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updated 06.18.15

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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.

June 19

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

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

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

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

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

July 5 - for 3 months

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

July 11 - 12

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 - Date TBD

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

July 17 - 19

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 18 - 19

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 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

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

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

August 14 - 16

Poulsbo Arts Festival. All kinds of arts and crafts.

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

August - Date TBD

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

August - Date TBD

Port Townsend Annual Studio Tour.

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

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

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

September 5 - 7

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

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

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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