"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. Find your way with these excellent maps & apps.

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 is on full glorious view at Chihuly Garden and Glass, but also graces public areas from the stunning chandeliers at Benaroya Hall to the Seaforms at the Seattle Aquarium.  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. The eye-popping Central Library, the psychedelic Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 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 Arts Events

Capitol Hill Art Walk


The Capitol Hill Art Walk is a community event held each 2nd Thursday of the month, 5–8pm and …

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Sloan Dawson and Sara Zewde

Now through 12/14/2017

A planner and urban designer by training, Sloan Dawson focuses on station-area planning and assists in predevelopment work …

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International Wood Engraving Invitational

Now through 12/30/2017

This exhibition features over forty both contemporary and historical wood engravers from around the world.

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Holiday Group Show – Winter

Now through 1/27/2018

More than twenty Gallery artists are featured in this year’s Holiday Group Show.

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Into the Light

Now through 12/29/2017

Painting with her camera, Ms. Satterwhite captures light in a somewhat surreal and very imaginative, abstract way. The …

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Tamanawas – Chinookan Sculpture by Greg A Robinson

Now through 12/17/2017

Steinbrueck Native Gallery is proud to host this unique and thought-provoking collection of carvings from the leading voice …

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West Seattle Art Walk


From Alki to Endolyne, the West Seattle Art Walk is brought to you by your local West Seattle …

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Fred Birchman and Kathy Gore Fuss

Now through 12/22/2017

Prographica is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions by local artists Fred Birchman (Seattle) and Kathy Gore Fuss …

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