Calendar of Art Walks and Events Thru December 11

Second Thursday

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 –

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.


December 10 –11

Immerse in art of all forms at the 27th annual Seattle Sampling Artist’s studio tour.  Meet the artists.   See the art being created.   Experience a renewed connection with art pieces brought to life by hand. Visit over 30 artists at 9 studio locations throughout North and West Seattle.  All studios are open 10am-5pm on Saturday Dec 10 and Sunday Dec 11.  View all event details at

Gallery Full of Dr. Seuss at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnarA limited engagement In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s seventy-year artistic legacy, the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE.,  announces  an insider’s look at the known and unknown artworks by this illustrious cultural icon. Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child’s classroom doodles. A special reception to meet national Dr. Seuss expert Jeffrey Schuffman is on December 7 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will run through January 7. 

Juried Art Exhibit Opens at Northwind Arts Center December 3

northwindSmall Expressions 15,” Northwind Arts Center’s, 701 Water Street in Port Townsend,  popular juried exhibit of small artworks, runs through January 2, 2017 and opens during the Port Townsend Art Walk December 3 from 5:30-8pm. This exhibit includes artworks by 72 artists from Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties, and showcases a range of diverse media from jewelry, painting and sculpture to ceramics, fiber, photography and printmaking. Juror Donna Watson selected 142 works from over 270 pieces submitted. Shown: Merit Award Winner Steel Drawing 71 by Kim Simonelli.

PAPO Retrospective at Fourth Corner Frames 6-9pm Tonight During Bellingham’s Downtown Art Walk

fourth Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham,  and Studio   UFO are collaborating to celebrate eleven years of Bellingham’s PAPO (Plein Air Paint Out). The show will hang in the Fourth Corner Frames gallery through December 24, 2016. An artist reception will be held Friday, December 2  from 6 to 9pm during Bellingham’s Downtown Art Walk. 

Trish Harding initially started this annual event to promote public awareness and appreciation of Plein Air Painting and art in general. Over the years, more emphasis has been put on helping artist hone their skills as more artists take to the outdoors to paint.

First Friday Bainbridge Island Art Walk December 2

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way opens from 6-8pm tonight, December 2, for a artists’ reception featuring an exploration of glass, ceramics, sculpture, fiber, photographs, paintings, and prints. Give the gift of contemporary Northwest art! Jason Devinney, Pat Espey, Michael Frey, Larry Halvorsen, Solia Hermes, Joan Kinsman, Karin Lowrie, Colleen Meacham, Kimberly Morris, Rebecca Lynn Parker, Janusz Pozniak, Kim Simonelli, Tiffany Thiele, and Ellie Mathews & Carl Youngmann of The North Press.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, is showing many of their gallery artists in a show where they were invited to explore who or what inspired them to be an artist. This exhibition invited artists to explore inspiration from other artists, poetry, music etc. They will elaborate on why they paint what they do, what informs their ideas and keeps the work fresh and original, and also why they work in their chosen technique or style. The reception is from 6-8pm.



theisland“Beneath Still Waters,” new bronze and wood-fired sculpture  from Eva Funderburgh, opens tonight from 6-8pm at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E.. Also showing in the front gallery is the 11th Annual Wearable Art Show. In concert during the evening is Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. Shown: Beneath Still Waters.

Scott Milo New Show Opens During the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Holiday Art Walk December 2 6-9pm

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in Anacortes,  presents new pastels by Amanda Houston, acrylics by Jennifer Bowman, color photographs by Randy Dana and Lewis Jones, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings and flame painted wire mesh by Lanny Bergner.  Also, welcoming new jewelry by Melanie Brauner and new sculptures, custom tables, glass and jewelry for the holiday season. Image: Tree Whispers, 18 x 24  Pastel by Amanda Houston. Kathy, owner of Scott Milo, wants you to remember the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Artwalk on Friday, December 2 from 6 – 9pm, after the Chamber’s tree lighting ceremony and Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 5pm.  More than 20 merchants in Old Town Anacortes will show the work of local artists.  There will be paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, music, treats and other grand creations to fulfill your needs.  Come shop for the holidays and enjoy the event.   Friday night’s event will be in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. 

Seattle First Thursday Openings for December

abAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens “Microcosm: a Selection of Small Scale Works” from  5-8pm! @… Shown at the left: Katie Metz, Metropolis.




artxchangeOpening from, 5-8pm ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue, presents  “The Tea Library part III.” Sculptor and ceramicist Christopher Shaw (Seattle) creates a transformative site-specific installation exploring tea as a symbolic medium and artistic practice. With collaboration by visual/performance artist Red Square (New York), the exhibition uses a fluid approach to material and form to reflect the contemporary evolution of tea culture.



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, is showing “ART HANSEN : A Retrospective – The Complete Etchings and Lithographs.” #firstthursday Dec 1, 6-8pm. Shown at the left.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., features oil paintings by Sarah McRae Morton in her inaugural Seattle exhibition. Mapping Stars at Noon makes constellations of flickering worlds, weaving family lore, history and the natural landscape into a mythic tapestry.



frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, premiers new work by four of  their most popular contemporary artists, each of whom has broken new ground within their respective oeuvre: Jane Burton * Michael Caci* Jay Kelly  * Marybeth Rothman. Image: Claudette, Waiting"  from the new "The Understudies" Series by Marybeth Rothman



Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, represents a selection of over 55 artists, local, national, and international, year round.  This annual exhibition celebrates the eclectic work of our talented artists, spanning a variety of mediums.



Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue,  presents a group show for the holiday season. Winter’s Offering is an exhibition featuring works by 28 regional artists in a variety of styles and media including painting, photography, printmaking, and mixed media.



Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, presents Gabriel Marquez for the last 1st Thursday Art Walk of 2016. The reception is from 5-8pm.



“Sense of Place, Imagined and Transformed,” works by Lisa JonesMoore,opens rom 5-8pm  at the Lynn Hanson Gallery, 316 S. Washington ST. Also featured are Susie Howell’s handmade scarves and glovelets.



stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Into the Woods Forests of the Northwest Coast.” The exhibition explores what makes the Northwest such a vibrant, unique environment. In the hands of skilled artisans, one single giant western red cedar tree can provide wood for a canoe, house, bowl, mask, cape, hat, rattles and mats. To know a tree so well as to perfectly craft every part of it into something as beautiful as it was functional is a remarkable skill. Shown: Junior Henderson (Kwakwaka’wakw), Raven Transforming into the Hunter of the Woods Pole.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Thru December 4

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

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.


bistDecember  2, 3 & 4

Don’t forget  the 33rd annual Winter Studio Tour on Bainbridge Island. This free, self-guided art tour features 63 local artists in 8 island studios & halls, with live music by regional musicians and carolers.  For more information go to. 206-842-05 04


December 3, 4

Vashon Island Studio Tour from 10am-4pm. Maps and brochures available at island businesses. More information at

Hiroshi Yoshida Japanese Woodblocks at Fine Impressions

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring famous Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshida this month. Yoshida is known for his master of the Japanese woodblock technique. Shown is his  Bamboo Wood. Also showing are whimsical mezzotints of polar bears by local artist Carol Lynn Kirchner.

Holiday Art Walk in Bellingham’s Fairhaven District Nov. 25, 26

goodearthNovember 25th & 26th, from 5-8pm, Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district will host the annual Fairhaven Festival and Holiday Art Walk, with 23 participating venues. On Friday, take photos with Father Christmas in the gazebo from 3-4:45, then gather on the Village Green at 5pm for the tree-lighting ceremony and performances by the Bellingham Showstoppers. Beginning November 26th, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the district on Saturday afternoons! Visit for full schedule of holiday happenings. Bowl shown from  Good Earth Pottery , 1000 Harris Avenue’s  featured artist, Les Norton, who will be present during the Art Walk from 5-8pm on Friday the 25th.

Jensen and Mueller Shows at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland

Featured artists through December 4 at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland are: Marne Jensen, "A Sense of Place," and Rachel Mueller’s, “From My Collection.” Jensen’s palette ranges from tranquil to vibrant, as she shares her journey between impressionism and abstraction inspired by the colors and shapes of nature Mueller’s show  is a retrospective that combines oil paintings and sculptures, reflecting her respect for animals and the human form.

26th Annual Small Works Invitational Opens at Howard/Mandville

howardmHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, hosts a reception November 19 from 5:30-7pm for the 26th Annual Small Works Invitational on view through December 4. The show features a selection of small format paintings by over 50 regional and nationally known artists. Shown:  Simone by Zhaoming Wu 

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through November 20

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.


November 19 – 20

"Yule Fest" at Nordic Heritage Museum, 10am – 5pm, 3014 NW 67th Street Visit

Holiday Show at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor

imageJoin the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Arygyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, today between 4 and 6pm for the opening of their Holiday Show. The featured artists are David French, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Joan Stuart Ross, Jaime Ellsworth and David Ridgway for starters. Ongoing through January 4 ,in conjunction with Seattle Metals Guild, is “The Art of the Earring,” juried by Micki Lippe, Virginia Causey & Ruth Offen. In this show, Seattle Metals Guild members explore ear adornment using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, from sterling silver, gold and gemstones to repurposed textiles, polymer and steel. Shown: by Jane Adam.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through November 13

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.


November 11 – 13

Puyallup Quilt and Craft Festival.Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.