Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through May 8

First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square, Pike Place 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

 

First Friday

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

 

First Saturday

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

 

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

Calendar of Events Through May 1

Through April

33rd Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibits as well as the most beautiful tulips you’ve ever seen.

 

April 18 – June 3

Northwest Watercolor Society  International Open Exhibition, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, 206/275-7609.

 

April 28

Artist Trust on tour across the state. Next stop Bellingham: April 28, 7-9pm at Firehouse Performing Arts Center. Twenty artists from a variety of disciplines, including performing, literary and visual arts, will be featured at local art institutions in Seattle, Spokane Tacoma, Bellingham and Port Townsend to demonstrate and celebrate the wealth of arts that exist throughout the state.

 

Save KPLU Art Walk in Poulsbo from 5-8pm. Downtown galleries are hosting a Poker Run during the Artwalk as well as featuring artists, wine tastings, hors d’ oeuvres, music and fun. Participating galleries include: Liberty Bay Gallery , Wide Mouth Frog , Verksted Gallery, Front Street Gallery , Bluewater Artworks Gallery  , Carrie Goller Gallery .

 

April 28 – May 1

Annual Almost Perfect Annual Fundraiser at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts,  151 Winslow on Bainbridge Island.

 

April 30

Pratt’s 34th Annual Fine Art Auction, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66. Visit www.pratt.org

Waiting for High Tide at Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W in Olympia, opens “Waiting for High Tide,” featuring papercuts and furniture inspired by the Salish Sea according to artists Nikki McClure and Jay T. Scott. Also showing are Colleen Cotey’s wire sculptures.  Receptions for the show take place during the Olympia Arts Walk on April 22 from 5-10pm and on April 23 from 12-5pm. Live music will entertain at both events. Nikki McClure has scheduled and artist talk and book signing at the gallery on May 6 from 7-8pm.

Fine Impressions Celebrates Earth Day

fineEarth Day is Friday, April 22. In honor of the occasion, Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is  featuring some of our favorite natural history prints on Facebook this month that highlight the fragile beauty and splendor of the world around us. Also taking a look at aquatints and mezzotints, part of the intaglio family. Learn how these amazingly complex prints are created and visit the gallery in person to see the depth of detail in each image. Shown: aquatint of the Grand Canyon by artist Stephen McMillan

Edmonds Art Walk April 21 From 5-8pm

"The Art of the Narrative" opens tonight from  5-8pm at the Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Avenue South and will run through May 16. The show features Michael Fitzpatrick Willow Bader & more. Meet Willow Bader, enjoy the Edmonds Woodway High School Jazz quartet along with special guest Rich Cole. Champagne and desserts to be served.

 

 

galJoin Gallery North, 401 Main Street,  from 5-8pm during the Third Thursday Edmonds Art Walk.  Enjoy refreshments while you experience two featured shows this month. Meet artists Jeff and Jurate Harrison. See Jurate’s mystical paintings and Jeff’s abstract photographs of Seattle’s EMP and Yellowstone National Park. Don’t miss the American Medallic Sculpture Association Members Show featuring 55 medals created by artists throughout the US. Both of these exhibits are open to the public daily through April 30.

 

 

 

zinc“Gesture, Line and Shadow,” an Installation of wire sculpture by Shelli Markee at Zinc Art, 102 3rd. Avenue S.  is showing through May 16 – Opening soiree April 21 5-8pm. Shelli Markee creates wire sculptures inspired by the lush abundance of spring. Entitled “What Spring Does” from the poem by Pablo Neruda, each piece is fluid line further enlivened by cast shadows like faded ink.  Markee, a silversmith and jewelry designer, was encouraged to create this installation of large scale pieces by ZINC owner Laura Zeck over a year and a half ago

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through April 24

Third Thursday

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.

 

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/

 

Through April

33rd Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibits as well as the most beautiful tulips you’ve ever seen.

 

April 18 – June 3

Northwest Watercolor Society  International Open Exhibition, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, 206/275-7609.

 

April 23

The Art of Science and Color from 6-8pm at the Kittredge Gallery at University of Puget Sound. (N. Alder and N. 15th Street) in Tacoma.

 

Tacoma Art Museum symposium on western art. The symposium is open to the public and is particularly relevant to enthusiasts and students of art, history, the environment, and the American West. The event takes place Saturday, April 23. Check in starting at 9:00 am and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.

 

Mighty Tieton  Open House from 10am-3pm. Tieton Arts & Humanities’ annual Student Art Exhibition will feature over 200 works by K-12  students in the Highland, Naches, and West Valley school districts. There is an awards ceremony for the kids at 2:00 pm. Located at 608 Wisconsin Ave, Tieton, WA .

 

April 24

sculptureInternational Sculpture Day on April 24, Sculpture Northwest Gallery and the City of Bellingham have collaborated on the Downtown Sculpture Exhibition.  The outdoor exhibition features the sculpture of prominent Pacific Northwest sculptors:  Ann Morris (Eagle Arm); Jason Reed Brown (Raven II); David Kitts (Giant Mailbox); Aaron Loveitt (Hollow); Thor Myhre (Buddha); Christopher Pauley (Two Cats on a Bicycle and Red Bird Apartment House)  Lillian Pitt (She Follows the Dreams and Dreaming About Weaving Baskets). Displayed at various locations in the Bellingham Arts District and central downtown areas. 

 

Arty Party at the Henry Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus from 1-4pm. Discover new taste buds, shift your sense of time, and explore art with your whole body in an afternoon full of artist and youth-led FREE activities.

Frye Showcases Noah Davis and Kahlil Joseph in Youngblood

youngbloodYoung Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, The Underground Museum,” is showing at the Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Avenue in Seattle, through June 19. This is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the dynamic artistic equilibrium between brothers Noah Davis and Kahlil Joseph, both of whom grew up in Seattle but moved to Los Angeles where they achieved international recognition.The largest and widest selection of work by Davis and Joseph ever shown in a museum, Young Blood highlights the notion of a narrative continuum built through varied mediums of contemporary storytelling—including painting, sculpture, film, and installation.Shown: Noah Davis. The Internal Contract, 2009. Oil on canvas. 48 1/2 x 48 1/2 in. Collection of Annie Camarda. © The Estate of Noah Davis. Photo: Mark Woods.

A Sense of Place Opening at Howard/Mandville in Kirkland

howard“A Sense of Place,” featuring new works by Diane Ainsworth, Marc Bohne, Mark Boyle, Alfred Currier, Michael Ferguson, Kim Matthews Wheaton and Romona Youngquist, opens tonight from 5-7pm at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. Each artist will present a selection of five to seven new paintings reflecting his/her connection to the land and will be in attendance at the opening night reception. Shown: Skagit Blooms by Alfred Currier.

Art in Bloom Exhibition at Depot Art Center in Anacortes

depotThe centerpiece for Art in Bloom events in Anacortes is the 3rd annual Fine Art Exhibition.  It includes 30 regional artists who work in painting, photography, sculpture, wood, glass and mixed media. The show opens on Friday, April 15 at 6 pm.  It’s a free event that includes wine, nibbles and an opportunity to meet the artists.   Held at the Depot Art Center Gallery, 611 R Avenue in Anacortes, the show continues daily April 16 – 23, from 11 – 4pm.  Proceeds from from art sales support cultural education for Anacortes school children.  Shown: Laura Yager Mixed Media.

Jeff Mihalyo’s Abstract Alternatives at Dendroica Gallery

Dendroica Gallery,1718A E. Olive Way in Seattle,   presents "Abstract Alternatives" — by Jeff Mihalyo from April 14 through May 8. Mihalyo, a Seattle-based artist known for his mastery of multiple mediums and styles, has created a series of black and white  abstract drawings using interlocking natural shapes and fractal patterns. An opening reception will be held on Thursday April 14 from 5-9pm at the gallery as a part of  the second Thursday Capitol Hill Art Walk.

Fractured Views–Deux Opens April 13 at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnar“Fractured Views—Deux,” an exhibition featuring works by Harold Nelson and Mark Skullerud, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE., in a reception for the artists from 6-8pm. 

Nelson’s medium is paper collage.   He lets each piece happen and uses whatever mix of the abstract and figurative image or fractured view that will lead to the best outcome.  Skullerud enjoys a suggestion of reality in his abstract graphic work.  The end result may be abstract or a representational cubist view and may represent something familiar in an unfamiliar way.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through April 17

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit www.wallingford.org

 

Second Thursday

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

 

Second Friday

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

 

Thru April

33rd Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibits as well as the most beautiful tulips you’ve ever seen.

Through April 24

Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery, Mt. Vernon. Visit StanwoodCamanoArts.com.

 

April 18 – June 3

Northwest Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, 206/275-7609.

Four-Man Group Show Through April 17 at Childhood’s End

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia continues their group show through April 17. Featured are works by Tom Anderson (mixed media), Christine Burris (ceramic bells), Christopher Mathie (mixed media), and Rabun Thompson (ceramic totems).

Whitmore Gallery Grand Opening on Camano Island

Long time artist Jill Whitmore will celebrate the grand opening of Whitmore Gallery, on Camano Island clip_image002Saturday, April 9 at the popular Terry’s Corner, 848 North Sunrise Blvd. on Camano Island.

The gallery will be open regular operating hours (12:00 – 5:00 p.m.) and a grand opening celebration will take place from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The evening event will have wine, hors d’oeuvres and occasional live music performances from Whitmore.  Whitmore’s work can always be viewed online at www.windsingers.com.

Good Earth Pottery Showcases Jeremy Noet in April

Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenueimage in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, features  Jeremy Noet for the month of April. He has created vessels to help you set aside those disposables and carry your beverage of choice in reusable style! Take a flip-top growler to your favorite beer or kombucha tap–the volume is stamped on the bottom for easy pay calculation. Your barista will delight in the sight of your reusable to-go cup with silicone lid. Meet the artist and watch him at the wheel during the Dirty Dan Day Festival in the heart of Fairhaven on April 24th, from 1-4pm.