First Thursday, Friday and Saturday Art Walks January 2017

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.


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.

Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May – October 5 – 8pm.

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim.

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm.


First Saturday

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at

Parklane Gallery’s Winter Show of Small Works

parklane"The Winter Show of Small Works" is showing through January 1 at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland.

Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition is on view at Bellevue Arts Museum Now Showing Through May 2017

bamUsing guns and ammunition, Al Farrow creates sculptures of reliquaries, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques, mausoleums, and other devotional objects.  Farrow has had numerous solo exhibitions since 1970 and his work is in many important public and private collections around the world, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, and other collections in New York, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong

Edmonds Art Walk Tonight from 5-8pm

ariaAria Studio Gallery, 535 Main Street, features art by Joan Archer. Join her for the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm.




ccascA Spirit Unbound: The Art of Peggy Strong,” is showing at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds, through January 8. This is the first retrospective for the artist, featuring works held privately in the family’s collection and never seen by the public until now. Curator David F. Martin, long recognized as the leading authority on Northwest women artists, considers this one of his most important exhibitions.



Luke J. Tornatzky, nationally acclaimed wooden boat artist, is the featured artist this month at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th Avenue S. Enjoy champagne, hot cider and dessert bites as you meet the artist at the art walk tonight.



galnorthFor the month of December, Gallery North , 401 Main Street,  features “Gifts of the Season,”  wherein gallery artists have created items for gift giving – everything from hostess gifts, art calendars, seasonally-themed cards, and ornaments to fine art and artisan craft items. Shown: An Edmonds Kind of Christmas by Rene Welch. Refreshments will be served at the gallery walk tonight from 5-8pm.

Holiday Group Show at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewholeTo celebrate the holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim,  offers the Annual Holiday Group Show in the front windows,  The Gift Gallery inside has been open since Nov. 11.  Both holiday exhibits will be open through the month of December.  Choose from paintings, photographs, ceramics, pottery, fused glass, Holiday cards & ornaments, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture of wood, drift wood, gourd, mixed media, and more. Shown: Magi by Nancy Lawrence.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Thru December 18

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.


Throughout December – Holiday Art Market 2016

Throughout December, Kirkland Arts Center  will be hosting our Holiday Art Market. On sale will be work from over 50 artists; everything from ceramics to holiday cards to jewelry and more. The Holiday Art Market is a wonderful introduction to local artists and the KAC community.  Holiday hours thru December 24 are Tuesday – Saturday from 11-6 and Sunday 12-5.


December 17 – January 1

Between Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, the Washington State Historical Society will host the 21st annual Model Train Festival at the Washington State History Museum  in Tacoma. This year’s festival will feature even more model train layouts than in years past, as well as highlight train-related exhibits in the Great Hall of Washington History.

Chris Moench On View at Good Earth Pottery

goodearth“Gratitude Revolution” is the show for December  at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris in Bellingham,  with featured artist, Chris Moench. He found his artistic voice had the greatest strength in the creation of his prayer wheels, for which he is now well-known. Spin the wheels to enjoy a meditative moment as they cast a gentle spell of hope and thankfulness. Meet the artist at a reception on December 10 from 4-7pm.

Carrie Goller Gallery in Poulsbo Features Christopher Mathie

carriegollerDuring the Second Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm in historic Poulsbo the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street,  introduces a new show featuring works by Christopher Mathie. Widely collected, the well-known northwest painter is notable for his coastal landscape abstracts. Shown: Quiet Moment.

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.