Art Walks in Seattle

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Art Walks in Seattle

Seattle is a place of natural beauty and man-made, too. Every month, local artists and galleries unite to display their works of art for all to see. Art walks in Seattle allow you to check out upcoming artists, indulge in delicious food, and enjoy great company all while checking out local hot spots. Whether you have money to spend or just want to enjoy the scene, exploring an art walk is a fun way to make the most of your time in Seattle.

art walkMany art walks are done on the second Saturday of the month, but there are always new shows and galleries emerging, so the list is constantly expanding. These art walks are all free and self-guided. Visit Seattle Artists for more information on all art walks.

Here is a list of art walks not on second Saturday that are currently happening this year:

Pioneer Square
The Pioneer Square Art Walk is the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm. Parking is free within select Pioneer Square garages between 5-10pm. Just visit an art gallery, café, or restaurant to receive a parking voucher and hand that to the parking attendant while exiting the garage.

Pike Place
The Summer Art Walk at Pike Place takes place the first Thursday of the month from June through September. Many featured galleries include Behr Gallery, The Paper Feather, and Eddie Tang Studio.

Fremont First Fridays
Bringing a number of art-supporting shops, galleries, and restaurants, Fremont First Fridays is just that, the first Friday of every month from 6-9pm.

Wallingford Art Walk
The second Wednesday of every month starting at 6pm, the Wallingford Art Walk showcases various venues around the neighborhood along with additional raffles, live music, and kids drawing competition.

Blitz: Capitol Hill’s Art Walk
Taking place the second Thursday of each month from 5-8pm, Blitz: Capitol Hill’s Art Walk showcases a range of businesses from visual arts, music, and performance arts.

art walk muralNot just for galleries, museums in Seattle are hopping on the first Thursday boat. Here is a list of museums that are free to the public on the first Thursday of each month:

Seattle Art Museum – Open 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Wing Luke – Open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Museum of Flight – Open 10:00am to 9:00pm
Museum of History and Industry – Open 10:00am to 8:00pm

On the third Thursday of each month, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington offers free admission from 5pm-8pm. On the first Friday of each month from 10am-9pm, the Bellevue Arts Museum does the same.

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