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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.

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open from 6 - 9pm.

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 - 8pm.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 - 10pm.

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

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

Fremont Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm.

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

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

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 - 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 block On Queen Anne Avenue North.

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 - 9pm.

First Saturday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront is from 1 - 5pm, and every Thursday night in the summer until 8pm.

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

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 Wallk is from 6 - 9pm from May - September.

Second Thursday

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.

Greenwood-Phinney 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 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.

Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm, May through October.

Third Saturday

Everett Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm.

Art Events
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March 7

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 7 - 9

Coupeville Musselfest Art & Antique Walk. For info:

March 20 - 30

Best of the Northwest Spring 2014 Art & Fine Craft Show. Visit

Thru April

31st Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibits. Visit

April 5

Pratt Fine Arts Center Open House, 6 - 9pm, 1902 South Main. Visit

April 19 - June 6

Northwest Watercolor Society 74th Annual International Open Exhibition at the American Art Company in Tacoma. Visit

April 26

Pratt's 32nd Annual Fine Art Auction, "The Pratt Pack." Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66. Visit

May 3 - 4, 10 - 11

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 3 - 12

Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours, advance reservations required, minimum Groups of 10. Call 206/621-8422 or email

May 9 - 10

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

May 9 - 11, 18 - 19

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

May 10 - 11

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

May 16 - 18

42nd Annual Ellensburg National Western Art Show and Auction hosts 70 artists. Kittitas Valley Event Center, 10am - 10pm, Fri. - Sat.; 10am - 3pm, Sun. Visit

Viking Fest Poulsbo, Downtown and on the waterfront. Visit

May 17 - 18

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

May 23 - 26

43rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, 11am - 11pm, Seattle Center. Visit

June 6 - 7

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

June 7

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

June 13

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

June 13 - 15

56th 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

June 20 - 22

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

June 21

Museum of Northwest Art Annual Art Auction in La Conner. Preview: June 20. The museum's largest annual fundraiser--for seasoned and novice art collectors. Visit

June 27 - 29

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

July 12-13

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

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

July 13

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

July 18 - 20

Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland's Waterfront Art Festival. Visit

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

July 19 - 20

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

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

July 25 - 27

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

August 1 - 31

Art Port Townsend 16th annual juried art festival. Northwind Art Center. Visit

August 1 - 3

Anacortes Arts Festival: Bigger and Better than ever--takes over the whole town. Visit

August 8 - 10

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

August 9 - 10

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

August 15 - 17

Poulsbo Arts Festival. All kinds of arts and crafts.

August 16 - 17

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

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

August 23 - 24

Port Townsend Annual Studio Tour. Visit

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

August 30 - 31

Lopez Island Artists Studio Tour. Visit

August 30 - September 1

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

September 1 - October 15

Quilt Walk in LaConner Shops. Visit

September 19 - 20

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 20 - 21

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

LATE September - October

The Northwest ALL Glass Pumpkin Patches feature 1000 hand-blown pumpkins crafted By local glass artisans. Admission free, but pumpkins are for sale. For dates and locations visit

September 25 - 28

Schack-toberfest: Art & Harvest Festival. Festivities include glass pumpkin patch and "Make Your Own Pumpkin" in the hot shop. Schack Art Center. Visit

October 3 - 5

La Conner Annual Quilt Fest and Silent Auction Visit

October 4 - 5

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

October 24

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

THRU November

Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month, one whole month to involve people in the arts and showcase the collective talent in Tacoma. Visit

November 7 - 9

La Conner's 28th Annual "Arts Alive!" Weekend festival and invitational art show. Visit

November 8 - 9

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

November 22 - 23

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

November 28 - 29

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

November 29

Season of Lights Gala Festival of Trees benefits Children's Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund, Fairmont Olympic Hotel.


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