Seattle’s art scene is where you can discover the city’s cultured, fun, and playful personality.
We have a reputation as one of the greatest arts cities in the world—after all, this is the home of music legends like Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, and Pearl Jam. Dancers, artists, musicians, and writers showcase their craft in new and unexpected ways. Seattle Symphony plays the classics and puts adventurous twists on famous soundtracks. Museums, galleries, and public parks shine the spotlight on treasured artifacts as well as avant-garde modern art. Pacific Northwest Ballet embraces boundary-pushing choreographers for new dance expressions en pointe. And the city itself features more than 140 theater companies, each adapting and debuting plays for captivating productions on stage. When you take in all that the Seattle’s arts scene offers, you can glimpse the very soul of the city.