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updated 05.03.16

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May thru mid-October

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

Thru May 9

Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours. Advance reservations required, minimum group: 10. Call 206/621-8422.

May 6 - 7

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

May 6 - 8, 14 - 15

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

May 7 - 8

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

May 14

Penn Cove Water Festival features Native American canoe racing, arts and crafts, entertainment, 11am - 5pm, Coupeville

May 14 - 15

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

May 20 - 22

Viking Fest celebrates Poulsbo's Scandinavian heritage. Downtown and waterfront.

44th Annual Ellensburg National Western Art Show & Auction, Kittitas Valley Event Center, Fri. - Sat., 10am - 10pm, Sun., 10am - 3pm

May 27 - 30

45th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, 11am - 11pm., Seattle Center

June 3 - 4

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

June 4

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 5

Beacon Hill Art Walk. Annual Event 1st Sunday in June, aroung 100 artists participate. Visit

June 17 - 19

58th Edmonds Arts Festival, one of the Pacific Northwest's largest arts celebrations. It's a free fun-filled Fathers' Day Weekend in Edmonds. Fri. 11am - 9pm, Sat. 10am - 8pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm. Visit

June 18

Museum of Northwest Art Annual Art Auction in La Conner. Preview: Fri. June 17. The museum's largest annual fundraiser -- for both seasoned and novice art collectors. Visit

June 24 - 26

Meeker Days Festival, Downtown Puyullap. The largest street festival in Pierce County. Visit

Taste of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park. The ultimate family picnic. For all information Visit

July 9 - 10

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

Choochokam, Langley's 40th Annual Festival of the Arts. Free shuttle from and to the Clinton ferry terminal. Visit

July 10

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

July 15 - 17

Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland's Waterfront Art Festival. Visit

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

Art Jam 2016. Art show and sale happening at the Rock Hollow Farm, 10am - 5pm. Part of the Sequim Lavender Festival. For location visit

July 16 - 17

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

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

July 29 - 31

BAM ARTSfair. Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest award winning arts and crafts festival in the Northwest. Shop from over 300 inspiring artists. Fri. and Sat., 9:30am - 9:30pm., Sunday 9:30am-6pm. Bellevue Arts Museum FREE.

July 30 - 31

Magnolia Summerfest celebrates along with Seafair since 1985. 10:30am - 6pm craft booths open. Magnolia Central Village.

August: Date TBD

Seattle Art Fair. Last year's was so successful, the city cheered and applauded as it met or exceeded all expectations. For all 2016 news and information visit

August 5 - 7

Anacortes Arts Festival. Bigger and better than ever. Takes over the whole town. Visit

August 12 - 14

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

August 13 - 14

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island, Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Visit

August 19 - 21

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

Poulsbo Arts Festival is celebrated on the waterfront in downtown Poulsbo. Art, Food, Music.

August 20-21

Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work. Along the entire length of the promenade at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 West Marine View Drive. Visit

Viking Days at Nordic Museum. Visit

August 27 - October 29

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring 2000 plus hand blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations visit

September 2 - 4

ARTfusion, Annual Fine Art Show by Sequim's award winning artists. The Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim, 11am - 5pm. Call 360/670-8671.

September 3 - 4

Lopez Island Artists Studio Tour. Visit

September 3 - 5

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

September 15 - 25

Schack-toberfest. Glass Pumpkins and Harvest Art Work and Glassblowing Demonstrations. Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Visit

September 16 - 18

The Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour, 10am - 5pm. The tour includes artists in Gig Harbor, South Kitsap, Fox Island, and Key Peninsula areas. Visit

September 17 - 18

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

September 29 - October 30

The American Impressionist Society 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland.

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 specific dates and times, visit

October, Date TBD

La Conner Annual Quilt Fest and Silent Auction

October 1 - 2

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

October 7 - 9

A Sale for All Seasons. State Capitol Museum Coach House, 211 West 21st Ave, Olympia,

October 15 (Tentative)

Pilchuck Glass School Annual Auction and Gala, "Celebration of Glass" Held at Fremont Studios, 155 North 35th St., Seattle. For reservations, time, and details, Visit

October 27 - 29

Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Show and Sale. St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. East, Thurs. 5 - 8pm, Fri. 10am-8pm, Sat. 10am - 5pm. 1000's of original fiber pieces. Visit

November 4 - 6

"Arts Alive" LaConner's Annual Weekend Festival and Invitational Art Show. Visit

November 11 - 13

Puyallup Quilt and Craft Festival. Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.

November 19 - 20

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

November 25 - 26

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



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.

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 Orchard Art Walk April - Oct. from 2 - 5pm.

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


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,

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

Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 - 8pm.

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 - 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.


Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon - 8pm

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