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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: www.seattleartfair.com
August 4 - 6
Anacortes Arts Festival. Takes over the whole town. www.anacortesfestival.com
August 11 - 13
Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, 10am - 6pm daily. Features regional artists in local studios. www.bistudiotour.com
August 12 - 13
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island, Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 10am - 5pm. www.coupevillefestival.com
August 17 - 20
Chief Seattle Days is a festival to honor Chief Seattle. Native art, canoe races, salmon bake, Suquamish. www.suquamish.nsn.us/chiefseattledays
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. www.schack.org
Viking Days at Nordic Museum. www.nordicmuseum.org.
August 25 - 26
Choochokam 41st Annual Art Festival Free shuttle from and to the Clinton Ferry terminal. www.choochokamarts.org
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. www.lopezstudiotour.org.
September 2 - 4
Bumbershoot, Seattle's music and art festival. Seattle Center. The biggest of it's kind in North America. www.bumbershoot.org
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: www.tacomaglassblowing.com.
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. www.gigharboropenstudiotour.org
September 16 - 17
Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 10am - 5pm. www.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. For info: www.tacomaartsmonth.com
October 6 - 8
La Conner Quilt Fest Special 20th Anniversary Gala and Celebration. For info: www.laconnerquilts.org
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. www.salmondays.org
October 7 - 8, 14 - 15
Whatcom Artists Studio Tour throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, 10am - 5pm. Info and maps: www.studiotour.net
Pilchuck Glass School Annual Auction and Gala. For info: www.pilchuck.org
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. www.seattleweaversguild.com
November 3 - 5
Arts Alive! La Conner's Annual weekend festival and invitational art show, www.artsalivelaconner.com
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. www.nordicmuseum.org.
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. www.fairhaven.com
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
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: www.nwartalliance.com
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
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
Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May - October 5 - 8pm. www.pobsa.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
La Conner Galleries are open April - Oct. 5 - 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape. 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
Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 - 7pm. See map at www.queenanneview.com/tag/art-walk/
Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit www.wallingford.org
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
Belltown Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm. www.belltownartwalk.com
Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 - 9pm. artupphinneywood.com
Kirkland Art Walk is from noon - 8pm. www.kirklandartwalk.com
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.
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 - 8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com
Third Thursday in Kent 4 - 7pm, www.thirdthursdaykent.com
Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 - 8pm.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon - 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598