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updated 12.09.14

 
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ART WALKS


FIRSTS

First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 5 - 8pm.

Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays. www.firstthursdayseattle.com

New! Silverdale Artwalk, 5:30 - 8pm, November through March. Meet at Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, 9536 NW Silverdale Way. 360/613-5472

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open 6 - 9pm. www.anacortesart.com

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 - 8pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 - 10pm. www.downtownbellingham.com/artwalk

Bremerton Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm in downtown Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 - 7:30pm in historic downtown Ellensburg. www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us

Fremont Art Walk is 6 - 9pm. www.fremontfirstfriday.com

Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm, May - September in downtown Issaquah. www.downtownissaquah.com

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm in downtown Sequim. www.sequimartwalk.com

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 - 9pm. www.stov.us/art/firstFriday.html

First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open 5 - 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend. www.skagitvalleyartescape.com

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 - 7pm. www.visitlangley.com

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 - 8:30pm. www.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am - 6pm.


SECONDS

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm from May - September. visitwallingford.org

Second Thursday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm. www.gigharborguide.com

Blitz, Capitol Hill's Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm. capitolhillartwalk.com

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm. westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com

Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until closing. www.belltownartwalk.com

Phinney Greenwood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm. artupphinneywood.com

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon - 8pm. www.kirklandartwalk.com

Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm. www.ballardartwalk.com

Central District Art Walk is from 1 - 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St. www.seattleartists.com

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 - 9pm. www.georgetownartattack.com

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm. www.olympicpeninsula.org

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm. www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com/ArtWalk.html.


THIRDS

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com

Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 - 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South. https://www.seattledesigncenter.com

Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma's galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5 - 8pm. All three museums are free. www.tacoma.com/events/tacomas-third-thursday-art-walk/

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 - 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.

Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm, May through October. www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.


FOURTHS

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon - 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598

ART EVENTS


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thru December 24 2014

Allied Arts of Whatcom County 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, Bellingham. Wed. - Sun. 10am - 6pm. Visit www.alliedarts.org.

December 12 - 13

Fa-La-La Holiday Sale of Fine Art & Craft, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett. will feature unique one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday giving. Visit www.schack.org.

December 13 - 14

Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour, 10am - 4pm. Call Vashon Allied Arts at 206/463-5131.

Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair, 10am - 4pm, Chimacum High School in Port Townsend. Visit www.chimacumarts.org.

February 13 - 22

Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique hand-blown Glass treasures. Visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

February 14 - 15

Kitsap Quilters' 26th Annual Quilt Show, 10am - 5pm. Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton. Visit www.kitsapquiltshow.com.

February 28

H'Arts Benefit Art Auction to benefit the Schack Art Center, 5pm, Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Avenue, Everett. For tickets and information, visit www.schack.org.

March 7 - 8

Coupeville Musselfest Art & Antique Walk. www.thepenncovemusselfestival.com

March 13

Gage Academy of Art Collectors' Gala Art Auction & Benefit, St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. East. For tickets and information, call 206/323-4243, #16.

March 28

Pratt Fine Arts Center Spring Open House, 6 - 9pm., 1902 South Main. www.pratt.org.

March 28 & 29

Best of the Northwest Spring 2015 Art & Fine Craft Show. Visit www.nwartalliance.com.

Thru April

32nd Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibits. Visit www.tulipfestival.org.

April 3 - 26

Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson's Nursery, Mt. Vernon. www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com

April 25

Pratt's 33rd Annual Fine Art Auction, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66. Visit www.pratt.org

May 2 - 3, 9 - 10

Vashon Island Open Tour features artists in all mediums in group shows as well as open studios. Maps available at island galleries and the Chamber of Commerce

May - Date TBD

Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours, advance reservations required, min. group: 10. Call 206/621-8422 or email reservations@pilchuck.com.

May 8 - 9

Phinney Greenwood Art Walk, over 40 locations between 65th and 87th streets. Fri. 6 - 9pm, Sat. noon - 5pm.

May 8 - 10, 16 - 17

Camano Island Annual Mothers' Day Weekend Studio Tour plus Encore Weekend, 10am - 5pm. Visit www.camanoarts.org.

May 9 - 10

Kirkland Artists Studio Tour, 10am - 6pm. Call Kirkland Arts Center for locations at 425/822-7161.

May 15 - 17

43rd Annual Ellensburg National Western Art Show and Auction hosts 70 artists. Kittitas Valley Event Center, Fri. - Sat. 10am - 10pm, Sun. 10am - 3pm. Visit www.westernartassoc.org Facebook page.

Viking Fest Poulsbo, Downtown and on the waterfront. Visit www.vikingfest.org

May 16 - 17

University District Street Fair: longest running street festival in the nation. Visit www.Udistrictchamber.org.

May 22 - 25

44th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, 11am - 11pm, Seattle Center. Visit www.nwfolklife.org.

June 5 - 6

Anacortes Summer Art Walk all along Commercial Avenue, Fri. 6 - 9pm, Sat. 10am - 5pm. Call Kathy at Scott Milo Gallery, 360/293-6938.

June 6

Artists' Garage Sale, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Features glass, ceramics, art supplies, paintings, old stock, seconds, and new stock. All at garage sale prices. Visit www.schack.org.

June 19

"Best of Gage" Student Art Show and Awards, Gage Academy of Art, 1501 10th Ave. East. Visit www.gageacademy.org.

June 19 - 21

57th Edmonds Arts Festival, one of the Pacific Northwest's largest arts celebrations, is a free, fun-filled Father's Day Weekend in Edmonds. Fri. 11am - 9pm, Sat. 10am - 8pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm. Visit edmondsartsfestival.org.

Meeker Days Festival, Downtown Puyallup, the largest street festival in Pierce County. Visit www.puyallupmainstreet.com.

June 20

Museum of Northwest Art Annual Art Auction in La Conner. Preview: June 19. The museum's largest annual fundraiser--for seasoned and novice art collectors. Visit www.museumofnwart.org.

June 26 - 27

Taste of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park. The ultimate family picnic. Fri. - Sat. 11am - 9pm, Sun. 11am - 8pm. Free shuttle from Tacoma Community College. Visit www.tasteoftacoma.com.

July 5 - for 3 months

Northwest Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. Visit www.nwws.org.

July 11 - 12

Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am - 5pm. For location and more information visit www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com

Choochokam, Langley's 39th annual festival of the arts. Free shuttle from and to the Clinton Ferry Terminal. Visit www.choochokamarts.org.

July - Date TBD

Pilchuck Glass School Campus Open House, Stanwood, noon - 5pm. Visit www.pilchuck.com.

July 17 - 19

Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland's Waterfront Art Festival. Visit www.kirklanduncorked.com.

Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Farmers/Growers Festival features a dynamic group of North Olympic Peninsula artists. Visit sequimarts.org.

July 18 - 19

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music. Visit www.peninsulaartleague.com.

Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro-Woolley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. Visit www.skagitvalley.com.

July 24 - 26

Bellevue Festival of the Arts 68th year. One of, if not, the largest art fair in the country. Get there early, downtown Bellevue, Fri. - Sat., 9:30am - 9:30pm., Sun. 9:30am - 6pm. Visit www.bellevuearts.org.

August 1 - 2

Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island. Call 360/678-3396.

August 7 - 9

Anacortes Arts Festival: Bigger and better than ever--takes over the whole town. Visit www.anacortesartsfestival.com.

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, 10am - 6pm. daily. Features regional artists in local studios. www.bistudiotour.com.

August 14 - 16

Poulsbo Arts Festival. All kinds of arts and crafts. www.cafnw.org.

August 15 - 16

Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work along the entire length of the promenade at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W Marine View Dr. Visit www.schack.org

August - Date TBD

Viking Days at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 Northwest 67th St. Visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

August - Date TBD

Port Townsend Annual Studio Tour. www.northwindarts.org

Whidbey Open Studio Tour 2014, 10am - 5pm. Visit whidbeyopenstudiotour.com

August 30 - October 31

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring 2000+ hand blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations visit www.tacomaglassblowing.com

September 4 - 6

ARTfusion, Annual Fine Art Show by Sequim's award winning artists. The Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim. 360/670-8671

September 5 - 6

Lopez Island Artists Studio Tour. Visit www.lopezisland.com/studiotour.

September 5 - 7

Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Art Festival, Seattle Center. The biggest of its kind in North America. Visit www.bumbershoot.org

September - Date TBD

Vashon Island Allied Arts Art Auction. Two evenings of art, food, and entertainment in support of island arts, 6 - 10pm, at the Blue Heron. Call 206/463-5131.

September - Date TBD

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 10am - 5pm. Visit edmondsartstudiotour.com

October 1 - 31

Tacoma Arts Month: brimming with hundreds of arts and cultural programs. All events are open to the public; and many are free. visit www.tacomaartsmonth for specific dates and times.

October 2 - 4

La Conner Annual Quilt Fest and Silent Auction Visit www.laconnerquilts.com.

October 3 - 4

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, 10am - 6pm in Downtown Issaquah. Loads of art and free fun. Visit www.salmondays.org.

October - Date TBD

Pilchuck Glass School 36th Annual Auction and Gala: THE contemporary glass event of the year. Held at The Westin, Seattle. Auction tours Oct. 22 - 25 are free and open to the public. Preview Night, Oct. 23. For reservations, time, and details, visit www.pilchuck.com.

November 6 - 8

La Conner's 29th Annual "Arts Alive!" Weekend festival and invitational art show. Visit www.laconnerchamber.com.

November 14 - 15

Art in the Woods. Self-guided tour of North Kitsap artists' studios with over 75 artists. www.cafnw.org

November 21 - 22

Yule Fest at Nordic Heritage Museum, 10am - 5pm, 3014 NW 67th St. Visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

November 27 - 28

Historic Fairhaven Holiday Festival and Open House, Bellingham, 5pm - 9pm. Call Artwood at 360/647-1628 or visit www.fairhaven.com

 


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