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Art Events
updated 09.01.16

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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.

thru mid-October

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

thru 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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