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February 12 - 21
Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique, hand-blown glass treasures. Visit www.greatnwglassquest.com.
H'Arts Benefit Art Auction to benefit the Schack Art Center, 5pm., Everett Events Center 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett. For tickets and information visit www.schack.org.
Gage Academy of Art Gala Art Auction and Benefit. For tickets and information Call 206/323-4243
March, Date TBD
Best of the Northwest Spring 2016 Art and Fine Craft Show. Visit www.nwartalliance.com
March 12 - 13
Coupeville Musselfest Art and Antique Walk. Visit www.coupevillechamber.com
33rd Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festivalfeatures lots of arts and crafts exhibits.
April 1 - 24
Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson's Nursery, Mt. Vernon. Visit StanwoodCamanoArts.com.
Pratt Fine Arts Center Spring Open House, 6 - 9pm. 1902 South Main St. www.pratt.org.
April 18 - June 3
Northwest Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, 206/275-7609.
Pratt's 34th Annual Fine Art Auction, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66. Visit www.pratt.org
May thru mid-October
Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.
May - Date TBD
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 www.camanoarts.org.
May 7 - 8
Kirkland Artists Studio Tour, 10am - 6pm. Call Kirkland Arts Center for locations at 425/822-7161
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 www.udistrictchamber.org.
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.
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 www.schack.org.
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 www.edmondsartsfestival.com.
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 www.monamuseum.org
June 24 - 26
Meeker Days Festival, Downtown Puyullap. The largest street festival in Pierce County. Visit www.puyallupmainstreet.com.
Taste of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park. The ultimate family picnic. For all information Visit www.tasteoftacoma.com
July 9 - 10
Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am - 5pm. For location and information visit www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay
Choochokam, Langley's 40th Annual Festival of the Arts. Free shuttle from and to the Clinton ferry terminal. Visit www.choochokamarts.org.
Pilchuck Glass School Campus Open House, Stanwood, noon - 5pm. Visit www.pilchuck.org.
July 15 - 17
Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland's Waterfront Art Festival. Visit www.kirklanduncorked.com.
Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Festival features a dynamic group of North Olympic Peninsula artists. Visit www.sequimarts.org.
Art Jam 2016. Art show and sale happening at the Rock Hollow Farm, 10am - 5pm. Part of the Sequim Lavender Festival. For location visit www.rockhollowarts.com.
July 16 - 17
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-Wooley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. Visit www.skagitartiststogether.com.
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 www.seattleartfair.com.
August 5 - 7
Anacortes Arts Festival. Bigger and better than ever. Takes over the whole town. Visit www.anacoresartsfestival.com.
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 www.coupevillefestival.com.
August 19 - 21
Chief Seattle Days is a festival to honor Chief Seattle. Native art, canoe races, and salmon bake. Suquamish, Washington. Visit www.suquamish.org/ChiefSeattleDays.aspx
Poulsbo Arts Festival is celebrated on the waterfront in downtown Poulsbo. Art, Food, Music.
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 www.schack.org.
Viking Days at Nordic Museum. Visit www.nordicmuseum.org.
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 www.tacomaglassblowing.com.
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 www.lopezstudiotour.org
September 3 - 5
Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music and Art Festival, Seattle Center. The biggest of its kind in North America. Visit www.bumbershoot.org.
September 15 - 25
Schack-toberfest. Glass Pumpkins and Harvest Art Work and Glassblowing Demonstrations. Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Visit www.schack.org.
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 www.gigharboropenstudiotour.org.
September 17 - 18
Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 10am-5pm. Visit www.edmondsartstudiotour.com.
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 www.tacomaartmonth.wpengine.com
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 www.salmondays.org.
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 www.pilchuck.com.
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 www.seattleweaversguild.com.
November 4 - 6
"Arts Alive" LaConner's Annual Weekend Festival and Invitational Art Show. Visit www.lovelaconner.com
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 www.nordicmuseum.org
November 25 - 26
Historic Fairhaven Holiday Festival and Open House, Bellingham, 5pm - 9pm. Call Artwood at 360/647-1628 or visit 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
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 Orchard Art Walk April - Oct. from 2 - 5pm. www.pobsa.com
Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 - 8:30pm. www.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks
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
Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 - 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South. www.seattledesigncenter.com
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.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon - 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598