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
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
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.
Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm from May - September. visitwallingford.org
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
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
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.
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.
Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm, May through October. www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon - 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
"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.
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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