Part of the beauty of renting a vacation home in Seattle is its amazing art culture. There are several places to tour and take in inspired works from local and international artists. Modern art, street art, fine art, sculpture, and more are waiting for you in a variety of scenic locales. Below are a few examples you’ll want to visit during your stay in the Emerald City.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The colorful blown glass sculptures of Chihuly are famous around the globe and the Chihuly Gardens and Glass exhibit is a great place to get a first-hand look at his amazing work. Located right next to the Space Needle, this glass house exhibition takes your breath away with showcases like the 100-foot suspended installation in the glass house, garden sculpture walk, and the 8-room exhibition hall. Day and evenings are different experiences as you can view the works in natural daylight or enjoy them illuminated at night.
Seattle Art Museum
Visit Seattle’s iconic museum that houses over 25,000 works of art. Located just a few blocks up from the waterfront, its “Hammering Man” sculpture stands right outside the entrance. The subdivisions of the museum include Olympic Sculpture Park and the Asian Art Museum. Upcoming 2014 exhibitions include Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: the Mythic and the Mystical, Trumpin: Binaural Beats, Pop
Olympic Sculpture Park
Take a leisurely stroll through this free public park and enjoy the wide variety of contemporary sculptures that adorn the waterfront of Seattle’s Belltown and Lower Queen Anne neighborhoods. You’ll enjoy an amazing view of Puget Sound as well as the Olympic Mountains while taking in the interesting outdoor sculpture pieces, garden, and water. Find out more information here: Olympic Sculpture Park.
Located in the southwest corner of downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square offers a variety of small galleries you can visit that feature an abundance of diverse, artistic styles. Near the Seattle Art Museum, this area offers visitors a taste of local art. The best time to see it in action is during First Thursday Seattle Art Walks held in Pioneer Square from noon to 8 pm. It’s free and a great way to mingle with the artists and fellow visitors. Food is also available to help fill your hunger for both art and the culinary delights of the square. Check out: Pioneer Square online for more information on galleries and events.