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updated 07.13.15

 
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ART WALKS


FIRSTS

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. 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

First Friday

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

First Saturday

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.


SECONDS

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm from May - September. visitwallingford.org

Second Thursday

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

Second Friday

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

Second Saturday

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.


THIRDS

Third Thursday

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.

Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm, May through October. www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.


FOURTHS

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon - 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598

ART EVENTS


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July 5 - September 30

Northwest Watercolor Society International 75th Annual Open Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. Visit www.nwws.org.

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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