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Calendar of Events and Art Walks December 1 – 3

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

Gig Harbor Art Walk  along the waterfront until 5pm.

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

December 1 – 3

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour. Visit 56 artists in 7 studios. Brochures & maps can be downloaded from the website, or found at the Bainbridge Island Chamber and regional stores.  For more information call Tour Manager Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504. Spend the day, shopping for original, fine, hand-crafted arts and crafts – made by regional artisans. Meet the artists on this free, self-guided art tour with 50+ artists in 7 local artists’ studios and community halls. Free refreshments and a festive atmosphere. The studios are open 10 to 5, all three days.

December 2, 3 and 9, 10

Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour 10am – 4pm. Colorful brochures with maps and studio descriptions are available at most Vashon Island businesses. Get a sneak preview on the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Facebook page and on their  blog. Ferry schedules can be found at Washington State ferry website.

First Friday in June around Puget Sound

bluewholeJoin the artists of the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim as they celebrate the gallery’s 17th Birthday on Friday, June 6, 5-8 pm.  Lynne Armstrong and Christian Speidel showcase the front windows. The co-op began  with 26 members when the doors opened.  What started as "an experiment in excellence, a fine art gallery of professional artists pursuing creative originality" has continued and thrived to this day. The gallery currently has 30 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry.



childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222  Fourth Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 5-7pm on First Friday in Olympia with a show featuring work by Barbara Noonan, Fumiko Kimura, Reid Ozaki and Capener.



ornamentalOrnamental Arts Gallery  13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will have an artist reception for Rob Ruth June 6 from 4-7pm. Rob works with both pen & ink as well as altered photography. The musician for this reception will be Paul Nyenhuis, playing his hauntingly beautiful wooden flutes. Shown at the left: The Eagle by Rob Ruth.



Osprey Letterpress, 108 NW Canal Street in Seattle, is showcasing  through June 29, “Life Through Images,” an exhibition of drawings by Michael Lorefice. The studio will be open for Fremont’s First Friday Artwalk on June 6 from 6 – 9 pm and hosting live demos of the letterpress process with owner/master printer Murray Sampson at 6:30 & 8:00 pm.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E., opens from 6-8pm during the Bainbridge Art Walk with  paintings by Mike Kowalski & Chris Witkowski. On view through June 28, the two Pacific Northwest painters artistically explore the waterways of the Puget Sound region.



islandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E., opens from 6-8pm with “Materie Prime/Raw Materials,” showcasing the work of Virginia Paquette. Both large and small, the series combines painting and elements of collage.The texture, color and contrast are both sharp and organic, inspired by body and landscape. The music of Bill Smith will entertain during the reception. Shown at the right: Raw Materials.



vashonmuseum“Vashon Island’s Native People: Navigating Seas of Change,” a new exhibit at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum,  10105 SW Bank Road, Vashon, opens First Friday, June 6, 6 – 9 p.m.  Featuring an illustrated presentation of the culture and history of the Sqababsh Indians of Quartermaster Harbor in the 19 and early 20 centuries as seen through the eyes of Lucy Slagham Gerand, the exhibit will showcase an original art work created especially for this event by award-winning artist Qwalsius (Shaun Peterson) of Puyallup. Shown at the left: Devilfish by Shaun Peterson.