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
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
May 27 – 30
45th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, 11am – 11pm., Seattle Center. For over 40 years Northwest Folklife has produced the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, a celebration of musical and artistic traditions at Seattle Center that is now the nation’s largest community-powered arts festival. Join the crowds for the 45th Annual Festival, presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, invites the public to a reception this afternoon from 4-7pm to formally open their new exhibition, “Elemental Landscapes.” On view through June 11, the show includes paintings by David Ridgway and glass sculpture created by Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli. Shown: Argyle Ave Aerial by David Ridgway.
On view through August 23 at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds, are two new exhibitions: “Against The Moon: The Art of John Matsudaira,” and “Northwest Photography at Mid-Century.” Shown: John Matsudaira (1922-2007) First Snow, 1959, Oil on canvas 48 x 32" Collection of the Matsudaira Family
Christopher Framing & Gallery, 537 Main Street, is featuring “Elements of the Northwest,” oils by Judith Perry this month.
Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., is showing “Watercolor on Canvas by Kendahl Jan Jubb” through June 4. In this new show Kendahl brings a collection with varied subject matter, from her stylized forest animals to bouquets of flowers, all in brilliant colors.
Gallery North, 401 Main Street, opens for the art walk with “Heart of the Garden,” watercolors by this month’s featured artist Catherine James. The gallery says, “Enjoy refreshments and meet Catherine M. James during the Edmonds Art Walk on May 19.” The exhibit will continue to be open to the public daily through May 31. Work by other gallery members will also be on view.
New works by Alfred Harris opens during the art walk at Zinc Art , 102 3rd. Avenue S. A special reception for the artist is planned for May 21 from 5-7pm. The show runs through June 13.
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.
Art Museum Day. Visit your favorite museum for free today.
May 20 – 22
Viking Fest celebrates Poulsbo’s Scandinavian heritage. Downtown and waterfront. There’s a parade, road race, stand-up paddle board race, doughnut eating contest, pancake breakfast, live music, arts & crafts and lots of carnival thrills. Small-town fun for the whole family. Click here for details.
44th Annual Ellensburg National Western Art Show & Auction, Kittitas Valley Event Center, Fri. – Sat., 10am – 10pm, Sun., 10am – 3pm
Today is Second Saturday in Poulsbo. Click on this link for a full list of galleries and new shows: http://www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com/ArtWalk.html
Currently showing through June 30 at Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle, is the work of Jonathan Kinsey, a local artist and member of the gallery. His work seeks to express the order and diversity of nature fused with the need for functional furniture and accessories. This new work marries his style and design with early inspiration from makers such as Sam Maloof. Also showing is “ Matthew X. Curry- Chiaroscuro to Color,” drawings meant to evoke a sort of 4th dimension connecting emotive, physical, spiritual and intellectual worlds. Shown: by Jonathan Kinsey.
“NW Art Now @ TAM: Social Reflections Within Contemporary Art” on view May 14 – September 4 at the Tacoma Art Museum illuminates work by 24 artists who are actively responding to forces shaping our regional identity during this current wave of explosive growth and rebound from the Great Recession. The core themes focus on identity, social justice, and environmental action. The exhibition is co-curated by Rock Hushka, Tacoma Art Museum’s Chief Curator, and Juan Roselione-Valadez, Director of the Rubell Family Collection, Contemporary Arts Foundation. Shown: Karen Hackenberg, Holy Water, 2016. Oil on canvas, 72 × 36 inches. Photo credit: Darryl Schmidt. Courtesy of the artist.
On view from May 13 through August 23 at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds are two new exhibitions: “Against The Moon: The Art of John Matsudaira,” and “Northwest Photography at Mid-Century.”
Matsudaira, one of the Northwest’s leading artists of the mid-20th century is “ Virtually forgotten today,” says curator David F. Martin. “He was much appreciated during his lifetime by fellow artists, and Cascadia is pleased to assist in introducing Matsudaira’s work to a new generation.” Featured are works from the 1940’s through the 1970’s, including paintings, prints and watercolors depicting his figurative and later abstract styles.
The photography exhibition will reintroduce the public to the works of several artists who worked during the Mid-Century period of 1940-1970. Some of the photographers include twin sisters Dorothy Smith (1905-1982) and Charlotte Smith (1905-1999); Yoshio Noma (1914-2005); Chao-Chen Yang (1909-1969); Marjorie Duryee (1913-1992); former Seattle policeman Austin W. Seth (1915-2006) and several others.
Shown: John Matsudaira (1922-2007) First Snow, 1959, Oil on canvas 48 x 32" Collection of the Matsudaira Family
Preston Singletary returns to the Museum of Glass Hot Shop from May 11 through 15. Singletary is preparing for his second exhibition at Museum of Glass: Raven and the Box of Daylight, the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world, opening at MOG in May 2018.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, offers new works by Russian born and Arizona artist, Svetlana Shalygina. Originally from Efremov Russia, Shalygina has traveled the globe in search of creative expression all the while romancing her palette with human inspiration from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Paris, Milan, Vienna and the American West. Her exhibition, “New Works,” is on view through June 4 and will be introduced at a reception May 11 from 6-8pm.
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, presents a contemporary jewelry art exhibition celebrating artistic relationships, dialogue and cooperation. The show will feature the collaborative work of nine artist pairs who support each other in various creative contexts, whether directly in the making process or behind the scenes. Featuring the collaborate work of: Dan Adams & Cynthia Toops, Jana Brevick & Hahn Rossman, Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks, Ford & Forlano, Janis Kerman & Erin Wahed, Robin Kranitzky & Kim Overstreet, Devon Paget & Julie Spiedel, Jacquie Rice & Uosis Juodvalkis, and David & Roberta Williamson. On view through May 31, the opening reception is May 11 from 5-6:30 pm. Shown: Ford & Forlano, It’s Tube Necklace #85
Artist Trust just announced the recipient of the 2016 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award, artist Barbara Earl Thomas. Thomas receives an unrestricted cash award of $10,000 in recognition of her creative excellence, professional accomplishment, and dedication to the arts.
She has exhibited her work for more than 30 years in exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Meadows Museum of Art, and her work is in important corporate collections, including Microsoft and Safeco. She is the recipient of numerous awards, such as a Mayor’s Arts Award in 2013 and the Howard S. Wright Award from the Seattle Arts Commission, and has completed residencies at Pilchuck, Tacoma Museum of Glass, and Hedgebrook.
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.
Arts of Kenmore Mural Project at St. Vincent de Paul art auction and fundraiser at Inglewood Golf Club. 6pm Cocktail and social hour, 7pm dinner and auction. $50 per person.
Penn Cove Water Festival features Native American canoe racing, arts and crafts, entertainment, 11am – 5pm, Coupeville on Whidbey Island
May 14 – 15
University District Street Fair, longest running street festival in the nation. Visit www.udistrictchamber.
Camano Island Weekend Studio Tour plus Encore Weekend,10am – 5pm. Visit www.camanoarts.org.
A two-person show featuring new paintings by Fred Calleri and Teresa Saia opens in a reception from 5-7pm today at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. Teresa Saia is an established member of the Seattle art community and has developed a strong following with both private and corporate collectors as she has won many competitions. Calleri’s studies of masters such as Zorn, Sargent, Vermeer, Sorolla as well as living masters has inspired him to create classic and romantic images using the master’s palette and mood for an emotional reaction. The historical or ‘period’ nature of the work lends itself to a style and palette that he enjoys and reaches back to a seemingly simpler time. Shown: Autumn Begins by Teresa Saia.