The Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) has been the heart of our community since 1919.
HPIC belongs to our neighborhood and is powered by volunteers. 

We're YOUR gathering place in the community. Join us for our next neighborhood event!


CORNER BAR - Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Doors open at 6:00 PM Band starts around 8:00 PM

This month's band is Cool Water

What folks are saying about COOL WATER - Harmony Driven Folk Rock

"Wow! Conjures up Melissa Etheridge. Very Nice!!" -- Marty Riemer,-   
Marty Riemer, KMTT, 103.7 The Mountain - Entercom SEA, KXRX 96.5 - Shamrock Broadcasting SEA (Mar 07, 2014)

"The formula for a folk pop duo with acoustic guitars has been a long staple of the music world and Simon and Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers and the Indigo girls wrote the book on how to make it successful. Seattle based duo Cool Water are trying to put their own spin on the genre... Talented guitarist and lead vocalist Brooke Pennock teamed up with lifelong friend, bass player Wendy McDowell to form an “acoustic off shoot”of her popular folk rock band." -- Reviewed by Rick J Bowen of The Examiner

Join us for our monthly neighborhood pop up party. We open our doors to the public on the first Friday of every month as a pop-up bar with live entertainment. Corner Bar is the only place in our neighborhood that you can walk to and meet your neighbors and friends, with kids in tow, to hang out, build relationships, listen to great live music, grab a drink, and support HPIC in the process. 

As always, Corner Bar welcomes everyone! Bring your families, bring your neighbors! Food and beverages are available. We hope to spend another magical evening with you all! Free entry - all ages

HPIC BOARD MEETING - 7:00p on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 

HPIC is a volunteer-driven non-profit and the Board is no exception. All Board members are unpaid neighbors working to ensure the continued viability of HPIC for the good of our neighborhood. All are welcome to attend Board Meetings. 

ART LOUNGE - Friday, Oct 12, 2018

Doors open at 7:00 PM. Live Model Sessions start around 8:00 PM.


Live Model Sessions are happening at Art Lounge at HPIC!  
No experience necessary. Basic supplies will be provided, or bring your own. Sign up to model (at time of event) and earn a free drink ticket. The HPIC Bar will be open. Free entry - 21+ event.


2018 Highland Park Harvest Dinner - Saturday, October 13th

Welcome Fall with HPIC members and neighbors at our annual harvest dinner - you bring the dish and we open the cash the bar!

Emceed by Hansel Spicer & Miz G

Doors open at 6pm Dinner 6:30 - 7:15
Bring a potluck dish to share plus non-perishable food or money for the food bank.


Get ready for Talent Show 7:15
Bring your 3 minute act: Sign up:







NEW Events & Feature


Annual HPIC Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 10, 2018
10am to 3pm 

Over 20 Vendors - Lunch for Sale and the Bar will be open

DO YOU WANT TO VEND? If interested in being a vendor email




Next Meeting Weds., October 26, 2018
Highland Park Action Committee: An all volunteer & not for profit. Our role is to be an advocate for Highland Park and to affect positive change in our neighborhood. Please join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month - Doors open at 6:30 pm - Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Highland Park Improvement Club on the corner of 12th Ave SW and SW Holden. Email:

Mark your calendars! 
Upcoming HPIC Events

  • Oct 13, 2018       Harvest Dinner & Talent Show
  • Nov 2, 2018        Day of the Dead Corner Bar!

  • Nov 10, 2018      Holiday Bazaar

  • Dec 31, 2018      New Year’s Eve Celebration & Not-So-Silent-Night Parade

View our full calendar and join us at our next event, everyone's welcome at HPIC!

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Thank You to Our 2018 Uncorked Sponsors!

2018 Gold Medal Sponsor 

Therese Bianchi
Real Estate Broker,
Certified Negotiating Expert
206 234 6607










2018 Silver Medal Sponsor 

Ken Knoke, Broker

Mechanical Sales, Inc.

2018 Bronze Medal Sponsor 

Gretchen Heiden

Resting Waters: Seattle's Pet Funeral Home

2018 Highland Park Supporter 

Nickie Jostol

Allyson Kemp

Antoinette & Billy

Councilmember Lisa Herbold