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updated 04.02.2017

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Thru April

34th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibitions.

Thru April 24

Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson's Nursery, Mount Vernon.

April 24 - June 2

Northwest Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor

April 29

Pratt's 35th Annual Fine Art Auction held at Magnuson Park Sand Point, Hangar 30.

May Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.

May 3 - 7

Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours. Advance reservations required, minimum group of 10. Call 206-621-8422.

May 12 - 13

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

May 12 - 14, 20 - 21

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

May 13 - 14

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

May 19 - 21

45th Annual Ellensburg National Western Art Show & Auction, Kittitas Valley Event Center, Fri. - Sat. 10am - 10pm, Sun. 10am - 3pm.

Viking Fest celebrates Poulsbo's Scandinavian heritage. Downtown and along the waterfront.

May 20

Penn Cove Water Festival features Native American canoe racing, arts and crafts, entertainment, 11am - 5pm, Coupeville.

May 20 - 21

University District Street Fair, longest running street festival in the nation.

May 26 - 29

46th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, 11am - 11pm. Seattle Center.

June 2 - 3

Anacortes Summer Art Walk in Old Town, Fri. 6 - 9pm, Sat. 10am - 5pm. Call Kathy at Scott Milo Gallery, 360-293-6938.

June 3

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.

June 4

Beacon Hill Art Walk. Annual Event 1st Sunday in June. Around 100 artists participate.

June 16 - 18

59th Edmonds Arts Festival. One of the Pacific Northwest's largest arts celebrations. It's a free fun-filled Fathers' Day Weekend in Edmonds. Fri. 11am - 9pm, Sat. 10am - 8pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm.

Meeker Days Festival, Downtown Puyallup. The largest street festival in Pierce County.

Fremont Fair & Parade offers a craft market and art activities.

June 23 - 25

Taste of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park. The ultimate family picnic. For info:

June 24 - 25

Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

July (Date TBD)

Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am - 5pm. For info:

July (Date TBD)

Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland's Waterfront Festival.

July 8 - 9

Ballard Seafood Fest. Huge free festival that includes arts and crafts. Takes over Ballard. For map and info:

July 9

Tacoma for Art Festival for art and music lovers, along 6th Ave. For map and info:

July 15 - 16

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music.

Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro Wooley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes.

July 16

Pilchuck Glass School Campus Open House, Stanwood, noon - 5pm.

July 21 - 23

ART JAM 2017 Intimate gathering of creativity, sharing of ideas, community interaction and fun! Join the "art jam experience" in the barn at Rock Hollow Farm in Sequim

Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Festival features a dynamic group of north Olympic Peninsula artists.

July 22 - 23

Alki Art Fair - next to the beach. Browse arts and crafts.

July 28 - 30

BAM ARTSfair. Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest award winning arts and crafts festival in the Northwest. Fri. - Sat, 9:30am - 9:30pm, Sun. 9:30am-6pm. Bellevue Arts Museum FREE.

July 29 - 30

Magnolia Summerfest celebrates along with Seafair since 1985. 10:30am - 6pm. Craft booths open, Magnolia Central Village.

August (Date TBD)

Choochokam 41st Annual Art Festival. Free shuttle from and to the Clinton Ferry terminal.

Chief Seattle Days is a festival to honor Chief Seattle. Native art, canoe races, salmon bake, Suquamish.

Viking Days at Nordic Museum.

August 3 - 6

Seattle Art Fair. For info:

August 4 - 6

Anacortes Arts Festival. Takes over the whole town.

August 11 - 13

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

August 12 - 13

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island, Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 10am - 5pm.

August 18 - 20

Poulsbo Arts Festival is celebrated on the waterfront in downtown Poulsbo. Art, food, music.

August 19 - 20

Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work. Along the entire length of the promenade at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 West Marine View Dr.

September 1 - 3

ARTfusion, Annual fine art show by Sequim's award winning artists. The Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim, 11am - 5pm. Info: 360-670-8671.

September 2 - 3

Lopez Island Artists Studio Tour.

September 2 - 4

Bumbershoot, Seattle's music and art festival. Seattle Center. The biggest of it's kind in North America.

September 2 - October 28

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring hundreds and hundreds of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations:

September 8 - 10

Crafts by the Dock craft fair in Port Townsend, all day.

September 15 - 17

Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour, 10am - 5pm. The tour includes artists in Gig Harbor, South Kitsap, Fox Isl., and Key Peninsula.

September 16 - 17

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 10am - 5pm.

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. For info:

October 6 - 8

La Conner Quilt Fest Special 20th Anniversary Gala and Celebration. For info:

October 6 - 21

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is held the first three Friday and Saturdays. The next best thing to being in Munich.

October 7 - 8

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, 10am - 6pm. Downtown Issaquah. Loads of art and free fun.

October 7 - 8, 14 - 15

Whatcom Artists Studio Tour throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, 10am - 5pm. Info and maps:

October 21

Pilchuck Glass School Annual Auction and Gala. For info:

October 26 - 28

Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Show and Sale, St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, Thurs. 5 - 8pm, Fri. 10am - 8pm, Sat. 10am - 5pm.

November 3 - 5

Arts Alive! La Conner's Annual weekend festival and invitational art show,

November 16 - 18

Puyallup Quilt and Craft Festival, Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.

November 18 - 19

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

November 18 - 30

Seattle Festival of Trees, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, benefits Childrens' Hospital.

November 24 - 25

Historic Fairhaven Holiday Festival and Open House, Bellingham, 5pm - 9pm. Call Artwood at 360-647-1628.



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.

Art in the Park at South Lake Union Park. May through Oct. 11am - 7pm. Free admission at Museum of History and Industry. For more information:

SLU Art Walk from 5 - 8pm Oct. and May. South Lake Union event features temporary art shows in multiple venues run by Shunpike.

Silverdale Artwalk, March - Nov. 5 - 8pm, Meet at Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, 9536 NW Silverdale Way. 360/613-5472

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open 6 - 9pm.

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 - 8pm.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 - 10pm.

Bremerton Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm in downtown Bremerton.

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 - 7:30pm in historic downtown Ellensburg.

Fremont Art Walk is 6 - 9pm.

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

Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May - October 5 - 8pm.

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

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 - 9pm.

First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open April - Oct. 5 - 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape.

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

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm. See map at


Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit

Second Thursday

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

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

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm.

Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm.

Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm.

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon - 8pm.

Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm.

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

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 - 9pm.

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm.

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm.


Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm.

Third Thursday in Kent 4 - 7pm,

Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 - 8pm.


Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon - 8pm

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