafe Racer – 5828 Roosevelt Way NE – Seattle
The official opening party for O.B.A.M.A.rama! is this Friday, December 17th.
DJ David James will be spinning vintage soul and R&B tunes later that night so come early to check out the art, have some drinks, then stay late and DANCE!!!!
Cafe Racer asked some of our favorite artists to each make a piece and we have been overwhelmed by the quality and variety of the responses!
We would like to thank the following artists for participating in O.B.A.M.A.rama!
Deborah F. Lawrence
Xavier Lopez Jr.
Jonelle R. Lind
David Lasky *
Carl F. Nelson*
Moe K. Ghorab*
Sean Michael Robinson*
WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT O.B.A.M.A.RAMA! AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO!
*A member of The Bureau of Drawers, an association of amateur and professional cartoonists and illustrators, which meets every Wednesday at Cafe Racer. We are so thankful for their participation in this show, it could not have taken place without them. Be sure to watch for their annual Valentine and Halloween shows at Cafe Racer!!
Visit the Official Bad Art Museum of Art in Seattle
located at Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE
Hours 10am – 2am every day
• This is a partial gallery of the Museum’s collection •
Click on thumbnail views for larger images
If you missed the opening, don’t worry, you can drop by anytime to the Official Bad Art Museum of Art at Cafe Racer because it’s now open from 10am until 2am, 7 days a week. Stop by for lunch or dinner or a cold one after work and view the stupendous art.
• Video by Marlow •
• Also check out the Fun Photos of the Opening Party •
• The Official Bad Art Museum of Art gets down with its funky self!
Bad Art in Seattle: When it’s bad it’s better by Regina Hackett
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Museum offers eyefull of Bad Art from North Seattle Herald
OBAMA in the News from Scoutabout
Sweet Mention from Mr. and Mrs. Pixel
Cafe Racer Revue from Project K-Bar
Bad Art Museum to Open in Ravenna from Citizen Rain