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updated 08.01.2017

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Thru Mid-October

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

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 17 - 20

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

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.

Viking Days at Nordic Museum.

August 25 - 26

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

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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