"Short Cut," by artist Dan Webb; Photo: David Newman

Visual Arts

Art is everywhere!

Nearly 200 galleries and five excellent art museums in the Seattle area allow you access to exhibits of every kind. However, you need not enter a gallery to experience great art. Seattle was one of the first cities in the nation to enact a program to integrate art in public projects and you’ll find art in unexpected places throughout the city.

Seattle is widely known as a center for glass art, and our legendary natural beauty is enhanced by spectacular public displays. World-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work graces public areas from the stunning chandeliers at Benaroya Hall to the Seaforms at the Seattle Aquarium, while many other top artists in the region are setting new standards for this historic and popular art form.

When it comes to architecture, Seattle is again showing an innovative edge, and the eye-popping Central Library, the psychedelic EMP Museum, and the contemplative St. Ignatius Chapel are just a few of the better known examples.

From historic Pioneer Square to the funky Fremont district, art is all around.

Upcoming Visual Art Events

Layered Conversation by Helga Winters

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery
7/1/2015 through 8/31/2015

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery is pleased to present an ongoing exhibition, Layered Conversation, by fine artist Helga Winter. These …

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Ted Kutscher

Fountainhead Gallery
9/10/2015 through 10/3/2015

Kutscher lives on Bainbridge Island, ferries to work in downtown Seattle and travels extensively. His debut exhibit at …

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Kimberly Adams presents: Journey Into Summer

Parklane Gallery
8/4/2015 through 8/30/2015

Kimberly’s lush colorful oils represent the landscapes of the country. Her evocative rich paintings, done in the unique …

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Musician: A Portrait Project

Parklane Gallery
8/27/2015 through 9/20/2015

Photographer and man-about-music Ernie Sapiro and ArtZone’s Nancy Guppy present a pop-up photography exhibit called Musician: A Portrait …

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Signs of Life

Facere Jewelry Art
10/7/2015 through 10/27/2015

Signs of Life is a combined literary journal and contemporary jewelry art exhibition. The show features work by …

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Lois Haskell presents: “Four Seasons in the Northwest

Parklane Gallery
8/4/2015 through 8/30/2015

Lois has captured the beauty of the four seasons in the Northwest. From a snow-capped mountain to a …

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Then + Now

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery
8/1/2015 through 9/30/2015

Exhibition that hallmarks the advancement of the individual artist’s expression within the group. The oldest collective of its …

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I’ll Read You A Story: Children’s Book Art

Krab Jab Studio
7/1/2015 through 9/5/2015

This show exhibits illustrations from some of children’s best contemporary illustrators, published in some of the most beloved …

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Then + Now

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery
8/7/2015 through 9/30/2015

The progression of design, adaptions of ideas and relationships are forged in the anniversary show: Then + Now. …

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