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updated 07.13.15

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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.

July 5 - September 30

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