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Seattle Art Fair August 4 – 6

We’ve already toimageld you about this grand art event held at Century Link Field in Seattle. But, just in case you forgot, here’s a reminder. This is just about the busiest week I can remember for the art world here as there are numerous art walks and events throughout the Puget Sound area.  For the third year in a row, the Seattle Art Fair contributes to  the arts as thousands of people pour into Pioneer Square to see art from over 100 galleries around the world as well as 15 from Seattle.

Art Walks and Special Events Through August 6

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.

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

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

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


August 3 – 6

safSeattle Art Fair at the Century Link Field Event Center. — ​The third edition of Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG. Situated in the heart of Seattle, with 100 galleries presenting the best in modern and contemporary art the fair ​returns with dynamic programming spread throughout the neighborhood, with large-scale works by local and international artists, and daily artist dialogues. This year, the installations and experiences will examine the many ways today’s artists engage with architecture and design, public space, and the histories and conditions of social activism. Purchase a ticket to the Beneficiary Preview event on Thursday, August 3, and be one of the first to view this year’s art and experience the Fair before it opens to the public Friday, August 4. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to this event will go to support two local arts organizations – Arts Corps and Coyote Central. 


August 4 – 6

Magnolia Summerfest celebrates along with Seafair since 1985. 10:30am – 6pm. Craft booths open, Magnolia Central Village.


Anacortes Arts Festival – The 56th annual Anacortes Arts Festival is one of the oldest and largest arts festivals in the Northwest.  2017 dates are August 4 – 6.   Filling historic downtown Anacortes, it consists of ten blocks of booth artisans from around the country, three stages with live music, and a regional Fine Art Exhibition.  Also included are a Working Studios area including sand sculpting, chainsaw carving and more.  Food trucks and vendors offer culinary treats including seafood, regional and ethnic dishes, and goodies.

First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle

abmeyerAbmeyer + 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.



davidsonOpening 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.



frederickIn 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.



grgIn 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.



proPrographica/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).



stoningtonStonington 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.



zincZinc 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.