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 5701Sixth 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.
Chief Seattle Days is a festival to honor Chief Seattle. Native art, canoe races, and salmon bake. Suquamish, Washington. Visit www.chiefseattledays.org
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.schackartcenter.org.
The Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo, announces that Max Hayslette will be autographing complimentary posters of one of his latest paintings, Woodland Pond and young classical violinist Claire Turner will be playing during the Second Saturday Art Walk in Poulsbo today from 5-8pm. All the fine art galleries on Front Street will be open for a lovely August summer evening of art shopping.
Opening in a reception on August 12 from 5-8pm at Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is “A Contemporary Showcase.” Showing are new works from familiar gallery artists Quincy Anderson, Leslie Balleweg, Rich Bowman, Melanie Ferguson, Chuck Gumpert, Craig Kosak, Tracey Lane, Christopher Mathie, Steve Reinmuth and Sharon Spencer plus new gallery artists Corinne Geertsen and Agnieszka Pilat. The show runs through September 4.
New works by Ray Pelley, "Alternative Realism," opens August 10 from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. Known primarily as a Photorealist painter, Pelley’s subject matter of the past has spanned wine, toys and urban landscapes with a slight surreal bend to his paintings. Taking artistic liberties from photographs, Pelley converts the hard edge and precise visual dialogue of a photo and manipulates the hues, shades and tints into over saturated colors with enhanced light and shadows to create a new and intense subject matter, all the while still being a photo. The exhibition runs through September 10. Shown: Landmark.
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.
August 12 – 14
Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, 10am – 6pm daily. Features regional artists In local studios. Visit www.bistudiotour.com.
August 13 – 14
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island, Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Visit www.coupevillefestival.com.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, presents an exhibition of the works of Michael Dickter and Robin & John Gumaelius. Michael paints birds based on his reference observations and studies and places them on backgrounds that are mottled, drawn upon, and troweled. Robin and John Gumaelius ceramic sculptures marry many themes and techniques to tell stories. A reception for the artists is August 6 from 4-7pm. Refreshments will be served. Shown: It Was A Nice Horse, So He Carried It Home by Robin & John Gurnaelius.
Linda Hughes’ unique sense of design in her pottery is the August feature at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham. Her intricate Cuerda Seca glazing technique is unlike any other in the gallery. Meet the artist at a reception on August 6 from 2-5pm.
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow, opens for the art walk with an exhibition featuring fantastical metal and wood sculptural benches crafted by Bainbridge Island’s own Solia Hermes. Also showing is a group exhibition celebrating Northwest plein air. Kathy Francis, Nicole Gelinas, Gigi Godfrey, Mary McInnis, Rebecca Lynn Parker, Sydni Sterling, and Robin Paul Weiss. Shown: Solia Hermes, Bustle in the Hedgerow.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, continues until October 2 with Barbara Earl Thomas: Heaven on Fire, a 30-year survey of paintings, prints, and newer works in glass, paper cuts, and installation. The exhibition is curated by Greg Robinson (BIMA Executive Director & Curator) with assistance from Amy Sawyer (Curatorial Associate) and Scott Farwell (Facilities Manager). Thomas has received numerous awards – most recently the Yvonne Twining Humber Award from Artist Trust (Seattle), and has been nominated for the Genius Award from The Stranger. Shown: Story Vessel II – Fire Breather.
Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, opens this month with “Parvin,” acrylic paintings by Parvin. The body of work addresses her fascination with the sky and clouds and is on view through August 27.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way, presents “Dynamic Dozen: August Art Fete.” Showing is new work from twelve of the artists represented by the galler: Visual Art: Irene Yesley, Renée Jameson, Karen Chaussabel, Andrea Lawson, Tom Johnson, Gerardo Aguayo, Lisa Wederquist; Furniture and Sculpture: Wendy Dunder, Carl Yurdin, Chris Thompson; and Textiles: Mary Jaeger, David. Also introducing new Artists Chiho Kuwayama (Textiles) and Joan Cihak (Ceramic Jewelry). In concert on the Plaza during the reception is Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, Bainbridge Island’s Own Gypsy Jazz Band.
First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes from 6-9 PM and Opening of the Anacortes Arts Festival August 5 – 7
The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, August 5 from 6 – 9 pm, in conjunction with opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival.
705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces
ACME Creative welcomes artist Ora Mae Petersen’s exhibit: Flirting the Whirlpool. This evocative work looks into the Vortex as a potent human symbol in art & myth; as a warning sign of life being pulled away; and as an infinite pattern in Nature. The artwork includes paintings, textiles and sculpture.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers
Burton Jewelers is celebrating Philip McCracken’s recent exhibit at the Whatcom County Museum, “Faith & The Seed”. The show is an appreciation of McCracken’s art and his life. Come see the collection for yourself.
611 R Ave., The Depot Art Center
The Anacortes Arts Commission presents, Artists Northwest featuring mixed media, photography, 3D, decorative art, and jewelry by local artists. The show is open August 5, 10 am – 9 pm, August 6, 10 am – 6 pm, and August 7, 10 am to 4 pm. All art will be for sale. Come support the local arts.
604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts (New Location)
Enjoy our NEW Artists, new works and a much larger gallery and art supplies space. Featuring art by Ebba Krarup, Fused Glass; Gus Gusanko, Drawings & Prints of Loki – Viking humor; Sue Raymond, Ceramic Critters; Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics; Suzanne Powers, Oils, Jacqueline DeGavia, Oils, Watercolors; and many more. It will be a celebration of ART!
505 O Ave., Anacortes Arts Festival
The Anacortes Arts Festival Arts at the Port in the Port Transit Shed includes 45 artists from around the country, juried by Barbara Shaiman, former Director of the Seattle Art Museum SAM Gallery. The work includes both 2D & 3D, encompassing a variety of mediums. Represented in the Allen Family Focus Gallery are artists Anne Schreivogl, Sue Roberts & Graham Schodda, with work relating to the theme “Levity”. Our K-12 youth art exhibit rounds out Arts at the Port. We will be open until 9 that evening, and will also have entertainment on our Port Stage – plus the Waterfront Pub on the Port dock open.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
Scott Milo Gallery presents an installation exhibition titled "Celestial Core Samples” by Lanny Bergner. Art pieces are made out of flame treated stainless steel mesh with aluminum and brass mesh inside the forms. Bergner will also have his flame painted tables and vessels. Also showing are acrylics by Dianna Shyne, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings, color photographs by Randy Dana, oils by Donna Nevitt Radtke and a new selection of glass, sculptures and jewelry. Shown: Celestial Core Samples, 36” x 4” each piece, flame treated wire mesh by Lanny Bergner.
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
The Majestic Inn and Spa features paintings by Lyn Linder. During her years of custom design work, Lyn developed her unique style as an interior designer, combining light, shadow and color to bring an emotional connection to each room. She has carried that style into her artwork as she has emerged as a painter worth watching.
Featured artists of the month of August at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim are Carl Baker (wood artist) and Mary Franchini (2D artist). They will showcase original work in the front windows. Skillfully crafted wood art and unique paintings create a harmony, present energy of the summer, and stimulate viewers’ imagination into the world of fine art. A reception for the show and an opportunity to meet the artists is August 5 from 5-8pm. Shown: Cosmos by Carl Baker.
Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts , 7605 SE 27 Street. #105 on Mercer Island, participates in the Island Art Walk on Mercer Island from 5-8pm on August 4 with a reception celebrating art from Northwest and Southwest Native American artists. Featured are works by Floyd Joseph, Barry Wilson, Russell Smith, Robert Davidson, Bruce Bess Cleveland, A. Kimmel, Fred Etitty, Alice Adams, Kathy Pimo and many others in a wide variety of original indigenous artworks.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art Gallery, 1210 Second Avenue, features “Bodies + Beings,” an invitational figurative sculpture exhibition this month. The representational works explore human and animal figures along with fantastical beings that bridge the gap between the real and surreal. Shown: Charmed by guest artists.
“People and Places,” an exhibition featuring Malayka Gormally and Mel Curtis is showing at the Alexis Hotel, 1007 First Avenue in Seattle, through November 1. The exhibition is curated by Barbara Shaiman, Curator of Revolving Exhibitions at the Alexis Hotel and former Director and Curator of the Seattle Art Museum’s SAM Gallery.
Opening at the Davidson Galleries, 310 Occidental Avenue in a reception fro 6-8pm is “Goya, Los Desastres de la guerra.” Executed between 1810 and 1820, Goya’s Disasters of War was inspired by scenes the artist witnessed during the Peninsular War against Napoleon Bonaparte that waged from 1808 to 1814. Also showing are images taken from the complete portfolio of ten etchings created by Spanish artist Juan Genovés in 1970. They are a response to the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 under the dictator Francisco Franco. Shown by Goya: Plate 45. Y ESTO TAMBIEN (And this too).
Opening fro 6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., is Janna Watson’s “Talking to Orchids.” Her debut solo exhibition in the United States, exhibits in conjunction with a feature at the 2016 Seattle Art Fair . Please contact the gallery for VIP passes to the fair by calling| 206.622.2833. Will Robinson’s show continues through August 20.
In celebration of the Second Annual Seattle Art Fair, August 4 – 7, 2016, Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, presents internationally celebrated, Cypriot Painter and sculptor, Yiannis Stylianides, In an exclusive North American appearance for ten days only. The exhibit will include a series of paintings created using a unique process the artist developed and calls, "Constructive Torching". He’s created his own composition of paints and then uses a blowtorch to apply the paint on wood.
“Push,” featuring work by Michael Abraham, Stacy Milrany, David Sokal and work by 12 additional artists opens at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., in a reception from 5-8pm.
In Greg Kucera Gallery ‘s booth at the Seattle Art Fair, Seattle artists SuttonBeresCuller will install a memorial to the lives lost in the Orlando nightclub massacre, June 12, 2016. Installed in a 4 x 8 x 12 enclosure in the center of the booth, the installation incorporates SOLID GOLD, a 2013 bronze sculpture of a disco ball, with highly polished facets.
Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S., presents a group show of gallery artists through August 27. Most every artist has contributed a new work just for the exhibition. Here is your chance to see the work of every artist the gallery represents displayed on the walls of the gallery.
Lynn Hanson Gallery, 310 S Washington St, is showing new works by David Jayne. Also featured:new works by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Barbara Wyatt and Mike ODay.
SCHALECHE SHEY’ELH, work by Dan & Ray Friday, opens in an exhibition at the Pilchuck Gallery, 240 2nd Ave S #100, from 5-8pm. Through a wide range of processes, Dan and Ray’s work pays homage to their Native American heritage as well as to the material that continues to bind them.
Prographica/KDR Gallery is now located at 313 Occidental Avenue, where they share a space with Davidson Galleries . The first show in the new location is called “Identity Method: Degrees of Separation,” featuring works by Darlene Campbell, Kenny Harris, F. Scott Hess, Ira Korman, Judy Nimtz, Sarah Perry, Robert Schultz & Peter Zokosky. On view through August 27, the opening reception is from 6-8pm. Shown: Sarah Perry Behind Your Eyes (detail).
Stonington Gallery, 125 South Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Raven Skyriver: Native Species of the North Coast.” The work explores the marine and animal life of the North Pacific Coast through the medium of blown and hot-sculpted glass. His creations were largely blown during his residency at Pilchuck Glass School in spring of 2016.
Zinc Art Contemporary opens a second gallery in Pioneer Square located in the former Punch Gallery space at 119 Prefontaine Place S. The inaugural group show —entitled “VERGE – def. the limit or point beyond which something begins or occurs” running August 4 – August 29th — unveils large scale new works from Seattle artists Lydia Basis, Kate Sweeney and Liz Tran. The opening night artist reception will be held on August 4 from 5-9pm on the first night of the second Seattle Art Fair and during Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk.
Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven district, features a particular category of woodworking or the work of a specific artist. In August, Artwood is displaying George Blakeman’s intarsia—an art form created by combining carefully shaped elements of different woods to create a picture or design. In addition, Laura Goldberg’s tapestries continue to provide a backdrop for the collection of hand-made furniture, gifts, and accessories that Artwood is noted for.
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
As part of the Artist Trust on Tour, four award-winning artists from Seattle and Spokane will come together at the Frye Art Museum on August 3 to perform, read, and celebrate art on an unforgettable night, from 7pm-9pm. The event is free with RSVP. Attendees are also invited to begin the night at a hosted happy hour, also at the Frye, from 6-7pm.
August 4 – 7
Seattle Art Fair. Last year’s was so successful, the city cheered and applauded as it met or exceeded all expectations. At CenturyLink Field. 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 for more information. This is a major happening with a huge array of arts and crafts.
Magnolia Summerfest presented by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce for over 60 years, kicks off Friday afternoon, and runs until 6 on Sunday at West Magnolia Playfield W Smith St & 33rd Ave W. Click here to learn more about the Parade, the Pet Parade, the Youth Talent Show and the Art Show!
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.