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updated 09.25.15

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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.

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.

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.

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 5 - 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.

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

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

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am - 6pm.


Second Wednesday

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

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 6pm until closing.

Phinney Greenwood 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.

Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 - 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.

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.

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.


Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon - 8pm


For timely updates to gallery and community art events visit Seattle Art Blog, where Brenda Tipton reports on the Seattle and Puget Sound art world.

Through September 30

Northwest Watercolor Society International 75th Annual Open Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. Visit

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

October 3 - 4

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

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

November 6 - 8

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

November 14 - 15

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

November 21 - 22

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

November 27 - 28

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


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